I’m rendering a scene with POV-Ray at 12000×5333 pixels, and in 11 hours 13 minutes it is 3% complete. Rough calculation gives 15 days to completion. The scene is filled with mirrors and lights, and uses every level of trace recursion I give it, currently set at 20 levels. (It involves the camera being inside a mirrored box, so that you can theoretically see to infinity in the reflections. The "barbershop mirrors" effect, but without your own head in the way.) I don’t want to wait two weeks, but I don’t want to sacrifice any part of the render quality…
This is me in a brief paragraph: Help, I’m in a brief paragraph. How did I become trapped in this brief paragraph? What an interesting brief paragraph this is. Why does no one refer to underwear as "briefs" anymore? Why does superman wear his briefs on the outside? Wouldn’t that be a fun thing to do, for a day? Let’s celebrate National Underwear Awareness Day, wherein we shall bare our bras, boxers, and of course briefs, to the world.
Man, just when I think we’re in the clear, when the manure has soaked into the lawn in front of our building, when the grass is growing radioactive-sludge green and the air is fresh and clean, right at that exact point, they have to go and fertilize the lawn of the next door building. With some much more potent substance than they used on ours. I’m back on the farm again. Yee-haw! Just in time for Thansksgiving. I’m going to go ride my horse around the block and make illegal U-turns, and I can, because a horse has a rather tight turning radius. In fact, it may be able to turn around while standing in the same spot, which means it has a turning radius of zero. I wonder if it’s illegal to ride horses on the street. And if not, does one need a seatbelt? Or saddlebelt? But what I’m wondering is, let’s say my car engine is 100 horsepower. Now, I could hook up ONE horse to the front of the car, put it in neutral, and horses being rather strong animals, I’m sure this one horse could accelerate the car up to, say, 30 mi/h in less than a minute. So it figures that 6 horses could get the car up to 30 mi/h in 10 seconds. Or (since doubling the speed quadruples the energy), 24 horses could get it to 60 mi/h in 10 seconds. Eh, I haven’t solved physics problems in a while and my brain is not in gear (pun intended), but I think it’s clear that one horsepower is much less than the power of one real horse. Finally, to bring this commentary full circle, note that horses eat grass. But I don’t think they would eat grass with manure on it.
Is there anyone else in the world who hates Dreamweaver and thinks Frontpage is much better, or is that just me?
I have a profile on MySpace now.
The image of beating a dead horse is oddly funny.