The somewhat interesting blog
From 2006 to 2013, I kept a mostly anonymous blog called ‘Zegarkus’. It was mostly an experimental site curating random things that interested me. I managed to get in just over 100 posts during its lifespan, and have imported this posts here on vonnagy.com in 2020. Some of the posts are cringeworthy, but I am fine to leave them as I feel they show how my view on the world has changed. In other regards, I’ve also found some these post to be inspirational even after almost 15 years since I wrote them. Some of my more popular posts included a curation of isometric game engines, treehouses, and ‘homemade’ trucks. Other posts are personal such as entries from my dream journals and views on religion.
Zegarkus was nickname given by a good friend who called ‘Markus Zegarkus‘ – it sounded like a magicians stage name, a fun name for this tiny blog!
- Isometric Game Review – Isoworld (link to suite101.com) (12/9/2009) - For those who are wondering about different isometric game engines here’s a pretty good review by IsoWorld by Nicolas McGregor: As it stands, game developers who wish to create isometric RPG games in the mould of the original Fallout or Planescape: Torment would be well advised to investigate this mature, rather than ageing, masterpiece of […]
- Isomyr Isometric Game Engine (12/9/2009) - I’ve added a new game engine to the isometric game engine list: Isomyr is an isometric game engine based on Pygame, and written in Python. A fork of the Isotope game engine, it provides the framework for constructing an isometric graphics game with actors who can pick up and drop objects, jump onto plaforms, […]
- Green Treehouse (12/6/2009) - I haven’t updated the Cool Treehouses of the World posts for a while, i just came across this one here, its an absolute gem! via inhabitat: Stunning design and green architecture shouldn’t be reserved just for adults, as showcased by this gorgeous green treehouse built by the architects at Lord, Aeck & Sargent. Constructed […]
- Google Street View – Neat Sunbeams (8/16/2009) - Albert Street in Auckland – link – I’ve added autolevels to make the beams more contrasty:
- Google Date Search – Broken? (8/16/2009) - I clicked on the show options for google search and entered the dates as they showed in the example (click to enlarge): 23/5/2004 format doesn’t work, according to the suggestion, however, if you type “May 23 2004” it works. Go figure!
- Pumpkin Boats? (8/15/2009) - In Maine USA, they grow pumpkins so large you can go kayaking with them down the river. Its the Damariscotta Pumpkin Regatta. Large ‘Pumpkings’ are hollowed out and go down the river. The site also gives advice how to grow these monster pumpkins. Some pics:
- What kind of human are you verifying? (8/15/2009) - Apparently, a “Bruised Ho”. Funny Captcha complements of Stumbleupon:
- Do Germans Have Humour? (7/20/2009) - Germans are often poked fun at because of there seeming lack of humour – however, according to wikipedia – its just that the German language doesn’t lend itself to the same kind of humour as the English or american variety. Here are some interesting points about German Humour: Because German grammar is highly structured, punchlines […]
- isometric game engine update (7/18/2009) - Just found a couple of new game engines for isometric games. See original list of isometric game engines Verge3: Verge3 is a game engine designed to help people make rpgs, but it can actually make most any game in a Genesis/ Super Nintendo style. It is Windows Native, written in C++, and allows for a […]
- Thesaurus Fail (7/9/2009) - I wanted to get some synonyms for ‘fail’. Didn’t find them here (though I got plenty of advertisements):
- Moving from WordPress to Blogger: my story (7/3/2009) - For those who are looking at my blog – I wanted to backup my blog from my cpanel hosted wordpress as it was giving me problems. There are heaps of sites about from moving from Blogger to WordPress, a scant few from moving from WordPress to Blogger. Then I find this site from Zeaster, and […]
- Know Thyself and Do What Thou Wilt (7/3/2009) - originally from here: http://zegarkus.com/2007/02/07/know-thyself-and-do-what-thou-wilt/ Recently there was a popular post in blogosphere about popular philosophical quotations. This made me ponder a bit about what quotations had the most effect on my on life. The two most important important quotes I can think of are “Know Thyself” and “Do What Thy Wilt”. Know Thyself – This […]
- Thoughts – A blueprint for success. (7/3/2009) - original post from here http://zegarkus.com/2006/12/08/thoughts-a-blueprint-for-success/ Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 – 1900) This short little post is basically a reflection of the past year for me, which has been stunningly successful in nearly […]
- The 9/11 Falling Man – Another Look (7/3/2009) - originally post was located here http://zegarkus.com/2006/12/07/the-911-falling-man-another-look/ This my reflection one of the most powerful photographs of this century – ‘The Falling Man’ by Richard Drew. If you want know the background of this photo – please see the movie 9/11 The Falling Man. It is gripping story of the power of a single photograph. While […]
- The Static Programmer: Let there be water (7/3/2009) - originally from here: http://zegarkus.com/2006/11/04/the-static-programmer-let-there-be-water/ No this isn’t a technical article about computer languages. This a article about your health if spend copious amounts of time behind the computer screen. As a computer programmer, I get obsessed with details. I can spend long long hours in front of the computer trying to come up with solutions […]
- Scientifically formulated hair … (7/3/2009) - originally from here: http://zegarkus.com/2006/11/04/scientifically-formulated-hair/ This is about about hair. Most of my life I’ve had thick curly hair. It was fine until I turned into a teenager and all of a sudden it became dry brittle and unmanageable. Because of this, I wore my hair very short until recently. When I was a kid, my […]
- Eines Tages – First Fruity Loops Demo – 2005 (7/3/2009) - orginally here http://zegarkus.com/2006/10/07/eines-tages-first-fruity-loops-demo-2005/ This is my first with purely electronic music. I downloaded a fruity loops demo to create my own music. This needs a major remix, it sounds quite poor. I was going to do more work on it but my hard drive crashed and I was unable to to recover the original files. […]
- Goodbye Love Song (7/3/2009) - originally from here http://zegarkus.com/2006/10/07/goodbye-love-2002/ This song was composed of bits of music that I had in my head for several years. When I fell in love with a girl about 7 years ago, all the musical bits came together. The original title was the name of the girl – but since we are no longer […]
- Early recording – Song One – circa 1997-98 (7/3/2009) - original post from http://zegarkus.com/2006/10/07/song-one/ This is one of my first recordings that I have ever done. Though its very ameteurish I am still quite proud of it! Enjoy the clip attached below: Song One Download (mp3 lost)
- Programming – the stuff you can’t learn from books (7/3/2009) - This is old post that was originally found here: http://zegarkus.com/2006/10/01/programming-the-stuff-you-cant-learn-from-books/ Programming is something you learn by doing. And doing over it again. And over yet again. It is not something you can master in 21 days. Which brings me to my point – its can be very difficult to learn even if you have […]