Thursday, 29 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
In 2009 I switched my whole modding host over to google sites, just to get it out of the way and into something permanent. My Google sites site had all the squad things, stats page, mods etc but was easier to manage, and looked better (Wasnt made by me using PHP)
in mid 2010 I stopped support for my YSFLIGHT mods, and retracted the download file. The reason for this is that nearly all my models have been replaced by far superior models done by other people, so the pack had no point in being. With no more mod support, Delta Rangers and 22 squadron finally shut down for good, my Google sites site had no need to continue existing. Since my blog has remained active all this time, I redirected ysflight.co.uk to my blog (:cough: the thing your reading now)
Since my blog has nothing to do with ysflight I felt this was a little misleading. My YSFLIGHT.co.uk lease expired August 2010, so I simply did not renew it, opting instead for a new domain. And here it is:
I’m going to be branching out a little bit more into the blog on more than one topic than just Biology. There’ll be reviews for various things, from software to food, and other random things. (Like my Windows 7 theme, check it out! Its like 2 posts down)
Aye… so, Watch this space!
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
As promised, the Microsoft Image Composite Editor/ICE review.
I'm also giving a plug for Autopano Pro (And their even better one, Autopano Giga)
Its amazing (..I havnt actually checked it out) http://www.autopano.net/en/
(Yes, I'm hoping they'll send me a free copy to review and plug.)
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Aye! So, my move is nearly complete!
I’ve still got a couple boxes and some under bed draws to bring over, but I think this is about as messy as my room is going to get! Well… that's the optimistic view anyway! So I figured I’d take the opportunity to shoot a quick panoramic shot of the room and stitch it up in the new Microsoft ICE (I’ll do a blog post on it at some other point…. but here is the link)
Clicky on the image to get a full size view. So… let me talk you though it.
From the left hand side… Thats my bin in front of my roll mat… The one I…. procured… I left in Heathfield Villas… Then comes my desktop. Twin monitors for the win! (Blog on one, and Spotify on the other… Tegan and Sara’s “The Con.” Excellent album.) Moving on.. Xbox 360, Surround sub-woofer, and desktop tower… the “Rat’s Nest” cable pile… Laser printer (soon hopefully to be relocated…) Bed..still without covers… Camera bag (minus D80… as its taking the picture!) …and gas mask… The picture went a bit weird at the end as I moved the camera position. Bunnies! So, thats my new house. Added bonus it is opposite Wendy’s house (Blog link in the side bar). So yea.. I see great opportunities!
:NB: Seems there is also a poltergeist as my door just opened randomly. Sweet!
Friday, 9 July 2010
Yes its true. It has indeed been a while since I’ve done a written one of these! So, what’s been happening? Well… If you honestly dont know, then watch the videos below If, however, you dont feel like watching them, let me explain. I’m currently working on my dissertation. The topic is diatoms in the River Taff. Diatoms are small unicellular algae, with silica frustules (shell like structures surrounding the actual cell) I havnt had that much success photographing them down the microscope. This is one of the better ones:
Basically, I need to identify each one in each sample down to species level. Thats a pretty impossible task though, so I’ll be doing a representative selection of each sample (Most likely to be 30 or 25, something that will make nice percentages) and identify them to the nearest possible unit (species, genera, family etc…) These percentages will hopefully indicate any changes in water quality over the sample area (The River Taff, from source to Radyr)
Work aside! I’ve converted my D80 DSLR into a pinhole camera by drilling a small hole in a spare lens cap. The results have been pretty sweet:
The only downer is that i have dust on my sensor. I’ve tried to clean as much off using a blower, but there is still some on it, as can be seen from the dust specks on the above image. Gutted…
Also, got my new house. Though there was a slight mold problem on one wall.. See below…
However, (gotta love Detol…) with a bit of work, I got it looking way better:
So! Thats pretty much it. Will post some more stuff when I get it!