Sat, Jan 17 - 2015
     Hey everybody, you and I both know you have some great ideas about how to improve Minetest. Well maybe improving Minetest is a little far fetched, not that it doesn't have room for improvement, but you probably have more ideas about mods that can be made*. Well do I have good news for you, I've recently started a playlist on Youtube of Minetest Modding videos. I'm starting out with the basics, as I'm no modding master, but we'll learn together. The videos will be released weekly on Fridays, and they will be without ads for one month, after which point I'll be...
Fri, Dec 12 - 2014
    Once again I am back with another stupid Christmas carol this time the Grinch song. Now I should mention I've never seen/read the Grinch movie/film/video/book I don't even know what the title of it is, or what it is, though I'm guessing Dr. Seuss wrote it. This song doesn't really have too many problems with it, but what does it have to deal with Christmas? You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel,
Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel.
You're a...
Wed, Dec 10 - 2014
Wow! Mommy's kissing Santa Claus!
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up
In my bedroom, fast asleep

Then I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

He saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
I did! I really did see Mommy kissing Santa Claus
And I'm gonna tell my Dad
...
Wed, Nov 26 - 2014
     I had to add some film grain to a composite a while back, and searched around on the web for a simple, yet good looking way to do this. I found a short explanation of a method, but no pictures or anything, so I decided I'd play around with it, and once I figured it out, I recorded a quick video tutorial so if somebody else was looking for the same thing they could hopefully find out how to do it.

Wed, Nov 12 - 2014
     This post comes to you on the beckoning of reader Anneli Oberman.      My last post about stupid Christmas carols was well received so I was encouraged and decided to do another, this time I'll be looking at the song Santa Claus is coming to town.   You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why:
Santa Claus is coming to town!   He's making a list,
And checking it twice,
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town!
He sees you...
Sun, Oct 19 - 2014
     So I'm working on a fire mod for Minetest, and I've been wresting with formspecs for a while. I'm still no expert but something did just click in my mind, and 'cause I didn't notice it being documented very well any place, I thought I'd write about it.

     Every formspec is just a layout, which is called and used by a function for the node/item. The best way to visualize a formspec is with a grid, like this.
  x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x...
Tue, Oct 14 - 2014
     I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything on my blog, but that's not why I'm posting something now. This post is for all the people that are upset that Mojang sold Minecraft to microsoft, which honestly if I was in his/their shoes I would have done the same thing. Didn't they get like 4.8 Billion, or was that million, either way, it's a goodly lump of cash.

     Enough talk though, lets get to some show. Introducing Minetest.
     Yes I know, it looks very much like Minecraft, and there is a...
Thu, Jul 24 - 2014
In the course of two days, I made this model, probably about three hours total modeling time. I rendered it with Cycles, about 250 passes on this image. The model was modeled after a physical CD tower I have, 'cept mine is full of albums. It's been a while since I've put anything on Blendswap so it was good to get this uploaded.
The link for the download is right below the image.
  Download here: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/misc-objects/cd-tower/
Wed, Jun 25 - 2014
     I've had the privilege to work with a great team for the last eighteen months or so, and we've just released a feature length film entitled The Life of Christ. The film is a documentary of Jesus' life, huge surprise there. I got to travel far and wide, as I was the main actor, it was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. The film and all it's source are being released under a creative commons licenses, which will allow people to use the content in creating their own stuffs.
     We're going to release the film as a torrent to make it easier...
Wed, Jun 4 - 2014
     Is there a certain youtube channel that you subscribe to, or don't, but you want to download there new videos when they come out, well then you're in luck, 'cause in this post I'm going to be telling you how to achieve this. You're going to need a few scripts, but don't worry its all painless, and if I could figure out on my own, you can figure it out with my instructions. ;)
     First things first, you're going to need to have a script installed on your system called Youtube-dl. (Source and installation instructions here) and then you're going...

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