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I nicknamed this fractal “wheat-field” –  and if you look at the full size image, it isn’t hard to tell why.  Wheat-fields, aside from reminding me of long, boring drives across the prairies, remind me of my early teens.  I spent a decent chunk of my summers in those years visiting one uncle or another […]

Better “done” than perfect – Why software is broken.

Posted by grelmar on February 24th, 2011

I colour shifted this fractal a bit.  It reminds me of a slightly distorted Yin without the accompanying Yang.  (Or is it Yang without the Yin?) I was flipping through my feeds, and came across an interesting bit of a rant against Facebook and they’re poor security implementation on a security research blog.  I found […]

Why are tech pundits so predictably wrong?

Posted by grelmar on February 21st, 2011

I took a couple of days off from posting, so let’s get back into the swing of things with some vague thought waving. I spend far too much time reading tech-centric news and forums.  And one of the things that strikes me, is how often the tech pundits, professional journalists, and industry insiders so completely […]

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 […]

Stop living in fear! You’re safer now than ever.

Posted by grelmar on February 13th, 2011

I know a few people who are so scared of pretty much everything, that it takes an intense act of fortitude to even leave the house. They worry about muggings, terrorism, the weather, disease (which often, weirdly and irrationally, goes hand in hand with fear of vaccinations), children getting hung up in drop rail cribs, […]

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 […]

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, […]


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