G’day! I had the cosplay session at the studio on the 25th of last month, but I neglected to take pics! Here is one that the parental unit took before filming began (I look old, just short of 900 years, I think!):
But the filming went well, and the episode should air on the 29th of this month, the Saturday before Halloween. I’ll post links to it on social media, including the next Astrophenia for this blog before regular posting ends. Stay cool, or warm, depending on your hemisphere of residence, and as always…
This week was the time for the Perseid meteor showers, an event I sadly missed from the profoundly annoying persistence of cloudy night skies, and the resident inebriated from the local pub. But all was not lost: as I type this, I’m involved in a GURPS game with the gang as our characters engage in a bit of literal rocket science, with a super-tech edge. It’s all part of our diabolical plan…Heh, heh, heh!
Beside that, I’ve been importing more video posts over to the new blog venue over the last couple of evenings, and have saved as drafts this site’s pages over there as well. I’ll publish those after editing and updating them for their new home. Have an excellent weekend as Sunday rears its dire head, and as (almost) always…
Vanakkam….Namaskar….Slamalaikum….Namaste…. This week has been busy, so I’ve had little time for blogging, but things are getting done where they need to be. That includes work on study notes, and my weekly Bengali quizzes as my pre-semester learning review continues. I’m halfway through the Great Courses lectures on Indian history with three discs to go before finishing, and have at the awesome Sharmishtha Basu’s suggestion found a book on the subject by historian Romila Thapar. I’m also practicing unfamiliar but damned useful study methods so as to make them customary in all my learning. Some methods are better supported than others by evidence, and it’s those that should be favored, as those lead to more solid and reliable learning. Part of that involves giving myself time to pause from Internet use and think, while also absorbing as much as I can in the time that remains. After all, thinking is useful, but you can’t think well without good content to think about!
Still, I try to post on this site at least once, twice, or more each week, as I’m not on blogcation this time of year. I’m making plans that I’ll announce soon once I formulate them on the future of this blog toward the end of this year, as it’s been close to eight years since this site’s founding, actually my third blog, my second to be created using WordPress. This one was created on December 28, 2008, and it’s now-defunct predecessor on January 15 of that same year. Barring accident or misfortune, the next major blogcation this year will be during November, when Election Day rolls around and my country’s future for at least the next four years is decided by the utterly insane American political process. It’s a process worthy of Lovecraft’s madness-inducing alien gods, and Nyarlathotep only knows how it will turn out!
G’day! I’ve good news this Caturday: We have a new play-buddy for Eccles, a new cat we named Ricky! He’s part Maine Coon and part Tabby, but looks Maine Coon though a bit on the small size. At four years of age, he’s in Eccles’ peerage, and though a bit skittish around other cats, once the two get used to each other they should get on famously. Ricky was brought home from the shelter just yesterday, and can hide like a ninja. I’ll update this post with pics of the new arrival once they’re available, when he’s used to being here and accustomed to the other cats…and oh, not hiding like a ninja!
Tf. Tk. Tts.
(Update: 2016.04.05) I finally have pics of Ricky!
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.