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Archive for February, 2003

progress/congress

Friday, February 28th, 2003

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The House has passed a bill banning all human cloning. It remains to be seen what Senate will do, or if they will ever get around to making any decision. Personally, I think this is a positive step. I understand the medical advantages to be had from cloning, but I don’t like […]

Mountain Range

Wednesday, February 26th, 2003

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And at a frenzied pace, he creates more art! The onlookers are amazed.

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Well, maybe not that amazed. There is more art to see. I have a long list of ideas I’ve been gathering for a while, and now I’m doing them. These are definitely an expression of ME. […]

Spiral Shell

Wednesday, February 26th, 2003

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This one has been in progress for some time now. It’s kind of hard to explain how it’s made. Each twist around the outside is a bunch of spheres (stretched out like rice grains), moved around and joined into a single curve. Also, the ones near the ends are smaller than the […]

Variations

Monday, February 24th, 2003

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Variations in color and brightness. The center frame is the unaltered image. The colors are randomly generated. Thanks to Astronomy Picture of the Day for the source image.

javascript quirks

Sunday, February 23rd, 2003

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Javascript doesn’t like deep recursion. It works with mild versions, and it works well. I had a script that was using recursion to repeat a loop. It was working on a matrix, and it worked just fine on a 7×7. Step up to 8×8, and it worked most of the time. […]

counting

Wednesday, February 19th, 2003

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There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don’t.
Thanks to Schooby for that one.

new! big pictures

Monday, February 17th, 2003

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That art gallery was getting so amazingly huge, it was no good. Who really scrolls down 5 pages to see the earliest pictures I made? I’ve split it up into smaller pages, for ease of consumption.
Also added are links for large, background-sized versions of each picture. If you aren’t one of the […]

cool! small files

Friday, February 14th, 2003

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I recently rediscovered the PNG file format. It makes small graphic files. Not as small as JPEG, but still much smaller than bitmaps and it doesn’t have the loss or artifacts of JPG. This is no real revelation, but the revelation was that my favorite graphics rendering program, POV-Ray, in the new […]

new colors!

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

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New colors, in honor of new art.

Kaleidoscope

Thursday, February 13th, 2003

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Remember those things you used to play with? You look in one end, and the little pieces of stuff move at the other end, and the reflections make amazing patterns out of it. Here’s a variation on that theme.
It has the same triangular mirror setup as a real kaleidoscope and the mirrors image.