Indequus*

* just toying with words, indie equus, indiebio + equus … this post is about horsey games.

I’m doing this serious game thing, but I also have to confess my love of match 3, especially PlayRix‘s games. And merge games (Merge Dragons!) and 2048 games that are pretty, like NLabSoft’s Age of 2048. And clicker games, like Abyssrium Tap Tap Fish. I particularly like the low poly designs. I also love horses, and have played many of the horsey games but they get a bit annoying. I would like a horsey game that’s like an aquarium game, or a kitten game. You don’t expect fishes or kittens to do stuff, you can just watch and enjoy them. So I want to make my own horsey games, starting with a reimagining of PlayRix’s Wildscapes game, with horses.

This post is supposed to track my progress, and throw it out to the interwebs in case people can help. Things I think I need to master to get there:

  • Graphics – background and moveable items
  • Short animations on home screen
  • Match 3 dynamics
  • How to get an app into the Android store (I’m only interested in mobile, on Android.)
  • Payment options? (I’m not bothered about payment, but if the effort to get the payment options in there is low, then why not)
  • Is it possible to hack / reverse engineer a game like Wildscapes and then put one’s own graphics in? Would that be a bad thing?

DIYbio – fringe biotech

synonyms (but not quite): biohacking, hobbyist biotech, garage biology, kitchen biology, citizen science, peer production, bioart, and biopunk.

Post-PhD I’m keen to get back into biotech, but frustrated that most links I find doesn’t reflect what I want to do. Turns out this is a area of study; this post is a reflection on a recent article by Nora S. Vaage (Fringe Biotechnology, March 2017, open access). Like the art-science post, I’m so haggard from the ideologies, the ‘radical <insert word here>. I want to work with people who quietly just get on with it. The quiet bit, of course, makes it hard to find out about them.

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Textile arts and crafts

Crochet is awesome – backstory, I picked up a crochet needle while walking the dogs, and thought, hmmm, maybe I should try this out (my partner at the time countered with – I picked up a hypodermic, think I should try cocaine? Well, whatever).

I also like sewing, my grandmother taught me and we share a blissful disregard for patterns.

While crochet and sewing is awesome there’s only so much I can wear. Turns out there is a whole world of people doing all sorts of creative things that have a blissful disregard for convention! This post is a collection for future inspiration.

Martine Celerin 3D dimensional weaving

These inspirations typically live on pinterest – let me know if you’ve found cool stuff!