Cool thing of the day. 830 metres: the world record for single-stage water rocket launch altitude. Video proof!
And I have gone down the rabbit trail of watching water rocket launches on YouTube today. This is a great account not just with launch videos but home-grown experiments and tests, all very educational.
🎵 Now listening: The Necks, “Body”, sole track from album of the same name (2018). Heard on 106.7FM; the DJ played the 56-minute album in its entirety, uninterrupted, on his 1-hour program. (Where can one hear this happening, except on independent community radio? Hearing a wonder like this makes me proud to be a financial supporter. 📻)
🎨🎮📝No-screen all-creative weekend. Scripted the IF game that’s been kicking in my head for a while. Wrote about half the story text. All done in about two hours, and the weekend is still young.
Finish writing the other half of story text. (completed)
- Learn Twine – surely it can do what I want it to do.
- Tweak stat/game balance.
- Publish by September (next weekend) and get playtesting feedback.
- Prove to myself that yes, I am capable of finishing creative projects.
🎵 Joe Satriani, “Super Funky Badass” from album What Happens Next. Heard on 106.7FM.
🎵 Sukhvinder Singh, Salim Merchant, Marianne D’Cruz, “Chak de India”. Heard tonight on 106.7FM, my favourite, local, independent music radio station.
I got myself a domain. Watch out, cyberspace, Vega has claimed territory.
Today’s unusual words: tokamak and theremin. Both curious objects, both loanwords from Russian. In my ears, they have a hard-edged sound of European modernity, made dissonant with non-Latinate strangeness.
🎵 Good set now playing on Bassdrive. The Prague Connection hosted by Blofeld, August 13th, 2018.
📚 Now reading: Tathea by Anne Perry
🖋️ “Tools for conviviality,” by way of this post. (Thanks, @ayjay.) How to build a technological paradigm that respects the artisan and honours collaboration and community?