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The one left behind

Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 4:14pm

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Some of you may have noticed our decidedly intermittent blog over at the FXhome MySpace, which mentioned some of the more social goings-on relating to the FXhome team. Due to being on MySpace it was a) inconvenient, b) ugly and c) rather hidden, all things we can now correct thanks to malone's New News System.

The aim with these occasional 'FXblogs' will be to provide a behind-the-scenes insight into what's going on at FXhome. It'll be more of an informal look at what's happening with the team, both in and out of the office.

Siggraph, from Tarn's POV

Half the team are off at Siggraph this week, in San Diego. Half the team being Jackpot, Cogz and Schwar, aka the other office regulars. With Hendo still firmly in Oz and Malone determined to stay with the surf, I've found myself in the office all wonely.

There's something rather unnerving about being in a totally quiet, empty office, which is normally full of japery, creativity and children's laughter. Other than having the distinct feeling that something's watching me, it has enabled me to focus on catching up on the admin that was slightly delayed due to the website launch.

As such, all the new presets are up, the movies have been processed into the box office, your support emails have been sorted and the Babel DVD prizes have been sent off at last (and winners notified).

In maloney news, he's implemented a nifty new system that removes signatures from posts that are under a certain size. The default is to hide sigs whenever a post is under 200 pixels high, which makes reading the forum much, much easier if you're looking at lots of small comments. You can change your sig viewing settings by going to My Account and selecting 'Forum settings'.

Admittedly this might not be the most remarkable post with which to kick off the FXblog, unless you're able to decipher the blur-o-vision in the above photo, that is, in which case I'm probably out of a job, but hey, them's the kind of crazy risks you take when you're stuck in an empty office!

Keep an eye out later this week for some cool interviews, news from Siggraph and more...
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 5:03pm

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Who took the photo then!!!

THE GHOST?
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 5:21pm

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I was wondering why I only had half a horizontal line on my smaller posts and a full-blown sig on my larger ones.

This is a good idea, though, I'm glad it was implemented.
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 5:33pm

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Hehe. This FXblog things a pretty nice idea.

Anyone else notice this?


It is in fact. A finger. That's right, a finger. Now if guess who sent it whistle

And good luck to the fellas over in LA right now wink.

B3N
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 6:30pm

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My signature.... it's gone!!
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 6:45pm

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I'm trying to decide whether its funnier if "Duck 26" means anything or whether it means absolutely nothing.
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 9:26pm

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Evman wrote:

I'm trying to decide whether its funnier if "Duck 26" means anything or whether it means absolutely nothing.
You shall find out...all in good time.
Posted: Wed, 8th Aug 2007, 9:50pm

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I find it very ironic that you are sleeping on that picture. (unless it's suppose to be you whining)
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 1:41am

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Tarn wrote:


Admittedly this might not be the most remarkable post with which to kick off the FXblog, unless you're able to decipher the blur-o-vision in the above photo, that is, in which case I'm probably out of a job, but hey, them's the kind of crazy risks you take when you're stuck in an empty office!
That's not much of a blurring job you did there.
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 2:48am

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Just enough for people to go see if Unsharp Mask does anything.

Nice 226bw by the way. Is it an S panel?
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 4:43am

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Hehe. we all have serious jetlag out here. I feel how tarn looks in that photo. I work hard, and play hard.
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 8:03am

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Pooky wrote:

Nice 226bw by the way. Is it an S panel?
I have no idea! The secret menu doesn't display it here, and the label on the back mysteriously just has '[R]' after the model name. So I don't think there's any way of telling without physically opening up the case, which I'm not gonna do.

We weren't aware of the S,A,C panel issue before buying the monitor. It's annoying, as I was set on getting the same monitor for my home setup, but the Russian roulette of which panel you get rather spoils that notion...

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Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 9:31am

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JackPot wrote:

Hehe. we all have serious jetlag out here. I feel how tarn looks in that photo. I work hard, and play hard.
I imagine you are the best person in the world to have jetlag Jack.
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 10:46am

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For a moment I read that as "Jepack" and thought to myself:

"Whoa... jackpot has a jetpack! Awesome!"
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 11:03am

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Tarn wrote:

Admittedly this might not be the most remarkable post with which to kick off the FXblog, unless you're able to decipher the blur-o-vision in the above photo, that is, in which case I'm probably out of a job, but hey, them's the kind of crazy risks you take when you're stuck in an empty office!
You watch out, CTU is probaly using their super-computers to make it sharp, just so they can see what Fxhome is planning to do next.

Maybe Jack Bauer will come knocking on your door, storming the place.
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 7:12pm

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Tarn wrote:

Pooky wrote:

Nice 226bw by the way. Is it an S panel?
I have no idea! The secret menu doesn't display it here, and the label on the back mysteriously just has '[R]' after the model name. So I don't think there's any way of telling without physically opening up the case, which I'm not gonna do.

We weren't aware of the S,A,C panel issue before buying the monitor. It's annoying, as I was set on getting the same monitor for my home setup, but the Russian roulette of which panel you get rather spoils that notion...
How sneaky of Samsung... I've been to about 3 Best Buys here and opened two boxes per store, and all of them have been the worst of the two types of C panels: I brought home one of them and it must be the worst LCD I have ever laid my eyes upon. Positively dreadful, not at all what the S panel supposedly looks like. I'm waiting for the 226CW to become available here now. razz
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 8:57pm

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Same here. S panel is apparently out in the UK at the end of this month, so just in time - hopefully - for my new rig.
Posted: Thu, 9th Aug 2007, 9:45pm

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Tarn wrote:

With Hendo still firmly in Oz and Malone determined to stay with the surf,
Last time I checked, the surf in California wasn't half bad...