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Making More Stuff

Posted in 3D Printing, Gaming, Geek with tags , , , on February 21, 2017 by reddragonpub

My son and I have started working on a project using the 3D printer.  He is an avid player of the video game “Overwatch” and we decided to try printing a model of the weapon from one of his favorite characters from the game.  The character is “Reaper” and his default weapon is the “Hellfire Shotgun”.  We’ve finished the printing which took the better part of a week and I’ve posted a video of the process.  Check it out below.  As we progress, we’ll keep you posted with pics and videos of the different stages of the build.

A Late Post

Posted in Geek with tags , on January 17, 2017 by reddragonpub

With the holidays and traveling during them, I didn’t get a chance to post this.  So here is a late holiday post of another present that I 3D Printed this year.

Who needs stores – I’m Printing my presents!

Posted in Geek with tags , on December 12, 2016 by reddragonpub

3D Printers are the bomb!  If you haven’t had the chance to play with one, it’s definitely something you should try.  After a little trial and error, I’m finally getting some really cool builds from this machine.  Check out this time-lapse video of one of my latest creations.

Fractally Speaking

Posted in Complexity, Geek, Nature, Writing with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2016 by reddragonpub

Sorry for the bad pun, but I couldn’t think of a title for this post.  In working with complexity and complex systems, fractals have an uncanny way of showing up in the research in the oddest of places.  Of course, this shouldn’t come as a surprise since a lot of naturally occurring complex systems seem to generate fractal patterns as part of their evolution and operation.  You see them everywhere, every day without realizing it.

Not sure what a fractal is?  I’ve posted a video that gives a brief explanation of what they are and how they form.

Complexity – What is it?

Posted in Complexity, Geek with tags , , , on May 4, 2016 by reddragonpub

I know that I talk a lot about Complexity and Complex Systems on my blog.  And I realize that there are probably folks out there who are not familiar with these two areas of study.  So, I’ve put together a short video that goes over the basics of how this area of study came about and which also gives a basic definition of what a Complex System is.  Hope you enjoy.

Possible Conspiracy Post of the Week

Posted in Complexity, Geek with tags , on April 20, 2016 by reddragonpub

Being a true child of the 70’s and 80’s, I grew up watching The X-Files (the original, not the 2016 reboot),  Project U.F.O./Blue Book and Unsolved Mysteries.  So when it comes to strange stuff like UFO’s, government conspiracies and other strange phenomenon, “I want to believe” (X-Files reference for those of you who never watched the show).  I’ve put together a video on one of my favorite “out there” subjects – Crop Circles and posted it to my YouTube channel.  Unfortunately,  Robert Stack was not available to narrate it as that would have made it that much more impressive.

Tournament of Champions – well, not really

Posted in Funny, Gaming, Geek with tags , , , on March 17, 2016 by reddragonpub

My son challenged me to a game of Hearthstone, the World of Warcraft based card battle video game and we thought it would be fun to record said challenge and post it to our YouTube channels.  Here is the result.

Also, here is the link to my son’s channel, as well.

Mr. Flippy at Table Flipping Gaming

Maybe Not so Harmless After All

Posted in Gaming, Geek with tags , on February 4, 2016 by reddragonpub

Continuing to relive my youth with Elite Dangerous.  Finally getting the hang of the dogfighting in game.  I’ve posted a quick video of a basic dogfight using the ship the game starts you with.

My Latest Obsession

Posted in Complexity, Gaming, Geek with tags , , , on January 22, 2016 by reddragonpub

I’ve recently started playing a new game that has taken me back to the nostalgic days of my misspent youth.  All the way back to 1984, where as a junior in high school, I spent entirely too much time playing a game called Elite on my Commodore 64 computer.  It was a free-roaming space trader/space pirate cockpit sim.  The wonderful folks at Frontier have rebooted that old game with current generation graphics and whole new levels of complexity. It’s new name is Elite Dangerous: Horizons.  The game has a procedurally generated galaxy with millions of stars to visit and an interstellar trading economy to match.  I’ve posted a couple of videos detailing the game and the numerous ways you can die in it.

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