Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by rhubarbarian, Aug 21, 2018.
managed to dislodge a rib 2 days ago and I found an orthopedist who actually could see me today =) (with the others I'd have to wait till November for an appointment!)
He couldn't wrench it all the way back, though, but it's at least a good deal better now. YAY!
Just in time for yet another round of gardening at my parents' *sigh*
Much to the disappointment of a few people, I got about 12 or so hours of sleep last night/this morning.
Yeah, I have a bunch of work to do, but I seriously needed the rest after being awake for the better part of about 39 hours or so.
My sweet granddaughter came to spend the day. We had so much fun. She has quite the imagination.
I spent the afternoon with my Godmother. She has quite the mouth on her
I like watching planes. And today something, don’t know what, but I think it was a vintage military plane, the type which a bunch of Second World War soldiers might jump from with their big white parachutes, flew over my parents house. So low that it was visible only for a moment before passing the roof line of the neighbours. No more than 100m, if that.
That was a treat.
Is that allowed in your country? Over here they must keep a minimum height of 1000 feet over settlements.
Today the dog was lucky for a change: on Saturday morning I was working in the garden and threw his favourite ball without looking. Neither the dog nor I could find it, though we both had heard it drop. The poor chap was rather desperate and kept searching all day.
Today mom found the ball: it had hung wedged at chest-height between two branches of a shrub all the time while we were searching on the ground in the ivy. Now we have the happiest dog in Europe again
That’s one happy pupper!
yes, he's irresistable. Even wraps my mom around his little finger When it comes to spreading chaos he's worse than 5 toddlers but he has charm and an impish grin that makes it hard to be cross with him. The prob is that he's highly intelligent and needs to be challenged, mentally. This gets too much for my 80-ish parents. So when I'm on heavy work duty I always try to involve the dog and keep him busy. Pruning the lilac tree yesterday went like 10 moves of the saw, throw 1 ball, 10 saw moves, 1 ball...I throw the ball with a spin, so that he never knows where it's going to go.
This morning he helped me collect wormy prunes into a bucket. =) An unexpected side effect of teaching him to pick up things for my parents
I realised today, that not only did i get the annual increment this month, it was more than I thought it would be.
To celebrate, we’re having intercontinental finger food. Good times.
I got hit on, does that count?
I discovered a few features built into my 3d program that I had not discovered yet. I hadn't truly explored the newer features that had been added between the perpetual version I own and the subscription version I got recently. That's several years worth of added features.
An act of kindness. We've been given a stone bird bath and I struggled all yesterday morning to set it up in the garden. Bloody thing is so heavy! It splits into three parts and I got the basin on the ground, rolled the column and managed to get the base slab set up. Then just about killed my back but rocked the column into place so that just left the basin. As a dead lift from the ground I couldn't do it and had to go inside for a rethink. I don't know I get determined but I'm pretty slight physically. SO to end the boring story, I glance out the window and my neighbour quietly popped over and set it in place. Thanks mate!
More deep diving into my 3d modeler. More useful features discovered!
I also got distracted by a methodology question on a FB group I'm in and learned even more after explaining the basics of what the person was asking. After the question was answered (not sure if it was an acceptable answer yet...they haven't replied), but I kept going with it. Not to make a perfect CG replica, but to play with features and to better understand PBR materials.
I have to admit to being totally inept on this subject but it sounds kind of cool
I always find that playing with a programme teaches you more tricks than the manual. Somehow learning by doing seems to root deeper in the memory than learning by reading.
A colleague brought me a few shells of freshly mummified mussels and snails (we have a horrible drought atm). When I determined the species I found that one snail was a first finding for my district. YAY! And my colleague says there are lots more who are still alive (double yay!)
Yes, doing is always better than reading for nearly everyone. I'm sure there's someone out there that may learn faster by reading than practicing, but I honestly don't know who that would be.
@Refuge: I'm sure you've heard of CG or CGI (Computer Graphics or Computer-Generated Imaging), but PBR is Physically-Based Rendering. I don't know the specifics as I'm extremely new to it, as well, but it's been common for the last few years for most 3d artists. I'm used to an old method called Ray Tracing. I used to experiment with that method and even came up with a way of creating spherical lens distortion (the way straight lines bend in photographs using wider lenses) before my modeling program had even an inkling of including that feature on any of its camera algorithms.
From way back in the year 2000:
I can't tell you how many hours it took to render that animation!
And this is what I was playing with last night, testing my newfound features:
@rhubarbodendron, that is an awesome compliment!
Probably a Dakota. (could have been the one from the The Battle of Britain Memorial flight).
this is a great idea, balance out all the negativity.
I had a wonderful thing happen. I had posted on another board about some expensive yarn I was considering buying for a christmas gift for my future mother in law. someone had sent me a private message saying they had purchased some of that yarn and had no need for it and if I would like it at no cost. I received it and started working on it and its the nicest yarn I have ever worked with
My mom brought me breakfast this morning
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