Sunday, July 31, 2005
Not the final frontier this time, but almost! I have been clutter clearing and cleaning in my apartment on and off for weeks now - and TODAY, it will finally be complete. It feels so good to get rid of old stuff and get free SPACE, or ZEN as I like to call it. My main problem is that I rarely keep cleaning until it's completely done; I clean some for a few hours, moves some stuff down to my basement storage and then...then...I'm back in front of my computer OR sitting in my couch reading a book. I've been reading a lot lately - but that's for another thread. So a grand scale cleaning and clutter clearing operation - or "PIMP MY APARTMENT" as I call it - therefore takes a few weeks for me to finish (unless I get help from someone). I don't know if it's a guy-thing or if it's just me. Well, I know it's not just me because all my (male) friends do this - so exactly the same that it's scary. :)

These days you don't own your stuff, your stuff owns you. At least that's true in my case. I have no trouble admitting that; partly because I don't really mind. I have a lot of fun with my stuff, eventhough it really consumes my time. We all kill time in different ways, some do it for mere entertainment and others do it just to escape their harsch realities. I have a nice reality so I do it as mere entertainment. I pretty much always have fun and I'm very rarely bored. Hmm, I guess that there are those that would deny that they're owned by their stuff until they day that they die, but hey - if you wanna lie to yourself go right ahead. Please note that I'm not saying that everyone is owned by their belongings.

A book that really changed my view on things (and changed my life too) - was Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston. A friend of mine recommended this book (thanks!). Another book that might help is The Eternal Wisdom by Dalai Lama. I couldn't find a link for this one, I have the swedish version so that title is a direct translation. He has written a lot of books about wisdom and he really changes your point of view on things (unless you're already a buddhist monk). I read these books years ago and if you need help clearing your clutter (in your apartment AND in your head) you should read them too.

Anyhoo, I'm gonna take some after-photos for my parents/friends later on and I might put up a few here too. Thank God I didn't take any before-shots. :)

Until next time, have a good one. //Arvid

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#0005 "A Hotmail betatester? :)"

Friday, July 29, 2005
I bet that he'll smash the keyboard and switch to Gmail.com. Banners are no monkey business. :)

Zazzle Stamps

Zazzle.com - where I've sold posters of my work the last 3-4 years - now also has custom stamps. Neat idea, I had to test it. ;)

You can find it here: http://www.zazzle.com/stamps/default.asp

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#0004 "This baby's first word was WTF. :)"

Sunday, July 24, 2005

#0003 "Man, I hope that this is a fake one. :)"

Sunday, July 17, 2005

#0002 "I want this dog! :) It looks like Ein."

#0001 "LOL, what a cool little dude/dudette."

The Loudmouth

Tuesday, July 05, 2005
I just purchased an EAGLE UK-200 Jerker Loudmouth. It's a superb lil' ukulele and look how cute it looks on top of my Furch Durango. :)

Scav is coming down here to visit me later this week and we'll play guitar and ukulele (and have fun in the sun in Gothenburg) for a couple of weeks. Vacation!

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Maxwell & Fprime madness

Saturday, July 02, 2005
I have had lots of fun in Maya and LightWave 3D the last week - I've been playing around with Maxwell and Fprime (as I wrote in the previous thread "Fprime and Maxwell"). I have put a few of the renderes which I have done using these rendering engines. The top one was created last night and after 10 minutes of hopeless brainstorming what to name this weird thing I came up with that name haha... Hey, it was 3:00 a.m in the morning. :) The first two are Fprime and the last two are Maxwell. I will definitely buy one of these renderers; if not both of them. These are 100% Fprime and Maxwell, I did very little to them in Photoshop in post.

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