Tag Archives: Fanboy Friday

Fanboy Friday: Phoning It In

Did you ever have a week in which you seemed busy every day, but at the end of it had nothing particular to show for it? It’s been one of those around here. All I can remember is running like my hair was on fire, swinging from project to project, and then poof… it’s Friday. I didn’t have a chance to ‘sim much at all, and didn’t get a lot of scenery work done, either. Still, I promised myself I would do my best to meet my weekly blogging deadline, so here goes… (I know, way to sell it, Womack.) Continue reading

Fanboy Friday Catches Olympic Fever

One of the things I love about flight simulator is how multi-faceted it is as an experience. Some use it for brushing up on real-world techniques, some for flying planes they’d never have a chance to even see, much less pilot, in “real life”, and some just enjoy exploring. Today, I thought we’d look at the virtual tourism aspect of FS, with an eye toward the city and region that will draw the world’s attention starting tonight. Continue reading

Fanboy Friday wants to know: what do you fly? And where?

My well is about dry, idea-wise, right now. I’ve spent a week neck-deep in 3DS Max tutorials and tweaking arcane bits of code, and my brain is fried. So rather than just bag on writing Fanboy Friday altogether, I thought I’d give the rest of you a say. Tell me this: what is your favorite sim aircraft at the moment? And when you fly, where do you do it? Continue reading

Fanboy Friday: The Buzz of Saws

It’s been a noisy week inside my head. Just last night, I realized with a groan that Friday was coming on like a freight train, and me with nothing to write about. That’s how it goes sometimes, you know? One week, I’ll have hours to browse forums and take the pulse of what’s happening in our hobby, and bammo, the next I’m head-down on a bunch of demanding projects and can barely stop to eat. The good news about this week is that things are reaching a fever pitch, scenery-wise. Stark’s Twin Oaks is nearly done, and Emma Field is ramping up. Huge thanks to all of you who visited this week to see the Emma building renders, by the way. You smashed every traffic record for this blog. Utterly.

Anyway, I did manage to take note of a few interesting developments… Continue reading

Fanboy Friday: Great New Releases + One Little Rant

We’re pretty spoiled in the sim world. Not a week goes by that there isn’t some sort of cool new add-on, preview, or announcement. I’ve got a trio of them for you this week, but I’m also going to hit the pause button for a moment and talk about something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. Continue reading

Fanboy Friday: Charging Into Oh-Ten

This week has been insane. From a standing stop last weekend, somehow I managed to go blasting into this week full-tilt, arms flailing, teeth bared. Banzai!!! When the holidays are over, brother, they are over. Fortunately for FS fans, our hobby seems poised to do likewise, cruising into the new decade with a vengeance. So, what’s new this week? Continue reading

Fanboy Friday: A Decade With Wings

I swore to myself that I wouldn’t get all sappy with some kind of “year in review” schmaltz, nor would I mention the dreaded r-word this year. Mostly, I’m a forward-looking guy, after all. But while walking my dogs in the soggy park this evening, I got to thinking about all the things that have changed in my life since I first discovered flight simming. And wouldn’t you know it; counting backwards, I discovered that I’ve been doing the simulation thing for just about ten years now. Forgive me, but there’s just no way I can resist a milestone as juicy as that. Continue reading

Fanboy Friday: Big Bag of Christmas Toys

It’s a Christmas miracle! After ten days of feeling like someone parked a tractor on my head, I’m finally able to breathe, think, and blog. It’s a good thing, too, as Santa’s bag is brimming full of some highly anticipated releases. Pour yourself a glass of egg nog and gather ’round the fire as I hand out the packages, kiddies… Continue reading

Fanboy Friday: By Doze… Ugh.

My apologies, faithful followers, but I’ve been felled by a nasty cold that’s just this side of the pig flu. If I can swim through this drug-induced haze to some sort of lucidity, I’ll try and post something in the next couple of days. In the meantime, I can’t think, can’t breathe, and it feels like somebody stuffed my head full of wet pasta. Please, carry on without me.

Fanboy Friday Again?

Ah, life’s ironies… I have had zippo time this week to do anything resembling flying, and it’s due in large part to my client’s Web site and blog needs. Any free time I’ve managed to peel off for myself has gone to plugging away at my NaNoWriMo novel, which is now over 50 pages long. Thanks for asking. So, to sum up: no writing on my blog this week because I’ve been too busy blogging and writing. A full-fledged Fanboy Friday this is not, but here are a couple of things that whipped past my window in a blur this week: Continue reading