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I really should be sleeping…

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

I’m so tired I just used Kim’s blog’s title “I really should be writing…” as the title for a really innane post. I think I’ll go to bed instead and save the world from that.

Sky Colour Filter

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Just been playing around and wrote a really simple Python script for Vue 5 Infinite that lets you apply a single colour filter to the sky. Instructions on how to use it are at the top of the script. http://www.mscaldwell.me.uk/works/vuepythonscripts/skyfilter.zip

Just when I wasn't Looking.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

There I was not paying attention and get not just my first comment but two. I will now go away and write out 100 times “I must pay more attention”. Honest I will.

Once upon a time

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

I did a rough edit on the first 1500 words of Untitled Fantasy and hammered out the first take on a new opening. I’m going to put it in front of some friends later to see what they think. Fingers crossed it builds up the suspense for later on.

You may start editing now

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Started on editing Untitled Fantasy Story today. Despite friends who’ve already read it liking the opening I’m having a problem with it. Starting in media res in a fantasy story without any real background set up is forcing me to info dump later on in the story. I don’t want to use flash backs or […]

Good Night and Good Luck

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Just went to see “Good Night and Good Luck”. The cinematography was stunning. The cast outstanding and played their parts well. The story well structured. It dealt with important topics in an intelligent way. But… Maybe not being American it didn’t have the impact or maybe knowing the outcome left it without any feeling of […]

Blogged Too Soon

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Yeah! I did it. I wrote the last couple of scene. Found a few interesting surprises I’d not anticipated that make the ending far less like bad space filler and far more like story telling. Then I typed The End. 15,500 words. Now I have to edit the dang thing. I already know it needs […]

So close I can almost type it…

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Almost reached a point where I can type The End. But not quite. Past the 15,000 word mark. Still a few bits to go back and fill in. Just the tidying up left. Then editing.

Far Too Normal

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

After an hour of carefully looking at my database design for the new Impworks site I’m pretty certain I normalized it to the fifth normal form. I wish I could say I’d planned to do that at the outset but to be honest I didn’t. Without even thinking about it I designed it that way. […]

Plodding On

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Its friday night so what have I been doing? I’ve been plodding on with more stuff for my new web site. And sciving off playing computer games a bit too šŸ™‚

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