Wednesday, June 29, 2005

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol II vs War of the Worlds

As some of you might have noticed, the movie adaption of Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol I, stunk. Really. (the comic itself was OK, but not great)

However, timed with Spielberg's bombastic War of the Worlds, I really must recommend the comic

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol II

available from DC.

This is simply the best adaption of Well's War of the Worlds I have ever seen. The characters now has real depth and the plot twists and turns in a reality almost-but-not-identical-to-what-you-imagined.

Even the previously kind of annoying Jekyll/Hyde now is believable and nasty bordering on scary. The graphics are suitable dark, and there are dialogue you can read over and over and over.

And it has an ending that once and for all proves mankinds supremacy, in the most evil way ever imagined.

Read it.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The Pope is a paper doll!

Inspired by Björn, long-time author of the Pope is a chicken, I created an interactive variant, the Pope is a paper doll, by cutting and pasting parts from Björn's excellent drawings.



Sunday, June 12, 2005

Shaxbeard in hex

Suddenly, I realized that FF16 could be considered a joke with a slight literary reference. I doubt this will have any serious implications on the world.


Saturday, June 11, 2005

Twenty years of software development

I've been programming since I was fifteen. That's twenty years now. And the single most useful piece of code has always been....

...tada...a string replace function.

A Java implementation can be found here. Most of the lines are comments.