Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break

It's Monday. I have the whole week, besides a few hours each day cleaning out the basement, to continue brushing up on Newtek's Lightwave 3D animation software, read the paper, take photographs, design some graphics, and / or write. I'm scratching my head. What? What should be the topic, Stem-cell research? I could have lots of fun with all the things being said about it. I might update my Menagerie of Madness blog about it.

Saturday I created a Dr. Who parody of the bright red trash bin in 3D. If you did not see it. A large dumpster was painted red, then outfitted with flashing lights and a dome with a camera mounted inside that monitored the area. On the dumpster was spray-painted the CrimeStoppers logo and information that warned people that there may be suspicious drug dealing going on in the neighborhood. The camera will take pictures of drivers in the area.

I don't know how much of a deterrent that will be, but I suspect it might have a negative effect on the property values.

I still need to touch up the texture and add some details, but overall it looks pretty funny.

I continue to read other people's newspapers, but I doubt there's much of a future in newspapers. My website has a counter that ticked up to over 4000 hits after being up for about five years. I'd love to syndicate some columns and cartoons on my site, but I would need advertisers to pay for it. I've seen sites try to charge subscription fees for access, and that turned out to be suicidal for them.

As far as blogging. I've fallen behind on some and I need some motivation. Maybe I just need to get out more, but to what? Some bar? No thanks. Definitely not a church. That was a showcase of hypocrisy. My freethinker group meets only once a month. After this week it's back to the books full time so I need to make the best of it.
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