So… in terms of updates, there are many. However, I’ll start off with the usual apology: sorry, Nick and I are very busy and have been completely inactive on iMD for months. Now that that’s finished, I’ll continue.
As I said earlier, I preordered the Oculus Rift DK2. Not only did I preorder it, but I just received it a few days ago. Now… since I’m not Nick, I wasn’t able to make a great unboxing video, however, from here on, there will be Oculus Rift content. I’ve already tried it out on a few simulators (ie. Matrix simulator, Live For Speed 2, Tron Light Cycles Simulator, etc.).
We have also been looking into taking better care of our health. Being in front of the computer all day makes you worry about that every once in a while I’d say. We had already been looking into a health supplement that had decent reviews online, and eventually we tried it. I really do think it has been working great for us, and I strongly recommend it. If you would like to know more about to see if maybe you would like to try it out yourself you can view the website.
To clarify, since the Oculus Rift is a one person headset, Nick and I will somehow figure out how to record content of both of us playing, whether it be turn-based or whatever. But don’t worry, there WILL be videos of us falling off our chairs as we use the headset…
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So, I’ve recently received an Olympus PEN E-PL1 micro 4/3 camera as a gift, for my birthday, which was on July 29th. I’ve already taken many test shots, some of which were actually good. Since it’s my first time using a DSLR, or rather a hybrid DSLR. The definition of a 4/3 camera, basically a very portable DSLR. And a little advise is to add a speed booster to your laptop or to the device you use, as this camera each photo has a big size so if you start working with this you need the best performance to actually finish and do well the job. You can view the website to find the best one for you, and also you might want to add one of this boosters to an attachable lens to increase the speed and movement of your camera.
I’ve been practicing in both Manual and Automatic, usually trying comparing f-stop (aperture), shutter speed, and ISO settings specifically. I’ll be doing a more thorough review of the camera in nearby future. But for now, many of the pictures I take will be posted here.
Yes, I’m actually still doing the signature still…
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So, February Break is on its way, and WOW, we’ve been lazy…
Nick and I, most likely, will do something productive over the break. Personally, I’ll shorten my anime-watching in order to work on a cool project. Now onto the few, VERY few, updates that I have to offer…
- Prashant may, or may not, be making some more art for iMD
- There will be a few test clips with the DSLR video camera Nick bought
- My watched anime list now exceeds 1,000 hours (or was it 10,000?)
- I’m thinking of getting my hands on Rust, a new survival type game, loosely based off of Minecraft
- I’ve “acquired” an Ethernet cord which is around 50ft long. Now we’ll be able to get two computer running in the HQ (a Windows desktop for me and Nick’s Macbook Air)
- I have bought a PS4, with which I may record video, and maybe even with Nick
Now that the small list of updates is over, I’ll share a story. A few weeks ago, I installed an Ethernet switch. Somehow, I managed to make a wired connection more unreliable than WiFi…
Also, one last thing, I’m taking out my signature in order to minimize the time it takes to type/format it, while in hope of a signature feature in WordPress.
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Nick and I truly sorry for the extreme lack in content from iMD. Though, we promise to start working on something insanely great after midterms.
On the topic of midterms, mine and Nick’s schedules have truly mangled, I’ve been so busy as to not even see Nick for weeks on end, mostly due to lots of studying, which I guess is a plus.
Now on the topic of new content, I’ve actually found another good topic for videos to be made with Nick’s newly bought DSLR camera. Which sadly doesn’t have an unboxing video, I guess due to the fact that he was too excited? I thought about doing creative shorts, as we both did the first year at Renbrook, where the video’s main focus was the cool and usually funny editing over the original clip. Of course, because Nick and I don’t own a Hollywood lighting studio and green screen, don’t initially expect some kind of inter-galactic spaceship fight scene. The closest thing we have is just a room lamp and a green sheet. Maybe as a start, we will do a few edited clips here and there and try our best to make the editing as professional as possible. Also, the Lost parody episodes, most likely, will come before, after or, in between these other edited clips as we make more and more. Keep checking the Videos page here and look out for more updates!
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Hey everyone, Nick here! It’s been a while but I am finally here to give you all some updates. School has been very busy lately so I haven’t had the time to do much, but since it’s winter break, here I am! Today’s biggest news is that this day marks the sixth anniversary of iMacdanny! It has been a great six years and I can’t wait for year seven. If you would like to read about the history of iMacdanny, you can read the article I wrote last year here.
For this year I would like to have a year in review. One of the first things we did this year was buy a server. This was an awesome experience. It allowed us to learn how to host our own server and how the internet works. After some tinkering around in the server, we eventually started our very own Minecraft server. Our server started out small but has now grown to over 40 users! A big portion of this year was spent dedicated to the creation of Colonizing America, an adventure map I designed for our server. Our website also had some design changes this year. We removed the home page, in favor of having the blog be the first thing you see, and we completely changed all of the themes. Also this year, I started the daily professional series on the photo page and the official iMacdanny Tumblr blog which you can check out here.
Now that we’ve reviewed the past, let’s talk a little about the future. I recently purchased a Nikon D5200 DSLR to replace my old one. With this new camera, I hope to take more pictures for the daily professional and start working a little bit in amature film. David and I are considering filming a few parody clips of one of our favorite TV shows, Lost.
We hope that you have truly enjoyed the iMacdanny Network during 2013, and will continue to support us into 2014. All of us want to wish you all a happy new year. In light of the holidays, there will be snow falling on the website until New Year’s day. Thank you very much for being awesome!
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Hey everyone, Nick here! I have amazing news! Colonizing America is now out! Anyone who is whitelisted in the server can now explore the Americas. It has been a long time since I originally thought of the idea back in March, so I am very excited to have it finally finished.
As promised, I uploaded the trailer for the map, which you can check out on YouTube or the videos page. To get to Colonizing America, head to the Login world and turn around to see the purple stained clay. Don’t know how to get to the Login world? No problem! Just do /warp Spawn and you will teleported there.
Enjoy colonizing the Americas!
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