Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wii Sensor Bar

In other news I modded my wii sensor bar. Not really a major project but just something to stop everyone tripping over the cord as it snaked from one side of my lounge room to the other. So it is nice and wireless now with a push button switch to turn it off and stop it chewing through all my batteries. When I find an appropriate wall adapter (Somewhere between 7.5-9Volts) that actually outputs its claimed voltage I will wire that up to work with the bar. I could take a photo of it but really there isnt much to look. - Except for maybe the warped ends of the bar where I supplied 12volts for about half a day and the LEDs got a 'little' hot.

Also bought a new bigger aquarium with a stand. Was a bargain but the stand has this dodgy white wash paint job so looks like there could be a bit of work there fixing that up.

5 Day skiings at Perisher coming up in less than a week!!!

Ls Budgeter

Unfortunately I haven't been doing much 3D work lately. However I haven't been completely idle. I have been making great progress on my Budget Application. This will be the one stop shop for all your budgetry needs. Rather than just have a simple excel style budget (which I did have) I thought why not a full blown application? So this guy is meant to be pretty straight forward to use and also quite complex and accurate in its results. I have lovingly dubbed it a monetary simulator as it tracks the flow of money as you earn it till the time it leaves your hands to be transformed into your latest purchase.

So to quell the rising anticipation of the masses(yes, Im in denial that no-one reads this) here is a screenshot of the current version showing the accounts pages. These are largely finished and allow you to manage accounts and transfer funds between various accounts. The balance of each account at the end of the simulation is shown on the right panel.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Update Time

Not too much has been happening lately, as you could probably guess by the lack of updates. I've been too busy with other stuff to really get any time to do some serious 3D stuff and other projects I've wanted to do. Buying a Wii didnt help very much either.

Biggest news is that I got retrenched from work which was good. Meant I got a nice payout and get to move onto a better job which seems alright so far. Rather than just Software Engineering it might mean I get to do some more hardware related stuff so that should be good.

Also bought an aquarium about a month ago. None of the fish have died yet so I must be doing something right. Also got a baby Molly that i've managed to stop from being eaten by the others which was quite an achievement.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Havent done a huge amount lately. Mainly house type stuff. Done a bit of gardening and general house cleaning etc to get my unit into some kind of respectable shape.

Also started a few new models and put other projects on hold. I think the pirates/merchants game has been canned as I havent heard anything from the other guys in my team I was working with. Hadnt committed too much to it so no great loss. The blackout - escape building will be a unwrapped-textured model that hopefully will form part of a short animation I am thinking of doing. Hopefully the animation will put to use some of the models I am working on including the Ion Cannon that I have finished. The cruchimech (i think that is what they called it in GW) will be a bit of a centre piece and will be a lot of fun to model. Will let me run wild a bit. :D

Looking at redoing the bathroom and kitchen eventually in my new place so am thinking I might model them and maybe even the whole unit. That way I can make changes to the 3D model and then see how it might look before forking out the cash and actually wrecking my home.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Housewarming party

House Warming
Had a housewarming for my new place so follow the above link to photos.