Wednesday, October 18, 2017

My web woes

I really like this small change. I wasn't expecting such a big difference. I was aiming to promote the octagram called the Star of Lakshmi or khatam sulayman, which is two overlapping squares following the recent descending pentagons had two overlapping pentagons. I switched back to emphasizing the square rather than the triangles and ended up with this above pattern. I quite like the details in this pattern. Probably, it doesn't actually benefit that much from the animation. Or perhaps I need to work on a different animation...

...Polyproblems for this blog relate to the shifting sands of the web.  When I was happily posting rasterized images of my tilings, I ran into no big issues.  Blogger stored all my photos (screen captures in png format) transparently in some google place like picasso but didn't bother me about storage and such.  But then I ran across SVG files and became quite drawn to the vector way (also my previous postscript skills were somewhat resurrected--although SVG files aren't nearly as powerful: no variables, loops etc). Anyway, finding a place to dump the files has been an issue I was solving with drive then dropbox and now after the services changed I have ended up resorting to free hosting in Germany with space limitations. But I now have to go back and fix this blog...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to Vagrancy

Now that I'm out of ZU (my old employment), I'm back to vagrancy. So I'll have a bit more time for my blog.  My first thing will be to redo all the links that use SVG files.  I will probably just host my images on but I'll do it when I have access to a real computer not my 7" tablet.  We'll have to see if I extend the scope of my blog to include more than just polygons to some visualizations like my "Weeping Willow" figure that depicts the hailstone function.  I particularly like the meaningful drooping branches that happen to be composed of numbers that are multiples of three.  I was probably thinking about using that resource to teach about CSS but it's current form is too complex.  I'm not sure if I can simplify the example into something that would work well with novices.

I guess since I can't fix the images yet, I'm stuck with writing about these less polygon things...  Unless I can easily link it to polygoncraze....  More soon

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