Monday, April 27, 2015

Sketches and stuff

Have you ever played a video game and it had so much potential, but the execution just seemed flawed, and this frustrated you so much you wanted to make your own game? Well that's how I've been feeling a lot lately. Too bad that involves actual work, which I am clinically certified as allergic to.

Instead, have some scribbles.

Re-learning programming 3D graphics

I learnt the basics of programming simple 3D graphics a few years ago when I did my degree, but since then I've forgotten everything. Recently I decided to try and pick it up again (long story). I'm still starting out, so the progress is pretty rapid, so I thought I'd show some progress before it tapers off!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday, 09 April 2015

Nothing much interesting today. Had a dream I was walking down to the foodmarket (it's Thursday today, can you tell I'm excited?), and then a bunch of ne'er-do-wells showed up and it turned out I was some sort of policeman or security person or something so I had to call in for backup.

And then eventually they arrived, except instead of sending more cops or the special forces, they sent girl scouts. Like, with cookies. This distracted everyone, but then the bad guys escaped. Oh well, everyone got cookies. Choc chip 'natch.

Then we hung out in Green Market Square waiting for them to leave the city (clearly my dreams have zero sense of direction). Our ambush failed, so then we went running for a bit. Turns out running on windy and winding roads next to cliffs with no barriers is not a good idea! Whodda thought...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lately, between the media and the ever increasing vocal minorities, there seems to be an overabundance of people accusing everyone else of being racist while themselves stirring racial division and strife. You don't promote tolerance and "transformation" by riling up everyone and sowing discord. And generalising and stereotyping entire groups of people based on the colour of their skin because it always has to be "us vs. them".

It seems to boil down not to "Racism is bad" but rather "Racism against me is bad", but it's perfectly fine when someone else is on the receiving end. Sigh.

Why can't everyone just get along.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday, 06 April 2015

Easter holidays have reminded me of my old life of sleeping whole day, doing nothing, and mid day naps. Not having to get dressed and go outside (to work) on Fridays. Waking up at 10am on Mondays. Nothing happens, and nothing needs to be done. I think I missed this.

Oh well, back to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

Last night I had a dream that I was really tired and trying to get some sleep and then my alarm went off and I had to wake up and I was really not happy about this. Then I really woke up, frantically checked the time, and it was only 3:30 AM. The relief was palpable.

Between Elite:Dangerous and Space Engineers I guess I haven't been getting enough sleep lately. Getting a new moka pot and all the coffee that means doesn't help either :o)

I also had a second, much longer and drawn out dream. Guest appearances from all the regulars, everything from feelings of inadequacy to super powers, culminating in simultaneous orbital bombardments, and even shopping for hoodies. This dream had it all.