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11 comments | 6th March 2012, 09:49 AM

So Mars was visible on the night sky yesterday:

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uhmm... yeah, let me crop that for you:

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Oh, and here's a picture of the moon, since the sky was cristal clear:

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The moon during the day:

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And a random airplane...

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It was too fast for me to catch it passing near the moon. It would have been a cool photo :(.
Archie, how about a cat on the moon?( since Scotch finds these funny...)

8 comments | 4th March 2012, 09:55 AM

I ate some trout yesterday...

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...from Australia...

I was thinking about fish names and then I realized that "carp" is "crap" in my language.

25 comments | 22nd February 2012, 22:35 PM

I'm trying a little experiment for today. I just had a shower.
Usually, I would use normal deodorant after shower( I prefer spray deodorant during the winter and stickrollon during summer). But not this time. I used a potassium allum softened crystal that I moistened and brushed it on my armpits. I usually use this after shaving but I read more about it on Wikipedia and among its uses is as a deodorant.

If tomorrow morning when I wake up I don't stink, then I will have achieved a small financial success by not wasting money on deodorants anymore. The crystal I'm talking about is my father's, and since it has the same shape as it had since I remember it as a child, I presume it will last forever...

[EDIT] Also licking the crystal is like eating sloes/blackthornes(Prunus spinosa ). Well, if anyone from here tasted such a thing. I did...

[EDIT2] It seems to work, but I didn't quite sweat during the night. I'm too afraid it won't work so I can carry the experiment during the day...

6 comments | 21st February 2012, 13:43 PM

Welcome back!
This is your 10000th login.

New milestone achieved!

9 comments | 13th February 2012, 19:16 PM

Rivers in Source: link

Quite an amazing result if you ask me.

5 comments | 10th February 2012, 19:21 PM

[edit] just finished it :(.
Stalker: Call of Pripyat.

This game is addicting! Just traveled across the underground tunnels to Pripyat( arrived single- the rest of my squad died). First mission in Pripyat, 3 left to kill from the ambush(while the stupid allied NPCs die) and I die.
Quitting because of this, after 5 hours of playing.

6 comments | 28th January 2012, 12:06 PM

Opened up some ink cartridges to learn how the ink is stored.

5 comments | 7th January 2012, 20:43 PM

Yeah, I made a new tutorial for OpenTTD:

Aircraft Transportation Basics

Blame me for the jerky video, but I already wrote here how annoyed I am by the software I used to record.
I tried to compensate by at least adding captions...

I feel like I wasted an entire day :|. Would have wasted on games anyway, I guess :D.

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2 comments | 31st December 2011, 22:14 PM

May the pot of epic mapping inspiration be poured upon all of us this year!

Happy new year!

[EDIT] Also, my blog post... meh.

10 comments | 24th December 2011, 01:35 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, my new special place:

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I just bought a Philips 23" monitor, and as I was trying to find a place for my old monitor an idea struck me: why not use them both? It's funny that this desired form and performance of my desktop took 3 years to develop. Little savings, little upgrades here and there... Patience is a virtue. Although a HD4850 and an Intel E6500 might seem old, that's what the money gives me access to.

This might be useful as I just cooked a mod idea and how I will handle it in train trip today( things like these always happen when I get bored and the imagination starts wondering around...). It's nothing sure though, this mod was supposed to see the light of the... hammer months ago, at the end of spring. And it never happened. I just have the idea and have to work on it. Only a seed that needs to be grown...

Now about that monitor: It's a W-LED 23", 1920x1080 res, 5 ms display. In some respects, my old monitor seems to be better. It's either that or I got too used to it, but I have the feeling that the new monitor is not showing quite natural colors, although photos, videos and games( I played Portal 2 at 1080p, wonderful!) look good. But hey, at least it only consumes half of my monitor and weighs waaay less. The cost? Almost 150, savings of about 5 months.