Yesterday, I once more descended into the garage with a table saw, a cordless drill and all the scrap wood I could carry, and I built a desk. A nice, wide desk that can accommodate all my monitors. Well. Two of them, anyway, since the third is using a wall mount. That went quite well. … More Woodworking, and Dying Parts
No, that wasn’t a euphemism (and I have no idea what it would be a euphemism for if it were one) and it’s not a 3D thing either: Not terribly long ago, I spent two days getting an old (think roundabout 2000) Toshiba laptop back running because I found that my desktop is a fair … More I Built a Table.
‘s another wallpaper. Needed a third well-made exterior scene. Because, and I am loving this, as of this afternoon I’m running three monitors concurrently. Disappointingly, I couldn’t use adaptive subdivision in this scene as it appears to be incompatible with the particle simulation used for the vegetation. Which made this scene unnecessarily inefficient: Adaptive subdivision … More Some Lake
This marks the fourth scene I’ve done using that Marker model. Though in one of those is was, at best, a background object you had to actually look for if you want to find it. The ground uses a mixture of procedural textures and two image textures, as well as adaptive subdivision (which I had … More Desert Marker
I cut the LED strip down to the width of the LCD panel, and put it where the original backlight went – a simple line along the bottom of the panel. That gives it a much better angle on the diffusor slash prism that forms the bulk of the panel (as it is a large … More NOW I’m Done With Benny.
This is the same screen as in the last entry. Benny’s alive! You may notice that you can actually tell what’s on it. An effect actually worsened by the camera sensor, aside from the bright spots the image is quite, quite decent. So what did I do? Removed the power supply unit from the LED … More Not So Final After All
Got the LED strip. Installed the LED strip. Put Benny back together. The lights work. The LCD still works. …but the two don’t exactly work together. I might need another diffusor, and I definitely need more juice if Benny is ever going to display anything properly again. The image shows what Benny looked like once … More Final Words Regarding Benny
I can’t believe I forgot to post this one. Count it as some of my best work, I truly do. Uses a number of older models such as the M4, the M1911, the snowglobe on the shelf and the hookah, as well as older renders on the TV and in both picture frames, and my … More Living Room
Those two brown things are the blown capacitors. You can see a distinctly scorched area just north of the coil, too. It doesn’t look great. Well. Yesterday I removed those two capacitors and soldered new ones in place – which, despite having next to no experience when it comes to soldering, worked on the first … More An Update On Benny
Yesterday, Benny died. Benny was just over four years old, and he was a good boy. It happened suddenly. One moment he was perfectly okay, bright and happy as a Summer’s day, the next the spark in him dimmed, then died. I shall miss him. He was a good monitor. A BenQ, hence the name. … More Benny: A Eulogy