Friday, June 27, 2008

Goonmill - seeking art

I am moving into the final phase before a first release of Goonmill. I am seeking art for any of the monsters found in the D&D 3.5e SRD.
  • The art must be CC-licensed, public domain, or otherwise free to distribute for any purpose. If CC licensed, it may be of the 'attribution' or 'no derivatives' types, but it must not be 'non-commercial'. Goonmill is arguably a commercial effort, even if it is open source.
  • The more uncommon the creature for which you found art, the better. I think I can cover orcs, humans, goblins, human skeletons, human ghosts, and human zombies pretty easily. Variations are welcome.
  • You may of course contribute your own art to the cause, as long as you are willing to license it compatibly.
  • Honestly, I'm not that picky about quality or style at this point. I am looking for 2d art, not models, though. Feel free to render your models to 2d art.
  • Prefer an isometric viewpoint, but not required.
I am collecting this art for use with the D&D 3.5 SRD monsters. It will be released freely once collected. Goonmill will use it as part of the application, but in addition the entire database of art and creature stats will be available for use in other applications or for any other purpose. The "any other purpose" part is why the art must not be CC-NC licensed.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Spam subject lines: A positive sign?

Actual spam subject line received today:
Obama grows great length through herbal supplements

I think it's fair to say that your candidate is viewed in a positive light when he is used as a symbol of male virility. I never got any "Kerry's dong will please your woman all night long", for example.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Decipher is Hiring

Dear lazyweb,

If you want a job in R&D, and you have strong skills on all of the following, send your resume to the owner of this blog. (If you have any trouble finding the email address, it's on my resume, which you can find on Google.)

  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • Linux development
  • Python
When I say strong, I mean, you really have recent experience building web apps with those skills, in combination. We're in Fresno, and preference will be given to people who can work locally, but all resumes will be read.

We are Decipher, Inc.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Greenpeace and Broadening Horizons

My stepson, Steven, is attempting to raise money for a semester learning from and about Greenpeace through their GOT program. While I don't agree with everything GP does politically, I do support him learning and broadening his horizons and, well, I am a Green party member so I support things that contain green in the name, or things that are green, or things that encourage greenness. Also, I like whales. :-)

Anyway, it's a serious program, and he's putting together a serious web presence to raise the money to go. He's also trying out Fundable on my suggestion, and I'd really like to see that succeed, because there's a few places I think Fundable could make a huge difference in this new, honor-system based economy we seem to be sailing into.