The ramblings of a stark raving lunatic follow...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What, me, write?

So I'm thinking about entering NaNoWriMo. I remember Praxis getting in on that a couple years back (you planning on participating this year?). While I have no illusions about actually finishing, what with all the freelance I should hopefully have lined up, it might be an interesting way to inspire some different creative juices for my artwork. Besides, I havent really done any sort of creative writing in yonks.

Now I just need to figure out what to write. :p

Update: Well, I've signed up.

NaNoWriMo 2006 Participant

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Silo fun

After much procrastination, I finally got around to purchasing a license for Silo a week or so ago. Better yet, it was a license transfer from an old user, which left me eligible for the 2.0 betas. The poly-modelling tools in 1.42 and the new betas fucking rock. There are still some workflow things I miss from my beloved Wings, but overall, some really nice tools. The displacement painting in the new betas is simply icing. But damn, that's some sweet icing. The speed improvements for displacement painting in the most recent beta are ridiculous. I still can't orbit or pan for nuts once I go past a quarter million polies, but the actual displacement painting is just butter.

Piccy. Need to work on the likeness (especially the jawline, I reckon) a little more.

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"Sometimes you just gotta roll a hard six."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This place rocks...

I haven't even been here three months and they're already getting me an intern next month. Ha!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Well, it had to happen sometime

Frack. Got that dreaded call today, informing me of my reservist alert period. 3 fracking weeks on Amber Alert, starting Jan 23. Deputy S4, brigade level, and I can't remember the first godsdamned thing about military logistics. That'll be a fun 3 weeks. Being a Guards unit, they're not likely to just slack around, either, so I can probably expect multiple run-throughs, as well as an actual activation. Frack.

Colour like no other

Woot, been waiting to catch this commercial ever since I caught snippets of the setup and filming a few months ago. The previous Bravia commercial was bloody brilliant, and completely audacious (and what an awesome song they used). This one actually manages to top the bouncy balls commercial in terms of sheer audacity. :D

Sony Bravia Paint Commercial

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


This one episode a week shit simply isn't cutting it. Third season in, and it still manages to be some of the best fracking television around. Talk about gripping. Edward James Olmos still manages to make what are essentially corny speeches sound fracking inspirational.

Getting my Boomer fix is a nice bonus, naturally.

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Mmm, Boomer. The thought of six or seven of her simply boggles the mind.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Dammit, now I'm gonna be dreaming about this for months -.-

So we're driving over to my buddy's workshop to get some of the old gang together for dinner and drinks, and my buddy asks me, "so if you were to get a car, what do you think you'd get? Realistically, within budget, so don't tell me you'd get a 360." So I'm thinking for a second, and he throws out the MX-5, which I've always loved, and tells me I can probably get one for under $30k. Well, shit, now I'm not gonna be able to get that out of my head. Henceforth, I'm gonna see if I can get enough saved up for the downpayment by sometime next year, though apparently a loan may be a problem with that car (not to mention road tax, plus insurance for a damned soft-top). Ah well, at least when I do get one, I can console myself since it really does make for a good (and fun!) daily car. Too bad that damned Golf GTI is way out of my budget.

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Champagne has been put off til next week, owing to the stupid amounts of alcohol on Friday (I arrived at the club only to face down 7 trays of shooters, and 4 jugs of vodka-something), and the fact that py insisted on paying for the one bottle that I did order. Well, hopefully this time I can actually get a table booked. Alternately, find a somewhat quieter place, like Villa Bali or Wine Network.

Anyways, dinner and beer was fun. Some of the old gang together again, shooting the bull. I swear, we're having the same conversations now that we did 7, 8 years ago. 10 years from now, I would hope we still haven't grown up. :p

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Burger King. Yes!

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BWAHAHAHA. Absolute fucking winner.

Can someone stateside pleeeeeease pick up all three for me? I don't see these making their way here. I'll paypal you for the three plus shipping. At the very least I want to get my grubby paws on Sneak King.