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Hi everyone! I've moved over here from, since my enthusiasm far outstripped any sort of actual talent I had, haha.

I live in Western Sydney with my lovely wife Kristina and our half dachshund/half Maltese dog Beanie, and am a hobbyist coder and photographer, Apple enthusiast, and general all-round geek.

Haha wow, so I took this photo six years ago today. Compare and contrast! (Those are the same conifers in the pots, and they've had to have their tops trimmed several times so they didn't run into the eaves).

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It was spooky ladies versus murder ladies tonight! Unfortunately the murder ladies are now two losses out of two games played. Partially my fault again, they require a lot more careful play than some of the other warbands, and I screwed up placing the objective tokens. Kristina had some very tricksy plays too though, which screwed me over at a couple of points!

Because the new brushes are so big and thick and soft compared to what I'm used to using (an EXTREMELY ratty old Games Workshop drybrush), you actually need to leave more paint on the brush and just really gently flick the end of the brush across the surface, and the softness and number of bristles does the rest.

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I was having a bit of a struggle with my new drybrushes, you can't tell too much from my previous photos of Lady Harrow's Mournflight, but I couldn't get the drybrushing to come out properly all the time, it kept globbing and looking like crap. I decided to carefully watch Artis Opus' tutorial video and do some experimenting and, counterintuitively, it turns out I was actually taking TOO MUCH paint off the brush! Check out this lovely gradient I did tonight.

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Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.

I present to you tonight's entry in "How the hell is that comfortable".


It's 20:55 and down to 13˚C outside already (though it's a nice 22˚C inside), I'm drinking a hot chocolate with a shot of whiskey in it, and let me tell you, it's pretty ace.

hey if you're a computer person would you like to fill out this form to see how well known these cursed computer things are?

You know that feeling you get when you're on holidays that you're just temporarily somewhere and will be going home soon? That's the same feeling I'm getting at the moment being in the office. A year of WFH has totally thrown me off!

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I am currently waiting for a train, to go into the office for the first time in over a year! (I actually have a dental checkup and my dentist is in the city, so it's easier to just do this rather than going all the way to the city and back out. Also, I'm going for laksa with coworkers at lunch, aw yiss).

Oh wow, we can get 1000/50 plans on our NBN connection now!

Another game of Warhammer Underworlds tonight! I played my murder-ladies for the first time (Morgwaeth's Blade-coven) and sadly didn't win. I can definitely see the potential though, and there were some very unlucky dice rolls at a few critical points. They're pretty sneaky as befits aelves, keen to play a few more games with them.

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