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Dec
30
2013

All in the power of touch

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7yo: But we found a grasshopper or a locust outside!
me: How do you know it's a grasshopper or locust?
7yo: Because it looks like one!
me: Why don't you look up pictures on the internet and see if you can tell the difference.

me: ...what are you doing?
7yo : Scientists have discovered it's all in the power of touch! And they used a paintbrush!

Dec
19
2013

Faster than a Lamborghini!

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15yo: Nothing is faster than a Lamborghini!
8yo: Except maybe a faster Lamborghini!

Dec
17
2013

Blender Adventures Part 3

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More Lightwave and Blender comparison

I was having a bad day yesterday and irritated because I couldn't figure out Blender stuff quickly (on the bright side, thanks to Lightwave I at least have an idea of what I'm looking up) and told Josh that Blender was frustrating me and it was tempting to jump back into Lightwave but I didn't want to give up yet because Blender had some stuff that Lightwave didn't have like lattice deformation.

Dec
16
2013

Humans

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me : what race are you playing?
8yo : ...humans.
{I kick pre-caffeinated brain into some form of gear]
me: what CIVILISATION are you playing?
8yo: Oh.  Germans.

Dec
15
2013

First sculpt done

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First character done finally I think

And as I said "done" and took and saved the screenshot, I went and made the knees less prominent.  Roughly a month (~4 weeks) rather than one year which is much more betterer.

Dec
11
2013

Malking

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7yo: I'm making Moulty moult on you!
me: Moulty? :)
7yo: Malki! But she is malking on you.   Moulting!

Dec
11
2013

Glitchy Sophos Web Intelligence is (probably) the actual NSA spyware proxy!

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After all that experimentation, it was the antivirus after all (one of the first things I turned off to no effect because I'm not sure how the "web intelligence" bit is attached to the main part of the program).

Josh guessed "something" between the http and the transport layers and this makes sense as the "web intelligence" scans incoming file attachments and I think may also be checking websites for malicious scripts (which would probably never get executed because I use NoScript, unless it got injected by a website I use frequently that didn't have it before).

Dec
08
2013

Christmas shopping like a boss

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Makedo

There was a large set at SciTech in the main exhibition on our last trip and Tao made a wearable R2-D2.  It was the first time I've seen it in action and I've since acquisitioned a few sets of 3 as group presents for friends' kids.

EcoToys

Dec
07
2013

Skype interfering with http on OSX Mavericks

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So turns out our NSA spyware proxy may actually be Skype.

Dec
03
2013

!schooling 0000M00x - M06z

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Weeks are getting slower as far as socially accepted "schooling" goes and ramping up with Silly Season.

We did our usual park meet and roleplaying and a quick stint at the library this week but missed out on a chunk of the boring every day stuff such as grocery shopping as Cub has been very 4 lately and taking him out anywhere is more unpleasant than it needs to be.

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