Thursday, October 25, 2007

Halloween for the lazy

One of my secret-admiration sites has tooled-up for Halloween (as has every other bugger in the world it seems) and I thought I would post a couple of docs for you to play with.
You simply download the PDF, print and cut-out....voila! Lazy-blokes Halloween costume!


The Canon 3D Papercraft site was a real shocker when I discovered it; half of me was marveling at the brilliance and the other half shocked at the audacity of the ink-cartridge suppliers. I soon got over my cynicism when I saw the plans for the scale model A320 aircraft! Just click on the picture to download the template.


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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lapsed blogging

Hi all. I realise that I have been lax, lazy even, of late, but I think I'm going to allocate some time each week to keeping this up to date. I think this enforced regime is required, partly because John is heading home and I'm worried this is the only way we'll keep in touch, and partly because my focus has been on work-related crap for the last few months. I don't really like the fact that I can't balance a heavy workload with anything else (family, friends, whatever) but I'm coming to accept that I can't be creative, or even communicative, when I dive into projects on the scale that I'm currently involved with. I think that acknowledging this fact is half the battle to beating it, isn't it?

I realise that I've said 'Fact' too often, and that I appear to have lost 50% of my vocabulary, but by setting aside 10 minutes per week to keep this current, I'm taking a step in the right direction, right?

I'm not going to go into the shit I've given Franc, or the time I haven't spent with the kids, I'm just going to promise now that I will TRY to talk once a week on a subject that will amuse, or inform, the few folk that still read this.

As a start, I'm going to implore you to try Desktop Tower Defence as a stress reliever. Should you be asked to leave your name for the highscore table, then please feel free to use the table Group name TEAMDESKTOP so we can play (rehabilitate?) together.

More soon, I promise...Ben

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

As if we didn't stand out enough...

Welcome to the Computer Choppers Pimpin' of a Macbook Pro. Alright, this is
only a Digg-find, but wow!
http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/10/bling-gold-plat.html