thefickler writes: Mac users will continue to see the Internet as it was intended, thanks to the renewal of a font licensing agreement between Microsoft and Apple. At TypeCon2007 Microsoft and Apple announced they have renewed their font licensing agreement, giving Apple users ongoing use of the latest versions of Microsoft Windows core fonts.
Back in 1996 Microsoft started the "Core fonts for the Web" initiative. The idea of this initiative was to create a a standard pack of fonts that would be present on all or most computers, allowing web pages to be displayed consistently on different computers. While the project was terminated in 2002, some of the fonts defined as core fonts for the web have gone on to become known as "web safe fonts", and are therefore widely used by Internet developers.
Hovelander writes: "Over a year has passed since the death of visionary CGI artist
Baily, the man behind the visuals in movies such as
"Fight Club". His custom particle rendering
"SPORE" software that helped create some of those
visions resides in the hands of a few, if any, and is most definitely in danger of being lost to time or powers that will exploit the software for their own limited gain. How is it this groundbreaking code has not been allowed out now that its genius creator has passed? Baily states: "...the workings of my system are so different from polygonal, nurby, volume or scanline renderings that i literally had to unlearn a lot of concepts that are inherent in "traditional" CG systems which I've been using for close to 30 years."
man seemed to have been a
rebel that Hollywood tolerated on his terms and his work may well be lost to the rich and connected. By all appearances he would have wanted his baby to keep evolving and actively creating. Who is holding this code up and out of our hands?"
cyrus_zuo writes: "Game Tunnel's monthly Indie
game review panel is no more.
This month's panel,
posted July 31st, will be the final panel reviewing what's new in Independent
games. The monthly review panel has run just over 3 years with the July
panel marking the 37th panel. Having reviewed 468 games over its life, the
panel has had a variety of writers giving a plethora of opinions about what has
been great and what hasn't been so great in the world of Indie games. The
final panel features Derek Yu from TIGSource (and IGF winner Aquaria fame), Greg
Costikyan from Manifesto Games, John Bardinelli from Joystiq, and Caspian Prince
Wagner James Au writes: "A group of developers whip up Zombies, a mini-MMORPG Facebook widget (you level up when you bite and infect your friends) and within a month, gain 2 million+ members. The lead developer explains how they did it, and where it goes from here."