Friday, March 2, 2012 6:50:25 PM
So its the end of the week.. and i had a bunch of shows i wanted to watch on TV/Computer when i decided to paint in the marker work i'd done yesterday(previous blog post).. so while the playlist went through episodes of Suburgatry, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, Criminal Minds and Body of Proof.. it all might as well have been radio shows
I just pulled out some old paint cans(probably from when i painted my bike .. years back. and sat down to paint..
Then i realised i'd need some fine brushes.. so walked down to the local supermarket and found a number 5 sable brush in their stationary section.
I havn't done any painting in a while.. and nothing this intricate since College days! Was tedious and nerve racking.. and my fingers are a bit sore.. but in the end.. its looking to be a productive weekend.
the chain links and hatching on the cross were the toughest..
luckily i left them for last, by then my old muscle memory kicked in and i'd gotten accustomed to the viscosity of the enamel.UPDATE (03March2012)
woke up today and realized that the central composition was a bit "weak" .. so added a fat ring to make it "pop"
Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:51:37 PM
My current Dell Inspiron 1520 has been faithfully serving my work and gaming needs for over 4years now(it still plays all the new games, and i use it for a lot of intensive 3d work).. i replaced the batteries last year.. and did a few other fixes.. but now the lcd back light is dying.. and replacing that is a pain.. so i decided to upgrade to a new Dell XPS..
and its on its way
was on a budget, so couldn't get it fully loaded, but this was pretty good anyway
specs in brief: i7cpu 2.20 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz,
ram= 6gigs ram,
storage= 1tb hdd,
graphics= 2gb NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics with Optimus,
screen= 15.6" FHD (1920x1080)
only thing i miss is the s-video out that my old dell has. I use it all the time to watch movies on the tv. The new XPS has a mini displayport.. i opted for a MiniDisplayport-VGA Convertor .. now i need a VGA to S-video conversion solution
(it does have hdmi out, but i'm still in TV stone age)NOTE: once this arrives, i will attempt to DIY an lcd backlight fix for my older dell in the months to come.
Friday, December 21, 2007 6:30:12 AM
waitning in anticipation for my laptop to arrive... was going nuts.. so i decided to do some skins for it. heres some of them with links to hirez close-ups:
heres the hirez close-up:-Skin1
heres the hirez close-up:-Skin2
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License
.the configuration ive ordered is:
-Intel(R) Core(TM)2Duo Processor T7500
-NVIDIA(R) GeForce(TM) 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR2 dedicated graphic memory
(the same card that the macbook pro has)
-15.4" UltraSharp(TM) Widescreen WSXGA+ (1680x1050) Display with Truelife(TM)
-250GB SATA Hard Drive
-4GB ( 2 X 2048MB ) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
-Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945 Dual Band 802.11a/g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card
-9-cell 85Whr Lithium Ion Primary Battery
-Spring Green Color with Microsatin Finish and camera
-vista home premium
(i plan on dual booting it with ubuntu7.1, now that dell provides all the drivers)
i was initially planning on getting a tablet pc, but once i foundout that the maximum pen sensitivity available is 250 pressure levels... i figured it made more sense to go for a decent laptop and buy a wacom intuous tablet n stylus(1024 levels of pressure sensitivity) in a few more months.