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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Fractal Spotlight: the artist Xzendor7

Fractal manipulation composed of blue clouds, blue spikes, and a grey base
“Ice Vision Of The Imperial View” by Xzendor7

Rolando Burbon, a.k.a. Xzendor7, is a artist on DeviantArt who specializes in fractal manipulations – images composed of multiple fractals. His artwork is very unique and very attractive, sometimes requiring hundreds of fractal elements.

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art, fractal

Chrod Style Fractal Manipulation

About a year ago, I developed a method (or methods) for artwork that combine 3D models and fractals. Because it was written a year ago, it is now a tad bit outdated (in technique and grammar). However, for the most part, it is correct and will get you going. Any modifications to the method will probably be put in this post rather than in the pdf files (sorry), though I’ll probably update them anyways.

Direct file downloads (Mediafire):
Tutorial with Images (you probably want this one)

Note that the images are specifically for Gimp 2.6 to 2.8 and Metasequoia 2.4 to 3.0 and I have no intention of updating those images for future versions of those programs.


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software, tech news and opinions

Clojure in a Closure – A New IDE for yet another Scripting Language

Rich Hickey and his core programming team put together the dynamic programming language they call “Clojure“. There are so many programming languages out there, it’s hard to get yours noticed much less used. To draw attention to their language, the “core” team started a project called Clojure Script One – which, from the looks of it, is nothing more than a fancy looking website designed to snag geeks with its sleek appearance.

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