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While wading through the interwebs on my Google machine earlier this evening, I stumbled across a multi-part (15, I think) blog post by a guy named Shamus Young. The posts describe his creation of a cityscape built of code. The end result is a Windows screensaver that builds a city from scratch every time it runs, then tours you around the city.
I have to admit that I was riveted to the posts (here’s the first entry). The process is fascinating, and Shamus’ writing is rather entertaining. I give him 50 bonus points for using the phrase “cutting-edge Luddite”. Well worth the read.
And, of course, I have already installed the screensaver in my Vista machine. It’s the first time in years that I’ve actually used a screensaver.
Here’s a YouTube video Shamus put together: