Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2008


Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I got an e-mail through my web site about a problem with a part of it earlier. I’ve fixed the problem but can’t let the sender know as the e-mail address they used is bouncing messages as not known – I’m guessing its typoed. So if you see this thanks 🙂

Making a Searchlight in Vue

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Vue doesn’t have a parallel light source that creates a fixed width beam so making search lights and other lights with parallel edges requires a little work. Here is one way I’ve used, it may not work for all situations but it works for some. All the values I give here are those I used […]

Searchlight in Vue

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Jonj1611 asked on Renderosity how to create a searchlight like effect in Vue – if this is what he’s looking for I’ll post an explanation here soon. Edit: Its now up as: Making a Searchlight in Vue

Tropic Thunder

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Went to see Tropic Thunder yesterday at FACT. Enjoyed it. I’d read a couple of reviews that said it was packed with too many in jokes but I didn’t think that was a problem. Stand out performances were Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise. Jack Black’s role didn’t seem to work too well, partly because […]

Item 3 on the Agenda

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Not really up to the standards of Oh, God! but an attempt at something with a similar sentiment inspired by the current round of CERN inspired madness… Item 3 on the Agenda "Item 3 on the agenda. Do you want to kick off?" "How about next Tuesday?" "Sorry can’t do next Tuesday." "Why not?" "Little […]

Large Hadron Rap

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I’ve already got a post about the LHC lined up for tonight but I just came across this…

A few Words Here and a few Words There

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Since I seem to be back to more regular blogging a quick post for tonight… Put the finishing touches to the second in a series of article for Ragnarok earlier tonight. One of those times when looking over some old stuff you get a fresh look at it and realise what it was lacking. In […]

Get Smart

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Its funny, its got quality slap stick and its definitly Get Smart. You want more detail? OK. Far too many TV remakes have become cynical, star vehicle exercises. Shows which wern’t comedies reduced to a series of punch lines, some "funny" period references (drugs, flared trousers, sexism, bad haircuts or whatever) and a manufactured gag […]

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

My trip into the city centre earlier was to catch Hellboy 2. So here’s the short review – not a bad film. The action was good. The special effects were good. The acting was (you guessed it) good. It had nice character moments and it proved again that Ron Perlman should get more leading roles […]

Trash Liverpool?

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I missed La Princesse missed it yesterday when out shopping. Much that I like art I decided the crowds heading towards it were huge and with a heavy shopping bag to carry I’d give it a miss. Today on my way in to town I was pleased to discover it back on Concours Tower by […]

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