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Proxmox Notifications and You!

Once I had the Proxmox server setup, and basic backups running to my NFS share that I had setup for the inital migration, I figured getting email notifications running would be a handy thing.  I would at the very least know when my backups had completed and in what state. This was pretty straight forward, [...]

To Proxmox, and Beyond!

With Broadcoms acquisition of VMWare, and the subsequent killing of the free EXSi license, not to mention where licensing costs look like they are being driven too with also killing off the perpetual licenses and forcing everyone into a subscription model I felt it was time to start looking at some alternatives. Using the free [...]

Skin Weights with ngSkinTools

Basic concept using this tool is structuring things in layers. The layers will preserve what is under them, just like working in something like photoshop. Masks will allow you to set your blends between the layers, and you can adjust your bones/influence you select and edit the influence within your layers. Easy peasy after a […]

Advanced Skeleton Rigging Tool

My quick notes for using Advanced Skeleton, this greatly sped up my rigging learning process and setup. Can even easily change up and use existing rigs from auto riggers to apply to different models. Still need to flesh this out a little more with some examples and screen shots, but wanted to get my notes […]

Learning to Rig!

Just some notes I took while going over basics for setting up a basic rig so I could work on fixing up some auto generated rigs from Mixamo for some quick prototyping in Unreal and mocap that I captured with Move One and Rokoko. I need to add some screen caps into to make the […]

Break Waters

Another from the day trip to Brighton, waves crashing on one of the jetty’s. A fine 15C+ day in the middle of October! Global warming has it’s perks I guess? But the south of the UK is pretty temperate to begin with. Made the move from Vancouver where it was also pretty nice all year […]


Needed to do some street photography for a weekly challenge I do for 52Frames. Wandered the Embankment during the evening snapping random things and people my an old 50mm prime lens that I have. Big challenege with the lens is it can only manual focus on my Z6 so you either need to get lucky […]

Gary the Spider

It is spider season, damn things are everywhere! I hate spiders a lot, but I didn’t need to get near this guy, I just used my 200-500mm lens and stayed well away! They make for a nice photo and I suppose keep the bugs down, but that’s as far as it goes, and pics from […]

Caw Caw!

Another 50-200mm DX on the Z6, this time wandering around Brighton for the day. Managed to get tickets for 2 return cheaper than taking a couple tube rides in London! So might as well go explore! Loads of gulls hovering over the Palace Pier looking for chips to steal from unsuspecting tourists. Managed to get […]


Not really much to say, just out wandering with my 50-200mm DX lens on the Z6 and stumbled across a fox guarding a dumpster as they are want to do here in London. This post is nothing really special, other than to get a little test filler going, and hey, look a City Fox!