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Finally found a use for that digital photo frame.

Posted by grelmar on January 17th, 2012

I haven’t actually talked about the fractals in my posts for a bit, but the one in the post bears mentioning, and it relates to the post as a whole.  You really need to click on this one and see it full sized.  It has a rainbow coloured fern/feather look to it that’s quite spectacular […]

And the year begins to wind down…

Posted by grelmar on December 14th, 2011

I was updating the software the runs this blog (a slightly customized version of the sturdy and reliable WordPRess that I have installed on a shared host), when I happened to notice that I haven’t actually posted anything since the middle of October.  In fact, it’s been a day over two months since I last […]

Camping – It hurts so good…

Posted by grelmar on September 26th, 2011

Went out camping this weekend with my wife and daughter.  It was a bit of a last minute thing, really didn’t decide we were going to do it until late in the week, when we saw how good the forecast was, and I had to hold off actually leaving until almost noon on Saturday because […]

Ahh, the bliss of extreme fatigue.

Posted by grelmar on February 22nd, 2011

This is kind of an ugly fractal – something I rendered out from XaoS, ran through some colour shifting, de-selected the centre, and then distorted the heck out of the surrounding field. Can’t even remember what fractal it was based on, other than I seem to remember zooming in near endlessly on a tiny dot. […]

Coffee snobbery.

Posted by grelmar on February 18th, 2011

Another XaoS rendered fractal.  Reminds me of a Mardi Gras face mask. A colleague from the U.S. was up for some meetings this week, and brought me a mighty fine pound of coffee from a boutique roaster in San Francisco.  It’s kinda an inside joke about the fact that I work really weird hours, and […]

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, […]

Day-cations rule!

Posted by grelmar on October 22nd, 2009

Ok, so in a way, it’s not really a “Day-cation” because I’ve been on holiday all week.  But in a way, it is, because we took today to do a nice little day trip out to Banff. And it was great. The mountains are beautiful this time of year.  Driving out of the city and […]

A Post a day…

Posted by grelmar on October 21st, 2009

Ok, how hard could it be? Post something, anything, at least once a day.  It doesn’t have to be long, or thoughtful, or important.  Just dump at least one idea a day in here. Really, it shouldn’t be hard.  It should just take some discipline. Realistically, I have at least one thought per day I […]

So, I guess I got hacked….

Posted by grelmar on August 21st, 2008

Yah…  My own damn fault, as I haven’t been updating the backend software. Fortunately, I was smart enough to backup the database on a regular basis, so nothing really lost. I’ll get a new theme up and running to “celebrate” the upgrade to the newer, more secure backend. Oh, and I’ll get the video plugin […]

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