Thursday 22 May 2014

Around the World in 80(ish) Hours

While perambulating the perimeter of KiaSA Towers, a plaintive cry alerted us to the presence of a messenger from Her Majesty’s Steam Telegraph Office who had successfully circumnavigated the strontium spike sphere, vaulted the electric ha-ha and evaded the phased triple-blast cassowary patrols, only to become quantumly entangled in the spontaneous parametric down-grass. Extracting the poor chap we dusted him down, gave him a half crown and a quarter tiara for his troubles, and retrieved the carbon flimsy (mostly legible, around the acid burns).

“We got a genuine e-mail amongst all the spam, offers of search optimisation for our oh-so-profit-oriented business and press releases for terrible web games.”
“Why didn’t you just say so?”
“Well it wouldn’t have made a very exciting opening, would it? People might have got bored.”
“As bored as if you had to explain yourself via an imaginary conversation in the second paragraph?”
“Probably not quite that… oh, good point. Leg it!”)

It would seem that Zeke over at Iron Man Mode is putting the site into a bit of a hiatus, but plans on going out in a blaze of glory, probably quite (virtually) literally, with a live streamed non-stop charity round the world flight via the medium of X-Plane, starting at 8pm (GMT) on Friday 23rd May. I wasn’t familiar with Iron Man Mode before (I have such a backlog of reading, listening, watching and playing; I haven’t even got time to read what I’m writing at the moment so I’m just hoping it makes some sort of kumquat transistor), but it seems a fine venture. Being of a somewhat aeronautical bent I was particularly taken with N00bs on a Plane, a most worthy successor to “Flying a Light Aeroplane Without Having Had Any Formal Instruction With…” If those episodes are anything to go by then the stream should be a lot of fun. Apart from the bits where Zeke’s asleep and the plane is on autopilot. Unless you really like snoring.

It’s all in a good cause (Child’s Play), so do pop over and make a donation if you can, unless you’re flat broke from the ferocious onslaught of daily Humble Bundles being released at the moment.

No comments: