Saturday, November 18, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | 11.18.17



Good morning, afternoon, or evening as it suits you, O humans! This week marks the mid-point of my math studies, having taken the 18th out of 36 lessons, ready to move onto the next 18.

I've been generating new images via Mandelbulber v.2. I'll share some of them here next week when I upload them to my DeviantArt gallery. I'll be doing some writing over the next couple of weeks, for blog posts, stories, and essays, and will continue creating more fractals.

This weekend, I've been busy setting up my new dresser chest, so I can find new homes for stuff, while I create new graphic headers and generate ideas for new blog posts.

My habit-forming is coming along nicely, as I add a new productive habit each month, building on prior ones.

Have a terrific time yourselves this week, and I'll see you next Caturday, with pics!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

Fraktaal: from Julius Horsthuis

Fraktaal from Julius Horsthuis on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | The Return of Mandelbulber v.2


Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening as it suits you! This week, I'm busy generating short story drafts, Lucasian verse, and 13 word stories as well. Things are going well. I've even gotten a 3d fractal generator, Mandelbulber v.2 working on the new OS, and will be exploring it over the next few weeks as I use it in my spare hours.

Tf. Tk. Tts.

xkcd: Twitter Verification



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | November 4, 2017



This week, I've been gauging my limits on daily workloads, and have now completed an entire day Friday spent editing, proofreading, and formatting a book manuscript of over 13,000 words in multiple timed work blocks of 30 minutes each. Last night it was 16 such work blocks, plus timed break periods for 8 hours of work total. I managed to fit in lectures, podcasts, and a Dr. Who episode, so while it tested my limits, it did not actually reach them, and still had some fun during this. This is a good sign, I think. I'm devoting most of next week to study, and for fractals am putting a temporary moratorium on doing new fractals for public release via Mandelbulb 3D, which I've just started on new tutorials that may be found on the Mandelbulb Maniacs Facebook group. I'm upgrading my skills with the program, and will be able to create much better images using it than I currently do.

Tf. Tk. Tts.

xkcd: Sky Spotters



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | 2017.10.28



Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, as it suits you, o sapients! I’m making progress in my retrieval practice for Bengali, and studying new units of the text. But strong claims require strong evidence. For those visitors to this blog familiar with Bengali, I'll offer a little. It’s not my primary language. I’ll try to avoid butchering this, though the romanized spelling may be a bit off: Namaskar. Amar nam Troi, ar ami markin chatro. Ami ingreji jani ar bangla shikhchi. *ahem* In other areas of life, I'm experimenting with different work schedules, and continuing to add productive habits to make that easier, to create time rather than find it for the things I need and like to do. I would really like to do this blog series on this site once every week rather than each fortnight. But we shall see how that turns out.


xkcd: Research Risks