Monday, June 13, 2011

The Betas Keep Rolling In

A few weeks ago I applied for the beta of Google Music, ‘cause, why not? Well, I got accepted for that. You can apply, too, by going to

First, there is the music manager and the uploading of the music (20,000 song limit. Sheesh!). Then I’ll be able to comment on usability.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic

So, I’ve mentioned The Old Republic here before, Bioware’s new MMORPG set in the Star Wars universe a few thousand years before Star Wars: A New Hope. Just to refresh your memory here are a few cinematic trailers. If the game play is half as good as the scripted trailers, It’s gonna be awesome.

And now I have the chance to find out early. I applied for an early testing account and was accepted. I’m installing the game now, and can’t wait to try it out.

Watch this space for updates and reviews of the early play experience.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Micro 3D Printing

Now this is cool, and could prove quite useful to amateur game makers.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jamendo music service

I’ve recently discovered, a music site that hosts free music, and I’ve been meaning to post about it.

That’s right. Free, no strings attached. The site allows independent artists to offer their albums as a free download with Creative Commons licensing. I’ve got a few favorites, so far, but let me start with sharing Zero Project with you. Zero project is the work of one anonymous fellow from Athens, Greece who has been releasing his music to the world since 2007. The music is electronic leaning toward ambient, chill out, and house. It makes for excellent foreground or background listening.

Why don’t you give it a try. I suggest starting with e-world.



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some Site Maintenance


I’m doing some site maintenance right now, so your connection may be spotty.

In addition, I must apologize for a necessary step. Due to unscrupulous assholes creating site accounts for the sole purpose of spamming my comments and forums, I have been forced to delete all user accounts. If you are one of the few actual customers/friends of the site, I am deeply sorry, but you will have to create a new account to continue to use the forums. Please forgive the inconvenience.

It only takes one idiot to screw things up for the rest of us.



Monday, May 23, 2011

Time for Brain Pain

Want to make your brain hurt? Watch these.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Feather Fall

Now, this. This is sweet.

The idea is to stabilize and slow the reentry of a space vehicle using only the aerodynamics of a falling feather. This test run shows proof of concept beautifully.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

American Gods Contest Update

Well, Round 1 is over for the American Gods contest. I did not make it into the finals, but that’s okay. Thanks to all of you who voted, even once.

Here is a link to the 20 finalists that Gaiman will have to choose from.

Strangely, I don’t see the fellow who was leading for such a long time. The tide must have turned over the month of April. At least one of the finalists was someone I liked from the early days, Jeremy Owen. I can’t wait to see who gets chosen.



Saturday, April 23, 2011

Morgenstern Family Papers

The Morgenstern Family Papers [BUNDLE]The Morgenstern Family Papers

Morgenstern’s Spellbook and Resnet’s Spellbook are now available for bundle purchase at DriveThruRPG. Buy them together and save $1.50.

Unfortunately, DriveThruRPG only allows bundles on PDF items at this time, so I can’t make a POD bundle. I’ll look into an omnibus edition for printing in the near future.

The Voting Continues

Voting continues for the Audio Book of American Gods. There are definitely some good readers out there. Unfortunately, the popularity contest that they’re using ensures that the people with the largest computer literate friend’s base get the votes. So many of the good readers are getting little to no votes.

Here’s a link to my vote page ( This should take you to the actual page you can vote from, so you don’t have to scroll around to find me. If you don’t want to vote for me, please find someone you like better and get your votes in. Let’s try to force this more to a merit-based contest.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Resnet’s Spellbook

EPUB CoverResnet’s Spellbook is finally finished and uploaded to DriveThruRPG. It goes on sale Saturday, April 16, though the print on demand version will still take a while to clear approval at Lightning Source. Once it does, I’ll set up a bundle edition at DriveThru, so you can buy both siblings’ collections of spells at the same time!

I’ll update soon with a link directly to the product, but in the meantime, here is a link to the Hudspeth Games general page at DriveThru:

That should keep you interested for all of 3 seconds. 9

American Gods again

Yesterday I entered a submission in a contest to become a reader on the audio book of American Gods.

I need your daily votes to get me in the running. So please take a few moments to find me and click.



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pick me! Pick me!

Harper Collins is holding a contest to pick an average Joe to be a reader in an upcoming audio book version of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. I’ve entered the contest, and I need you to go here ( to vote for my entry. You can vote once a day every day. Or, you could peruse the other entries and find one you like better. That’s what I’m going to do 8

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Do It!

Do*: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple is in phase two of funding at Kickstarter. Give it a shake.

*That's pronounced dough

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sit Down…

From the incomparable Neil Gaiman, talking about a recent panel discussion:

The bit I think I was happiest with is about 16 minutes in, when I was asked what I would say to someone worried about having to know 47 years of backstory before watching Doctor Who, and I said: “No, look, there’s a blue box. It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it’s meant to go. And when it turns up, there’s a bloke in it called The Doctor and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed cos he’s awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch ‘Blink’.”

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Yesterday Alex Skolnick’s Veritas arrived, and I can’t stop listening to it. This is some hard rockin’ guitar-centric jazz. A little Pat Metheney, a little John Scofield, and a whole lot of ethos. Here is the preview video he released a while back that prompted me to immediately pre-order.