Saturday, September 27, 2008

Off to Adelaide we go...

Tomorrow morning, bright 'n' early, we're jumping on a big metal bird to head down to Adelaide, South Australia, for the 2008 Australasian Gaelic Football Championships. Anf is in the team again (third year running!), and I decided I'd head down and take some happy snaps.

Hopefully it wont rain (much!) while we're there, and hopefully I'll be able to get some 'net access to post the occasional picture.

If not, I guess I'll just have to wait until we get back.

Randy Cassingham's This Is True

Hey, if you haven't seen these before, check out these videos from This Is True.

I've been a premium subscriber for about four or five years now, and before that I got the free edition on & off since about 1994 (not long after it first started). Well worth checking out, IMHO.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

XKCD FTW! (again!)

Oh, and by the way...

I uploaded a couple more games worth of gaelic footy photos to the gallery. These ones are from April this year. Only another 3-4 games to upload, now... they might have to wait until after the nationals next week, though - I need the space on the laptop drive for the photos I'll be taking then.

I now have 23GB of memory cards for the camera. I expect to use most of that. :D

Monday, September 22, 2008

Some more ArmA stuff...

So, one of the guys said, "Hey, we've got these wind turbine things to stick on the map, it'd be great if they were turning, can someone have a look at that?"

I couldn't let a challenge like that slip by...

Unfortunately, while they work if I place them via the Mapfact 3DE map editing tool, they most definitely don't work if I place them via the usual Visitor3 map editing tool, or compile the modified versions into an existing map.

Bugger bugger bugger bugger bugger.

Oh, well. At least I know my animation code is nearly right...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Now that's going too far...

Can you believe this?

Found at ThinkGeek

Now that's just silly. Some people's fixation with caffeine is becoming decidedly unhealthy! :-P

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Feeling sorry for yourself?

The best way to pull yourself out of a funk is to turn on the telly, and watch some of the paralympics currently underway in Beijing.

A dose of the 'flu aint got nothing on what some of these people are living with. Watching them is inspirational, to say the least.

One-legged cyclist? Check.
Swimmer with no arms? Check.
Sprinter with no feet? Check.

Great to seem them competing, great to see them having fun. Damn, but it gives you back some faith in the human spirit.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Finally, some action!

Yes, I'm a slacker, I don't post anywhere near as much as Dan does. But then, I think I lead a pretty boring life by comparison! And he's had some pretty interesting stuff to post about lately, what with the cutting-things-up training holiday he's on at the moment (check out the videos in his recent posts, good value).

Anyway, the real action is that I finally finished sorting through another game's worth of gaelic footy photos, and have uploaded them to my .mac online gallery. They're from a game played on the 6th of April... yes, that means it took me five whole months to get around to sorting & uploading the pics. Only another half a dozen to go... I'd like to get them all sorted / uploaded before the nationals at the end of the month, as I'm likely to have several thousand pics to sort at the end of that week (I average between 600 and 900 photos per game). We shall see, eh?