Another Illustration

heh.  found this laying around.  it has my signature on it from 1999 it looks like.  done in photoshop with a wacom tablet.

you’ll excuse the black background.  it was all the rage back then.



6 comments so far

  1. Grindstone on

    Reminds me of myself back in `99. Of course, I had 20 less pounds of muscle mass, short hair, less scratches, no ear piercing and I typically wear a shirt since that court case, but yeah, that was me.

    Ahem, I clearly do not read “m3mnoch” in that signature. Surely you jest by passing this off as your own…?

  2. paradox on

    Looks awesome. To Grindstone: maybe m3mnoch apperared with the wordpress account, not in 1999?

  3. m3mnoch on

    heh. nope. i sign my stuff with a stylized ‘chapman’ and the last 2 digits of the year. been doing that since highschool. 1988 or so.  the ‘c’ is that big checkmark looking thing and the rest of it stacks along the bottom ‘serif’ of that.  you can see the descender of the ‘p’ really well actually.  i guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.  heh.

    i was digging around and found some old figure drawing stuff from college. maybe i’ll take a photo of it (it’s waaaay too big for a scanner) and stick it up sometime.

    and m3mnoch started in ’97 or ’98. back when i started playing quake 2 competitively. i was good, but never great. i think ranked 197 was the highest i ever got. i used to play, like, 6 hours a day or something obscene like that. before the family and stuff.


  4. Opa on

    I didnt get the pricing on UMD. I dont get the projected pricing on Blu-Ray. From a consumer perspective, a disc is a disc is a disc. Sony can’t command a premium for Blu-Ray since there is such a small gain to be had. Unless a movie is shot on High Def Digital Video (and I think the leading category for this format by far and away is porn) there is no visible benefit.
    Standard film is 24 fps. Video runs at 60 frames interlaced, which means there are actually 30 distinct frames per second, interleaved to give the appearance of 60fps. For a progressive scan high def tv you have to make up the 36 missing frames per second through high tech magic.

    DVD’s have to go through this conversion process even if you are watching on HDTV and using progressive scan. See, the DVD mastering folks HAVE to assume the end user will NOT be using progressive scan. All existing DVD masters are formatted as 480 interlaced NTSC format.

    On upconverted movies you do see noticeable artifacting on most DVD players unless they have high end decoders (yes there are DVD players on the market that still hit 1000.00)

    Blu-Ray disc will still be written to disc as interlaced video unless they are completely remastered (and this means a dude sitting at a chair remastering the movie to disc from film- an expensive and slow process) because the movie studios will not want to re-master every single move to the blu-ray standard for minimal sales. Thus, the potential number of films that can really utilize blu-ray on launch day would be a very small number. Ironically, folks buying blu-ray versions of dvd’s they already own will be buying the SAME EXACT version they have. There will be no noticeable increase in clarity except with the upconversion provided by the PS3 which really isn’t blu-ray now is it?

    New blockbuster movies would look better assuming they were shot on high speed digital film like the Lord of the Rings, but you would be hard pressed to the tell the difference between a bluray player and an upconverting dvd, or even a standard format dvd player on a big screen tv. Blu ray isn’t compelling. Just like UMD isn’t compelling. Just like the Memory stick isn’t compelling (why couldnt the just use flash).

    Look at the HD videos that ship on the 360 hard drive and you will see what real high def video looks like, but remember it’s based on the source media, and how it’s encoded. Blu-ray can only be as strong as the weakest link in the chain.

  5. Opa on

    whoops! meant this for the UMD discussion – 🙂

  6. m3mnoch on

    i pushed it over there too. it’s got good info. thanks.


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