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Chain Linked Marble by mbaldelli
Chain Linked Marble
JWildfire 2.56, Un-Retouched

So I was able to finally load up JWildfire on the laptop and give it a go, with this being the second attempt at rendering.  What happened to the first?  I forgot that you need to save something in PNG first because the filtering for JPEG is sketchy at best.
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Gutted by mbaldelli
Gutted
Mandelbulb 3D, Un-Retouched

Inspired from the walk through the neighborhood this evening and all the building that seem to have been stripped down to their frames as it seems they're being reconstructed from the frames out...
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Seriously Jpeg has to be in a .jpeg format?  for a JPG?!  Are you people high? 
Blocks and Bricks in Rouge by mbaldelli
Blocks and Bricks in Rouge
Mandelbulb 3D, Un-Retouched

Created while in a blue funk...  Pardon the messiness of it; I just needed to be a little creative to try to pass the time and get my thoughts in order.
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Michael Andrew Baldelli
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And in case anyone wonders....

1. I drink rarely. Once a year at best.
2. I use earbuds when in video chat because they have better noise cancellation.
3. Those are the glasses that got destroyed in Entry 608.
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Entry 06/22/2015 12:11:24 AM - Mentat 929

     I know, I know -- no art…  Less of that lately (I'll get to that in a minute), and a rather banal come all-over-the-place journal entry.  Hey, it's been a while since I've written and some of the things I'm writing about seem to be "…the story already in progress…"  But then again since I've pulled my diary offline and written privately, those are the breaks. 

     So now that I'm entering into Monday morning and looking at the calendar, I'm reminded of my out-cry on my way in to work this evening that Emancipation Day is 3 days away and I haven't thought of anything I want to be free of for the prior year.  Well other than perhaps the fact that I've had to wash quite a few freakishly odd queerfolk out of my life the last month alone:  Michael in Apple Valley who was coming off not only a few fries short of a Happy Meal™ but also somewhere between abrasive and abusive (verbally, definitely verbally).  While it was charming for a while, I got tired of hearing things like, "are you that gullible?" and "You have monumental baggage" routinely enough that it was a friendship that didn't build up the person, but tore 'em down in order to make oneself feel better about it. Not that he was feeling any better really -- he was damned busy whinging about not having a boyfriend and then doing nothing to modify the way modern queerfolk go about the whole dating thing. 

      The other man (I've had to watch out of my hair) was from Mississippi (I think his name was Richard, but I can't be assed to remember it really) who seemed jovial though vapid in his e-mails who I suspected was a bit of a freak (of nature) only to have him turn out to be a real freak of nature with his sense of humor comments that didn't feel the least bit jovial or jocular.  More like desperate, cloying and the sort of creepy that leaves you feeling like you need a shower afterward.  What I mean is that quite out of the blue from the usual conversation he starts asking for nudie pictures and making assertions of marrying him.  Uh, no thanks I don't like marriage jokes when the conversations have been light (and vapid) and didn't lead down anywhere that would have called for such intensity.  And let's face it -- anyone asking for nudes of is asking for trouble from the likes of me. 

     Although the true irony of that whole conversation had to do with the fact that the only reason why he started chatting me up had to do with the fact that I went checking out his profile while wearing the flag-mod hat and checking to see if the profile was another one of the cavalcade of fake users that routinely come onto OKC.  The only reason I was chatting with him is that his profile seemed to only point to wanting chat -- and who am I to deny a good chat to anyone that wants it? 

     Then there was this kid (AKA under 30) that was trying to chat me up for god-only-knows what reason.  Seemed to be the sort of kid that lived off the attention until I noticed that his location changed from Fall River, MA to Bum-Fuck PA which sent up the usual warning bells of a fake user.  Tried to pull me over to KIK which is an automatic block as I can't stand that bloody program (seems to be geared more towards those sort of vapid and attention whore sort of teens and 20-somethings that have nothing else better to do with their time).  Seriously, no thank you -- I've had more than enough people of this caliber in my life, I don't want any more of them.  Hell and what's left of them in my life I don't want them in there anymore… 

     About the only one that I've been entertained with has been the guy from New York City, but even then it's more one-sided than I like.  Eh, I'll give that a bit more time and see how that plays out. 

     In other news, one of the gifts I worked on buying for my birthday was a FitBit.  Part of the reason was I wanted to shed carrying around two phones (iPhone from AT&T that the contract has been cancelled and the Droid that I'm currently carrying).  The other part of the reason was I wanted to have something that integrated better with a fitness and health conscious program for tracking calories in and out.  While I don't like the whole cloud integration for the program (it's currently held on the FitBit.com website) I'm really liking the investment I made with the Fitbit HR.  While I haven't used the actual caller-ID integration between it and the phone (apparently I need to load up the program for it as phone is not supported for direct integration) everything else about it seems pretty accurate…  Well other than perhaps sleeping.  It's marking my restlessness as times that I'm awake and the thing about that is I'm not really awake.  My eyes didn't open and I didn't register anything consciously.  I think it's just because the movements that I do through the night are enough to raise my pulse into the consciousness zone and that's enough for it to mark me as awake.  Still though, it's better than the Sleep Time app which seems to monitor not only my movements, but Moe's as well.  And my cat has a nasty habit of getting up a whole lot more than I do.  While I might not be getting the full 5 day charge (I'm noticing it's about 4 days according to YMMV) it's not as though I need to wear the thing down to nothing as I'm close enough to both the charger and the dongle that I can sync and charge the thing up with little effort. 

     Oh yeah, the other thing I like about this unit is the fact that it works with a vibration for the alarm.  I saw Matt Inman over at The Oatmeal raving about the Taptic Engine in the Apple Watch and gave it a go with the silent alarm on the FitBit HR.  When I have slept long enough to catch the alarm, it actually wakes me up…  Though I suspect that the reason why I've been up a majority of the time before the alarm is because I fear I'm going to sleep through it.  I haven't, but that doesn't stop me from activating the Wonder Twin Power™ of self-consciousness. 

     I missed Providence Pride this year.  I'm not in the least bit surprised about that given 1. I was working that day and 2. I thought it was the last weekend of the month of June and not the third weekend when it was celebrated.  No big loss there in any case.  Though it did give the bus lines a bit of a problem given that Route 1 that I usually take the day I have to work over-time had to temporarily re-route away from Dorrance Street.  Although it was funny given that when it was heading down Washington Street I thought I had accidentally gotten on the Northbound bus instead of the Southbound.  But after that scare from the re-route, I was happily heading down to work for a couple of hours overtime to cover while the fuck-up second shift person can have his added time off for Father's Day.  No names mentioned (publicly of course), but if you ask me, I'll more than happily tell anyone privately. 

     Waking up today was like waking up in the Crotch of the Bible Belt:  I felt like I needed SCUBA gear in order to breathe properly.  And without the necessary exhaust vent it's not as though I can run the portable AC unit for the time being.  At least the good news is that sometime this week the vents covers that I had ordered from Haier (that didn't come with the package I purchased) should be in by the end of the week.   So hopefully, I'll be able to run the A/C during the hottest parts of the summer.  And it's looking like the humidity isn't going to be going away any time soon.  Not sure what that's all about, but it's enough to annoy me. 

     Work…  I have positively no words for that circus.  Between the politics and the personal conflicts going on between the Manager and the Supervisor it's a royal Charlie-Foxtrot.  All I'm doing for the moment is riding it through and hoping that it'll clear itself out one way or another.  While it's nice to being Nightbreed again and management is only seen sparingly the changes that seem to be going on boggles both the conscious mind and the imagination.  And that's all I'm going to say on that subject in a public setting. 

     And with that -- I think I've covered everything for the time being.  I'll close it here for now and hopefully sometime this week, I'll don the hat of the Mad Scientist™ and try to make another wallpaper.  Until the next time. 

  • Mood: Amazed
  • Playing: Star Trek Online
  • Eating: Baby Back Ribs
  • Drinking: Water

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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Another vision of  Gene Roddenberry ha come to truth.

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I love this clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSmGjB…
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mbaldelli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
I think this is a good case of life imitating art but it's interesting nonetheless.  
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, We all have communicators now , the tricorder is real now and being improved as we speak, teleportation  has been experimented in different ways  and has been proven by quantum entanglement swapping but is in its infancy and now transparent aluminum.  Oh and they are working on solid light like a lightsaber.  
I wish I could live 100 more years just to see the tech.
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mbaldelli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
You forgot the PADD...  Sure it's from the Reality Distortion Machine we "affectionately" call Apple, but they at least create competitions for it from the Windows and Droid Community.  
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The new Fallout 4 will be set in post apocalyptic Boston. It looks like I might be interested , wounder if it will freeze up when you play like the others lol.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnn2rJ…
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mbaldelli Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I know, I saw the press release..  I went instead with, "will it be as buggy as all the other games they've released?"  Although at the same time, I also saw Bethesda Softworks will be attending E3 for the first time ever this year and that certainly opened my eyes a bit.  

Hopefully they did some mapping of the Boston area like they did DC.  That would be definitely interesting enough for me to pick up the game for that exploration/sandbox alone. But I'll wait until it's GOTY so they can work everything out.  
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I must admit Dishonored had no bugs that I could remember off hand, I just found it interesting they picked Boston. It's too bad they didn't pick here the apocalyptic look might be a improvement.   :)
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mbaldelli Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
That's because Dishonored was made by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda...  FO3, FONV, Oblivious...  err...  Oblivion were all made by Bethesda Game Studios.  See the problem here?  
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Wretched--Stare Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw Godzilla on HBO, I agree it was the best version I've seen. thanks for suggesting it.

So very far from the old Japanese movies I used to see on the weekends and no Matthew Broderick in this one make it a must see. :) 

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mbaldelli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
It ranks up there to watch, but IMNERHO, it's not necessarily a must see.  It actually set my teeth on edge the way that Americans give everything an acronym instead of the Japanese use of some code name.  There was also some really wacky science going on in this -- but then again later versions of the Japanese Monster Movies seem to have a bit of it as well...  Maybe it was just the way that it translated that set my teeth on edge.  EWW did one on that and for the most part, I agreed with many of the sins it deserved. :D 
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