Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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back to the old plotblogging
and for Sprocket too

paintist says:

tomato sauce with everything D ?..btw is this still the same plotblog or are you running a couple at the sametime?

20th Sep 2006, 08:58

Dhamaka says:

this is back to the old plotblogging Paintist which is admittedly quite ambitious

the plotblog post before this was a quick and unplanned 'get well plotblog' for Mrs540air. Now we're back to the old theme.

oh, and Sprocket didn't believe in The Tomato, hence 'dual purpose'

20th Sep 2006, 09:06

looks like a sceen from attack of the killer tomatos

20th Sep 2006, 09:33

Sprocket says:

he he – view from your window, nice.

20th Sep 2006, 09:35

Dhamaka says:

yes Sprocket, with Chile in the distance

20th Sep 2006, 10:34

paintist says:

chile and tomatoes....now you are making me hungry......all part of the blog?

20th Sep 2006, 10:37

Dhamaka says:

*smiles mysteriously

20th Sep 2006, 10:45

JokerXL says:

I give up on your flippin' plotbloggin'
never the faintest idea what the heck you're on about.
(never was good at cryptic crosswords either)
;-p

20th Sep 2006, 12:26

Sprocket says:

Can you get chili and tomato flavour crisps?

20th Sep 2006, 12:37

paintist says:

indeed you can....sweet chilli as well, sensation(s)al, aha do you have an idea ?!!!!

20th Sep 2006, 12:42

Sprocket says:

Oh yes, I like those.

I just have crisps on my mind now . . . mmm lunchtime, though I've already eaten mine.

* curses

20th Sep 2006, 12:46

Sprocket says:

just noticed the little icons top left – they could be vitally important

20th Sep 2006, 12:47

paintist says:

oh :-( so you are not putting crisps forward as a clue.....

20th Sep 2006, 12:47

Dhamaka says:

the little icons on the left are vitally important to me - they help me work faster!

20th Sep 2006, 12:51

Sprocket says:

no – not putting crisps forward as a clue sorry :-(

I must do my own plot-blog, something to do with chocolate or doughnuts

20th Sep 2006, 13:04

anonymous says:

*dies laughing*

20th Sep 2006, 13:22

Sprocket says:

hmmmm who's this anonymous chappie eh?

20th Sep 2006, 13:55

Geodyne says:

Bah, that was me. Posting from the wrong browser while distracted by work.

And, apparently, laughing too hard!

20th Sep 2006, 14:06

Dhamaka says:

Thanks Jorge, it's nearly impossible to take a bad photo in Argentina - at least in the places I went to (Upsalla, Bariloche, Perito Moreno, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Salta)... I'm really hoping my plans come together and that I get there to do The Biggie next year

21st Sep 2006, 07:56

ooohh so nice

21st Sep 2006, 14:38

ah yes - 'The Biggie'! Its been about a year since that idea first surfaced hasn't it?!?

21st Sep 2006, 14:58

Jigalong says:

Unbelieveable. Excellant foreground and background focus

21st Sep 2006, 15:17

Dhamaka says:

thank you very much Angel and Jigalong (praise indeed from you)

jetblack, yes, but as you know, I've done the info gathering and Proof of Concept. What you don't know but probably can imagine is that it takes a *lot* of time and perseverance to get the necessary sponsorship and media commitment. In fact I'm beginning to understand that less than a year after Proof of Concept is incredibly ambitious...

21st Sep 2006, 15:31

FilbertFox says:

my brain hurts

21st Sep 2006, 18:05

Dhamaka NLI says:

*bows*

22nd Sep 2006, 10:56

Viv says:

started to understand the complexity recently! :)

1st Oct 2006, 20:27

Dhamaka says:

hehe

I hope you're enjoying it!

1st Oct 2006, 20:59