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Larry Larsen LarryLarsen "Lightbulb"
  • aspConf video broken

    Once we finish a live event, we have to close the publishing point to complete the event. We usually wait a period of time to do this since not everyone is watching live and we want to give them a chance to finish, usually a couple hours after event close. We typically have videos from our live events rendering and/or published within 24 hours, so it's a short window of unavailability.

    For future events, I'll look into what we can do to keep the publishing point open a bit longer.

    Thanks,

    Larry

  • Post your work area.

    @ryanb: Top row 

    RG-550, currently only used as a MIDI controller. 

    Custom Ibanez I made myself with two 'monkey grip' handles, painted by Darren Michaels who did all the original swirl paint jobs for Ibanez/Vai. It's thin like a Parker Fly. Signed by Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Joe Dispangi. It has the elusive hand guard plate over the tremolo that Vai came up with but never really shipped due to a patent suit from Kahler. 

    LNG Jem 777, #103. Signed and numbered at the factory, and then signed again "To Larry - Steve" Also has a tremolo handguard on it that Steve gave me. 

    Bottom row: 

    My daughter's pink hello kitty Fender Strat mini. 

    Kramer ?, used only when something needs smashed. 

    Charvel Model 2. A poor replacement for a much-loved Charvel Model 4 that was stolen. 

    The posters are all signed by the G3 peeps, backstage patches and Vai's picks are in the corners. 

  • Post your work area.

    @kettch: You are correct, sir. It's a Neuralizer prop from Men In Black 1. Smiley I like to collect movie props and guitars. The other side of the room looks like this:

     

  • Post your work area.

    Here's my home office. Some things have changed since it was taken (retired the TabletPC for instance). Main concept is that I like to see as few cables as possible.

  • Top five regrets of the dying

    @Maddus Mattus: Apparently it still hasn't paid off. Wink

    http://www.slashfilm.com/lucasfilm-tells-darth-vader-that-return-of-the-jedi-hasnt-made-a-profit/

  • How the Microsoft Courier project got canned

    @spivonious: When I played with this at CES I found it to be one of the most innovative experiences of the year for a folding laptop form factor. Viewing web pages on it was just breathtaking, and you could bring up a keyboard by putting all your fingers on the bottom screen at once. While I have never seen one in the wild, they do appear to be available. Too bad it doesn't have a pen digitizer.

  • Well, if you're in the market for three tablets

    @Proton2: Wow, you're paying too much.

  • Propellerhe​ads

    I love that robot arm game. Seems like it would make a much better flight sim though. Wink

  • What went wrong with the Flight "sim" genre from mass market perspective

    @kettch: DC felt pretty accurate to me, but not as accurate as BFV IMHO, at least for helicopters. I agree on complexity. There' s a time and place for it (certain adventures in FSX), but for the most part, I don't want to think about dropping flaps and futzing with targeting systems in a game like DC or BF.

  • What went wrong with the Flight "sim" genre from mass market perspective

    >>"Battlefield 1942 Desert Combat modification has been the closest to what I thought about back when all the true mass market flight games were around"

    I couldn't agree more. I had more fun flying in Desert Combat than probably any other game I have played. Ever. I think what made that game so good was how fluid it was and how accurate/fast the weaponing was. I could fly the C130 by myself and even use the canon with a macro on my throttle button.

    I really loved the helicopters in Battlefield Vietnam. Being able to set the radio to old 60s songs was genius, even if a rip of Vice City. Even today, every time I hear the Temptations Get Ready, I immediately think of flying fast and low in a Huey, tearing things up. With my Thrustmaster HOTAS the control of the helicopters in BFV was just magic. Maybe flying with a keyboard sucked, but for me I think that would suck in any game.

    FWIW, my favorite flying game now is Just Cause 2. Specifically the helicopters. But flying choppers with an Xbox controller is a little meh imho after so many years on a TM HOTAS. Still fun though.