Archive for March, 2010

The Joys of a New Computer

Posted in 3D, CGI, Computing on March 28, 2010 by vk08

I have not updated this blog as often as I would like to, mainly because my computer’s keyboard was clunky and really a pain in the rear to type upon.

It's a Mac, not a PC

That however has now changed, and I never in a million years thought that I would find a machine that you could type on and not want to rip your hair out of your head whilst doing it.

MacBook’s and their sibling MacBook Pro (and Air), along with the new Apple keyboards are designed in such a way that a light tap and your words appear.  The screens on the MacBooks are crisp, clear and easy to read, with great contrast, and the machines themselves are light and as functional as the desktop models.

I am ecstatic at the moment that I am able to be typing this latest blog entry on a machine I never thought in a million years I’d be able to replace.  More bloggin later..

Spring.. (its here, really it is)

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2010 by vk08

Springtime in CT

Is it really??

Springtime???

Judging by the temps outside and the bright sunshine and the birds singing and the bunnies hopping aound, it’s all about Spring.

Go out, enjoy the day, bask in the sunlight… Go now…. go.. what are you waiting for… stop reading…

Freedom of what?

Posted in Current Events, Film and Television, Politics, Ranting and Raving on March 14, 2010 by vk08

We the People......

A little thing that happened this morning got me thinking about this little bit of law, and the connotations therein and how people sometimes hide mistakenly behind it.   There is freedom of speech until you abridge the rights of another to do the same.  Like any right, there are limits to it, and rightfully so.  You can’t just walk into a theatre and yell FIRE!, it’s against the law, your right to free speech ended because you trampled the rights of everyone in that theatre.  Same goes for discussion and discourse.  The minute you resort to name calling and the old “I’m better than you because of ‘X'” you lose your right to your speech.  The Constitution does not recognize your superiority complex and also any differences between individuals at all, in essence according to the document we are all equal.

Now before I continue, I want to mention that the next part of what I say may be controversial.

The Federal Communications Commission of the United States is responsible for making sure that which goes out over the airwaves is safe from overt and not so overt references that would make most people cringe and blush.  Also to make sure our young people are not seeing things they really shouldn’t on Television.  Now a lot of people claim “that’s censorship” but think for a moment about what we CAN get away with on TV nowadays, a lot compared to just 20 years ago. A certain amount of policing is necessary and that’s why some channels like Playboy are Pay channels that you have to purchase separately, so you can have the option of blocking them.  Same goes for the Net.  There are plenty of sites that host adult material, but they say it, a huge warning that there may be something objectionable, and so you don’t let your kids go there, however, if a site that doesn’t have that warning pops up… what then?

My own site here is certainly not for children, however I try to stay within a confine so that if a child DID in fact come across this site, there’s not a million overt innuendos and swears..

Think for a moment, you can’t be everywhere at once, some responsibility does fall upon the providers to police themselves.

Jericho :as a comic

Posted in Current Events, Film and Television on March 9, 2010 by vk08

The last normal day....

Woooooohoooooo!

Nuff Said 🙂

A little fun: Cylon Raider Prototype

Posted in 3D, CGI, Uncategorized on March 8, 2010 by vk08

It’s not often that I get someone that’s worked on my favorite show telling me that they like the design I did, a lot of my concepts are way out there in left field anyhow, so when it happens I tend to get a little blushy.

Without further ado, here’s the first look at the Cylon Raider Prototype I’ve been working on, magnificently remodeled (I’m redoing the textures now) by Al Rivard.

Even the Cylons had to start somewhere...

Sunday Morning……

Posted in Current Events, Politics on March 7, 2010 by vk08

Coffee…. had to wake up to coffee.   Coffee is the thing that makes all of us wake up and ready to face the day (some of us it takes more cups than others but OK…..)

Now all of a sudden some woman who worked for the Obama campaign has sullied the name of our precious beverage and made a farcical (although she calls it serious) movement called the Coffee Party of America.  Of course, I should have seen it coming,  the obvious analogue to the Tea Party Movement, but this is beyond wrong.

This is what we've come to?

The Coffee Party??? Please..... no....

I mean even their banner leaves a bit to be desired.. It looks like someone went nuts with MS Office’s clipart library and a blue paintbrush. Now had they really wanted to be successful they would have drowned themselves in UCC’s Taste 114 and at least they would have died a nice and enjoyable death as their bodies basked in the yummy goodness that is 114…But alas, they are just a bunch of Obama supporters that decided it would be a hoot to ruin the reputation of the lifeblood of artists (and others) everywhere.

Here’s a picture of 114 just for posterity.

Y-U-M

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