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Thomas Fuglseth
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Her majesty is certainly not to be trifled with.

(This is seriously one of the most fantastic things I've read in ages.)
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So, you get the chance to watch movies aboard the ISS, which one do you choose as the first?
“#Movie night in micro #Gravity aboard #ISS on our new HD projector which we use for conferences, tech software, etc..”
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Honestly, +Adobe, it's getting really irritating that everything about adobe.com is about selling Creative Cloud©®™, while all of the standalone products are carefully squirreled away behind a tiny link at the bottom of the front page.
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To the man with his pants halfway down to his knees at the airport urinal: That's not how you do it.
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The right way to welcome Russian submarines trying to sneak their way into your territorial waters.
This way if you’re gay. A Swedish peace organization launches a Sonar Sub Water Defense System.
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Gog's recent announcement (see earlier post) sent me on a bit of a nostalgia trip. So since I'm a huge nerd, I've been listening to various renditions of the original TIE Fighter midi soundtrack while working.

To be honest, Clint Bajakian really deserves credit as one of the better composers to add his own touch to the Star Wars musical universe. He takes some of Williams' well known motifs as well as creating a number of new ones himself, and arranges them beautifully in ways that make the game feel truly "Star Wars", while still being different enough to make it clear that you're on the other side of the conflict in this game. It manages to be both convey the ominous nature of the Empire, while still feeling heroic. And touches like the Star Wars fanfare fading directly into Imperial March in the intro sequence are sheer brilliance.

Additionally, the game makes use of LucasArts' iMuse system, which dynamically adapts the music in the action sequences to the events that take place. And this is where, again, Bajakian has done a fantastic job. Because in order for this to work, the music has to be composed of short snippets that can transition into each other without feeling disjointed. The arrival of a rebel ship will be accompanied by a short rebel fanfare, while the main motif from the imperial march signifies an imperial vessel making its entry. During quiet periods, the music calms down, only to quickly pick up in intensity when an enemy suddenly appears out of hyperspace.

It's hard to show how well this works without actually letting someone play the game, but there's an excellent medley of the different ingame tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/kusi81/ode-to-tie-x-6-game-tie

Sadly, the 1998 remake (which featured the improved graphics engine from X-Wing vs. TIE-Fighter) didn't make use of the iMuse system (instead opting for a cd audio selection of scores taken from the films, which basically felt the same as leaving your cd player on while playing). So, better music quality, but worse in terms of atmosphere.

With all of the "HD" remakes of old games that have been released lately, I really hope that Disney realizes that all of the Star Wars hype they're generating right now creates the perfect climate for making some more money off some of the old game ips they aquired along with LucasFilm. I'd love to see versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter that combined modern graphics with the atmosphere of a dynamic soundtrack (ideally re-using the original motifs, but with full orchestration).
After several false starts I've finally managed to convert the (almost complete) soundtrack to LucasArts' space simulator "TIE Fighter" from MIDI to audio, in a quality I'm actually quite happy with.
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I rarely buy art books, but I think these will end up on my shelf.
Free League Publishing is raising funds for Simon Stålenhag's Tales from the Loop on Kickstarter! Simon Stålenhag's paintings from a childhood that never was and a future that could have been – collected in a two book volume.
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Oh yes. Why thank you, +GOG.com - DRM-Free Games.

I think I'm going to spend the next weekend going back to the mid-nineties.
Release: Star Wars: X-Wing & Star Wars: Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM
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  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    MSc. Engineering Cybernetics, 1998 - 2003
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    PhD. Electrical Power Engineering, 2004 - 2011
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  • Marine Cybernetics
    Project Engineer, 2011 - present
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