December, 2005

  • Hogmanay!

    A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see!
  • What the world needs now...

    ...is another flight simulator! [:)] Joining the ranks of Austin Meyer , creator of X-plane , and Matthieu Laban (who's on the blog roll on the right) is Andreas Jung , who posted a quite thoughtful comment on my last post.
  • Google post

    I can't remember the most recent time I've seen this posted (or where), but I've seen it crop up a bit in the major Flight Sim forums: Microsoft should use Google Earth for Flight Simulator.  Leave aside for the moment the fact that Microsoft has...
  • Drum roll? No! Blog Roll!

    Two new additions to the ACES alumni blog roll. Kate Bigel was the Art Director who led the studio way back when I first came on, and the person responsible for hiring more than a few of us old timers here in the Art department. (now you know who to...
  • Testing, testing, 1.. 2... 3...

    There's a sentiment I've seen echoed on various forums regarding Flight Simulator, with regards to testing-- especially beta testing. This sentiment is captured over at Avsim by a poster who claims "...nobody outside the MS building is a beta tester....
  • Umoja!

    http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.html
  • Such a mitzvah

    Happy Hanukkah.
  • X marks the spot

    Merry Christmas!
  • whuzza?

    Burning Man in Flight Sim?!!!!!!!!!!!! see here
  • Here's looking at you, kid.

    I love to cruise the screenshot forums of various community sites, and occaisionally I like to share what I've found... First off, one of my perennial favorites, Avsim's Steve "Bearracing" Cartwright. Steve has consistently been innovative in *what...
  • Zut Alors!

    If you haven't done so lately, why not take a quick trip over to virtual France and catch up with Matthieu: http://www.white-clouds.org/ If'n he's on your blogroll, don't forget to change your links...
  • Happy Festivus!

    for the rest of us
  • He who shall not be named

    It looks like he has a name now. Here's mine: My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Brother Shuriken of Warm Humanitarianism . Get yours .
  • A bridge too far...

    Anybody remember the brouhaha over “missing” bridges in Flight Simulator 2004? (There’s a beautiful rant here: http://www.flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/op-ed/ed343.htm ) What was up with that anyway? Well… lots of things really. A real cluster...
  • Auld Lang Syne

    The Wing Fell Off shows off a few new screens of Over Flanders Fields for CFS3. Looks pretty good! I've always been partial to WWI aerial stuff. From Rob's blog I worked over to SimHQ, looked for the so called "CFS 4 screens" And THEN read that they...
  • It's always darkest before dawn...

    And very dark it is...
  • Nifty Art Seen Around...

    Found this over at Bruce's website... Great Images in NASA
  • Feedback loop

    There’s a thread over at Avsim : “ THE most needed improvement to the next version?” (talking about Flight Simulator) asking for people’s input on what they’d like to see in a future version. They’re not alone, of course. There are threads just like that...
  • X-factor

    New version of X-plane is out, along with some screens . Congrats! Additional screens (lots of 'em) from global-scenery.org
  • Where. Have.You. Been?

    I am currently on a secret mission. Secret, 'cause if I told you about it, I'd probably get fired, or at least in a lot of trouble. Mission, 'cause it sounds cool ... So, y'know how I already pretty much work 7 days a week? (not last Saturday...