Journal

Jury Duty

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I was called into jury duty and the trial I was on just completed. You're not supposed to come from more than 20 miles away, but to make the calculation, they draw a straight line. As if we could fly. So I'm like 23ish miles away and have to travel clear across Los Angeles county at morning and evening rush hour. I relied upon Lyft and Uber to drive me. So I ended up spending way more money than the... Read More

Update

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Got a lot of writing done. I'm working! I swears it on the precious. This is a video update I made for my "writing buddies" group that I work with. Wanted to show off some more animation. That's a troll in a disco. The head is only 24 frames a second, which is why the animation is stripped-down. The troll is 30 FPS. But this is just testing cameras, mostly. [video width="2052" height="634" mp4="https://hardluckhank.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/movie.mp4"][/video] Read More

Merry Holidays

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Hey all, happy whatever end-of-year stuff you decide to participate in. Unless your goal is to release virulent butt toxins across the planet and give us all Melting Ass Syndrome. In which case, please don't do that. This year has been a wild and wacky ride. Had it's ups and downs. The strangest presidency in living memory. Maybe Andrew Jackson's administration was crazy off the rails, but I don't have any first hand knowledge of it. My father passed away... Read More

Audio and 3D test

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[video width="1920" height="1020" mp4="https://hardluckhank.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/No-Actor-Loaded_-FaceFX-Studio-2018.1-No-Save-2019-12-18-11-53-17.mp4"][/video] Read More

Survival of the Sorta Stinky

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I just read an article on capsaicin having some health benefits. https://www.inverse.com/article/61745-spicy-food-chili-pepper-health I thought this was pretty amazing, because I had always heard that capsaicin had evolved to actually discourage animals from eating them. At least the animals that would chew them up and destroy the seeds. Birds eat them fine, and help spread the seeds. So it was wild to me that the chemical might be beneficial to us and that brought to mind not only evolution, but how... Read More