Software…

Where the fuck have I been? I was doing so well. I have decided that even though the community at aeonnfluux.com has come up with alternatives to the file sharing that I would still like to not be in charge. That site has a mark on it. Or so my brain thinks.

I got this wild 3D world rendering software today. Actually, I just got it about 20 minutes ago. It’s Corel’s Bryce 5. I was fooling with it a little bit, dreaming of building a world similar to Myst. Myst was a great game. Although, I think its sequel, Riven was even more mind blowing. It was the first game I bought for my laptop. I would sit in my bed at like 1:00 in the morning with head phones on, playing my little game. I understand there is a third part to the story called Exile. I have not played and it appears I never will until they update it for XP. Uru, the fourth part is going to run on XP and it looks pretty cool. It comes out in November. With it brings the service Uru Live:

“…With Uru Live, the online service of Uru, you can explore new ages and areas of the D’ni civilization, unravel new mysteries, participate in the ongoing story, and adventure in a world that continually changes and expands. Exciting new content will be downloaded regularly, providing an adventure experience that is fresh and ever-changing.”ubi.com’s product description page

That all sounds damn fine and dandy. It’s just a shame that PC software is so expensive when it comes out. I cannot possibly conceive paying 40, 50 or 60 dollars for a game anymore. I can never see myself spending money again. Well, there is one thing I want to buy. It’s the Webmaster’s Palette Poster from the Visibone site. My professor, this past Tuesday, was explaining about the color chart and scheming. So, you do an entire site in a scheme or a section staying within a petal, if you will, of the color chart. Then to set it off, or for the *POP* you pick something directly across from the color wheel.. on the opposite end.

I was messing around in Dreamweaver and this “scheme” actually works pretty well. I tend to go with blues and greens as my main colors and it leaves with yellows and purples as my *POP*s… but the blues and yellow scheme, depending on the yellow actually worked out perfectly. I designed a site in tables and everything was blue. I decided to fill my navigation table with a rich yellow, almost gold. It looked pretty sharp.