# Author Archives: deamentiaemundi

I am just a grumpy old man; overweighted, hirsute, with bad teeth and even worse eyesight, sputtering absurdities and nonsense most, but not all of the time while steadfastily ignoring grammar and style of any language I write in. And now get off of my lawn!

# When the Dust hits the Fan

When the dust hits the fan

Why is the CPU fan running at top speed almost constantly?
Well, it’s 30 degree Celsius, what do you expect?

# So, MS bought GitHub

And if all the people go to GibtLab now, just out of protest, is that a clone war?

# Some Twin Primes

With $n_{32}$ representing the sum of all primes smaller than $2^{32}$, the number $n_{32}-1 = 425649736193687429$ is a member of the twin prime $\left(425649736193687429, 425649736193687431\right)$. The numbers $n_{7} + 1$ and $n_{34} + 1$ are also twin primes: $\left( 1721, 1723 \right)$ and $\left( 6400753258957522037, 6400753258957522039 \right)$ respectively.

It is unknown if that information is of any use but as the saying goes: “You’ll never know!”.

# The difference between a revolution and a civil war

You call it a revolution if the freedom-fighters won and a civil war if the
terrorists lost.

# WIND NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT, SEAS 8 TO 11 FT IN NW SWELL

Eastbound, full rig, close-hauled, arse flung out leewards, with the luff scuppers three feet under water.

Solo sailor, wet, really wet

# Advice for new Aspirants

If you think that the sky is the limit you should refrain from working for NASA.

Anonymous government employee.

# A slightly bigger format

Bit cramped, innit?

Just a bit. 50cm x 65cm (don’t know how much that is in old money) instead of 30cm x 40cm.

The bigger (if you pardon the pun) problem is that I did not take the necessary amount of attention when I bought it. It is good paper, no question but I oversaw the little note that said that it is pure cellulose paper not pure cotton as I am used to. The colours run different, if you know what I mean (probably not, if you do not do watercolours yourself, just say you need to get used to it).

But the first one is always for the bin, as the old saying goes đŸ˜‰

And I really f’d up the hand, what the…? The foot, too, looks a bit, how shall I put it…curious. Oh, my…

Will add final picture when it is finished. If I don’t dump it in the aforementioned bin because it is a failure, I don’t know if I can repair it. Oh, and still no model release needed, build again out of several of my anatomy sketches together with a generic European face. Why European? I thought I start with motives that are a bit more familiar to me. The only differences are in the skin colour (which all get mixed from the very same three colours, btw!) which would be no problem but there are also slight differences in some facial features which I need to train first before I get public. Even though no actual women are depicted it is just a question of good manners to keep some standard.

OK, after ruining the shadow even, I gave up, here is the final picture.

Well, one sheet wasted, nine to go