It really sucks, you know. The doorbell rings just as I’m feeding my hair, and for one teeny moment I forget, and open the door without putting on my glasses first. Poof. One stone television repair person on the porch. I drag him inside and close the door before I notice anyone else. Shame, he… Continue reading A day in the life…
<An entry for the Real Hitchhiker’s Guide> The Earth, although mostly harmless, is infested in places with some very irritating life-forms (excluding humans). As an alien visitor you can choose to avoid these places, but if you absolutely have to see them, here are a few tips about mosquito-hunting. The irritation level caused by mosquitoes… Continue reading Mosquito Hunting
What does it mean to dual-boot a computer? In simplest terms, it means that you have two different operating systems (OS’s) installed, and can choose which one you want to run when you start the computer. The two OS’s have no communication with each other. When one is running, the other is effectively dead. But… Continue reading Dual-booting the brain
On a hot summer night, humid and sleepy, the pond and its surroundings resound with amphibian revelry. Marveling at the many tones and patterns, I sneak out with a torch to get a look at the members of the chorus. As I step close the chorus falls silent, and in the light a dozen pairs… Continue reading Frog Serenade
I’ve been a Fanatics book club member for years, so when they sent me a letter about their new online shop I checked it out. They gave a R50 voucher for first purchase so I ordered the Avatar soundtrack cd. At checkout there was an error. Two days later the money went off my credit… Continue reading Beware Exclus1ves.co.za!
I’ve been working the last 3 days on a new website for Zazen Studio. I’ve been staying in the Studio while working on the site and it’s been a great experience. Go see the website for photos of the Studio. It offers beautiful and tranquil accommodation in the Gauteng area. Close to Sandton, Randburg and… Continue reading Meet the Zazen Studio
Vue render of my favourite old wizard. I’ve been playing with and extending my skills with Vue the last few months – it’s getting easier to get the look I want. Full view here. In other news – I won a challenge at RedBubble with my “Golden Dragon” fractal. See the entries here. And I’ve… Continue reading The Grey Wanderer
Been a while since I posted. Can’t be bothered most days. Anyway, the picture today is a Vue render with a bit of postwork in Photoshop and Picasa. In other news, the new year has finally started, work is still a bit slow but I’m hoping it will pick up soon. It’s a beautiful January… Continue reading Dinner for two
Vue render, no postwork. Full view here. If you’re observant you may notice that this picture and the previous one is of the exact same spot – I just changed the atmosphere, added water, removed the maize 🙂 Been a busy week, worked in the shop every day from 9am to 5:30pm. And cutting stuff… Continue reading Lakeside morning
Vue render, no postwork. Full view here. I stumbled home exhausted from work … and made this. Took two evenings, in fact. Going to get some sleep now.