Friday Links!Rob Cigan sent in a link to a terrific Eurogamer article titled The Boy Who Stole Half-Life 2, and it is a fascinating read.
I stumbled on a few excellent links myself this week. Have a gander at a mountain biker riding 2,000 feet down a mountain in the Gobi desert. Also, a cameraman filming a great white shark attacking a blue marlin.
From Jonathan Arnold, and this is crazy (yet impressive, and it's a brilliant video): collecting mussels under ice.
From Steven Kreuch, and you're sure to enjoy these, a collection of dungeon maps and keys from long-ago D&D adventures. Also, there's going to be a video game exhibit at the Smithsonian, and you can vote on the content.
From Kevin W, a remarkable presentation at Ignite, made by a ten-year-old.
From Joshua Buergel, and this is an absolutely astonishing piece of work: Map Of Metal. It shows each genre and sub-genre of metal as a location on a country map, along with an explanation of the music and songs that you can listen from each location. It's fantastic.
From C. Lee, and this is quite funny: Super Harmony (a dating service with superheroes).
From Frank Regan, a clever illusion/prank: suspending water without a cup.
From Sirius, and this is fascinating: The stairways in Bogota's barrios. Also, and this is awesome, it's Create your own glow-in-the-dark flowers . One more, and it's the Glasswing butterfly. Wait, there's one more, and even though I've linked to it in the past, it's still STAGGERING: Theo Jansen's Strandbeests (kinetic sculptures).
From Dan Willhite, another fantastic adventure in Minecraft: the Large Chicken Collider.
From Scott Gould, a sketch from an early, partial version of what would eventually become Monty Python, on a show called "How To Irritate People" (I've certainly done my part): The Airplane Sketch.
DQ Film Advisor and Nicest Guy In The World Ben Ormand sends along a link about the Singularity, which is both seemingly ridiculous and entirely logical at the same time.
Dan Quock sent in a terrific video made entirely inside DCS: A-10 Warthog.