1. Been going back to illustration! :D.

    I’ve been working on understanding anatomy some more this wake cycle, since the knowledge itself is the most problematic area for me in some areas, and just trying to create a cohesive bigger picture of it all.

    So, I’m currently tracing over diagrams in Stephen Roger Peck’s Atlas of the Human Anatomy for the Artist, clearly marking the muscle boundaries, colour-coding, word-coding, grouping by muscle group, and generally trying to make a clearer and visual-oriented explanation of anatomy and form. Starting with the muscles for the moment.

    This in it’s entirety is not necessary for artists, but I am ensuring that nothing gets left behind in my knowledge, and then working out what’s useful and what’s not from there, because I’m not letting myself have gaps in my understanding anymore XP.

    it’s almost done with this one. Once done, I’ll be doing new versions for the arms (again), the torso (again) and the head. :3

  1. There seems to be lacking information when it comes to Macs and Blu-ray discs, so I thought I’d write up on my experiences with some pics OwO.

    This is a Hackintosh with OS X 10.9.2, but I’m guessing the result would essentially the same for any Mac Pro before the Late 2013 model.

    As suggested from the hackintosh buyers’ guide, I bought an LG BH16NS40 for a blu-ray drive. It is an internal SATA drive. It pretty much reads and burns every CD, DVD and BD format that exists (including BD spec 3.0 and new BD-XL triple and quadruple-layer discs), and also burns M-Disc archival discs. It so far works pretty damn flawlessly.

    Reading and burning Blu-ray discs works from the Finder. So far I have checked out two 2D Blu-ray movies and have burned a standard 25GB BD-R (Single Layer, non-LTH, BD spec 1.3 and above). Burning works on the maximum possible speed the drive accepts (as pictured).

    There seems to have been some confusion about Blu-ray support in OS X when I’ve been researching about it. There is native Blu-ray support in OS X so long as you get the right drive - you don’t need Roxio Toast for this one, but you will if you’re burning something like a Blu-ray movie since Finder only burns file format discs. When you have a compatible Blu-ray drive installed, you also get an extra option in System preferences for blank BDs (pictured).

    I don’t know how M-Discs or BD-XLs work out. I want to get some M-Disc Blu-rays, but they are currently not available in Europe and BD-XLs are way too expensive to try out :C. M-Discs should theoretically work.

    Playing Blu-ray movies works in VLC 2.x once the correct config files and AACS decoder are installed. It won’t work if it has DTS audio or BD+ encoding (there is no decoder for either).

    It has this weird quirk whereby pressing the eject button when a disc is inside won’t eject the tray, you have to hold F12 or go to the eject menu on the menu bar to do it. I think that’s because my Hackintosh has been set to think it’s an Early 2008 Mac Pro, which don’t have accessible eject buttons, since it worked exactly the same on a different disc drive i borrowed.

  1. On art and stuff

    For those who don’t know me, I am actually pretty involved in illustration emotionally, it’s just that there is a lot of anxiety attached to my development in that area. I’m waiting until I am in a better mind to continue.

    I have much more experience and skill in UI/web design, and I don’t have such anxieties attached to doing it, hence all the work on my Tumblr theme instead. 

  1. Woop! Flexible layouts for larger screens! Most fonts also work for Firefox now!

    Positions of things still look screwy on Firefox, plus other things, but I’m excited with my progress nonetheless!

  1. kart0ffel:

graysonmccoy:

I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE HIm AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETTY CHEERLEAder 

he’s the prettiest cheerleader of them all

owo

    kart0ffel:

    graysonmccoy:

    I DIDNT EVEN NOTICE HIm AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST ANOTHER PRETTY CHEERLEAder 

    he’s the prettiest cheerleader of them all

    owo

    source: makemelaughblog
  1. awesomefrench:

    Monet & his house at Giverny.
    His paintings vs. nowadays pictures 

    This takes me back to doing impressionism in fine art class. I love his work <3.

    source: awesomefrench
  1. …and my week-long cold/sickness thing is kinda coming to a close. I’ve never been ill for that long as far back as I can remember… e_e.

  1. Joined “The Otherkin Community’ out of boredom. (I checked their forum before it required registration to view, and well, I wasn’t very interested, so to speak…)

    The whitewashing on behalf of the site of otherkin down to ‘someone with nonhuman past lives’ just makes me want to punch a hole in the wall…

  1. "

    So, what am I supposed to do with this notion? I suppose I could debate it to death, like beating it into a bloody pulp. I could think of all the reasons to doubt such a thing; There are many good arguments you could make.

    But I decided against it, and just saw it for what it was: An idea in my head.

    Is it true?

    I don’t know. Who does?

    Can you live with not knowing what is True and what is not?

    "
    in defense of otherkin - snowlion. (A comment in response to Otherkin: A Short Introduction on kuro5hin.org)
  1. Urgent security update

    daveio:

    herdivineshadow:

    staff:

    Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

    We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

    But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.

    [ bad advice snipped ]

    You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.

    But don’t change your password yet? 

    That’s what daveio says on the twitters

    Heartbleed is a very, very big deal, and it’s quite rightly scaring the crap out of people. The response here is more complicated than ‘change your passwords’, and that complication is very important.

    Heartbleed dumps a portion of the server’s memory out to the attacker. This chunk of memory can contain sensitive information, including your password.

    Here’s the kicker: the more recently a vulnerable server has processed your password, the more likely it is to appear in one of these chunks.

    And more importantly, if you change your password, you are risking both your old and new passwords.

    What do?

    • Go to filippo.io/Heartbleed. Type in the domain name of the site you want to check (for tumblr, you would enter tumblr.com) and press “Go!”
    • If and only if you get a message saying that the site is “not affected”, change your password on that site and any other sites that you use it on. In future, use unique passwords for each site.
    • If you get a message saying that the site is vulnerable, do not use that site. Keep checking every so often, and only use the site again when you get the “not affected” response.

    Send me an ask if you need help or more information, I’ll do what I can.

    source: staff
  1. Man am I having a lot of fun right now. I’m down with some kind of cold/sickness, I’m nauseous, yet I’m fighting against myself because I refuse to lie down on the floor unless I’m sleeping. It reminds me of last year when I was immensely tired on some medication for many months, and hence, gives me a good deal of anxiety, so I’m abstaining.

    It’s a ridiculous fight, but I’m fighting it anyway, and I really don’t care.