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!
- Future Travel with the Air Jelly? (5/9/2008) - Here is a ‘flying machine’ that can be described as a ‘flying jelly fish’. It is made by the company Festo Though I am not sure it could be used for personal travel, perhaps it does have uses for repairing things at high altitude.
- Outsource your Social News with cheap overseas labour! (5/9/2008) - Digg, Delicious and Reddit are all fun ‘news buzz sites’ in which that users rank there stories. I for one love to check out Popurls which conglomerates them all together. Usually the stories are quite fascinating, interesting and revelent. The sites that are linked to the stories often get a great deal of traffic boost. […]
- Alternate Dwellings: Yurps and Tipis (4/24/2008) - This will be my only new post of the month – sorry if its a bit short but I hope you find it interesting. I like the idea of alternative living spaces – so here are a couple of to think about Yurts and Tipis – These are both manufacturers of modern dwellings based on […]
- Port-A-Bach – a uniquely kiwi home (3/30/2008) - In New Zealand – a bungalow is commonly referred to as a ‘bach’. The are usually scrapped together with materials in often an ingenius fashion. The Atelier Workshop has put together a unique spin on the NZ bach, you can see there designs at Port-A-Bach.com. Essentially the Bach is created from a shipping container! See […]
- Update of Isometric Engines: GemRB, IKA, and Haaf Game Engines (3/30/2008) - I’ve added some more isometric/2d game engines to my Isometric Games Engine list list, below are 3 engines new to the list, but these have been around for awhile. Check them out: GEMRB Game Engine GemRB (Game engine made with preRendered Background) is a portable open-source implementation of Bioware’s Infinity Engine which was written to […]
- Blimp travel: Lets hope this whale doesn’t fall out the sky… (3/30/2008) - I’ve come across a great new blimp concept – the whale blimp, you can read the original source here or click in the image below to my post on blimp travel
- Toilet Humour Limerick (3/30/2008) - This was noticed in the men’s stall of my office:
- lsometric Game Engine Update: FFilmation Engine (3/20/2008) - I found a new isometric game, the FFilmation Game Engine to add to my isometric game engines list: The FFilmation Engine is a free AS3 isometric programing engine, focused mainly on game development. Its name is a tribute to the filmation engine used in some of the greatest games in the 8bit era. The aim […]
- Tree house update again! (3/20/2008) - I’ve bookmarked some new treehouses and put them in my blog. Click on image below my running post for Treehouses of the World
- ffffound.com – great photo sharing site – and invitation request (3/8/2008) - I’ll be back posting in a week or soo, but in the meantime I thought I would share a great photo sharing site (unfortunately/fortunately its by invitation only). Its geared mainly towards arty type stuff – but there are some great finds here if you have a chance. Here are some samples of the unusual […]
- Are you left or right brained? (2/8/2008) - The image on the left was taken from this was taken from Perth Now – its image to test if you use your left or right brain. If it turns clockwise, you are more right brained – if it turns counter clockwise – you are more left brained. When I used this it was turning […]
- Blimp Travel – coming soon? (2/7/2008) - Why bother with the rush of getting in an airplane, getting packed in like cattle and be cramped in seats. Todays modern airplane travel focus’s on the destination; perhaps the travel of tomorrow will focus on the destination. And perhaps there is no better way of travelling than on a blimp (dirigible, zeppelin, airship)! The […]
- Rubbish Islands in the Pacific (2/6/2008) - There is alot of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean. Here is an excerpt from a disturbing article I found last year about this, it is aptly titled “Our oceans are turning into plastic…are we?”: A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of a plastic stew that is entering the […]
- Top UFO sites (2/6/2008) - I’ve had a peruse around for some UFO sites on this great ‘net of ours. There are heaps of sites out there, most are pretty good – but these are my favourite on the net. These sites have alot of multimedia and a diversity of information that made them stick out a bit more than […]
- Tree houses of the World update (2/5/2008) - I’ve found a fantastic New Zealand treehouse (Hapuku lodge) as well a couple of other unique treehouses. Click on the image below to go to the updated treehouses of the world blog entry:
- Dream: Skin peeling from the hands 2.February.2008 (2/2/2008) - I haven’t updated my dream journal in a while, but I had a strange dream the other night I would like to post. I dreamt that I was in the city and there was an explosion overhead and shatter glass fell everywhere. I made it to cover but noticed my hands had been diced up […]
- Apocalyptic Vision of Kenn Brown – World without US (1/18/2008) - Here are few of the art links “World without US” – these were done by Kenn Brown of Mondolithic Studios in British Columbia Canada. I have taken a few screenshots from Alan Weismans “World Without Us” website (Funny as I read that, I often see that as a play on words: “World without U.S.“).
- World without Humans – videos (1/18/2008) - I’ve recently read Alan Weisman’s “World without US”, a book about what will happen to the earth with no people. I found the book when I was travelling in Europe this summer through Scientific American – there was an article with some very interesting graphics of what a fallen earth would look like. If you […]
- Coolest Tree Houses of the World Update (1/18/2008) - Just added some new tree house to the incredible tree house post I made last month. These came from top 8 most amazing tree houses post on freshome (click on image below):
- Isometric game engines update (1/5/2008) - I’ve added two new isometric game engines to the isometric game engines post: Buttermilk Game Engine, IsoEngine and ISOinteractive (STUDIO). As an aside, Blender was used to make the Mookiroe Game, a massive Online Role Playing Game in isometric 2D view, using 3D renders as sprites. The core game itself is developed using GameMaker with […]