Archive for the 'Computers/Tech' Category

DC ACM/SIGGRAPH Blender Seminar

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The DC chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH is holding a set of Professional Development Seminars at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. this month, from March 18-20. As part of this, I will be teaching two seminars on the 19th: a Blender Basics course in the morning and an Advanced Blender course in the afternoon. Registration is [...]

GIMP Bible – Coming to book shelves near you!

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I’ve posted a few progress updates of this on Twitter, but for those of you who don’t follow that, I recently co-wrote a new book, GIMP Bible, due out in a couple weeks. The books left warehouses some time last week and Amazon says the release date is 1 March 2010 (that’s right, I’m not [...]

Mucking around with my site’s layout

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Took some time today to mess around with the layout on misaligned.net. I’d had that layout for over 3 years now and had been way overdue for an update. Granted, the changes I made weren’t huge. However, the changes I made make the site match the more angular nature of the site’s name. On top [...]

Events this week (come on out!)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Heya everyone! This week is a bit of busy one for me. I’ve got two events coming up and it’d be great if you came out for ‘em. I mean, why not? They free to attend! Wednesday, 17 June, 7-9 PM: I will be giving a talk on Blender at DCLUG, the Washington, D.C. Linux [...]

Richmond 48 Hour Film Project – 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

It’s that time of year again! For those of you who don’t know, last year we assembled a team to compete in the 48 Hour Film Project for Richmond, VA with the goal of completing an animation for our entry. Due to a variety of issues, we actually didn’t get the animation rendered in time. [...]

Blender For Dummies: Due in January

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Wow. It’s been some kinda forever since I actually made a for-really-real post here… you know, a non-lying post. If you’re one of the 3 people checking this site to see something like that, I apologize. Of course, if you’d rather I shut up and just do the lies… pppphhhhbbbbbtttt! I have a good reason [...]

NAB 2008 Article on Blender Nation

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

An article I wrote on my experiences at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas has been posted at Blender Nation. Go have a gander at all the cool stuff I got to see there (forgiving some of the blurry camera phone photos)! Of course, the funny thing is that because I tried to keep [...]

Greetings from NAB 2008

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Just dropping a quick note to let folks know that I’m currently at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. I’m a dolt and forgot my camera at home, so you’ll just have to deal with the tantalizing text that I write about all of the awesome things that I see (and perhaps a few shoddy [...]

A Veritable Onslaught of Nerdery!

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Alright, this is an accumulation of a few of the awesome things I’ve stumbled on or been directed to across the interwebbernet… and because I’m finding this stuff out via Slashdot, BoingBoing, Digg, or Hand Turkey’s resident Belligerent Internet Nomad, Warren, it’s all nerd/geek-related stuff. We’ll start this with a YouTube video featuring musical tesla [...]

Blender Foundation Trainer Certification!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Since the Blender Conference back in October, I’ve been working in earnest with Margreet Riphagen of the Blender Foundation to finally get a trainer certification program launched. Well, with a few months of hard work between us and the rest of the review board that was assembled, the Blender Foundation Trainer Certification (BFCT) program has [...]