Tag Archive: 3ds


3d Pie gif image from MPO

Animated GIF of the pie I made - converted from MPO

I apologise to the epileptics out there, but the above image is my first attempt at converting the 3d photographs from the Nintendo 3DS (in MPO) format, into a ‘web usable’ format – in this case, animated GIF.  Over on the IGN boards, user DarkDepths created a Java app that will do the converting from MPO to JPG to GIF, with a selectable delay between the two frames.

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Mini Chicken Pakora Plate, Bitesize and Delicious

Mini Chicken Pakora Plate, Bitesize and Delicious

Being a fan of British-Indian restaurant food, I cling like a limpet to the utterly essential book, The Curry Secret.  While it gets me 99% of the recipes I want, a notable exception is Chicken Pakoras.  These chunks of juicy, tender, gently spiced breast meat, wrapped in golden, fluffy, beautifully seasoned batter, are one of my favorite occasional treats when we head to our local curry house.  Read on for my successful jazz-cooking recipe, and a 3d photograph of the food itself!

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I’m sorry the video above with rather overblown guitar soundtrack can’t convey the spine-tingling sexiness of the UI in Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars.  The 3d screen on the new 3DS had been very well designed for – the semitransparent portrait windows hover above each other, tastefully distinct, letting your own eyes do the focusing and letting things in the foreground or background fade tastefully into insignificance.  Even the lines of dialogue float serenely above the portraits, unconcerned with the painfully constrained 2d ancestors it’s had to deal with.

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