Saturday, December 2, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | Holiday Blogcation 2017 Edition



Hey, all!

The Holidays are coming up, and there's a lot on my plate, so I'll be taking a blogcation until the 28th of the month. That would be the ninth anniversary of my WordPress blog, The Call of Troythulu. I'll be writing, studying, practicing on math lessons, and tons of other things that preclude much blogging. Oh, yes, there are fractals to generate as well, as I'm practicing on unfamiliar apps for those, developing new params for images. I'll see you again here and on other blogs on the 28th, so,

Be safe. Be well. Be brilliant as the stars.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Caturday's Astrophenia | Of Fractals & Ricky



G'day, O Fine Hominines! This week has been interesting, as I'm experimenting with studying all three of the languages I'm learning in the same week; it's one language per day at least, more than one on the day or days after if I miss one. So this Sunday, I'm devoting equal time to each of Tamil, Bangla, and Hindi, plus getting in a couple of hours of writing. Here, I'll post thumbnails of recent Mandelbulber v.2 images. These are some of the better ones produced, and more will be added, and uploaded, as those improve in quality:

Tf. Tk. Tts.




Oh, and your cat for this week:





xkcd: Interstellar Asteroid



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