Beanie REALLY likes being under our stuff.
Posted on 15 May 2022, 22:47
My guitar amp simulation software of choice has been BIAS FX 2 on my iPad (https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-fx-mobile/) and it's pretty great, but I'm starting to get the point where I'm outgrowing the iPad for what I want to do, I think. I've bought a selection of BIAS FX 2 stuff on desktop, and it comes with Audio Units plugins that you can use in GarageBand and such. It turns out you can get a 90-day trial of Logic Pro, so I'm giving that a red hot go and we'll see if I can manage to make some sort of song! I recorded some drums yesterday today but my biggest issue there is keeping in time, even with a metronome going. 😛 But today I recorded my first song in Logic Pro, with me playing both guitar and drums! 😁 Granted it's less than a minute long and is pretty repetitive, but whatever. Yay! Big thanks to @[email protected] for pointing out Logic's "quantize" functionality that will automatically move your slightly-out-of-time notes to be back in time, very helpful for getting a good drum track. The drums were was just recorded straight into Logic then quantized, rather than playing back again with any of the built-in Roland drum controller kits that the drum kit comes with (I haven't even looked into how that's done yet), and the guitar was recoded with one of Positive Grid's "BIAS Pedal" effects.
Posted on 15 May 2022, 15:49
Progress has been slow, but I finished the faces of the next four of my squad of Scions tonight and I am pretty damned happy with how good they look!
Posted on 12 May 2022, 22:37
For the first time I think possibly this year I've actually been able to watch an entire episode of something on my iPad while using the elliptical! 🎉 You have no idea how happy this makes me, since COVID hit I was doing it every day after work until I buggered up my right knee towards the end of last year. Ended up going to a physiotherapist followed by like two months of twice-weekly exercise physiologist. Tomorrow's my last regular visit, then I'll just pop in for a check-up every fortnight for a bit, then it should be smooth sailing! I'm still not at the amount of incline and resistance on the elliptical that I was doing before, but that's just a case of building up to it now.
Posted on 12 May 2022, 18:40
We were going to go play some X-wing at a friend's place with my new play board, but he wasn't feeling up for it so Kristina and I played some Warhammer Underworlds instead! Aelves versus filthy goatmen, and despite a strong start, it all fell apart at the end for me thanks to some terrible rolling on my part (and some really lucky rolling on Kristina's), and she won 11-9.our house darkroom gaming games workshop warhammer underworlds grashrak's despoilers myari's purifiers
Posted on 11 May 2022, 21:49
I went out to make a cup of tea, came back and turned around the corner to come into the office, and was greeted with this. Just full eye-contact the entire way back to my desk.
Posted on 11 May 2022, 10:30
Today I painted up my X-wing board so it looks like it's an actual star field, rather than just being plain black. Pretty stoked with the results!
Posted on 8 May 2022, 17:49
We met up with some friends for lunch at Black Bear Barbecue today. It's always so damned good, and I apparently have a mental block about the fact that I really don't need to order chips to go with it because just the brisket box is more than enough food. 🤦🏻♀️
Posted on 5 May 2022, 15:37
I can always tell when the weather is getting cooler because Beanie wants to snuggle on my legs in the morning rather than being beside me.
Posted on 4 May 2022, 10:39
I am back on my X-wing bullshit! 🎉 Very excite.
Posted on 2 May 2022, 13:32