April 28, 2012

Nightwatch and Daywatch as Meez

A few years ago (when I was really bored), I made several "Nightwatch" and "Daywatch" animations at Meez.com. Since I've got nothing much to write about at the moment, here are a couple of them. Click the pics to see more.

Anton Gorodetsky

Alisa Donnikova

The "Dozor" films are still my favourite Russian fantasies of all time and, for a while, I was obsessively collecting everything to do with them.

I even made a Proboards forum for "Dozor Fans" but it never really took off.

When Timur Bekmambetov decided to make "Wanted" instead of the third part of the trilogy, it was "game over" for most fans of the first two films.

In other news, I thought my main computer had died but it turned out to only be a dying CMOS battery. I cleaned all the cat fur and dust out of the fan, replaced the thermal paste between the heatsink and the processor, and went through every connection before I found that little nugget of information out.

In short, I wasted two days taking everything apart and putting it back together again only to discover that, in spite of what all these self-proclaimed computer experts on the internet may tell you, a CMOS battery actually does a little bit more than just keep the BIOS settings. I only found it out by shorting the battery terminals with a screwdriver to get the stupid computer started. On an Acer Aspire AM1100, if you have a dead CR2032 battery then the computer will not start.

As you may have noticed, I also changed my blog template again and moved a few things around when I got back online. I got rid of the "Most Popular Posts" and "Blogroll" widgets (though I may put the latter back at some point), then moved a lot of the "Lists" onto their own separate pages (which you can now find on the tabs at the top).

Some nasty bugger on a forum said my site looked like it was made in 1998. Well, in truth, most of the graphics were made in 1997 actually so I thought it was time for an update. I can't do much about the limitations of the Blogger template itself (although I've tried) but I think the design is a lot cleaner now. Let me know what you think.

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