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Mandelbrot Spin Zoom

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Mandelbrot Spin Zoom

Zooming into the Mandelbrot Set is always fun but I feel it's often a bit static and would be enlivened by a good spin so you can corkscrew your way down. Enjoy:

This was cloud rendered over two weeks using a Google Compute Engine high CPU instance (on a free trial, thanks Google).

I used the coordinates from a video posted by metafis on YouTube and a palette approach posted by Alex Russell on Stack Overflow.

The music is Flaming Memories generated by JukeDeck.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Mandelbrot Spin Zoom #etc #video #mandelbrot A deep spiraling zoom into the Mandelbrot Set with music from JukeDeck )

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OAuth

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We'd probably be living in a post-scarcity Star Trek / Culture style universe happily working on self-actualization if we didn't have to spend so much time fucking around with OAuth.

(Previously)

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(Published to the Fediverse as: OAuth #etc #oauth A detailed and thoughtful critique of the challenges of working with OAuth. )

Google Inbox Account Switching

Updated on Sunday, November 6, 2022

Google Inbox Account Switching

Google is generally pretty good about managing multiple accounts but sometimes you get completely stuck. One example is Google Inbox where your primary account is Google Apps for Work without Inbox enabled. You just get a screen saying that Inbox needs to be activated and no option to switch to another account.

There is a fix, and this sometimes works for other products as well. In the URL (https://inbox.google.com/u/0/) there is a user number. Change the 0 to 1 (or maybe 2, 3, etc depending on the number of accounts) and you can get Inbox up and running again.

One case I haven't found a clean workaround for is importing a segment or custom report in Google Analytics. You just get the default profile and if it's not what you're after then there is no way to switch. What does work here is launching an incognito window, signing in to the relevant account and then using the import link. A bit painful but gets the job done.

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Correlation is not causation but...

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Blog post length vs number of children.

I have crunched the numbers and calculated the average length of blog posts on I Thought He Came With You vs. how many children I had at the time the post was written.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: Correlation is not causation but... #etc #blog #ithcwy Statistically insignificant study of blog post length vs. number of children here on I Thought He Came With You. )

25th Centuary

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

25th Centuary

Video of hypothetical sea level rise through 2407 set to the theme tune from Buck Rogers.

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(Published to the Fediverse as: 25th Centuary #etc #video Them tune from Buck Rogers in the 25th Centuary showing hypothetical sea level rise until 2407. )

A vacation based proof of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics

Updated on Sunday, May 2, 2021

A vacation based proof of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics

It's a well known fact that whenever you go on holiday your home town experiences once-in-a-generation levels of good weather while you sit inside with increasingly insane children watching unseasonably torrential rain.

As this is a universal experience it has to be more than bad luck.

Every time anyone takes a vacation a parallel universe must be created where the traveler inflicts stormy weather on one branch and summer continues as normal on the other.

​Tags: random, quantum, weather​

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(Published to the Fediverse as: A vacation based proof of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics #etc #quantum Is it possible to prove the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics just by going on vacation? )

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