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!
- One Mad Minute (7/3/2009) - Originally from http://zegarkus.com/2006/09/24/one-mad-minute/, this is a short story that I wrote in 2004. 150 hundred listless souls sat in a semi circular arrangement in C.P Lo’s Human Geography class. I was one of the souls sitting in the back trying to understand Lo’s thick Chinese accent. I immediately detected her on the second day of […]
- PHP – printing arrays to your screen with print_r (7/3/2009) - this from originally from http://zegarkus.com/2006/09/24/a-handy-print_r-function/ print_r() is a handy function to print items in array to your screen. Its a great way to test and make sure your arrays have all the information they need. However its display can get quite messy if you have mulit-dimensional arrays. For example: The output would look like […]
- Zegarkus site compromised (7/1/2009) - For those of you wondering why I am at blogger, my wordpress site got exploited and the homepage and login were compromised. luckily I had been in process of backing up to blogger.com incase something happened to my worpress site. I will move the domain to blogger soon.
- The Ice Shirt (the seven dreams), by William T. Vollman: Book Review (6/20/2009) - Every so often, I’ll browse Amazon books and read reviews – a couple of years ago I read the reviews on this book and decided to give it a go. Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4. For a book as complex as this, I was surprised I actually go through it. But I am glad […]
- Out and About Treehouse Resort – Takilma Oregon (treehouses.com) (6/12/2009) - Well its been over 6 months since my last post here, I’ve been incredible busy with alot of projects, unfortunately my blogging has been left far behind. But the good news is that have some great photos from trip to the United States – and I am posting 27 photos from my experience at the […]
- Finding Gaps- Dream from 29-Mar-2005 (3/7/2009) - from here http://zegarkus.com/2006/10/05/finding-gaps-dream-from-29-mar-2005/ From my journal from 29-Mar-2005: I dreamed that I was walking from Mission Bay to work. The only difference was that everyone else in Auckland was too! The streets crowded with walkers going to work (no cars). I noticed I was ‘finding gaps’ between slow walkers and passing them with a brisk […]
- Recycled House (1/10/2009) - Recyled House, based in Switzerland and is called ‘Maison Zalotay’. It was designed by Hungarian Elemér Zalotay, “an architect, engineer, philosopher, and artist”.The only images I found are from a Hungarian site (I don’t read hungarian, but if you can, read more about it here. https://vonnagy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2009-01-10_140847.jpg
- two new isometric engines added (12/20/2008) - View full post of isometric game engines here: As3isolib is an open-source ActionScript 3.0 Isometric Library developed to assist in creating isometrically projected content (such as games and graphics) targeted for the Flash player platform. As3isolib includes utilities, primitives and views. As3isolib was developed with simplicity, speed and performance in mind so that developers can […]
- Happy Holidays update – Happy Days in your Treehouse! (12/20/2008) - A ‘Happy Holidays Update’ 🙂 Stump Tree House from Kevin Mckinney was added. Also another McKinney (Frank, who is in Florida) has a magnificent tree house in a strangler fig. A few pics from the from Windy Days Blog show incredible treehouses, with some very cool interior shots. Also Gentilhommière du Bois Adam near Nantes, […]
- Google Says Shit! (12/3/2008) - I got an alert from checking google address cache: http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:ufSuaovKAukJ:www.canoe.ca/Travel/Activities/Adventure/2008/02/06/4830522-cp.html+rving+has+benefits+in+winter&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=nz click to enlarge: ip lookup:
- Tree House Tent (11/28/2008) - A new tent to hang from trees – not a bad idea! Dangling from a tree trunk like a surreal oversized pear, the Treetent is a cross between a treehouse and a tent. But Dutch sculptor Dre Wapenaar sees his creation as much more than just a novel bit of camping kit. It is, he […]
- The ‘Yellow’ Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand (10/31/2008) - New Zealanders love their treehouses. Here’s a new one for the treehouse mix on this website; a treehouse that yellow pages new zealand is sponsoring. Its going to be a restaurant 10 metres up in a redwood tree. The site is heavy on flash content which doesn’t make it easy for linking pics to site, […]
- Homemade Motorhomes, DIY RVs, and HouseTrucks! (6/7/2008) - Six years ago, when I was visiting the south island of New Zealand – I travelled on a remote unsealed road in the Otago region. In the far off distance I saw strange site… it was house shifting to the east on the horizon behind the hills. I had to pinch myself, had I been […]
- “Reality Blink” by the pool (5/24/2008) - When I was very young, maybe 8 or 9 years old, I had a very strange experience. In fact, I only recently told my girlfriend recently about it. Its difficult to describe, becuase the experience was quite mundane – though its left an impression on me for some time. Here is what happened: I was […]
- Patrick Dougherty – Land Artist (5/23/2008) - From Patrick Doughterty’s website “Dougherty’s works allude to nests, cocoons, hives, and lairs built by animals, as well as the manmade forms of huts, haystacks, and baskets, created by interweaving branches and twigs together. Many of his works look ‘found’ rather than made, as if they were created by the natural force of a tornado […]
- Chris Drury – Land Art Camera Obscura (5/23/2008) - Chris Drury is one of my favourite Eco Artists. He has built installations around the world working with aperature to create camera obscura architecture – basically his outdoor installations create an inverted image of the natural world outside and projected inside his installation. Here are some pics: Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky here […]
- The Eco-art of Nils-Udo (5/23/2008) - Nils Udo is a bavarian eco-artists. A quote from Nils Udo (from http://angry-granny.blogspot.com/2007/12/environment-art-nature.html): “Sketching with flowers. Painting with clouds. Writing with water. Tracing the May wind, the path of a falling leaf. Working for a thunderstorm. Awaiting a glacier. Bending the wind. Directing water and light. The May-green call of the cuckoo and the invisible […]
- Mikael Hansen – the Organic Highway (5/23/2008) - Mikael Hansen is a Danish artist that does “earth art”. Check my favourite work, an outdoor installation called “Organic Highway” below. From Mikael’s Absolute Arts profile: Since my participation in the first earth-art project in Denmark in 1983 I have been fascinated by this mode of artistic expression (landart). Parallel to this I am working […]
- Strange and demented art of Odd Nerdrum [graphic content] (5/23/2008) - I recently did an image search on google (I can’t remember the search string) and found some interesting and twisted work of the Norwegian painter “Odd Nerdum” from www.spamula.net: Nerdrum is renowned for his emulation of old-master techniques and textures: there are in his paintings many echoes of Rembrandt and Caravaggio, in particular. Beyond that, […]
- Treehouse Internship? Sounds like fun! (5/23/2008) - Here’s a quick link to an article about a guy who did a treehouse internship: “I had a six-month internship over the summer,” he said. “I did drafting, design drawing and some deck and platform construction.” During the internship, Yorke helped build five treehouses in the Seattle area. The company’s clientele, he said, consists of […]