Author Archives: Goku_Mizuno

About Goku_Mizuno

I am an Astrophysicist, IT Programmer, and part-time Street Sweeper. I have been participating in TAD since TAD 2010, back when it was on Posterous. I liked the Posterous interface, we shall see how WordPress stacks up.
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The long goodbye

It has been an eventful Thing-A-Day for me. Going from lots of ideas and many clever posts in my head to losing a hard drive and having to bow out completely was quite a shock. It sucks that I was

Picture 57

The long goodbye

It has been an eventful Thing-A-Day for me. Going from lots of ideas and many clever posts in my head to losing a hard drive and having to bow out completely was quite a shock. It sucks that I was

An Early Goodbye

In my last post I mentioned that I had multiple computers running multiple operating systems. One of these machines, arguably my most powerful, has been the de-facto backup machine and my day-to-day work and play machine. It is the machine

An Early Goodbye

In my last post I mentioned that I had multiple computers running multiple operating systems. One of these machines, arguably my most powerful, has been the de-facto backup machine and my day-to-day work and play machine. It is the machine

Heart

Aarg

I have missed the last few TAD updates due to losing my images. I mean, I literally lost them. I have five computers running seven different operating systems, including two servers, and I forgot what directory on what machine I

Heart

Aarg

I have missed the last few TAD updates due to losing my images. I mean, I literally lost them. I have five computers running seven different operating systems, including two servers, and I forgot what directory on what machine I

IRQ (TAD – Day 13)

For an operating system to work, it must be able to sense when it is done with a task, or when something had gone wrong. To do this, something called Interrupt Requests are used. These are signals put out by

IRQ (TAD – Day 13)

For an operating system to work, it must be able to sense when it is done with a task, or when something had gone wrong. To do this, something called Interrupt Requests are used. These are signals put out by

TAD – Day 12

Nothing much today; I got stood up by a girl I met on the internet, which for me is par for the course. :s So, I present the _start.asm code for an operating system I wrote whilst waiting for her

TAD – Day 12

Nothing much today; I got stood up by a girl I met on the internet, which for me is par for the course. :s So, I present the _start.asm code for an operating system I wrote whilst waiting for her

Glass_and_Dice_for_v3.7

TAD – Day 10

Whelp, I have successfully converted most of my images to POV 3.7, got a date (maybe), got some banking issues straightened out, and did a bit of training to become a sexy, shoeless GOD OF WAR! (Bonus points to those

Glass_and_Dice_for_v3.7

TAD – Day 10

Whelp, I have successfully converted most of my images to POV 3.7, got a date (maybe), got some banking issues straightened out, and did a bit of training to become a sexy, shoeless GOD OF WAR! (Bonus points to those

Glass_and_Dice2

TAD – Day 9

So, I upgraded to POV-Ray 3.7 last night. It supports multi-threading, and improved rendering schemes, so those are big pluses. On the negative side, some tools that I used quite profusely in 3.6 are now depreciated, with images with glass

Glass_and_Dice2

TAD – Day 9

So, I upgraded to POV-Ray 3.7 last night. It supports multi-threading, and improved rendering schemes, so those are big pluses. On the negative side, some tools that I used quite profusely in 3.6 are now depreciated, with images with glass

Glass_and_Balls_for_v3.7

TAD – Day 8

Continuing the theme of sinusoidal vibrations and reflections, here is an old image I am pulling out from TAD 2011. It is re-rendered under the new POV-Ray 3.7, which I upgraded to last night. I was inspired to get this

Glass_and_Balls_for_v3.7

TAD – Day 8

Continuing the theme of sinusoidal vibrations and reflections, here is an old image I am pulling out from TAD 2011. It is re-rendered under the new POV-Ray 3.7, which I upgraded to last night. I was inspired to get this

TAD – Day 7 (Optimization)

HOW TO COMPRESS A FILE: Compression can knock an image from three megs down to 100 kb with absolutely no loss in image quality. There are multiple ways to compress a file, pick one, and have at it. Use a

TAD – Day 7 (Optimization)

HOW TO COMPRESS A FILE: Compression can knock an image from three megs down to 100 kb with absolutely no loss in image quality. There are multiple ways to compress a file, pick one, and have at it. Use a

Fib_spiral

TAD – Day 6

Just a very short post, since I worked 13 hours today, and I want to go to bed. My log spiral from day two, after a bit of work.

Fib_spiral

TAD – Day 6

Just a very short post, since I worked 13 hours today, and I want to go to bed. My log spiral from day two, after a bit of work.

Sky and water made with POV-Ray

TAD – Day 5

Yesterday I found some POV code by surfing the internet; today I went into my “samples” folder, and selected a pov file at random. My goal is to merge the two (or more) images into one, just to see what

Sky and water made with POV-Ray

TAD – Day 5

Yesterday I found some POV code by surfing the internet; today I went into my “samples” folder, and selected a pov file at random. My goal is to merge the two (or more) images into one, just to see what

Code by Tor

TAD – Day 4

For shits and grins, I just clicked a bunch of links randomly, then grabbed whatever code what on that link, and executed it. I got lucky since I started in my history, and the first link I clicked was to

Code by Tor

TAD – Day 4

For shits and grins, I just clicked a bunch of links randomly, then grabbed whatever code what on that link, and executed it. I got lucky since I started in my history, and the first link I clicked was to

Two Kluchikov isosurfaces

TAD – Day 3

This is a POV rendering of two Kluchikov isosurfaces, one with a silver metallic sheen, and the other with a plastic complexion and interior.  Originally, these two isosurfaces were to be intertwined, but no matter how much I played with

Two Kluchikov isosurfaces

TAD – Day 3

This is a POV rendering of two Kluchikov isosurfaces, one with a silver metallic sheen, and the other with a plastic complexion and interior.  Originally, these two isosurfaces were to be intertwined, but no matter how much I played with

Fib_spiral

TAD – Day 2

Inspired by user Brad Pitcher, whom created a Nautilus shell in OpenSCAD, I went ahead and did a quick render of a flattened logarithmic spiral. I am probably going to play with this image a bit, that is, make it

Fib_spiral

TAD – Day 2

Inspired by user Brad Pitcher, whom created a Nautilus shell in OpenSCAD, I went ahead and did a quick render of a flattened logarithmic spiral. I am probably going to play with this image a bit, that is, make it

TAD 2012 – Day 1

Hard to believe that another Thing-A-Day is already here. Even though I started thinking about what I wanted to do for TAD back in December, I know I am not ready. Of course, with the fleeting moments of time we

TAD 2012 – Day 1

Hard to believe that another Thing-A-Day is already here. Even though I started thinking about what I wanted to do for TAD back in December, I know I am not ready. Of course, with the fleeting moments of time we