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 nothing worked.  The updates for the same versions kept popping up.

So I’ve uninstalled the apps to get around this issue.  I’ve never seen Windows Update do anything this braindead … ever.


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 a couple of clients in the past. Anyway, I decided to download the latest version (2.72b) and have another look at the app.


This app has come on in leaps and bounds since I last used it. I always felt the UI suffered from a lack of finesse (just like Gimp really). The UI itself was a blocker to getting anything done unless you were prepared to spend a long time just getting to grips with that. The new UI really is very nice. I’ve also put together a couple of renders and a nice little physics demo animation. I’ll post those soon once I’ve got them completed and uploaded.

All I can say is that right now I’m really digging Blender in all it’s free glory. Really impressive stuff and it turns 20 years old in 2015!