I’ve been getting emails for years about my Melancholic Princess painting. Apparently, some person bored out of his mind decided to make up a urban legend around my painting and started passing it around. I’m pretty sure it started in China, as the earliest email I got about the urban legend was from China a few years ago. Recently, I’ve been getting emails from English-speaking people about it, which means this whole idiotic ordeal has reached the western hemisphere. This is an example of one of the links people are passing around in forums.
After we settled down, I promise I’ll start shooting more “serious photography,” instead of keep on posting my casual “bad photography.” 😀
This teenager in India has been emailing me nonstop everyday with tons of very basic questions about 2D and 3D, and I tried to help him with the time that I have. When I finally had to tell him that I’m too busy to cater to his every whim and wish, and pointed him to cgtalk.com for his future questions, he decided to call me names. It boggles my mind how ungrateful, rude, and selfish some people can be. When I was growing up, there was nothing like the internet available, but everyone learned anyway, because we were passionate, hardworking, and resourceful. Now, with this amazing learning tool called the internet, the overall IQ and motivation of young people seems to actually drop to alarming levels. Maybe back then the unmotivated and dim-witted ones just never had any chance, so no one noticed them anyway. Now they can jump online to annoy and terrorize others with their presence.
Elena and I have been contemplating the idea of putting a GPS navigation system in our car. We have terrible sense of direction and get lost all the time, so a GPS system would save us a lot of wasted fuel from wandering around. Some models are really fancy, doing crazy things like language translation and millions of point of interest for visiting Europe. We just want a simple voice guided system with auto updated correction if we veer off the planned route, but it appears that’s only available in the higher end models–which always includes a lot of stuff we don’t need but will pay for anyway. Of course we could just go on relying on mapquest.com and printed maps, but dealing with them while driving is just such a pain, and often you have no place to pull over for a long stretch.