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Dusty

date_range 23/09/2009 12:23

All over Australia we’re getting dust storms from Western Australia. It seems to have affected Sydney the most but it’s also showing up a lot here in Brisbane. Here’s some nice photos I found, none are edited in any way.

Driver’s License

date_range 21/09/2009 01:29

I’m quite late with this now, but figured better now than never. Got my learner’s license just over a week ago, and have just about overcome my fear of clutches. Yay!

Tower Defence

date_range 27/08/2009 20:41

I’ve been working on a simple tower defence game for a school project for the past few days now. It’s coming along pretty nicely and I’ve finished a decent level editor for it. Saving, loading, AI pathfinding, all the nice things. Showing my signs of lack of style. I’ll release it on here some time when it’s completely finished. We’re restricted to Visual Basic 6.0 – aka 1998 software, but ah well.

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

date_range 16/08/2009 21:48

One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. Too bad it’s not a real movie. It’s been taken down due to copyright claims, and I’m not going to host it here or it’ll suffer the same fate. If you can find it by any other means (not sure if it’s shown anywhere else legally) then I do recommend you have a look, it’s a great work of art.

Rendering

date_range 08/08/2009 16:50

It’s been a while since I posted so I figured I might add a little update. No images to go along with this one since I had closed the rendering program when I was done. Basically, I rendered a video for a friend of mine, Tom, who’s been going crazy with rollercoasters, you can view some of his videos over at <www.youtube.com/tomisdabomb02>/. I’ve rendered his latest addition, and surprisingly, the whole 5 minute video took me 1 minute to render. That’s a little quicker than the last system I had! Youtube seems to be acting up on my posts so...

Getting there…

date_range 12/07/2009 23:08

Told you I was gonna try to reach 5Ghz. Glitches aside, I’m quite enjoying it so far.

It’s my birthday!

date_range 11/07/2009 01:38

Yay, I’m 16! What did I get? -The ability to now suffer from fatal car crashes due to legal driving age -A free phone that just coincidentally happened to appear on the time of my birthday, not a present -A new computer Here’s a little pile of things, excluding the laptop. Surprisingly, the free phone, a Nokia N95 for opting in to a survey team, is faster and better in some ways than my LG Renoir touch phone. I don’t know which one to use as my main, carrying two around is a little unpractical, but my old one’s still...

Blue screens, yay and nay.

date_range 07/07/2009 22:07

I’ve recently gotten a bit into the more raw process of programming with nothing but just C++ and DirectX involved. It’s quite educational to learn more about how it all works instead of just letting a modern engine doing it all for me. So far I’ve managed to create a triangle and a blue strobing screen. I found it quite interesting to create a bluescreen, it just reminded me of the raw basis of a 3D application for some reason. It also reminded me of the beloved bluescreens Windows let us know about. I haven’t actually had any since only...

VidZone

date_range 29/06/2009 22:54

I haven’t posted in a while so I’d think of writing a quick update. About a year ago, The PS3 received an update to allow customers to rent/purchase of movies in the Playstation Store. The downside was, Europe/Australia did not get this. Not too long ago, a free service called VidZone came out that allows us to download free music videos and such. It’s pretty good, but I’d much rather have the full Video Store which is coming around Q3 2009, which it just about is. There’s been quite a few things going on lately, the near release of Gran...

Computers

date_range 04/05/2009 20:26

I spend the weekend building a computer for a friend which proved to be quite entertaining. The case wasn’t in stock, so when he came over to test it he was rather confused at the screen output from a pile of parts next to him. The specs were as follows: -Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.6Ghz -Gigabyte EP43-UD3L -MSI 9800GTX+ OC -2x2GB Kingston 1066Mhz Memory Cooling fan and motherboard behind it, BEFORE scraping off the thermal paste. Which was, in this case better in every way than my own system, though fortunately for me not by much. I wish...