RSS

Glass Wings Blog

The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

3 Animals That Are Smarter Than You Thought

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:07:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssphf4UcQdo

"Dolphins, crows, apes -- you know the drill about smart animals. But
there are lots of animals that are smarter than you think. Not everyone
thinks they're pretty, but scientists know they're smart."

(More...)

Is the Anthropocene a world of hope or a world of hurt?

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:06:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://grist.org/climate-energy/is-the-anthropocene-a-world-of-hope-or-a-world-of-hurt/>

"For better or worse, we're running this planet now. What's wrong with
saying we might be able to pull that off? A conversation between Andrew
Revkin and Clive Hamilton."

(More...)

Code Abuse

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:02:06 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Code-Abuse.aspx

"A client of Jim's with a WordPress site had been having performance
issues that were off the scale bad. Slower then a snail on Valium.
Slower than a herd of turtles rampaging through a molasses factory.

(More...)

Unreal Engine 4 demos

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:59:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://ubuntugamingproject.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/unreal-engine-4-linux-demos.html>

"In 2014, the Unreal Engine 4 has been released and it's available for
every developer for $19 a month.  Some demos have been released (on
Windows), and now they are also available on Linux!"

(More...)

New Methods of Animation

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:10:55 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
What an incredibly awesome way to do stop-motion animation!

“We became the first company to take the age-old technique of
replacement animation and combine it with the 21st century technology of
3D printing,” McLean says.

(More...)

Sunday Sweets: Classic Kids' Books!

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:03:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/7/6/sunday-sweets-classic-kids-books.html>

'To quote an awesome grandfather, "When I was your age, television was
called BOOKS."'

(More...)

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:02:10 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/1/5856718/no-mans-sky-preview

"'No Man's Sky' swaps fetch quests and missions for a living, breathing
universe of infinite possibility"

(More...)

William Shatner - She Blinded me with science

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:06:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyk7rR-VcGQ

I've always loved the original Thomas Dolby version of this song, and
this is certainly another version.

(More...)

Thiaz Itch

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:05:43 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Thiaz_Itch/

"Swinging from synthetic fanfare to approximate big band, Thiaz Itch
croons sprinkling his shimmering colors in an anachronistic and funny show.

(More...)

Toy Wars

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:53:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXOdL7YJRNs

"Playtime is over."

Great VFX work.

(More...)

Home E-Mail Sponsors Index Search About Us