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Modern Art for the Masses.

Posted by grelmar on February 17th, 2011

I really, really, like this fractal.  It has a beautiful colour palette, and the texture resembles brush strokes. Normally, it would be really easy to get me going on a rant about the pointlessness of modern art.  Randomly slapping a paint brush against a canvas, throwing paint at a wall sized canvas, etc., to me, […]

New Fractal Software… And a plug for the GIMP editor.

Posted by grelmar on February 16th, 2011

So, I started messing around with some new (to me) fractal software, XaoS, on my Linux box, and this is the first one I’ve rendered out and captured. Like a lot of things in Linux land, the UI for this software leaves a lot to be desired, and there’s a bit more of a learning […]

Is “Free” Worth the Cost?

Posted by grelmar on February 15th, 2011

We live in an age of instant gratification.  We want it all, we want it now, and quite often, we want it for free.  In many cases, we’ve come to expect it for free. But invariably, someone has to foot the bill for all the free things we receive.  Quite often, we ourselves pay for […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by grelmar on February 14th, 2011

What could be geekier then posting a Valentine Fractal to your wife on your blog? Here you go “Sleeps like Starfish” – saved this one for you: Fractal Heart – 1920 x 1200 – Click for Full Size Happy Valentine’s!

Mama, don’t let your babies, grow up to be techies…

Posted by grelmar on February 12th, 2011

Kinda neat one…  Not often you end up rendering a fractal that ends up being all straight lines.  At least, not with the software/methods I use. So, it’s Saturday night, and here I sit locked down in front of the keyboard…  Again.  Like so many Saturday nightsw before me, and so many after.  I’m really […]

Why “Big Hollywood” Deserves it’s Fate.

Posted by grelmar on February 12th, 2011

Nothing screams “80’s !!!” quite like Pastel Pink.  To be honest, I was wondering if I’d ever come up with a way to sneak this fractal into a post, but inspiration struck a few minutes ago, and it’s the perfect fit for this post. It would be a bit of an understatement to say that […]

This is kind of a neat fractal.  Reminds me of stirring your coffee before you drip in the cream.  Which is appropriate, because one of the scientific uses for fractals is to simulate fluid dynamics.  This image might give you a sense of just how that works. It also provides a good segue into my […]

Deepest darkest Africa.

Posted by grelmar on February 7th, 2011

This fractal has both a neat pattern to it, and a fairly subtle blue colour scheme.  It actually makes a really good desktop background because the blue/black contrast allows for really visible icons on icon text.  Keeps it easy to find all your stuff. Now, as for the title of the post… I got thinking […]

Some more thoughts about the OS “Wars”

Posted by grelmar on February 6th, 2011

So, I think I’ll put the fractals at the top left of the post, so people can get to them quickly without having to plow through whatever I want to rant about on any given day.  I kinda like this one, it’s a really pleasant soft orange pattern. But onto other stuff… A friend, Xepol, […]

Maybe a Fractal a day?

Posted by grelmar on February 5th, 2011

I keep wondering what to do with this space.  This blog as a whole suffers from an extreme lack of posts over the past few years.  More than once, I’ve tried to come up with a reason to do “a post a day”, but really, that’s a lot of work.  And I have a day […]


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