Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Watch the memory of a Commodore 64 in real-time

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

ICU64 in action, watching the memory map

ICU64 in action, watching the memory map

This is one of the most impressive emulation-related releases I've seen in quite some time. ICU64 is a hacking tool which lets you visualize the various memory banks of the Commodore 64 in real-time, as the emulator (VICE or Frodo) runs the game, demo or other program.

You can even interact directly with the memory, changing values with immediate effect. The demonstration video below shows the user editing the level of the game he's playing, or changing the number of lives left. For me, the most impressive part is the zoomed-out view of the C64's memory, watching the dancing pixels which show the memory actually changing.

Here's the link to the site:
First public release of ICU64 and Frodo Redpill

And the video:


ICU64 in action, watching the memory map

True terror is…

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
They probably feel the same way about me.

They probably feel the same way about me.

Stalin vs Hitler – comic relettered

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The following has been re-posted from the old johnl.org:

This is a comic shown to me by friend Meron. It was originally in Russian by Alexey Lipatov, but an anonymous individual translated it the dialogue into English. It was re-formatted by Thomas Silbey. I went one step further and re-lettered the comic in English, in 2005.

I re-lettered all the dialogue and narrations. I re-lettered most of the special effects, necessitating some re-drawing of the backgrounds. Some special effects I left because they made sense as they were or because they would have been hard to replicate. I took some slight liberties with the text. I know Stalin sounds a bit like Seán Connery, and I like it! Imagine the Scot playing Stalin in the biopic...

If any of the aforementioned people object to this re-lettered comic, please contact me.

You'll have to click Read More to see the comic!


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Amazing stop-motion video made with Post-it notes

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

While not quite as technically impressive as the recent video with the waterfalls of Post-it notes, I prefer the "pixel-art" aesthetic of this one.

Well worth a watch!