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Work and Play

Posted in Digital Art and Fractals with tags , , , on August 27, 2009 by suetortoise

I’m working extra days this week and next, which is tiring. But I’m still finding a little time to play. Spent most of the evening concocting this picture.

Descent to the surface

The main part of the background was a partly-rendered fractal I made several months earlier, I added the sea (or is it a sky seen from above?) this morning before work. Then I made the spaceship tonight, and joined up all the bits. Rather pleased with the final result, so I’m showing it off here. You can look at it full size, on Flickr, if you click on the picture and go to All Sizes.

Viral Replicators

Posted in books, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 25, 2009 by suetortoise

Fun for the flu-struck
As my (fortunately mild) dose of swine flu gets into it’s third day, I have been alternating my time between sleeping and re-reading Charlie Stross novels. The weirdness level of Singularity Sky  and Iron Sunrise  seem just about spot on, while my system mounts its counter-attack to the alien invasion. So far, I think the good guys are winning….