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HDR / DRI pictures

I admin, I haven’t been updating my blog all to often lately. Mainly due to a) nothing special happening and b) getting stuff prepared for our wedding. So what have I been doing the last few weeks? Well, I finally installed and played GTA IV (which I bought many months ago ;))

Other than that I’ve been plaing around with my camera (and Photoshop CS3) a bit. Tried some light painting, played around with HDR a bit (bought myself a Photomatix license since it can handle my nikon raw format natively), added some of the stuff to my deviant art page d0py.deviantart.com

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Gaming & Tech

Yeah I know,  I haven’t posted in quite a while. Have been pretty busy with all kinds of stuff lately. so here is a short update on the more technical stuff I’ve been up to in the last few weeks:

– I moved most of the services from my old server to my new server (actually to one of my vmware guests on my new server, si-ka.net is still missing, and I need to forward dopefish.de to www.dopefish.de)
– I set up a gameserver host on a separate vmware guest. While this may not be the best solution performance-wise, it is defiantly the best solution security wise since gameservers require all kinds of strange library crap. And because it is easy, I also set up a Left 4 Dead dedicated server and assigned it to the -si.ka- steam group.

I also started playing a few new games. I got talked into getting “Left 4 Dead”, which is fun in coop and multi-player (solo kind of lacks smart bots on your own team). Then I got GTA4, but haven’t had time to play it yet. And yesterday I had a look at “Runes of Magic” a free MMORPG. It is currently in open-beta, and large parts of it still require translation (in the starting areas, most of the quests are a mix of German/English, if you get in some seldom visited areas, quests and NPC are sometimes in Asian lettering).

Climbing has been coming a bit short lately, I’ll try to get back to that more regularly.