links for 2010-08-09

  • 'Unfortunately, Sparkplay has hit hard times and is not going to survive. I had to lay off all of our staff except for two people (one of which is me, [Matt Mihaly]) on Friday, and it’s likely that by this time next week neither of us will be with Sparkplay any more either…. We’re putting [Earth Eternal] up for auction today and are reasonably confident that someone will buy it and keep it running. There is, however, the chance that nobody will want to take on the cost of running it. If that happens, Earth Eternal will go down when our internet and hosting provider pulls the plug for non-payment.'

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  • 'Barclay wears one set of gloves, fingers linked to potentiometers, to control Mr. Tinkles' eyes and ears. "I did a lot of marionette work when I was a kid, which I really loved — there's a delicacy and precision of hand control, just like with any musician, so the gloves were based around those abilities," says Barclay. Colleague Bruce Lanoil wears another set of gloves that control the puppet's facial expressions…. Another puppeteer is directly below Mr. Tinkles, controlling head and tail movements, and two more also have hands in the process.'

links for 2010-08-05

  • 'FontShop is more than a shop that sells fonts — we want to help you do great work too. Improve your design skills with typography tips and tutorials.'
  • "Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license," [judge Vaughn] Walker wrote in a 136-page ruling. He said the ballot measure "prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis."
  • '"Activision has no room for 'we are making an open-world game with a Hong Kong action movie feel with a female lead,' because that game doesn't exist right now," says one source. "What they do have room for is, 'we are making an open-world game with a gangster main character who can steal cars and shoot people, but it will be in Hong Kong instead of Liberty City. And then they go, 'Hey, GTA IV sold 10 million copies, so that's what we expect from you.'"'

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