Archive for the 'Stuff' Category

Book Review on Blender Nation

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

You may or may not know it, but I occasionally write articles for Blender Nation, the primary site for Blender-related news. Most of the time I write fairly small articles or make announcements. However, recently, I did a book review on Claus Höfele’s Mobile 3D Graphics: Learning 3D Graphics with the Javaâ„¢ Micro Edition.  I [...]

He really does look like a Bob

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Here’s something interesting.  Apparently there’s been a recent study suggesting that people have a generally unified consensus on what kinds of faces match certain names.  That’s right.  If you think someone looks like a Bob or a Frank or whatever, chances are good that most other people think the same thing.  According to the study, [...]

Defrag Conference: A Reflection

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

So this past weekend had me just outside of Cleveland, Ohio for a conference called Defrag. The stated purpose of Defrag is increasing Ohio’s involvement in “rich media” with an explicit focus on education and workforce development. And boy, they weren’t kidding. These people are serious, and great to talk to. I was there to [...]

Geostationary Banana… Over Texas

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Not too long ago, fellow Turkey, Warren, pointed me to a site that he was pointed to from Warren Ellis‘ website… with one of the longest, most bizarre URLs I’ve seen in recent memory, Geostationary Banana Over Texas. That’s right. This team of artists and engineers is planning on inflating a 300 meter banana and [...]

2007 – Fweeb’s Year of Travel

Friday, March 30th, 2007

So yeah… I’m gonna be all over the place this year. It’s going to be expensive, but fortunately a lot of it is work-related, so I should be able to deduct some of the cost at the end of the year.  Not to mention the fact that every last one of these excursions should be [...]

Talk at VCU LUG

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

This post has two purposes: First, just a little informative blurb to let folks know that I’ll be speaking at a VCU LUG meeting tomorrow at 1PM. It should be pretty short, but I’ll be covering some of the cool creative stuff I do with open source software. In particular, I think I’ll be covering [...]

Big Art Show

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

On Sunday, my two fellow Hand Turkeys showed their work when the Big Art Show Tour came to Gallery 5, here in Richmond.  They got some really good feedback (and were even unexpected asked how much money they wanted for their work).  All in all, it was a great experience that we’d definitely be interested [...]

Lookie! Lookie! I’m a Writer!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Perhaps I should use that term more loosely… However, I’m pretty happy. A while ago, Bart at Blender Nation (the main Blender news portal) asked me if I would be a writer for them, since he was pretty busy and needed to spread the load a bit more. I gladly accepted and today, my first [...]

Updates and Other Assorted Goodness

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Oh… where to start? Well… first the Blender Workshop I mentioned before: we’re definitely doing it again. Official announcements will go out via email and be posted on the Hand Turkey website. Next, the Virginia Film Office held their annual State of the Industry meeting this past Thursday. This would be only the second one [...]

Follow-up on Blender Stuffs

Monday, January 15th, 2007

So, following up on the Blender Basics Workshop I mentioned a while back, we had it this past Friday and I have to say I think it went rather well. I wrote a quick note about it on sheep-dot. Long story short, we had 9 attendees and it looks like there’s enough interest in having [...]