It's a new year! Woo! Anyway, it's a bit overdue for an update (not like anyone really cares), but here's one anyway.
Whenever it was last I did an update, I mentioned a "low-profile PC". Due to many technicalities (difficulties in sourcing parts & dodgy cases), I've put the project on hold. I've been physically been unable to complete it due to tendon & nerve issues in my right arm. Things are getting better and plan on eventually completing that build sometime this year. Hopefully..
In other news, I've been exploring more into music itself. Outside of the Interwebz, I'm an amateur trumpeter. I usually play in a couple of local bands, playing mostly jazz/swing, popular, and a bit of rock. Lately I've been experimenting with the world of guitar effect pedals, and using them with the trumpet to create some different tones. At the moment, I'm using a Boss VE-20 Vocal Processor (Vocal Performer). It has reverb, echo, delay, flanger, harmony, distortion, and radio effects, and has a basic looping feature built-in. I plan on using it for more live performances, as well as a few solo performances. Anything that I record will feature on my Soundcloud. I have a few tunes planned. Expect them to appear over the next few months.
Most important part now is... "Are you going to make more art?" Well, when I can, yes. I've got to fix a couple of PCs capable of rendering fractals (Operating system corruptions due to software incorrectly installing - takes a while to fix), but should be able to do so soon. I only uploaded one last year: Racing To The End. That image was entered in 2 local competitions: An annual art competition hosted by a "psychology association" at my university, and a new art competition for Mental Health awareness hosted by Headspace Cairns. I won first place in the categories I entered, in the "non-psychology" category at university, and "Over 18's" category at the Headspace competition. The actual framed art is now hanging off one of their walls in their office. Not too shabby, indeed.
This year will be a busy year for me, so I will be uploading & posting whenever I can. Enjoy your day, all!