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Mixing and Mastering Tips

Over the years I’ve picked up a few tricks and tools for getting a mix sounding just right. Making music is expression for me, and mixing it just right is a good outlet for the perfectionist in me as well. Without good mixing, your music may not have the clarity it needs to translate across […]

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The Irony Of Selflessness

I don’t pretend to be a selfless person. If my mind isn’t happy and satisfied, everything and everyone else is very rarely of equal importance to me. I rarely do things if I know they’ll make me miserable, stressful or infuriated. I think to pretend otherwise would be purely egotistic. In fact, through selfishness I […]

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HDR Panoramas For Download

Here I have some HDR panoramas for download. All files are 360° panoramas taken with a Sigma 8mm 3.5 Fisheye, a Canon 5D MKII and a Nodal Ninja panoramic tripod head. Images are 32-bit and ready for use in any 3D package. By Tree: .HDR (2048×1024, 7.1mb) Garden Shed: .HDR (2048×1024, 6.4mb) Mandurah PAC: .HDR […]

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Where Feminism Goes Wrong

Feminism by definition is a bias towards one party. No conflict of interest between two or more parties was ever solved by focusing on the problems of only one party. If I called myself a Masculinist and said it’s about equality for all, I’d be bending the truth as well. Feminism and Egalitarianism are two […]

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Racism In Australia

I’m sorry to say that in the 9 years I’ve lived here it has not been a rare occurrence for me to witness a foreigner getting hassled by an Australian nearby. On the trains, at McDonald’s, in the city… “Go back to ya country mayt.” “Ey mayt, fuck u doin ere? Huhuhuh…” “U dont no […]

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Why do our opinions need labels?

I think to resign yourself to a label is to stifle the growth of your perspective and compartmentalize your intelligence. We all seem to know this deep down, but we continue to do it anyway. “I’m a Feminist.” “I’m an Atheist.” “A Humanist, that’s me.” It’s like strapping a funnel around your head – shutting […]

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Obsession with Achievement

It’s interesting how we glorify the concept of achievement as a society. That word seems to carry great value and prestige. Like most people I know, I’ve achieved things big and small and yet my life is just as it was before I achieved anything. I’m starting to look at what I can learn from […]

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Fixed: Maya Batch Rendering Slowly

I’m trying to batch render a sequence with Arnold for Maya, and each frame takes a whole minute to render when it takes 5 seconds in the Maya Render View. Looked all over the web for an hour. Few people with the same problem, but no solutions in sight. Finally I figured it out – […]

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Apps and Touch Screens

Alright, we’ve done the touch screen thing now. Let’s get over it. Having “apps” in your pocket that you can control with your thumb is a novelty. It’s neither efficient nor practical. I don’t know about you, but mashing my fingers into a flat bit of glass is horribly unsatisfying, and lacks all response and […]

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PC Gaming on an OLED TV

Last night, I connected my PC to my LG 55EC9300 OLED TV to really test the gaming potential of this baby. Console games rarely hit over 30 frames per second, and always force VSync which increases response time and makes controls feel sluggish or “laggy”. PC gaming gives you the option of disabling this with […]

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