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Apple MacBook Pro 85w MagSafe 2 PSU
So last Sunday my PSU died.  I don’t know if it’s something about luck or what but in all my years (to many to count) of using computers the [...]
Pixar Renderman now free for Non-Commercial
Wow, you can now get your hands on a non-commercial version of Renderman for FREE.  Pixar has been selling Renderman for a long time.  That said the asking [...]
Microsoft to Retire IE – Project Spartan
This is actually quite a momentus occasion!  Hearing that Microsoft is going to retire the IE brand is something I’ve been waiting to hear for [...]
Anti-Virus – BitDefender
So it’s the best … or at least was the best. *ahem* … I’ve used a LOT of virus applications in my time, free ones, commercial ones [...]
WordPress & IIS Permalinks
When hosting a WordPress site under IIS you can run into some troubles when not getting things set-up exactly right.  I thought I’d post up the [...]
So we’ve just had the pleasure of building my first Shopify application for a client project.  Am I impressed?  Very.  Very, very impressed. For [...]
Blender Cubism 1
One to start off the Cube a Day exercise I’m doing.  This is a total copy of the one of Mike Pans just to get things rolling.  The default cube has [...]
Blender – Default Cubism – Cube a Day(ish)
I was recently reading some blogs I subscribe to and came across this great idea for learning and developing some interesting skills in Blender. The idea [...]
Compiling Blender on Mac
So I decided that after all these years I would like to start looking at and contributing to an open source project.  And since I’ve been using [...]
EVGA GTX580 Classified Overclocking – Blender Benchmarks
Over the last few weeks I’ve been playing around with MSI Afterburner and EVGA Precision x16 to see what I can meaningfully squeeze out of this card [...]
blender materials
Have just completed my first set of Blender Materials.  Green Glass, Pearl, Metal and Car Paint.
App Store Repeating Updates
So I had a number of apps installed on the MacBook that kept asking to be updated repeatedly.  Tried every possible solution I could find online and [...]
Blender Infinity Cove Download
If you’re looking for a quick infinity cove to play around with I’ve just created a nice .blend file for you. You can download it here:
Merry Christmas!!
Good grief Merry Christmas folks!!
Blender – The Obligatory Glass …
Yes, another render of a glass using a physics fluid simulation.

I’ve always loved the idea of modelling real world things in 3D renders and wotnot and the chance of doing some of this was just too much to skip so I’ve been playing around with the new stuff in Blender and produced the video above. Enjoy!

Simple Blender Physics Animation
Blender Shenanigans
The other day I decided to get myself up to speed on all things Blender. I’ve not used the app very much but had done some simple rendering work for [...]
Enabling CSS Hover Selector on Touch Enabled Devices
Most web developers and designer make use of this common CSS selector to help make pages easier to consume by hiding things in the UI like buttons until [...]
D3 Limiting Pan & Zoom on Time Axis
Just cracked this problem and thought I’d share my fiddles!
Yosemity Handoff – What’s really happening?
It should be obvious to people that the more and higher levels of integration of devices like the Mac and the iWhatever will have some kind of impact on [...]