Category Archives: Video Games
At first glance this is your typical LED desk lamp, with adjustable arm and pivoting light, nothing special. You park it by the couch or bed, and it blends into the scenery. But upon closer inspection this lamp becomes a handy device for for Switch gamers. Read the rest of this entry
In my opinion the “meditation clock” from Witcher 3 would be a neat clock for everyday use, however its 24-hour single hand display would be confusing, so I added a digital clock. The sun/moon displays would illuminate when the hand nears their location.
I’d like to do similar designs for Stardew Valley and other video games that feature an in-game clock display. Maybe one day down the road.
I wonder if anyone has made a Witcher-themed display for Apple Watch or other smart watches? Google tells me not yet.
Here’s a pair of smartphone dock designs that pay homage to a time when we plugged cartridges into other cartridges to play games. Back in the early 90’s such adapter cartridges like Sonic & Knuckles, the Super Game Boy, and Game Genies were pretty cool, you kids will have to take my word for it. Read the rest of this entry
You can buy a high-res poster of this map here.
The new Evergreen extension is about to open in early 2017, so I updated the Vancouver map (again). Previously this was going to be a unique route carrying the name Evergreen Line, but now it’s just an extension for the existing Millennium Line.
Vancouverites if you’re not aware: beginning October 22nd the Expo line will run from Waterfront to King George OR Production Way University. The Millennium Line will run between VCC Clark and Lougheed Town Centre, meaning it will no longer travel to Waterfront. Once the Evergreen extension opens in early 2017, the Millennium line will extend to Lafarge Lake-Douglas.
Hopefully there won’t be any updates until the rumored UBC line opens several years from now. Also, I feel that Translink should re-open the Olympic Line that ran from Granville island to Cambie Street (during the 2010 Olympics), but with an extension that ends near the Main Street-Science World station, if at all possible.
I recently came to the realization that my desk organizer is very boringsauce (pictured on the right here), so I started to brainstorm a fun alternative and came up with this Q*Bert design.
The block levels found in the old arcade game would be perfect for storage. I went with a 3-tier design for the mock-up above, so ideally a real organizer would also be available in 4 and 5 tier flavors for those who need a lot of storage.
As for Q*bert himself, he could be a flash drive, pencil sharpener (too weird?), stress toy, stapler, or whatever. As long as he’s included in some form, obviously.
This desk organizer is also a great place to affix Post-it notes (stored in the bottom middle there), because they’d blend in with the block shapes. I currently have post-its all over my computer monitor (I’m a disorganized weirdo), so I’d love to get one of these Q*Bert organizers for that reason alone.
You can purchase a high-res poster here.
The latest city to get a SMB3-themed transit map is Ottawa, where they are currently building the new Confederation Line that is due to open in 2018. I’m surprised by how small the O-Train system is, given the age and size of the city.
Looks like Edmonton is the last Canadian city I need to do. Remember that scene where Pee-wee Herman rescued a bunch of snakes from the burning pet shop? That’s what it’s like for me to do do anything related to Edmonton, that no-good city of chumps.