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By Doug Groves on 18 May 2014 |
Catlateral Damage

If you have a few minutes to kill on a Sunday afternoon, give Catlateral Damage a try. This may be the most accurate cat simulator ever created, even though it’s only in alpha form, except for the lack of random surprises like coughed up hairballs. It also answers the question as to WHY cats like knocking things off shelves… because it’s fun!
Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where your goal is to knock as many of your owner’s possessions onto the ground as possible. It is currently in alpha …

Arts, TV »

By Doug Groves on 26 Apr 2014 |
Cosmos/Star Trek Enterprise mashup

Sometimes, mash ups are too easy to make. That was the case for putting the theme for Star Trek Enterprise underneath the rebooted Cosmos opening credits. About a week ago, a few of us were out for pints, when my good friend Andrew mentioned that the two synced up perfectly.

Arts, Music »

By Doug Groves on 14 Nov 2013 |
Album review: Tomorrow’s Harvest by Boards of Canada

Boards of Canada have always been one of ‘those’ bands for me. The kind of band you heard once at a club, and the track caught your attention enough to ask the DJ about, but never quite get around to really checking out.
On the occasions I’ve heard them, I’ve liked them but never got around to sinking myself into their discography. Back in the spring, I stumbled across their website and noticed they had a new album, called “Tomorrow’s Harvest”, due out soon. Even then, it wasn’t until a few …

Arts, Comics, Featured »

By Doug Groves on 12 Nov 2013 |
Bionic Antboy webcomic

Shameless self-promotion time. Bionic Antboy is a weekly web comic that originally started out as a video game idea a long time ago. Since The Practical Dead is in an on-again/off-again state of flux, I started working on Antboy when time afforded it. Now, with 4 months worth of pages under my belt, and more pages already in the can, it’s probably a good time to share it.

Arts, Featured, video, Zombies »

By Doug Groves on 2 Oct 2013 |
If this is October then there must be undead in Toronto

It’s October again, which means, for Toronto, a whole lot of undead happenings.  Beside the Toronto Zombie Walk (and Halloween Parade), two great live horror film adaptations return to Hogtown. At Fan Expo 2013, we had a chance to talk for a few moments with Christopher Bond and Mike “Nug” Nahrgang about their involvement with the upcoming productions of both “Evil Dead the Musical” and “Night of the Living Dead Live“.
After that is a bonus interview that was originally recorded at Fan Expo 2012, and thought to be lost when we had a hard …

Animation, Arts, Film, Photography »

By Doug Groves on 11 Sep 2013 |
Timelapse Video on effects of aging reveals something unexpected

A video project called “Danielle”, released by filmmaker Anthony Cerniello attempts to portray the effects of aging on the face, and does so to good effect, but it also reveals something I personally found more interesting.  I’d recommend watching the video before reading the rest of this article, as there are some spoilers ahead.

Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo.
First, a little background.  Last year, Cerniello went to his friend Danielle’s family reunion, and took photos of many of her extended family members.  From there, he selected the photos of members who had the most similar bone …

Computing, Software »

By Doug Groves on 23 Aug 2013 |
Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO

After over a decade as Microsoft’s CEO, and 7 years Steve Ballmer has announced his retirement from Microsoft. He will step down within 12 months, as the search for a new CEO commences. It comes at an interesting time for the company, as Microsoft tries to position itself as a “Devices and Services” company moving forward, having announced a major restructuring plan earlier this year.

Computing, Software, video »

By Doug Groves on 19 Jun 2013 |
How to uninstall McAfee – NSFW

If you’re easily offended by foul language, scantily clad women, smoking, drug use or the irresponsible use of firearms, you might not want to watch this video. If, however, you’ve been MORE offended by McAfee anti-virus software in the past, then you might be able to overlook those other things, as the creator of the McAfee software out Sheen’s Charlie himself in this (not so) informative video…