a nightmare

Last night I dreamt that the IT guys at work took my home PC and “upgraded” it with Windows Vista. They didn’t seem to understand that I don’t use Windows – my remonstrations fell on deaf ears.

In other news, I spent the weekend playing with fractals. When fractals were first popular, I was a teenager and I wasn’t yet a serious programmer. Sure, I played with Fractint, and I read Chaos, but I didn’t really get it then. It’s one thing to look at pretty pictures and at some level blithely accept that there’s some maths behind it. It’s quite another to actually write a program and really see that some very simple code is producing something with infinite complexity. I spent a couple of hours adjusting my program and just exploring the Mandelbrot set and corresponding Julia sets.

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