Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Warp One

Engage!

Warp One

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally making significant progress on revising my level 3 Web Design material. Hopefully it will be ready before classes start next week.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Basket Case

Presenting yet another woven design. The colours seemed like a great idea at the time but now I'm not so sure.

Basket Case

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally finding out how to make a site re-open a pop-up contact form if the user made mistakes when said form was filled out. It look about three days of searching to get this to work all thanks to the fact that normally when one presses the 'submit' button, a contact form 'pop up' automatically closes. The trick was to check for errors and if they are present, get the pop-up to re-open (showing the errors). Confused? Just trust me when I say that this was quite a bit deal.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Diamond Smoke

Are these diamonds forever?

Diamond Smoke

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: Finally getting the correct rebate for the compulsory student services levy for the single university paper that I will be doing this year. The levy started at $397.50, then dropped to $262.35 and finally after a successful appeal it settled at $131.17. Given that I can't actually pretty much all of the services covered by the levy as the campus is in Christchurch and I'm in Auckland, having to pay it is less than ideal but at least the amount is not as excessive as it was.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Smooth Weave

For some reason felt compelled to render this one. Even though woven fractals are neither new nor original.

Smooth Weave

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: A near miss. There was a storm and one of the very large trees on the sidewalk outside our house split and a massive branch crashed through our fence. Luckily it does not appear to have damaged the walls of the house but this one was too close for comfort.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Tunnel to Darkness

This one leads to dark and dangerous places.

Tunnel to Darkness

The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.

Today's Gratitude Item: Playing with 000 Webhost and discovering that this could be a way for my students to make sure that their mail forms work correctly. One problem with using XAMPP is that it won't send mail easily. You can check that email has been generated by looking in the 'mail sent' folder but it is not quite the same as seeing the solution working in the real world. There are limitations on the free service (for example a website can only generate 50 emails per day) but it is great for our purposes.