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Got myself an iPhone tadda!

And naturally It's all hacked now running custom business

Written myself some custom App to push and pull Photos from the iPhone wirelessly, which is magical to behold


Now if only I could do the same with the Calendar

I'm too cool for school now as I installed Apache HTTP/PHP server on my iPhone:

It's useful because you can connect to yourself in the browser and open files like PDF's and Movies stored on the iPhone hard drive.

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My First Vray Net Render!

Vray Render 2hr on 3 machines (Total of 8.6ghz) 2 minutes per frame

This render has no GI, It's just 2 Area lights, one of which is a dome giving it a GI like feel.

Couldn't get it to work at first, just rendered lots of black frames very quick, I fixed in in the end, I think it was a license issue as I hadn't entered in all the serial numbers under personalize cinema.

The diffusion on the metal is very course due to the anti-alias settings I used and cus I don't know what I\'m doing. Trying to smooth it more seemed to make the render take far too long for my taste, and It's only a test after all.

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A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.

He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous --yes.

The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and proceeded to pour their entire contents into the jar -- effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued "there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you."

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal."

"Take care of the rocks first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."

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My first Vray render with Depth of Field + Lens Distortion
I rather screwed up the glass ball, looks more like a bubble


Adding DOF slowed it down a ton, fortunately you can bake out the GI and play with the DOF separately.

+ Caustics... looks messed up.. hmm what have I done wrong

Uhm... I got no idea

Vray seems to have some weird bug where it gets stuck sometimes on the initial light cache and never finishes, just eats up all the ram. Very annoying.

I've swapped the ball for uhm.. a glass turd (A cone with a twirl deformer)
These renders all on the medium preset, so a bit course but they are rendering in like 10 minutes so can't complain.

And from another angle:

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I'm not exactly in the seasonal spirit this year, it has to be said

'There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child'


Just did my Christmas shopping, checked out the iPhone and the new iMac in the flesh, gotta be said the new iMac is amazing, most gorgeous thing ever. I'm always amazed at how apple finds a way to constantly refine what I keep thinking couldn't get any better.

Swarms of... uhm ethnic minorities in hoodies hurding round the iPhones. I'm not racist i've always said I hate everybody equally, but my god, every single one of them stunk. Stereotypes exist for a reason and It's almost like wearing a hoodie is becoming a personal statement about your hygiene now.. at least it was in this Apple Store.

I had to leave in the end it was assaulting my senses.


The manual for Adobe Flex is terrible, you basically have to already know what your doing for it to make any sense. It's like reading a legal document most of the time at best, and at worst like a riddle or an iq test.

I can't get basic things to work because the examples are all incomplete or don't work, not helped by the fact this is beta and the stuff online is talking about beta version 2 and I\'m using v3

None of the examples seems to work as is, they are missing things or don't explain how to tie them up into a working example. It expects you to already know how to glue them in and what they are doing.

So I'm basically going to have to read and learn the whole manual/program in order to complete any one example.

*sarcastically claps*

I learn by examples, I get something that does what I want and then I pick it apart to find out how it works by systematically breaking it


reverse engineer really. Some of the examples are just overly complex and do 100 things to demonstrate 1 simple thing making it impossible to reverse engineer, added to the fact the thing doesn't even work to begin with.

All I'm trying to do is change the native menu items... 3 hours I spent on it and got nothing. I'm not that stupid.

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