Other Fun Stuff
battalion was a game written in 1994 on my Silicon Graphics Indy in GL for the IndiZone 3 contest as a way for me to unwind after completing my PhD. In 2009 I ported it to the iPhone.
This page documents the ongoing saga of our backyard pond which we started in the spring of 2000. The page documents digging the hole, adding plants, and fish, and shows some of the visitors to the pond.
In 2008 I purchased and helped train a group of peeps so that one of them could go into space as a passenger on a balloon launched as part of the Astro Science Workshop by the Adler Planetarium. One of the peeps made it to an altitude of 90,000 feet.
In the summer of 2000, my friend Preston Nevins and I joined about 200 Japanese extras in Tokyo running away from Godzilla as part of the filming of Godzilla X Megaguirus. Officially speakisng, we were 'evacuating' Tokyo in advance of Godzilla's approach, though in Japan 'evacuating' apparently means "run real fast where people tell you to go."
After I wrote battalion in GL, but before I moved on to Performer, I wanted to try out Open Inventor, so I wrote this game to play more with textures and sounds.
In 1983 I helped create Castle Smurfenstein - a parody of Silas Warner's original Castle Wolfenstein for the Apple ][. We modified the original game (even leaving the copy-protection intact) so that the nazis were replaced by Smurfs. It is regarded as the first total conversion game mod.
This page shows some of the various decorations and costumes that we have created for Hallowe'en over the past decade from Fish pumpkins, recycled ghosts, flying crank creatures, brains in jars, aliens in cars, and a couple photos of me.
Here are some photos taken on a two-week trip out West in the July 2013.
Here are some photos taken on a one-week trip to the Atacama Desert in Chile in the June 2010.
Here are some photos taken on a one-week trip to Easter Island / Rapa Nui / Isla de Pascua in 2006.
Here are some photos taken on various trips to places in Chile other than Easter Island: Santiago, Tongoy, Valdivia, Valparaiso, etc
Here are some photos taken on various trips to Japan showing parts of Osaka, Tokyo, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Kamakura, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Tsukuba, etc.
Here are some photos taken on various trips to Hawai'i.
Here are some photos taken on various other trips to the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert in Arizona, New York City, San Francisco, Portage Glacier and Denali in Alaska, the Netherlands, Milan, Seoul, etc.