Andy knitting, tried to add my sister but ended up with some kind of witch-troll instead, another christmas decoration, my own slipper/moccasin and a random googled image of a My Little Pony (don’t ask).
Suddenly realised at the end of the day that I hadn’t drawn anything, while visiting my sister. Totally lacking inspiration, scribbled a few ill-proportioned still lives.
Day 2: An abortive attempt at copying a butterfly from a book of insects, and an even worse attempt at a grasshopper. The proportions were all wrong (actually, they were wrong on the butterfly, but not as badly) Slightly better attempt at the grasshopper, a Lego Ninjago figure belonging to my son, and a couple… Read More »
Last month, my sister wrote a blog post about being “able” to draw. http://susieandthepencils.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/ableness-to-draw.html I come from a family of artists on my Dad’s side. He was a graphic designer and book illustrator and both his brothers have been involved in painting or book illustration at times. Both my paternal grandparents were illustrators (my grandfather… Read More »
Oscar and I continued the process of dismantling the LTD this morning. First off, drained the cooling system and removed the radiator. Second, remove the exhaust. Overjoyed to find that the nuts on the stud came off easily (not snapping). Next was to begin the process of removing the engine. The Haynes manual has a… Read More »
This had me stumped for a while, so I’m posting this for other, and to jog my memory if I forget. I’m not sure when it happened, but in more recent versions of WordPress the page/post editing screen has been cleaned up by default to not include some of the (presumably lesser-used) options. The way… Read More »
I had a requirement to boot a USB disk (a Hitachi SimpleDrive) on a machine I rarely log into via the GUI. In the good old days, I’d hack up a udev script to do it. In Fedora, with the advent of systemd, I googled and quickly became horribly confused about how it should work.… Read More »
My existing bike is a 1985 Kawasaki EN450 454LTD. It had problems with starting, which got partially solved by taking it to a mechanic but before I’d ridden it a handful of miles, it had electrical problems I haven’t managed to solve.