Almost immediately after my cake to Notch was squandered, I learn of a Junkboy birthday that is occurring. I told him that I would have wroted him a cakes too, but that I assumed once again, it would be ignored. He actually responded that “[he] always notices when people wroteter [him] cake.”
So as soon as I got home I started scrambling for ideas. Man, you guys should have heard some of the stuff K came up with… let’s just say, it was right up Junkboy’s alley with lots of explosions, and very little pants.
Then I get this Escapist article drop into my lap about Sweden’s McDonald’s cashing in on the general gaming theme of Sweden (thanks, Mojang!) by creating a large game of pong for passersby to make fools of themselves with.
Hoping that Junkboy in all his comedic pantslessness would have at least given this a smirk, I thought it was a perfect jumping off point.
Anyway, more of the joke becomes apparent if you watch the video in the article. Junkboy even wins a prize if he beats himself for 30 seconds. Awesome, how fun that is to say, yeah?
I’m sorry it’s Thursday before I get to write my weekend update, but alas, so much going on has put a damper on my blogging abilities.
I spent this past weekend writing a birthday card the coolest way I know how – as a video game. Notch turned 2^5 yesterday, and in thanks to his work on Minecraft and what it’s meant for me personally, I put together a little Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 replica for him where he (a block textured as his Twitter avatar, anyway) gets to run around on Minecraft dirt and grass and pop diamonds out of chests and listen to me ramble on about how awesome he is (but how DannyB‘s cooler).
Meh. I had to go into the office and do some coding on serious koi. No fun, but since it did rend most of a day out of my weekend, I figure it’s worth mentioning.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to upgrade the Nekoyoubi Texture Pack to 1.6 this weekend due to all of the updates and issues and more updates to our server. I will be getting this updated tonight.
I was, as well, unable to work on Skeletron (the Minecraft Terraria texture pack) for mostly the same reason. I’m hoping to have something for it posted this weekend though.
Okay, so last night I was going to stream a bit and work on Nukins or 292 with the new state machine… Well, I did stream a bit… So it was DannyB‘s birthday, right… Yeah, so I got a little distracted and used the time to “wroted him a cakes”.
So I spent the evening crafting out a primitives-only German chocolate cake, complete with bumped specular icing! Thanks to the fancy-pants specular icing, you can barely see the multicolor-disco-spotlights dancing overhead. 😉
Atop the cake is a single candle that even has the spirally wax texture and randomly generates what pastel color it is each time it loads. The candle’s flame will also take a breeze from holding down the LMB. I was going to make it to where he could blow them out, but it got too late on me.
And for the real icing on the cake… myself and a couple of awesome FtH guys (and my wife – slightly – in the background) sang DannyB a “happy birthday” he’ll hopefully never have to endure again. It plays on launch, and there’s no way to replay it (reload the page) currently, but I may map a key to it or something when I put together the Windows build (for archiving).
You can scope out the HBDDB! birthday cake through the web player here: http://bit.ly/hBdDB
Hope you enjoyed it, DannyB – I know I enjoyed making it!