Quick fix for Lightbox 2 close x button Chrome issue…

So the issue is due to the font-size being set incredibly high on stimuli_outerImageContainer for some reason.


I fixed the problem by adding #stimuli_imageContainer { font-size:0; } to the lightbox theme… seems to work ok

Chris on June 25, 2015 at 12:35 am

15 mins into skyrim & im the arrow…

Mad Max Fury Road 10/10

5 Stars


As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy, me, or everyone else.

Considering this is a special effects based action film with minimal dialog, there wasn’t a single moment that I lost interest. Stunning use of practical effects, that still surpasses any CGI. Amazing aesthetically and inkeeping with the Mad Max visual style, brillant soundtrack,  solid story and use of plot devices. And Tom Hardy was outstanding.

Given how good this film is, there is one thing that I can’t let go of, and I’ll just say it. It would have been even more perfect with Mel.  It would just fit so well.  A Max in his late 50’s, well into the apocalypse, populated by culturally unrecognisable societies. At a time when road war has been perfected.  This could have been the perfect end to a tetralogy, showing over decades, one mans survival through the downfall of civilisation.  From pre-collapse to the inevitable irrational, predatory, self-inflicted nightmare it would become.

So Ive spent a shocking amount of time today trying to import some NURBS curves from Maya 2015 into Maya 2008.

I started a project on my work machine and want to continue at home with my older version.  And of course, Maya is having none of it.  I exported & imported the curves in every damn format that suposedly supports them to no avail.  In desperation I tried Maya’s own .mb format knowing full well there is ZERO backward compatibility, and it didnt work.


Then a highly cynical thought occured. Is the reason for the import error actually due to an unrectifiable technical problem? Or a pathetic attempt to force people to fork out another couple of grand for latest version. Frankly the newer versions rarely have useful new features and generally are just cosmetic changes like a tweaked UI. Hence why I’ve stuck with 2008.

So! I exported the file as Maya Ascii and opened it in notepad++. And there at the top was the version number… Could it be that easy? I changed the version date to 2008, tried an import AND… it worked………….




Seriously, screw you autodesk.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled



Chris on March 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

Photo of the slightly underwhelming eclipse 2015

Every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted.


RIP Leonard Nimoy

Men and women range themselves into three classes or orders of intelligence; you can tell the lowest class by their habit of always talking about persons; the next by the fact that their habit is always to converse about things; the highest by their preference for the discussion of ideas.

Henry Thomas Buckle