Eight-to-Twenty-Minute Empire

Simple, yet…

SPACE-BIFF!

It's impossible to mistake Ryan's distinctive visual style.

If you’re a faithful reader of Space-Biff!, you’re likely well aware of my man-crush on Ryan Laukat. Not only did I enjoy his debut title Empires of the Void a little under a year ago, but I was also lucky enough to interview him at SaltCon back in February. You could say we have a history. You might also not say that, but all relationships are subjective.

Anyway, Mr. Laukat has now proven himself possibly the most efficient Kickstarter-er of all time, as he has just successfully shipped two projects, both two months ahead of their estimated release date. And while the universe didn’t implode at the news, it sure came close. We’ll be looking at City of Iron sometime in the near future, but for now let’s check out Eight-Minute Empire, Ryan’s filler-game take on the Civilization genre.

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So I was applying for a part-time the other day…

And I found this.

If the head-lamps are eyes, then which air-vent is the mouth?

If the head-lamps are eyes, then which air-vent is the mouth?

Yes. An Aston Martin DB9 Volante. A good choice, considering that the DB9 design is quite a timeless classic. Though I would say it would be better if there are no air vents at the engine bonnet. Anyway, feast your eyes on a very beautiful thing.

That Vios squealed like a fangirl.

That Vios squealed like a fangirl.

DB9 Volante rear 3/4

Dats ass? Dat ass...

Dats ass? Dat ass…

Good use of the rule of thirds Aston Martin.

Good use of the rule of thirds Aston Martin.

Another usage of the rule of thirds. Can you spot it?

Another usage of the rule of thirds. Can you spot it?

DB9 Volante upper front 3/4 DB9 Volante another front 3/4 Created with Nokia Smart Cam Created with Nokia Smart Cam WP_20140515_11_11_20_Pro

On another note, I hoped to apply for the position of “race car driver”. Alas, fate was not on my side.

WordPress.com Business Users: eCommerce Has Arrived!

Definitely interesting for my next e-business lecture

The WordPress.com Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that, starting today,  WordPress.com Business users can connect their sites to their online stores. With three leading ecommerce partners to choose from — Ecwid , Shopify , and ShopLocket — you can showcase, promote, and sell products to your customers directly from your site.

If you’re already a WordPress.com Business user, or are thinking of becoming one, here’s how the ecommerce feature will power your WordPress.com site.

A simple, hassle-free connection

Users with the WordPress.com Business upgrade already enjoy great features like live-chat support, unlimited storage, and free access to all our premium themes. Now, you can turn your site into a sleek online storefront, and let visitors shop from any post or page. The partners we’ve teamed up with — Ecwid, Shopify, and ShopLocket — all provide a smooth and secure ecommerce experience for you and your customers.

Connecting to your store is…

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When big cats purr~

I thought it would be just another boring Sunday. I thought I would just spend my time revising my university notes and fall asleep from it. I thought that changing the notification settings on my Facebook account would just amount to nothing.

And then my Lumia alerted me of Indera Motor’s last day for showcasing their F-Type.

AND AWAY I GOOOOO!!!~

You know you got my attention when your front door car is coloured red n_n

You know you got my attention when your front door car is coloured red n_n

Apparently I.M. is having a showcase on their cars, the Jags and the Rovers. If you know me, you would know that I have a dislike for almost any form of urban SUVs crossovers, so I’ll just be showing the Jags, mmmkay?

3 big cats in a mall? That sure sounds like it could put a grin on my face.

3 big cats in a mall? That sure sounds like it could put a grin on my face.

I have to say this though: I don’t know what to expect from a Jag. I know that Mr. Clarkson loves Jags. I believe that the Prime Minister of Britain is driving a Jag. I know that Jags are, in general, the blue-collar sisters of the Aston Martin.

Despite all this, Jags don’t seem to give me any form of emotional excitement in the same way that an Aston or a Ferrari does. That can be a good thing too actually…

The mouth, just look at it. It's smiling, showing all of it's glorious maw at me.

The mouth, just look at it. It’s smiling, showing all of it’s glorious maw at me.

The styling of the F-Type does not move me in the same way the DB9 does, but my God it looks handsome. From the side there is barely any hint of the car “bowing down”, that is, those bloody side swoops that shows the back of the car as higher than the front of the car. This feline is properly manly.

But not as manly as this though…

Sabertooth tiger was my first thought.

Sabertooth tiger was my first thought. This thing is imposes its VASTNESS so much more than those urban SUVs on the other side.

I’m telling you, if you thought the BMW 7-series was huge, wait ’till you get in front of this behemoth. Simply standing in front of it, it’s COLOSSAL presence just imposes itself on you. That massive nose grill along with those angry eyes… I was almost overwhelmed really.

Strangely enough, despite of how big it looks, sitting down at either the driver or passenger seats, there is not much headroom.

Interior is not bad. Quite practical of course, but somehow you just know they could up the ante on the styling a bit.

Interior is not bad. Quite practical of course, but somehow you just know they could up the ante on the styling a bit.

Now, I consider myself a Bruneian man of average height, 166 centimetres isn’t particularly short at all, so taller people might want to give this fact a consideration. Still, I like the fact that it doesn’t feel like I’m in a cabin that’s far too big for me, so this is actually a plus. It’s snug, I like it.

Now, the folks from Indera Motors were kind enough to start up the engine of the F-Type for me, and I was given the chance to savour the manly rawness of that supercharged V8. Unfortunately, I can’t upload it here. Maybe if I could upload on a Youtube channel or something… yeah… So anyway, here’s me thanking the folks from Indera Motors. Nice chaps. Those Jags made my Sunday a whole lot better.

Here ya go:

Misconception

Not a single wonder was given. I am just waiting for the right moment. [WARNING: The thread somehow degrades to poo-slinging in the end. Here’s to me saving your mind]

Mental Bondage In The Name Of God

Islam is one of the most abused and misunderstood words today. Islam effectively means peacefulness – accomplished through the observation of orders (which is the deen) – a providence from our Creator revealed to all prophets and messengers so that mankind will enjoy an orderly way of life in the grand design of His creations (which is God’s system). This, however, is not the image called to mind when one hears the word Islam. True Islam is intended to be a life of blissfulness without religions, myths, superstitions, or ‘holiness’. The religionists, however, have systematically destroyed this ideal, not by demolishing it, but by altering its form so that it is no longer manifested as its Designer intended. The introduction of the Arab religion misleads people, stunts their potential growth, and results in disadvantaged and dysfunctional societies. It propagates a way of life or a deen featuring violence, terrorism…

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