Installing Linux on a Bootloader-less Windows PC

In short: You need to make a CD.

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How Julia transforms work

Last night, I quickly put together a video about how Julia transforms work in iterated function series flames. By “Julia”, I mean julian, juliaq, julia3D, julia3Dz, etc. – The transforms in JWildfire labeled with “julia” (except salamander and one other, I think). I know Apophysis has many of these as well.

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English Simplified

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Rules
    • The Vowel Sounds
    • The Consonant Sounds
    • The Exceptions
  3. Objections
  4. Examples
  5. My Criticisms
  6. Concluding Thoughts

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Log Horizon – The Top Notch MMO Anime

DeviantArt Log Horizon fan art with Shiroe Akatsuki and Naotsugu

fanart by Rintaraz

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Brief Review
  3. Rating
  4. Characters
  5. Music
  6. Morals and Ethics
  7. Long Review

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Pursuing What I Enjoy – Why I haven’t been writing

starry bipolar transform fractal

“Introverted 8″ by me

You may have been wondering why I haven’t written in awhile…

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And the Key to Good IFS Design is Borders

Like web design, like anime, like most digital art out there, the key to good IFS (iterated function series, i.e. “fractal flame”) is making borders. This used to elude me, but recently…

IFS - blue fractal with squares in a spiral

Goofing Off

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Happy 2nd Birthday, Blog!

I missed my blog’s birthday by 1 hour and 8 minutes. *sigh* But! I’m still going to celebrate!

“Birthday Squid” by MegLyman

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JWildfire-Povray Exporter Published!

3d fractal flower from JWildfire rendered in PovrayAs the saying goes: “Full-scale, please.”

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Japanese They Don’t Teach in Class

If you’re new to Japanese, you’ll find it very disconcerting that there is a huge gap between beginner Japanese and expert. Not only that, “beginner” Japanese in text books and classes is polite Japanese – verbs that have already been modified so that if you ever visit Japan, you speak pleasantly. Furthermore – and here’s the real kicker – speech is much harder to understand than it first seems, and watching anime and listening to music will only help you to a certain extent. In this post, I hope to cover a few details about Japanese, including the learning process, that should ease your pain.

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Getting back into my blog

I’ve been rather quiet for some time, since I’ve been busy, and apparently my blog has been rather active behind my back too. Today sets a new high for views: 129, and the day isn’t over. People were looking mostly at the contents page. Funny I should mention stats, as I and most people I know complain about Google viewing. If you think things have changed since the NSA scheme was uncovered, you’re likely to be disappointed, but that’s off topic.

Speaking of this blog, it’s birthday is coming up again – the 17th to be exact – and I don’t intend to miss that.

In the mean time, I have a thing or too I’ll be posting.

Kinda reminds me – once upon a time, I intended to start a blog devoted purely for tutorials on Irrlicht, a 3D engine I really enjoy using. Alas – good intentions. Tutorials are a ton of work, which is why good ones are hard to find.

Wait, you read all this? I feel bad – I didn’t say anything worth reading, did I? Here, have a joke:

- joke -

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