Let me introduce my latest tool: ExcelOff. It cleans up badly formed tables created by Microsoft Excel and similarly bad programs.
This tool came about because I have created a site which users can edit and add tables to through a visual editor. Unfortunately copying and pasting from Excel into this visual editor results in “tag soup”! Read the rest of this entry »
The Mandelbrot Set
In my last post about the mandelbrot set I said:
I would put the Mandelbrot explorer script online however it is very computationally intense. It takes around 5 seconds to generate 1 image.
Now I have created a new explorer which you can use.
Yesterday as you are probably well aware was April Fool’s Day. Google as ever produced a range of April Fool’s jokes, this year based around an artificial inteligence system called CADIE. My favourite joke was the 3D chrome browser.
Knowing about how 3D images are produced I knew that Google couldn’t possibly render whole pages in real 3D. Instead it uses a clever rendering effect to create two identical images of the page and convert one into the red component and the other into the blue and green component. Read the rest of this entry »