Daily Dose: Let there be light

It is often extraordinary what a simple coat of paint, a touch of color, or a simple alteration can make in the appearance of things to see everyday. Even something as simple as cleaning an oil smudge off of the garage door can make the space feel much cleaner and “put-together”, so today will be one of those projects. Our mission? Breath new life into a worn-out looking metal lantern. Our tools? A few “special” coats of paint. Let’s get started. (more…)

Ray Tracing, or Why I bite off more than I can chew

I’ve spent countless hours and a considerable about of energy on getting my ray tracer up and running, and this is what I have achieved: While it may look like modern art(1)Actually, since art exists independent of intent and as a result of a observer-entity interaction, this picture would be “art”. Whether it is modern art rather than some other school I hazard no guess., it is actually a rendering of two triangles in 3D space complete with color gradients and perspective. And I’m pretty proud of this, but let me provide a modecum of background before we continue. (more…)...

Photography

A hobby I was happy to discover–and which I’ve been working on bits and pieces of for the past year or so–is photography. It all started after doing a bit of research into DSLRs cameras and what different brands had to offer, I finally pulled the trigger one day after wandering into a store and handling one for the first time. This was the Pentax K30 and she’s been wonderous! As far as hobbies go, photography is a pretty neat one since it gives you an excuse to spend time outside in nature or a reason to be wandering through...