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So my car got broken into the other day...

To avoid the incident happening I shouldn’t have stayed for adult gym, but then the kids wouldn’t have gotten the things they got. And I think the only reason we caught him to to begin with was because I was actually in a hurry to leave, usually we all stand around chitchatting for 5-10mins before scattering to the four winds. FAQ Why didn’t you knock the guy out/beat him up? I had every intention of disabling the guy and then calling the cops.

fyn & Sprat's Magnificent Melbourne Misadventures

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there were two siblings, fyn and Sprat. please don’t expect consistency with the silly sketchies fyn had been having a bit of a difficult time, and Sprat decided that they needed to bugger off on a holiday together as the last time they had done that had been when they were school-aged and jetsetting about with their parents. fyn and Sprat had a 99 year old grandmother who lived with some other relatives in Melbourne, and as fyn hadn’t seen her since her 90th birthday, Sprat decided that would make for the perfect holiday.

Happy New Year!

Farewell 2017, happy 2018! I did my usual and had a drink while 3d-ing. I probably should have taken a photo of the drink for the benefit of the steem crowd but didn’t. JJ piked out but the kids stayed up with me (probably for the novelty of staying up til midnight as 8yo’s bedtime is 8, and the big two at 9:30). Despite procrastinating for pretty much the entire day I managed to finally close the retopo and have started painting.

The real reason why J wears headphones all the time...

…is so he doesn’t have to listen to my inane rambling XD So he’s over at the table minding his own business, listening to whatever it is he’s listening to while opening boosters and sorting and sleeving Magic cards (sometimes audiobooks, sometimes podcasts, sometimes footy games, sometimes music), and I’m working on detailing this thing: when I idly wonder out loud: “I wonder if Asian dragons ever have spinal problems.”

Bees have ants

11yo: the drones are the male bees. They sit around and eat honey, then they mate and die. 7yo: don’t they store honey? 11yo: the drones are the ones with wings. 7yo: some bees don’t have wings? O_o 11yo: OH! I was thinking about ants XD 7yo: bees have ants? o_O This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid/13HD and associated app settings on Ubuntu Studio 16.04LTS

Downloading all the things Add the repository for Gnome Pie Menu: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:simonschneegans/testing sudo apt-get update Download helper utilities: sudo apt-get install easystroke wmctrl xdotool gnome-pie Download apps: Blender Krita 3d Coat 3d Coat is a proprietary product. Ubuntu Studio ships with a version of Blender and Krita but they lag at least a version behind. The shipped versions may well do the job (and be easier to upgrade) unless you specifically need something in a newer version or just like being on the latest version of everything.

Octopus musings

7yo: do you know how an octopus would open a nut? JJ: how? 7yo: the same way it opens a clam. AND YOUR SKULL. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Kafulu

Me: oh it’s a cthulu 6yo: a what lu? Me: cthulu. Can you say cthulu? 6yo: kafulu! There was a very cute broad grin that accompanied the attempt. Near enough is good enough for now, even I have trouble saying it XD This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Measurements

According to 6yo 2d shapes have “whip” and “lengf” and 3d shapes have “whip, lengf and dep”. This work by ryivhnn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Day trip to Jurien Bay

Do you know how hard it is to do a coast to hills transect with three kids under 12? Not that hard actually if you go with their interest levels. I would have liked them to observe how the vegetation and soil changed as we went from the eastern outer metro to the coastal part of the Wheatbelt. They were mostly interested in getting to the beach so we just ended up pointing out sand dunes that were covered in vegetation and having quick chats about why the vegetation is important for holding the sand together, and how the soil colour changed from browny-red clay to sand to white sand.