This one has been sitting on my hard drive for a little while. I might as well toss it up here as well.
This is another case of me hating when icons don’t have modern resolutions. In this case OBS is the culprit. The nice thing about this one is that it’s all vectors from CDR, AI, and PSD so I never have to worry about it being obsoleted. 😀
Design: CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop
ICO & ICNS icons: Axialis IconWorkshop
PNG icons: Compressed with PngOptimizer
It always bothers me when icons are sized like they’re for Windows 95. I took the 2 main icons from FTL and made gigantic versions of them. It took a LOT longer than I had hoped because I used Filter Forge for the planets and rendering them at 5120px x 5120px takes several hours. I tried even bigger sizes but it kept locking up.
GameIcon is the icon Steam uses for shortcuts & EXEIcon is the one the game window displays.
Nyo, all you wonderful people out there casually stop by this dusty old site.
I want to ramble about myself today. For me 2014 was a weird year.
I had a lot of health problems, which thankfully turned out not to be major. Though it did affect my state of mind and my work. What was going on was I was getting swelling in my legs and sores that wouldn’t heal, along with my heart randomly skipping beats for a few days then being normal for several weeks later. The fear was I had developed diabeetus or a heart condition. But after a round of tests, both possibilities were ruled out along with a check of my leg veins which also came up clear. Basically I was told I’m fine except for being too fat and something I’m doing or eating is causing inflammation in my system.
I also had a lot of issues with my computer since I had to rebuild it from scratch back at Thanksgiving 2013. I’ve had hard drives fail on me, got a virus, and had problems getting the rest of my data off of my old Windows 7 system drive, and my initial install of Windows 8.1 was buggy and left my system unstable. Though a new install on a new drive seems to have solved that.
I’ve been in a funk and really haven’t done all that much over the past year. Stuff I had been working on I would tinker with but not make really any progress on. Only one of the fonts I started is remotely near completion even after starting it over from scratch (for like the 8th time now) and that’s ODN Bacterion Alpha, the Gradius 3 inspired pixel font.
Hopefully 2015 will see an improvement. But it’s starting off on a sour note, been fighting off a cold/flu since Christmas. Yay! *sarcasm As for being fat, I really have let myself go, like 400lbs worth. I’ve been EXTREMELY lucky I haven’t had more serious problems yet. I’m going to try and keep things updated here as to how I’m doing on that front as well as more updates on my hobbies. I’m not sure if that will extend to Infinite Unreality or Black Blade, I still have no SOLID idea what I want to do with them yet.
Well I’m going to close out this post since it’s getting over 400 words already, and I want to take some cold medicine and lie down for a little bit. 😛
So another year has gone by and I still haven’t gotten any of my fonts comfortably done. I though I had messed up and used the wrong size template to make them. So I started to edit them with a “corrected” template. Problem is that was the WRONG thing to do. The template was fine, the units I had it displaying was wrong. So I made edits when I didn’t need to…crap. Good news is that I am now obsessed with making them exactly 1 inch at 72pt. That should be fun to try.
Edit to this (13-FEB-2013): I was actually right in my original thought. The template was not the proper size. It was just slightly off which actually wouldn’t make much of a difference, but it would drive me up the wall to know it was just slightly off.
On the state of Infinite Unreality…
Still nothing to report. I’ve been tinkering with some logo designs to try and spur me into working on it. I have one I really like but it’s proven kind of difficult to actually implement. It uses a special stone background which looks nice on the logo, but actually applying it to a web page makes it look pretty awful because it requires tiling.
ODN has gotten 2891 spam comments to-date. Wow, you fucks are persistent.
Minecraft by default has some butt-ugly program icons in Windows. They don’t use the capability of having 256×256 sized icons, so the stock one is incredibly lo-rez and looks pretty awful. Well after playing around with some other icons I made (not released yet), I though about what a Metro-styled Minecraft icon would looks like. So I came up with the pickaxe silhouetted in white on a grass-green background. I think it turned out pretty nice.
In another rousing episode of Stupid Spammers, we have Chase Credit Cars.
That is not a typo, at least not on MY part.
This is an Alert to help you manage your credit card account.
As you requested, we are notifying you of any charges over the amount of ($USD) 200.00, as specified in your Alert settings. A charge of ($USD) 251.55 at Yahoo Store has been authorized on Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:52:39 +0300.
Do not reply to this Alert.
If you have questions, please call the number on the back of your credit card, or send a secure message from your Inbox on [Link Removed]
To see all of the Alerts available to you, or to manage your Alert settings, please log on to [Link Removed].
The links are obvious bogus links masked as Chase official ones. But, what gets me is that the whole email is suspect just on the fact that the subject was “Chase: your credit cars account”… Credit…CARS?! Come on, spammers! At least NOT have a typo THAT bad. Funnier yet, I just noticed the reply address says Sprint. Really now. At least spoof the SAME company’s email address.
Also note the charge they came comes from “Yahoo Store”. Really? Which freakin one? There’s like a bazillion of them.
For the record, I NEVER have HAD a Chase card. Nothing against Chase. Just don’t have one and don’t WANT one.
I’ve been really out of it the past few months as far as motivation to work on this thing. But, here recently I’m starting to tinker with things again. Been trying my hand at writing, as usual I keep outpacing myself in what I write and come out with a continuity that looks like it’s been through a cheese grater. But I’ve enjoyed what I HAVE written.
I’ve also been getting some pretty good ideas written down, and also am finally starting to gel-ify some of my “epic story” characters. YAY!
Every once in a while I go through my spam boxes to see if anything legit falls in to them. It doesn’t happen too often but I have caught it happen a few times…but I digress.
I normally don’t pay the spam much attention since 75% of it is for penis pills, and another 24% is fake account notices. But once in a blue moon I come across gold.
I’ve removed the names and numbers so that no one can use them and get scammed.
I am Miss [FUCKING DOUCHE-BAG SPAMMER]. A computer scientist with central bank of Nigeria.
I am 26 years old, just started work with C.B.N. I came across your file which was marked X and
your released disk painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that you have paid VIRTUALLY
all fees and certificate but the fund has not been release to you.
The most annoying thing is that they cannot tell you the truth that on no account will they ever
release the fund to you. Please this is like a Mafia setting in Nigeria; you may not understand it
because you are not a Nigerian.
The only thing I will need to release this fund is a special HARD DISK we call it HD120 GIG. I
will buy two of it, recopy your information, destroy the previous one, and punch the computer to
reflect in your bank within 24 banking hours. I will clean up the tracer and destroy your file,
after which I will run away from Nigeria to meet with you.
If you are interested. Do get in touch with me immediately, You should send to me your convenient
tell/fax numbers for easy communications and also re confirm your banking details, so that there
won’t be any mistake.for phone converstion,please call me on [removed].