…and another photo, this one is called “My Desk” – I need to get out more:
Jeremy..I know you’re making yourself learn Photoshop and this page is a great place to start. Get to it, I want to see glassy balls and gel buttons all over your site in the next 2 weeks 🙂
Oh yeah, I also got a (rather large) upgrade to my old Sony DSC-P50 digital camera today in the form of a Sony DSC-V1. It’s an old model and Ted’s was running them out at crazy prices (less than 1/4 of what they retailed at on release 18 months ago) so it’s a good camera for a great price. I was originally looking at some other models but for the price the V1 was definately the best choice.
So, I took a picture:
..and this one, just foolin’ around, but for some reason I really like this picture (not REALLY like it, like, I wouldn’t use it as desktop wallpaper like, but I just like it, ok, it’s not like I’m going to propose or anything, shaddup already, sheesh!)
So I found this the other day, it claims to be the only automated face reader in the world. You can plug your face in and get a rating of how intelligent, ambitious, honourable, gay and sociable you are, among other things..just by looking at your face. It’s like modern day magic!
So, of course I put my own face it to see just how intelligent I am, unfortunately the only picture I had on hand was this:
But it doesn’t matter, the face analyser is magical and can see through the sillyness in that picture, can’t it? Of course!
- Intelligence 6.0 Average Intelligence
- Risk 5.0 Low Risk
- Ambition 6.0 Average Ambition
- Gay Factor 1.6 Very Low Gay Factor
- Honor 5.1 Average Honor
- Politeness 5.3 Average Politeness
- Income 6.5 $30,000 – $50,000
- Sociability 5.7 Average Sociability
- Promiscuity 3.7 Low Promiscuity
I am a Theta Academic: Not as intelligent as Alpha and Beta academics, but still intelligent. Expected Occupations: Pharmacist, Accountant, Teacher,
Journalist, Computer Technician – oh, and apparently I’m female
Then I got to thinking, actually, I wasn’t thinking as much as looking on my hard drive for random pictures of people’s faces, and found this one:
- Intelligence 6.0 Average Intelligence
- Risk 5.1 Average Risk
- Ambition 6.1 Average Ambition
- Gay Factor 1.4 Very Low Gay Factor
- Honor 4.8 Average Honor
- Politeness 5.7 Average Politeness
- Income 6.3 $30,000 – $50,000
- Sociability 5.8 Average Sociability
- Promiscuity 4.2 Low Promiscuity
Apparently, Jesus flipping the bird is a Beta Academic: Not as intelligent or ambitious as Alpha Academics, but still focused on being materially
successful. Expected Occupations: Lawyer, Doctor, Investment Analyst, Accountant, Architect, Engineer, Professor, Researcher, Psychologist
And of course:
…apparently isn’t even human, this stupid face analyser is obviously faulty!
What does all this prove? I’m as smart as Jesus flipping the bird and not gay at all, phew!
Trying to fill in my knowledge of photoshop with some tutorials in areas that I’m a bit sketchy. I’ve never been good with layers masks, I’m usually lazy and use the brute force method of using selections but I know that’s bad so time to figure out masks. This tutorial helped and I produced this:
(it doesn’t look like much – certainly isn’t as cool as the glass ball – and I’m still not 100% on how to use masks, more practice is needed)
Found a cool tutorial, here, there are also some other advanced tutes on that page. I made this:
I think sometimes I am possessed by the spirit of someone who’s a lot smarter/funnier than I actually am, an email conversation between myself a few friends goes something like this (not a joke, a real account of events):
Why is it every time you go to bed late – your kids want to get up early!
Me Bed – 12:30am
Matt wanting to get up – 3.00am
Vanessa – your turn!
Me – &$^$# I just got to bed
Vanessa – your fault – come to bed earlier
Me – %%$%%^!!! &^%$^!!!
Me – Back to Bed Matthew!!
Matthew – Waaaaa Waaaaa
Me – Bed Now
Matthew – WAAAAAAA!!! WAAAAAAA!!
1 hr passes
Me – crawls back into bed at 4am
Alarm – 6.30 – BZZZZT
Me – $%$%^^$$!!!
Matthew – Hi Daddy – Hug
Me – Your turn Ness
Ness – GET UP NOW
Me – (thinking) $$#$$!!!
Me – Yes dear
OK, so nothing too shocking there, just your average every day recalling of a bad nights sleep. So Alistair pipes up with:
Me – where a condom
And the inevitible reply, from Craig:
lol – it’s WEAR
So Al springs to his own defence in typical “educated by television” style:
Where…wear same sound different spelling…..
And the grand finale from me:
Actually, the miss-spelling changes the whole meaning of your statement.
“Wear” a condom means put one on to avoid the inevitible screaming child.
“Where” a condom means you can’t find one so you don’t use one and are in danger of becoming Craig.
“Were” a condom means that the condom you just used has magically transformed into something else, perhaps a deadly projectile?
“We’re” a condom means you’re going to a costume party with a friend.
“Werecondom” is a condom that has been bitten by a Lycanthrope and you really shouldn’t be using it at all.
It’s scary and you should really pay more attention to your spelling in future.
Then it just gets silly so I’ll stop.
Worthy of immortalising in blog form, dontchathink?
Crap, now I have to find a link of the day.
How about some more GT4 pictures (Holden Monaro CV8 and Ford FPV GT):
I got GT4 for my birthday and I was surprised to find that my PS2 still runs (under about 5cm of dust). GT4 is as much fun as I remember the original being (on the PSX) and it’s essentially the same game with fancier graphics. It’s still hella fun (yeah, I just said “hella”) to tune up a WRX to 500 BHP and zip around a course at a billion km/h.
GT4 has a cool new feature where you can take pictures of your cars and transfer them to a USB memory stick. I have been doing this with much gusto and printing them off with the new inkjet (Canon PIXMA iP4000 if you’re interested, it even has the ability to print directly onto a CD/DVD-R, an amazing printer). Kristie even bought me a photo album for the pictures, I’m glad to have a wife who supports my geekism.
Here are some samples of pictures I’ve taken, just because I’m a humungous geek (these make great wallpapers…for me!)
… or you can take it for a drive and take action shots: