• November 18, 2009 /  Movies and Animation, Tech Stuff

    Concept art by Andree Wallin

    Concept art by Andree Wallin

    The third open movie, Sintel, is coming out really soon and is in its last few weeks of development. Like the first two open movies, it is being produced by the Blender Foundation, inviting the best talents to work on it for six months in Amsterdam and introduces several more improvements to the Blender software. As an open movie, the guys creating it are not restricted as with commercial movies and have all the creative freedom they could have to create it. This time around, the third open movie will be an epic, action-adventure short movie set in a fictional fantasy setting.

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  • November 18, 2009 /  environment

    For Recycling

    For Recycling

    I have this jar at home. It was an old jar that used to contain choco flakes from Baguio, which I repurposed as a container for old, spent batteries, and I labeled it with black cloth tape and marked with correction fluid.

    After a couple of months of collecting AA and AAA alkaline batteries, I was quite surprised to see how many batteries our house actually consumed! All the old batteries from clocks, remote controls, flashlights, you name it, goes straight into the jar.

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