New section to the site – wallpapers/photography

I added a new section to the website a few weeks back, but thought I’d point it out for those curious.

Wifey and I picked up a DSLR a year or two back and while playing through Phantasy Star 2, I decided to try taking some interesting-ish shots of some of the things around me – close-ups of the hint book, wide shots looking at my gaming setup with Phantasy Star 2 paraphernalia scattered across my coffee table and a super-scanline photo of the CRT blaring at the camera.

I’m still learning about how different functions work, so the shots are by no means amazing or anything, just an experiment. I’ve long admired the beautiful hardware shots of various consoles and accessories over at NFGgames, so that was probably my inspiration for taking an interest in hi-res photos of consoles and games.

All the wallpapers are cropped, processed and then output in 1080p resolutions that should hopefully suit PCs and consoles supporting custom HD wallpapers if you’re so inclined. I’m not quite ballsy to work on stuff in 4K yet (especially given the woeful real-world performance of my ADSL2 connection – 3.5mb down/500k up – which leaves me upset that the Coalition want to replace FTTH NBN with FTTN, which conversely means I’ll probably only get ADSL2 speeds on their terrible NBN proposal if I’m lucky), but I’m pretty sure the original resolution of the shots would would be able to accommodate this without too much trouble.

I’m not sure how frequently I’ll be adding to the gallery, but I’ll upload and post an update here whenever I add something new. The main gallery is under Image galleries » Wallpapers, but if you’re keen, follow the (only) link to the Phantasy Star 2 section.

Or, if you’re lazy, below is the full set:

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Happy 2012 :)

Just a quick message to everyone reading the blog – I hope the Christmas and New Years festivities have treated you well and I’m looking forward to plenty of content to come this year ๐Ÿ™‚ Apologies for the lack of updates over the last six weeks as well, but I’m anticipating things will be back to normal in a couple of weeks!

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Commenting is finally fixed!

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Shouts to Frank for pointing out something I missed in my original code for when I put this template together ages back – commenting has been re-enabled and is up and running ๐Ÿ˜€

Still feel like a douche though ๐Ÿ˜›

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Belatedly back into it!

Yeah, it’s March – apologies for the delay!

It’s been an interesting couple of months. I’ve been fighting a destabilising sickness that’s been giving me chronic bouts of nausea and dizzyness, and while there’s now a plan of attack after seeing a specialist last week, the last two and a half months have been trying, to say the least.

Anywho, the other reason for lack of updates have been because I’ve been spending most of my spare time when not feeling nauseous and dizzy working on the Astro City, and pretty much have it finished. I’ll be progressive detailing the rebuild process over the next few weeks, as I took stacks of images throughout the exercise. The end result is fantastic and definitely in-line with how I imagined it would turn out. But more on that later.

In the meantime, thanks for sticking with the blog!

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The new template is now live!

Not bad considering it was only 3 days after my deadline of the end of February ๐Ÿ™‚ There are probably a few bugs here and there, but hopefully for the most part it’ll behave itself.

Oh, and like my other blog Gisoku Budo, I’m no longer expressly supporting IE6, so if you’re using IE6 and the page isn’t displaying correctly, I’d heartily recommend upgrading to a browser that isn’t completely broken, like FireFox, Chrome or IE8. Because if Google says it no longer intends to support IE6, I’m certainly not going to go against that kind of sensible thinking!

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