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5 reasons why I favor Daz3D software

When it comes to “computer art”, so basically the audio & video capabilities of a regular personal computer, then things sure have come a long way. Personally I think that things have gone further on the audio field than video, but even so the video capabilities of modern PC’s are amazing, especially in comparison to those around the 80’s and 90’s.

I consider myself a semi-professional when it comes to digital audio and a hobbyist within the field of 3D modeling and rendering. The first time I came into contact with 3D was during the early days of POV-Ray (ray tracer) which sounded amazing to me; the ability to create a virtual 3D world which the computer could fully calculate and set up to make things look as realistic as possible. As mentioned earlier I think that when it comes to realism then digital audio has come much closer than video (just think about the acceptance of CD’s and MP3 players) but even so… There are also some impressive developments on the 3D field.

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August 9, 2016 Posted by | TechBlabber | , , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 reasons why I favor Daz3D software

5 programs with an under appreciated interface

CLI vs. GUI

In the early days of the computer everything was done using a command line, also known as a Command Line Interface (CLI). The concept is simple: you type a command followed by carriage return (“enter”) and the computer ‘does’ something in response.

As development progressed computers became more capable of handling graphics and that eventually resulted in the ability to do most of our work on a computer in a graphical environment, also known as the Graphical User Interface (GUI). And just like the CLI the concept is simple, it usually evolves around pointing and clicking with a mouse. And, if you’re writing an article like this, with plenty of typing as well.

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June 13, 2016 Posted by | TechBlabber | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 5 programs with an under appreciated interface

PowerShell; fun on the commandline

Many people with some roots into IT will know that it all started on a commandline. This holds true for nearly all major operating systems, and the ones which were quite early with hiding the commandline (OS/2 for example) still had their ‘ties’ into it.

Microsoft originally started with MS-DOS which was actually a rough ‘copy’ or ‘fork’ of CP/M (Computer Program / Monitor). Not a surprising development though; early high-end computers running on CP/M would sometimes also provide access to a ‘DOS mode’ thus allowing the unit to use both CP/M and DOS (I.C.L. used to produce such units).

But here things eventually stalled. When MS DOS 6 came out Microsoft started to focus more on the GUI aspect and left the commandline interface (“cli”) a little for what it was. At first users of 98 / XP had a full DOS 6 at their disposal but even that soon declined to a simple rather limited commandline shell.

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July 16, 2012 Posted by | Editorial, Tips and tricks, Windows | , , , , | Comments Off on PowerShell; fun on the commandline

Sharing some WordPress experiences…

WordPress logo3 years ago I dove into what is my current all-time favorite hobby and passion: synthesizers and basically everything involved around it. From sound design to synthesis studies, right to simply playing a few tunes yourself. It didn’t take long for me to decide and build a website and an accompanied blog to share my experiences and some of my material (be it sounds or presets and such). This resulted in my hobby site SynthFan.info.

Beginning this year however I decided that I no longer wanted the site to be hosted with a big hosting provider. It would save me some money and I could more easily expand on the site as well. Because I didn’t feel like building the whole thing from scratch, and because I already knew that I wanted to continue blogging I decided to pick up on WordPress. So now I’d like to share some of my experiences so far. Something tells me that I won’t have to explain what WordPress is all about considering the location of this blog, so I’ll skip that one 😀

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June 25, 2012 Posted by | Tips and tricks, WordPress | , , , | Comments Off on Sharing some WordPress experiences…

Another way to shutdown Windows…

Windows Well, this theme doesn’t use a ‘featured icon’ and I can’t come up with something nicer at the moment so this will have to do. At least its familiar. I’ll try to come up with a nicer specific Windows logo for future posts though.

Did you know…  That you can shutdown your Windows environment from the command prompt ?  If you’re now wondering “Why would I want to do that?” then this could be an interesting read… Continue reading

June 18, 2012 Posted by | Tips and tricks, Windows | , , , | Comments Off on Another way to shutdown Windows…

The power of the InterNet

So today when I checked up on my favorite news site I saw a story about a 9 year old kid who maintained a blog about the food she and her schoolmates got served for lunch. And judging by the pictures of it it didn’t really look that appealing to me. Just check out the article on The Register, here you’ll also find links pointing to the original blog itself.

And what did the school do? As could be expected they focussed on trying to keep her quiet.

However, this time the Internet was involved…

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June 15, 2012 Posted by | Editorial, InterNet | , , , , , | Comments Off on The power of the InterNet

TechBlabber is here…

Welcome!

This is my TechBlabber blog where I plan to spout comments on technical issues; stuff which interests me and where I’d like to comment on. That’s what you’ll be able to find here.

At the moment there’s not much to see but that will change over time. I hope you guys will enjoy.

June 15, 2012 Posted by | TechBlabber | , , | Comments Off on TechBlabber is here…