Feb 1 2009

The way it should have been

A second post! Why? Because now bloggggin is as easy as opening notepad..dragging in some pictures and bam.

Nice to see that Microsoft Mail (successor to Outlook, and a seperate download) provides a nice, clean RSS reader. Might even subscribe to a feed for the first time.


So found a nice blog about some features I got confused about – this place got me the info I needed on after I had set my UAC (or whatever its called in W7 now) to never notify me.

As the guy says, the installation of gadgets is disabled after you turn off UAC notification… Seems like a redundant safety feature, since I can screw up my system by running a malicious .exe file anyway.

Although there is a registry fix mentioned on their blog, I chose to set my UAC back on since I became slightly more paranoid after reading about the gadget installation lockout . But how? , I had to look it up on their great website. Nice writing, not for retards, will visit again.

*aha. Entering the bugzone it seems,…  re-enabling UAC has not enabled gadgets to work. To the regedit i go. 




What’s that above? Well, that’s is some picture editing capability of Live Write. And on the right is a QR code example..I’ve got a generator here somewhere too

Should make some notes here

  • Saw killer, in-house design samples from a Dutch company, not so much their use of flash and Papervision3D, but their killer 3D team with totally photorealistic renders and movie clips.
  • The Japanese team behind an augmented reality flash project did a great job. I wonder if it’s possible to combine augmented reality into some viral – distributed by QR codes. Surely this is what they are after …its ground zero for it in Japan.
  • Still don’t know how to edit the Windows spelling dictionary terms…

Jan 30 2009

This is a post from livewriter

After an age long hiatus, here is a new post! While testing Windows 7 beta, I noticed a blogging accessory advertised by microsoft. It supports quite a large range of bloggers, including wordpress. So let’s see what it can do for increasing the frequency of my posts….


So far so good!

This picture was retrieved from Google imagesearch, and added via the picture insert button. Through the explorer window, it was possible to simply paste the url of the picture and have windows grab the file for use in live writer.

The adjustment of picture position, size and text wrapping is fantastic. Secondly it is simple to change the margins around a picture to make the text wrap pleasing to the eye.

As I type, Live Writer suggests the correct spelling of unknown words. I mistakenly added a word I did not want to the dictionary and it is not very intuitive to find a way inside the dictionary to switch it out.

Changing the category of the post is simply the action of switching the category at the bottom of the Live Writer window.

Re-editing the same exact post after publishing it, is a little unclear – inside Live Writer I have no feedback that I have already posted this. However adjusting this post and publishing it again, does not create a new entry, but simply updates the previous.

Apr 7 2007

nightless sleep

some more great art from japan this time. ‘Living’ sculptures from magnetized metal liquid

still huge troubles with the Internet service here. Apparently these ppl have never ran an ISP before and everyday is a new disaster. The kicker is to make up for badservice on the overloaded server for last month…free service was given to everyone (who potentially would have quit the ISP). So quite slow, but mainly lots of network splits – random websites won’t be able to be accessed sometimes. So, to the rescue come these helpful aids:

DownloadHelper mozilla plugin. Intergrates into your right click menu, grabs any flashvideo. So you can save that awesome youtube vid without having to use a url parser.

in case that doesnt work (due to network split) the trusty www based downloader will

and IF THAT doesnt work…use the above website throught the proxy. That’ll teach them to disconnect you! 100% guaranteed

Nother important one these months is . No more rediculous configuring of browser for IPs that might not even work. Huge list of random websites. Wouldn’t put it past them to steal your passwords though ;)
“free utilities.” Just glanced at this, think something here might be useful one day

Mar 27 2007

in the middle of the night

Heard somewhere – the human brain can have 16 thoughts in 1 second. What?

Also recently was told by a person that electricity can not be what travels through the brain, as there is no heat radiation from the neurons.

Are we going backwards? I sure hope so because I want to see more fungus on TV. To me, David Attenborough is a hero. His producers and sponsors are even greater heroes as they succeed in sporadically filling the complete void that is the television. It is complete joy to hear his interpretations of scientific finds, which have sadly became too segmented and spread over the entire spectrum of earthly creatures. No, in actuality it is a great achievement for him to demonstrate that even magnificent creatures are completely ignored by the human mass. However his finest example of scientific narrative that I have found is the “Private Life of Plants” series. Nearly 5 hours of prose solely devoted to the Plant and Fungi kingdom is beautifully interwoven to reveal a fantastic history of life’s first creations. My favorite episode in the series unravels the intricacy of fungi and their omnipresence. The impact of the story like descriptions of their behavior drove me to set foot in the bioengineering library of the university. How different the atmosphere in this building is compared to the law / history / art libraries ? This is truly a great place where I will spend my time. My first 5 books I have borrowed are concerned with Fungus biology and history. To my surprise the text is exactly like any Greek theatre. Intriguing battles for supremacy, mysterious change’s in tactics, fantastical statements hidden in the lines. Every page makes me giggle or drop my jaw as plot twists in chemical relationships are revealed. Truth is better than fiction.

My recent obsession with the Platonic dualism and the origin of human made objects has been affecting my creation and in some ways strengthening my beliefs on originality. There is a true beauty in communication through words and reinterpretation that leads to production. There is something cold, dead, to cloning visual diagrams and art styles.

I told a struggling student artist – you have to study what has already been done – meaning – view works, read history of process, so in turn you can create something new and unique. However, this person’s general belief that it is better to do what you want does have validity (Platonic dualism). It is much more beneficial to do what you feel, than to make something and reinforce it with successful examples of similar work. As I have also wrestled with this a few years ago doing assignments I made a similar mistake in becoming certain that studying old work meant I was being fed visual reasons and graphical laws that legitimized art creation. “That painting is brilliant, it has the damning touch of Goya meets Dadaist absurdity whilst keeping a certain feeling of gloom, reminiscent of paintings by Picasso as he escaped war torn France.” What is that? You made a copy of A, B, C and what the hell do you have that’s yours? There is a market for this product of image reinterpretation, but I like to believe that is not something “art” instructors want of their young students. At some point during instruction a student decides to follow the image, or follow the idea. Studying artists is definitely not about collecting a bag full of styles that you can whip out. It is a very hard field of study of artist’s psychology and their network of ideas. It is akin to feverishly reading the latest tabloid or hearing gossip about an artist’s personal life. After time, some people begin to completely avoid images/songs and begin to read and discuss ideas. Young students commonly get this notion that they are now ARTISTS, and they should NOT be subjected to rules and what has been done and that they must be set free to express themselves. Of course the result of a school kid trying to express themselves is most often complete emptiness. Most are too ashamed to be honest and the majority does what they set out not to do in the first place – they copy what they see. So after all this babble the solution is not to call visual engineering “Art Class.”  Yes there is an incredible science, that when embellished, can be called mind control or non verbal communication, but it must never be called art. That word is way too powerful for a student of visual communication.

Subsequently it is important to be aware that copying an idea from image is profitable. To unknowing people, you bring something new. People found out you can post a video on a website through Break or MuchoSucko, not necessarily YouTube which has earned amazing fame. So perhaps they learned of the Idea through a clone of an image. Or did the people who created youtube copy the idea from someone else and improve it, using the technical skills of visual communication? Here is where modern philosophy picks up, and Deleuze tells us that worshipping the process of production from Ideas is a complete waste of time. Copy the image, steal it, improve it, and make it your own. But Deleuze jumped out of a window and that’s as gratifying as copying images. What else is there to say during insomnia?


Mar 17 2007


With returning to writing on the web must state that IT feels clumsy. Slow server-client communication? Impatience after using Messenger? Loading a seperately looking “interface” for ‘managing” what you want to say is too much of a “middle man.”
Good korean (blog?) website here BUT nothing is accessible because for some reason every korean forum website needs a National ID check. Not bad, but how is that enforced on overseas websites? Anyway gotta get a logon for this website!

In the next week I’ve got to draw a new sculpture,

6-7 collages relating to states of emotion,

draw book graphics + design plan

bout it for the weekend

Ton’s weblinks have accumulated on the pc ( ~3rd year running same windows install). Will post some with descriptions, help organize a library of categories on here – adding Computer, Music, Art Ref, Language, (for)Reading, Bizzare, Game development.

Aug 6 2006

more vsts

Work at uni has started fulltime now and I’ve only had a chance to jam on Live5 this weekend, and in turn update this journal. I’ve got a mp3 of the live recording here . It sounds pretty tough and was done with my friend Sense on 2 copies of live5. I was also testing live6 Beta but so far have not started using any of the new features. I also feel the addition of video import is really a step in the wrong direction. But alas, here is a great link. Thisis a compilation of fresh free vsts done by the man responsible for Drummatic3 drum synth. The website takes you to pretty great companies giving away free plugins that are checked for quality and originality.

Jul 14 2006


I just moved to this beautifull bubble community. The colors are vibrant! The weather is awesome. And is A TINY city. 3 Million people is really small after Seoul and Chicago. I am quite enjoying it and looking forward to joining the fast life.

Jun 28 2006


Continuing to meddle with Vista. Got sound working on the old AudioMax by Realtek and everything else seems to work since almost every error has a help article on the GINORMOUS m!cr0$0ft resource center. Not only is every software, but it seems every menu item has an error and suggested solutions knowledge base. Ontop of this is the user forum and feedback agents. It’s nice place to take a dip.

I’ve got Office Beta working now with printer and going to test using a scanner. It’s time consuming learning to walk again with Vista, but it only means its worth it for me. The navigation is intuitive and you hardly ever get stumped. And then all it takes is a search or a click (some errors are immideately followed by links to the knowledge base)

Jun 18 2006

read dis

Not much creative productivity past few days. Crazy stuff going on in Group E! Tomorrow morning Korea will play France! I doubt any fans will be out at city hall watching the game, but would be pretty dope wake up noise. Working towards a visa to australia lately and playing a bit of Guild Wars. Very very high standards in this game. I am very impressed with the engine and quality of gameplay. alas, until a more useful time..

Jun 12 2006

PC 2 Case

Oh jyeah Intensified Nerdatron. I got the pc done today after korean class. I just had to move the pitch wheel and shove a pc board in there. It seems to work fine. Running Live 5 with midi out, a USB hub, ps2 kbrd, usb maus, and that pcr50.