MINERVA: Episodic, Single-Player Half-Life 2

Yeah, so you've looked behind the curtain, only to discover the whole world is a carefully manufactured lie. But to what ends?

Well, I'm Adam Foster, and these are my experiments in Half-Life 2 mapping!

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Red Star in Orbit

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Convinced that Horizon, the BBC's flagship science series, is these days is a pale shadow of its former self - I went Googling for a particular set of episodes I remembered as being utterly brilliant.

Would Red Star in Orbit, which captivated a ten-year-old version of myself so many years ago, stand up today?

Good news, it's still utterly brilliant. First episode here!

I've also ... mysteriously acquired the other two episodes, and they're even better. And it's strange how much I remembered of television programmes I watched just once, almost twenty years ago...

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I never could get the hang of Thursdays -

So, in some alternate universe, our dear Perseus is just about ready to take his first steps on to the cold, uninviting shores of a particular island located somewhere in the Baltic Sea.

Alas, we can't be there to see him (at least, not in a non-virtual manner), but a faint echo from a long-forgotten bureaucratic system has unearthed another piece of an alternative, impossible history. Fortunately for us all, I've converted it into a more accessible format.

Enjoy.

If anyone were to take a photo of themselves while standing on a windswept Baltic shore today, I'd be very impressed. Especially if a helicopter has dropped them there. Just remember: get up on the beach, turn right, and RUN!

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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Kanata S'dney wgah'nagl fhtagn -

Expect a giant Flickr update sooner or later...

Edit 2009-10-02: Finally, photos! And videos, assuming Flickr decided to actually work.

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Welcome to the nano-blogging revolution -

I found Twitter's message length restrictions too much of a constraint, so I began re-implementing its systems from scratch. At just fourteen characters per twit, this is a whole order of magnitude better than yesterday's lesser micro-blogging platforms.

Get ready for Twit - a bright new dawn in the world of the interwebs!

It may surprise you that beer was involved in the conception, design and implementation phases of this wondrous project.

Edit 2009-09-06: Yes, I got distracted from adding new features to Twit. Have some other programmerations to play with instead...

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Look, MINERVA's on telly! -

First I heard was a comment on ModDB. Some basic fact-checking would also have been nice... ;-)

In other mod-news, Radiator, now there is two of it. And another mirror is up, unsurprisingly. Mission Improbable is also rather lovely. Enjoy!

Edit 2009-07-16: Run, do not walk, to play Research and Development. I'm only one map in so far, and it's decidedly impressive.

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