Hobbies

0.999 … = 1

It really does. Many people have a problem accepting this equality. The ellipsis denotes that the nines continue forever; there is no last nine. Jen the Blue brought this up one night recently.  I didn’t [more…]

Mathematics

The Barnsley Fern

Michael Barnsley is an English mathematician born in 1946. The code developed by Barnsley is an example of an iterated function system.  The code is composed of four affine transformations. of the code is the [more…]

Mathematics

The Mandelbrot Set

Computer generated graphics have improved enormously over the last forty years. The first computer generated graphic of the Mandelbrot set : A contemporary zooming animation : I particularly like these new images and animations because [more…]

Hobbies

Coding in Colour

The numbers exist.  No one can own a number.  However, some companies/corporations are trying to make it illegal to publish or distribute some numbers on the internet.  They are trying to claim that their encryption [more…]