Sunday, August 26, 2007


The always interesting blog Cabinet of Wonders has a post with links to a number of YouTube videos of 18th century automata. The videos are in French (except for one that is in Japanese) but you don't really need to understand what the narrator is saying to see how the machines work. I was surprised that they all seem to be programmable, usually by changing metal disks.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Flash Game: Covert Front

Covert Front is a fun little adventure game with very cool graphics. It is similar in play to the old text adventure games but in this case you do everything by clicking with your mouse. The game isn't very long as it is the first (hopefully) of a series but it is a lot of fun and the art and music fit the genre perfectly.