Short Thoughts: Lois and Clark Soundtrack.

It’s well known that if you ask me who my Superman is, and the music that reminds me of the character most, it’s the 90’s series ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’.

I even wrote something about it last year, one that Dean Cain found insightful!

I’ve been wanting to find the soundtrack for years. The one released twenty years ago on disk had tracks that you couldn’t pinpoint, it wouldn’t remind you of a certain episode, only the theme song.

But tonight I came across the composer Jay Gruska’s site, and he has uploaded new, clean tracks from the series!

First Flight‘, ‘Main Theme Teaser‘ and ‘What’s Brewing‘ are my highlights, as they are all from pivotal points from the Pilot episode. Still incredible to hear twenty years on.

I hope more tracks get released soon. They’re far too good to be kept away.

WWDC ’17 Thoughts.

‘You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.’ – Obi-Wan

The iPad grew up last Monday. Finally.

I’ve purposefully held back from writing this the day after or even the same week as WWDC. Out of the products announced on Monday, iOS 11 is full of small updates that people are still finding out now. A different volume overlay on videos wasn’t found until Thursday for instance.

But first, as Marvin Candle once said, a little history.

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The TR Suite Kickstarter Stream is live.

As I’ve said on Twitter, I’m attempting a stream in aid of Nathan McCree’s Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter reaching the halfway mark.

The stream is now now live!
He’s only got £80,000 to go before he’s at Abbey Road to record the album on vinyl.

With this I decided, with fourteen days to go before the Kickstarter concludes, I will do my bit to play some games for the cause.
Link is here.

Or if you’d like, the embed is below.

Watch live video from futureoutpost on www.twitch.tv

Final Zone: Tekken 2

There’s a pattern in Tekken games for its bosses. As soon as you reach Stage 7, it goes into ‘What buttons do I mash next?’ territory.

Out of all six (soon seven) of the numbered Tekken titles, the second game had a boss that was relentless, more so than Heihachi, much more than True Ogre, and just edging out the ridiculous Egyptian boss from Tekken 6.

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‘My Name is….?’

Welcome to Outpost.

Each year the site goes through a bit of a reboot, whether its the appearance or the content.

This year it’s different; it’s the name alongside a slight layout change.

I became uncomfortable where people were looking at the site and they saw my name at the top, as if it was to enlarge something about me.

So instead, after going through many, many names, Outpost is the one.

Why?

Well, I like how it gives the impression of observing and looking out for anything in the distance, and in technology and games, it’s apt.

I can also tie it into features and even Twitch, without saying ‘DARYL BAXTER LIVE‘ without making me look ridiculous.

I’ve also tidied up the menu in the header, alongside slightly changing some of the fonts to make them all match up with one another.

I’ve also added something I’ve wanted to for a while: Search! You can finally look for something from long ago if you wanted. Posts from ‘the beginning’ do exist, so have fun there while I look the other way.

There’s much less white space in the content area now, so it’s less of how Twitter for iPad looks and more Tweetbot instead. Of course I can have better control on the right sidebar, with custom text and tweets, but in a way to not distract you.

The url is still going to be ‘darylbaxter.com‘, but I’m currently in the middle of setting up a redirect to another.

If there’s any feedback you’d like to give, send it across to Twitter.

Enjoy.

Short Thoughts: Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter Launched.

The Kickstarter is now live. Click here to support the cause.
The target is £160,000, and as of posting, it’s already past ten percent in the fourteen hours it’s been live.
I’ve pledged for the £120 reward level, which includes a digital download, the CD, and the vinyl.
Everyone needs the vinyl as they kick back with a Gin one evening I figure.

I do love the reward names; from the Dagger of Xian, to a Gold Key and an Infada Stone.

I will be keeping track of this, and do spread the word.

Short Thoughts: iOS 11 Wishlist.


As an upcoming iOS release beckons once again, Federico Viticci of MacStories released the latest in his iOS Wishlist series on Friday, focusing solely on the iPad.
Even before reading his wishes, I agree completely that the iPhone has reached its point with new features. To me, a lot can be focused on refinement. Managing iMessage sticker apps are currently a mess for example.
With the iPad, there’s a lot of low-hanging fruit to obtain, with a lot taken care of in the video him and Sam have created.
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Short Thoughts: Tomb Raider Suite Kickstarter Launch Date.

As you are probably aware, I’m fond of the first three Tomb Raider games and the music, and loved my time at the Tomb Raider Suite back in December.
Today, Nathan has announced the launch of the Kickstarter, as May 26th.

Only a week on Friday.

I’m curious to see what the pledge rewards are, alongside how Crystal Dynamics markets it. It was great to see a live Instagram video a few weeks ago, hopefully more of this appears through Facebook Live, or even a Reddit AMA.