Archive for Cool Stuff

Hitchcock Retro Poster

Posted in Art with tags , , , , on January 9, 2009 by misterjrtaylor

I happened to see a quote from Alfred Hitchcock which gave me the inspiration to make a retro “movie style” poster

Hitchcock Retro Poster

The Space Elevator: What a fantastically ridiculous idea!

Posted in Cool Stuff, Humour with tags , on January 6, 2009 by misterjrtaylor

Although its a very old idea, I just found this today… basically you have a space station (or similar) in a geostationary orbit and extend a cable 35, 000 km down to the surface. Elevators will then travel up and down the cable to and from space. Genius!

More over at wikipedia

Stop Press! The people at LiftPort Group intend on launching the thing on October 27, 2031 – pencil that in your diary!

Retro Grunge Goldfrapp Poster

Posted in Art, Music with tags , , , , on January 4, 2009 by misterjrtaylor

More GIMP stuff, this time based on this tutorial.

vintage-poster

The photo of Alison Goldfrapp was found here and the TOTP quote from a fan website

Re-living my youth…

Posted in Games with tags , , on January 4, 2009 by misterjrtaylor

After chatting with some mate the other night about the old computer games we used to play, I did some googling and came across this little goldmine! Abandonia It’s basically downloads of all the cool old games you played as a kid. Superb!

A little further digging turned up the motherload – Frontier: Elite II available from the Elite Club guess how I’m spending the next few nights!