Last day before the Mother descends on this fair city from the Land of the Long White Cloud - New Zealand for them that don't know this side of the planet.
We're battened down and in visitor mode.
We're not - Yvonne probably is.
I have been using the impending arrival as an excuse to get my arse over to the park, two days already this week. One - a late afternoon gale, requiring the Delta, made possible after a regular visit to the best Doctor in the World, my beloved Mary-Ellen, who stubbonly refuses to alter her existence by moving over to my side of town to make things easier for me.
Naturally, once over the river I had to continue on out to the bay.
And again today - excuse - Mums arrival, what else? Had to get a quick buggy in in case I don't have the time in the two weeks that Mum is here.
Ran in to the venerable Mr Bayley, the man who started this obssesion with power kites, managing to yell at him for no real reason other than I was feeling positivly shitty. I'm lucky I found someone to take it out on.
A resonable time was had - wind was a bit patchy, damn near tearing all the muscles in my neck out with the pressure of hanging on mid gust.
Web stuff - well, there's still the bot if you really feel the need to talk to someone. It is in the process of having a few more detailed topics added to it's brain to align it a bit more with common Southern Hemisphere stuff.
They will be uploaded in about a week.
Software - check out the new version of Apple's Shake 3.5 - for PC and Mac if you want to get into the high end of compositing and visual fx. This release cements it's position as a 'I want this thing real bad'. Love it. Love it bad.
If you want eye candy in bucket loads go here www.play-create.com which will manage to amaze you no matter what your skill level.
That's it time to chill - contact by IRC will be limited in the next two weeks - regulars know how to get me.