Shortie

April 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm (Personal Blog, Uncategorized, When in South Africa, Wisdom for Tomorrow) (, , , , , , )

I just saw a bit of a program on E! about people that buy desserts for 25 000 $ American, take baths in Evian water and have diamonds rubbed on them. It made me frustrated. I also became frustrated when a classmate of mine casually spent money on buying the Microsoft office package alongside his new mac book.

I don’t have much money, i couldn’t afford to do what my classmate did. And yet i can’t find ways to spend it. When i do spend my money, i want it to be meaningful.

I do pirate things, but then i buy everything that i actually like or need, when i can afford it. Every now and then i make an attempt to stop pirating but bad experiences prevent that from happening. I would buy something without the possibility of properly previewing it and end up being disappointed.

I used the Open Office package because i found it better than the popular microsoft alternative up until the 2007 version. Now it actually offers something which Open Office doesn’t, like a better layout and a pleasant usability (i haven’t thought what it is that does it exactly, i should), but i’m not convinced yet it justifies the 2000kr price tag as opposed to the Open Office alternative.

Spending money in a meaningful way is hard in a capitalist society, where a lot of commerce is based on accidental buys and the power of marketing which encourages you to spend your money on things that you don’t really want or need.

With all this enforced on me by media and my co-dependent personality, it is hard for me to know what it is that I really want.

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Hiatus

March 3, 2009 at 8:44 pm (Uncategorized)

Gone Fishing. No Update This Week.

Gone Fishing. No Update This Week.

Going to give you a nice taste of how Indaba went the comming weekend. Also, today i had my first traffic accident. Not a collision, accident, fell of my scooter. I’m not hurt, but shaken and bruised. And you already got a preview of a two week project i’m doing, or so i hope…

C is for Cryptic.

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February 22, 2009 at 3:33 pm (Uncategorized)

This week at Uni we didn’t have a project. Instead we had Photoshop training so we could pick up some of the basic manipulation skills. Even tho i have worked in Photoshop before, i’m quite happy i’ve done this. It allowed me to broaden my knowledge of what can be done in photoshop, and produced some cool results. Take a look yourself.

Next week i am going to the Indaba Design conference, which everyone here loves a lot. I’m not sure why yet but i’m anxious to find out soon. If there’s anything interesting there, i’ll write about it. There’s also a big school assignment connected to the conference, in which i have to write an essay on if there are avant-garde movements in contemporary South African arts. Wish me luck 🙂

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Quick Art

February 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Hej

Just a quick update. I was drawing this while i was waiting for a couple of friends at a resteurant, after a couple of drinks. Drawing after drinking works i guess. The Other Adam did a touch up, increasing the contrast of the picture.

This is called a Robot. Because it has power over people?

This is called a Robot. Because it has power over people?

Also, calling all NDS owners! If you are up for some Online Play with me, especialy Advance Wars: Dark Conflic / Days of Ruin, please post your Friend Codes in the comments.

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University life

February 8, 2009 at 9:01 am (Uncategorized)

Before each semester


After the first week


After the second week


Before mid-term exams

During the mid-term exams


After the mid-term exams

Before the final exam


After acquainting with the final exam schedule


7 days before the final exam


6 days before the final exam


5 days before the final exam


4 days before the final exam


3 days before the final exam

2 days before the final exam

1 days before the final exam


The night before the final exam

An hour before the final exam


During the final exam


After leaving the examination room


After the exam, during summer break


This Is University Life!

Ps. None of the artwork presented here is mine, i randomly found it on the internet.

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Hadoken!

January 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm (Uncategorized)

School started today for real. My first assignment is to digitalize a bag design. Most students have designed their own bags in their previous year, but since i just joined i got to pick a bag i would like to digitalize. I picked one based on what i would like to learn, but also one that i think i can improve on. Don’t have a pic of it, but i’m going to show you the final product 🙂 Here’s a bit of the artwork so far:

A piece of art created for a school project, original concept artists name unknown.

A piece of art created for a school project, original concept artists name unknown.

I’m not doing the Graphical Design program full time. I’m going to pick away some courses i’m not so interested in, like history, and do my own projects in the meantime. Which would be the GVC (GGVC?) web site ^^ Looking forward to that.

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January 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm (Uncategorized)

Hello!

I’ve been away on a two day trip with Chriss Greenwood, the guy i meant on Couch Surfing, hence i was unable to write at that time. But to keep you entertained i am uploading a list of animals i have seen in the wild since i came here.

Please note that i am not Mr. Camera Conjurer and also not Made Of Bandwidth, so i only have pictures of three of them.

Ah, and it seems that my statistics have drasticly improved since i complained no one visits the blog 🙂 the obvious course of action is to complain more! Logically speaking. I’m not a logical person.

  • Kolibri – Just flew up to me, noticed i’m not a flower, backed out and flew away.
  • Seals – Well you might have seen the video yesterday, yes?
  • Human – buggers get everywhere.
  • Chameleon – Roll a spot check, difficulty over 9000. I don’t have a picture because i couldn’t find it again after i went to get the camera.
  • Zolbane Bengtslayer – A huuge insect, possibly a beattle. Curious little fellow, but not to bright. It had a fatal physical attraction to my grill.
  • Bird with tail -The tail was three times longer than the bird. I really wish i had my cam with me.

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Comment or something

January 20, 2009 at 7:51 am (Uncategorized)

The statistics on this blog aren’t exactly encouraging 😦

I’ll write something proper from my new place 🙂

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I should Twitter

January 19, 2009 at 7:29 pm (Uncategorized)

Yo!

So i have a couple of news but i’m literaly too tired to write about it all, so i’ll BULLET it into your head.

  • Wind and sun makes cousken a dull boy
  • Done with all Swedish reports
  • moving out tomorrow
  • Found out how school works here, it’s awsome for masters
  • Will probably do the GVC website as a credited projet, please please please
  • Saw a Flat, will keep looking
  • Met Chriss Greenwood, wonderfull chap.
  • Goodnight

😉

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Another quicky

January 19, 2009 at 9:23 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

I’m sitting at a cafe right now, waiting for a download that will hopefuly make my 3g modem work. So it
s time for another quick update 🙂

I found a place to live! One of the teachers at the university overspent on hist christmass shopping, so he offered to rent me his guest room. The very good thing about that is that i will live close to Suzanna, and have a local nearby as well. And free itnernet 😀 There’s a download cap, so i will try not abuse it, but that means i will be able to work on this blog seriously ^^

I’m going to the University soon to talk to him about it, then i have one more viewing of an appartment in walking distance to the Uni. The one the teacher offered is out of town so i would need to drive or take the train, but that won
t be a problem i think. It’s a really nice neighbourhood.

In the evening i will meet Chris Greenwood for dinner and a beer. He’s an arts teacher i met over couch surfing, so that could be interesting 🙂

I think i will move out from the hostel tomorrow or on wednesday, so i’ll keep you updated.

I wanna go to the beach and sunbathe :/

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