G’day, and happy Caturday! This week, I begin setup for next month’s blogging schedule for this site, preparing posts for November and afterward. I’ll announce plans and details in tomorrow’s Weekly Roundup along with the blog items, news, sciencey stuffs, and links. I’ll be going on blogcation for two weeks, then resuming posting next month on the new schedule, as announced elsewhere, with from one to two entries posted on this site alone every other day along with this post, the fractal entries, and the Weekly Gnuz & Lynx Roundup. Posting for Wordless Weekday and Cat Thursday entries is a bit more iffy, as they may not be needed much of the time on the upcoming updating schedule.
Good news: I’ve located and set up a new version of MB3D for my laptop OS, and can once again generate Mandelboxes and their corresponding Julia sets for more fractal fun, and especially to further explore untried fractal types, so I’ve been busy making new images, like this one using MB3D…
…and this one via UF5…
So while I probably won’t be doing any more Mandelbulber tutorials barring acquisition of a superior update of it for my OS, those for the apps I still use, especially MB3D and UF5, can and shall be posted in future.
There’s also study, as I will continue to make time for that. Lately, I’ve got Bengali phrases getting stuck in my head, sort of linguistic earworms, but that’s cool. It means I’m assimilating them more effectively, like the oncoming vehicle warning, “Thamo! Thamo! Gari ashche!” and others less easy to accurately transcribe in Roman letters.
Stay cool, or warm, as the case may be in your part of the world this time of year, may your weekend be festive, your days bright, and as always, in proper Soruggon,
Talotaa frang, talotaa kas, talotaa tranga suulat.
Image of the Week:
ExoMars Heads to the Red Planet in 2016
Stephan’s Quintet: Huge Shockwave in a Small Galaxy Group
Big Picture Science Radio Show: Space for Everyone
Space Images: A Fractured Pole
Scott Kelley Becomes U.S. Astronaut to Spent the Most Time Living in Space
Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede
Weird Star: Strange Dips in Brightness are a bit Baffling
Lakes on Mars
“Hedgehog” Robots Hop, Tumble in Microgravity
Remembering George Mueller: Leader of Early Human Spaceflight
Why do Red Giants Expand?
51 Eri b: Direct Photo of an Exoplanet
Dunes, Dust Devils, and the Martian Weather
Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror
New Horizons Publishes First Research Paper in Science
Cassini’s Close Flyby of Enceladus Yields Surprising, Perplexing Imagery
Asteroids and Volcanoes: Both May have Caused the Dinosaurs’ Extinction
Protecting Both Mars and Earth
The Real Martians
Curiosity Snaps Drill Site Selfie at Martian Mountain Foothill
Crash Course Astronomy: Clusters of Stars
Beautiful Photos of Mars
Jupiter Global Map from Hubble OPAL Data