It has been a beautiful morning so after collecting the dogs from a bit of deer annoying which took them half a mile uphill, buggered I was. I made my way to the new CO-OP in Ballachulish I stopped several times to take some pictures. I got back up the hill with enough food to last until Sunday and some sunny images.
I am having a day off from blundering in Blender. Last night I created a tiny emitter to incorporate into my star but it isn’t right it looks like a shower of sparks and not the blurry, diffused, gentle glow I want. It also tried to render using the CPU and not the GPU. It meant render time was horrendous. I’ll sleep on this little conundrum. I was thinking of getting an upgraded graphics card but having looked into the matter I think mine is still fine for what I do. I have a Nvidia 660 2GB one and though there are much faster cards they cost an arm and a leg and generate a lot of heat. I can get a newer version but it is only 10% quicker and costs £300.00p. Not worth it. AMD do cheap fast ones but Apple Pro users have experienced problems. They may work fine in proper computers. I guess that these days GPUs are plug in and play. I hope so.
I have a somewhat cavalier attitude to life and also computing. I should have been a politician.
I know a bit about a lot but understand nowt. A few years ago I thought Dithery Dave was unique. Now they are all the same. I would like Blair to return or even the ‘One Eyed Free’ Gordon Brown. John Major even. I would think about voting for Boris as he writes well and makes me look up words. He is an entertaining chap but not someone I would leave in charge of a Hotdog Cart. I would vote for him were he on X-Dancing- Stars- Be Tomorrows News- Celebrity- Get Me in Here. I can not believe the crap that television producers make. Does anyone watch it?
The silly sods just issue policy statements. Then while I, in my ignorance, think they are policy, they regard their words as expedient to keep them in a job. I want a republic. Out with inbred posh and in with the new breed. Only trouble is there are no well educated poor young folk to fight the cause. Thatcher saw to that.
I get the Daily Telegraph, left wing newspapers are shite. I love the Crossword and Sudoku in the Telegraph. It is biased to the right of right centre but not really silly. If you want really, side splitting, silly then you only have to look at America and the Tea party. Fox News is a comedy show.
Enough, this is about images and here they are.
I did stop for some video of wispy cloud rolling around Stob Dearg on the end of Buachaille Etive Mor but just as I got set up the cloud stopped rolling around and completely obliterated it. It then started snowing so I thought blow it and retreated to the warmth of the van.
I am spoilt for choice for a meal today. It is really good the CO-OP has opened. It is a twenty mile round trip but that is half the distance to Fort William and back.
That’s all for today. Nice. Have you seen pictures of Georgy the seventhy ( Thanks Bob)? If you haven’t then he looks good.