Maths Archive

Fractal wallpaper

Following today’s talk, I decided to render a version of the fractal I showed off as a 1920 by 1200 wallpaper. Here it is, complete with absurdly high subpixel multi-sample antialiasing. It took about 15 seconds to render with the nVidia 9400M and [redacted]. Mandelbrot Wallpaper 1

Ghetto Text Editing

I realised yesterday that one factor consistently ignored in the old vi/emacs/butterflies debate…is how “ghetto” the method of text editing is, i.e. how degenerate given the available tools. Old terminal-based editors can seem quite ghetto compared to modern GUI-based ones, but after thinking about it you can do a whole lot better.