Anyone who explores the internet long enough should already be well aware of frequent image re-posting. While for some things, this is acceptable, in other areas, it leads to the ever louder cry of “art theft” and helps keep the lawyers active in the courts in D.C. and the halls of the copyright office. It is rather easy to copy a 2D image, and with Adobe CS 6, it is easy to remove a watermark. While images with watermarks removed may not be an exact copy (due to the algorithm for image correction and the style of watermark), the average naked eye won’t notice. But what’s more important is that a work with possibly a great deal of time put into its production (depending on if we’re talking about amateur photo or something like a realistic digital painting, etc.) is now available to everyone, and unfortunately, allows for just about anyone to take the credit. This tends to tick off artists and has lead to a whole lot of bickering and lawsuits.
Interestingly enough, what one might call the “calamities of Flatland” have yet to hit the 3D world. But here’s how that could change…
Posted in art, software, web design
Tagged 3D, 3D graphics, 3D modelling, 3D web libraries, 3D web library, art, graphics, html, HTML canvas, internet, market, marketing, mesh, modelling, online, portfolio, programming, software, web, web design, website
Free wallpaper from the official site
Image taken from official website from the free downloads section. Permission was received to post it here.
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I keep trying to make fractals in 3D, using different methods, but each method I had come up with had been dissatisfying, slow, unrefined, or difficult to work with… at least until now. Introducing, Metal IFS.
Posted in art, fractal
Tagged 3D, abstract, algorithmic art, art, c++, computer, creation, fractal, fractal creation, fractal flame, fractals, IFS, irrlicht, iterations, iterative function systems, mesh, mesh modification, mesh modifiers, software, transform, transformation, transformations, transforms
150 blog posts and I finally have a topic I consistently write about…
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- Quick Background Overview
- Mobius, Ortho, and Bipolar
- Spherical play (Xenophilic)
Please note, this article is in progress because I have yet to finish uploading videos. Cross-linking requires publishing first.
Posted in art, fractal, software
Tagged bipolar, creation, explanation, fractal, fractal creation, fractal flame, fractal flames, how, how to, IFS, iterated function series, iterative function systems, linear, linear3d, math, math art, mobius, ortho, transformation, transformations
In a previous post, I spoke about the nature of the term “right” and why it isn’t the appropriate word for conveying our freedoms and responsibilities we innately believe others should respect. In this post, I continue with that in mind, arguing in favor of privacy but without following the misguided cultural trend of using the word “right”. I begin by listing three types of reasons for privacy, one per section, and conclude with an argument based on my aforementioned article.
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- The Religious Reason – Privacy Stemming from Being a Gift
- The Social Reason – Society and Privacy
- The Personality Reason – Psychological Requirement
- The Right, or Loving, Response – Endowing Privacy
Each section is rather short and should serve to stimulate ideas rather than be a comprehensive proof of the need for privacy.
Posted in global issues, psychology
Tagged contentment, emotion, emotional, gift, human, humanity, individual, individualistic, individuality, life, peace, peace of mind, physical, privacy, private, protection, psychological, psychology, society, spiritual, trust, unique, uniqueness
An analogy I often use to demonstrate the term “rhetoric” is to say “ice cubes are cool, therefore ice cubes are awesome”. What is going on here is the alteration of an idea based on the abstracting of an original idea. Certainly ice cubes can be awesome, and the appreciation of ice cubes being cool makes them awesome (subjectively speaking), but the coolness alone does not make the ice cube awesome. Yet this change in an idea often goes unnoticed when the word attempts to describe a more complex framework. In short, we may find ourselves applying rhetoric without even realizing it. The word we are actually searching for may be more limited in scope and definition but be supported by reality. Let us start with an analogy.
Posted in global issues, psychology
Tagged analysis, charity, copyrights, expectations, God, government, kindness, love, modern, privacy, right, rights, society, United States
I received an email today from Imageshack, telling me to switch to premium membership or they would dump me. So long, free image service! Image shack was very easy to use, and the price per month is only $2, so I can’t complain about that. However, I don’t want to pay for it. I pray WordPress doesn’t become a for-pay service (although it looks like they can sustain it with the services they do offer).
I don’t like Photobucket, and I’m not sure of whether or not it will become a for-pay service either.
But the biggest problem with relocating is this: there are 90 images. Some of them I can simply ignore in the move and point to links. But the ones I decide to keep will end up in my blog storage.
In short, if some image links are broken, it’s not my fault, but please inform me of them.
I was going over images tonight and I realized they are all stored on WordPress.
This must be a new backup feature because usually the links break. I guess WordPress thought it was a good idea to preserve things this time. :) … But I may back up my images anyways.
Edit: Nope. All gone. Guess I just have to upload everything again. Sorry about the broken links.
It all started with wanting to host my own email server…
Posted in business, web design
Tagged .com, .org, address, browser, browsing, certificates, communicate, communication, computer, connection, connections, database, domain, domain registry, domains, dot-p2p, email, emailing, encrypt, encrypting, encryption, explanation, host, hosting, how, internet, internet protocol, internet service provider, InterNIC, IP address, IP spoofing, ISP, LAN, local area network, names, naming, net, network, networking, networks, online, OpenNIC, p2p, port, ports, security, sockets, SSL, TCP, Tor, Tor browser, UDP, web, web address, website