The day job has been unusually busy the past few days, so I didn’t have much time for the project this week. I did want to see whether it was possible to render the Enterprise model in 8K (7680 x 4320) and well… it is! But rendering my model at 8K reveals several issues that … [Read more…]
Here is today’s work in progress on the star of my project, designer Matt Jefferies’ signature masterpiece, the original USS Enterprise from Star Trek.
I know, I know. I have said this at least three or four times over the past decade. It’s been sixteen years since I bought LightWave 7.5 back in 2003 with an eye towards completing this project. Maybe I was just waiting for computer technology to advance to the point where it wouldn’t take 45 … [Read more…]
I am heartbroken by the news of the catastrophic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As of this writing (6:23 PM EDT on April 15, 2019) no deaths or injuries have been reported, but the magnificent central spire has been destroyed and much of the interior has been gutted by the blaze—a devastating architectural, … [Read more…]
Writer, iconoclast, and all-around world class pain in the ass Harlan Ellison passed away earlier today at age 84. Harlan wrote over 1,700 stories in his long and celebrated career. He won eight Hugo awards, including one for his 1967 Star Trek script for “City on the Edge of Forever”, widely considered the best episode … [Read more…]
Today, we stop asking where our promised flying cars are. The way most people drive these days, we should thank FSM we don’t have flying cars. Simultaneous dual booster rocket landings? Much cooler, and definitely more useful for things like, oh, the expansion of humanity into the Solar System and survival of the species. Today, … [Read more…]
I love everything about this video.
Thank you, Edie Windsor. Your courage and spunk paved the way for marriage equality in the United States, and made a huge difference in the lives of more of your fellow American lgbtians than you will ever know. My condolences and very best wishes to Edie’s wife and family.
Hello, and welcome to gammans.zone, my new home on the intertubes. There’s not much here yet, but that will hopefully change in the coming weeks and months. Meanwhile, thank you for dropping by!