Parents: baby's first years

I know many of my readers are already parents so they’ve been through the life changing event that is the birth of a baby. The video above may well prepare the rest of you for this moment when you become a parent. Well worth watching. (via)

Minecraft Logo

Meanwhile, I logged into my server and found a sky high railway connecting Tye’s lighthouse with Andy’s treehouse, and an odd contraption Andy built that I must ask him about because a nearby sign says you should “insert arrows here”. Cool.

Minecraft: Gargamel

  1. Launch Minecraft and make sure you update to the 1.3 beta.
  2. Go into the single player menu and create a new world. Use “gargamel” as the seed.
  3. Get out of the dark cave (exit high up on the left) and go, ‘Wow!’

I’m not going to post screenshots, even though I want to. Don’t want to spoil the surprise! More seeds can be found here and I found this one here.

Minecraft 1.3, with beds

Well, they say Minecraft is addictive. Now you can lie down while you deal with your addiction. Version 1.3 includes beds and I read somewhere that you’ll respawn in the last bed you’ve slept in but don’t quote me on that! If you’ve had Minecraft open on your machine for some time make sure you close and reopen it to update the client.

Bukkit hasn’t been updated yet so warps and the /home function on the Minecraft server don’t work.

Once the 1.3 update has quietened down and I know all plugins are ok I’m tempted to enable mobs and deop everyone to make things more interesting. Make sure your building is well lit and defensible!

The Best Game Intro

I think the intro to the original Left 4 Dead has to rate as one of the best game intros I’ve ever seen. Great stuff.

Unfortunately when I play the game I can’t hear any sound. Bah.

Update! Someone mentioned on Twitter that Dead Island had a better intro. Strictly speaking, it’s a trailer but boy does it pull at your heart strings. F*cked up. Check it below but don’t click play if there are kids around. After you’ve watched the trailer, check out this IGN edit that plays the trailer in reverse.

WordPress in my Minecraft

I logged into my Minecraft server yesterday evening to see a stunning WordPress logo up on a hill. It was created by Thorsten. No it wasn’t. Author remains unknown. I wonder who created it?

I really must get that Minecraft commmentary done so I can show off what he and everyone else created in this world..