Added 1 new A* page:I got two people who linked to me to thank in one day, I think that's probably a record or something. :D Anyway a nice internet person said some nice things about A* in a post on other comics to read on the Freakangels webcomic forum. Thanks for the link! And then the author of the science fiction webcomic The Big Crunch (comedy, some mature themes) wrote some nice things about A* in a blog post. Yay, thanks! The Big Crunch is *also* set in the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy--what are the odds??|
image by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington (source)
^ That is a nifty couple of maps being constructed out of photos of Mercury taken by the MESSENGER probe; this image was posted by NASA in October, with this caption:
|After its first Mercury solar day (176 Earth days) in orbit, MESSENGER has nearly completed two of its main global imaging campaigns: a monochrome map at 250 m/pixel and an eight-color, 1-km/pixel color map. Apart from small gaps, which will be filled in during the next solar day, these global maps now provide uniform lighting conditions ideal for assessing the form of Mercury’s surface features as well as the color and compositional variations across the planet. The orthographic views seen here, centered at 75° E longitude, are each mosaics of thousands of individual images. At right, images taken through the wide-angle camera filters at 1000, 750, and 430 nm wavelength are displayed in red, green, and blue, respectively. |
Oh the colors, children!
This is A* though and we don't do colors; in fact, that photo I posted yesterday of my mystery black A* ink sitting on top of a black and white ink painting was just tooooo colorful for my liking, so here's an artsy pure black and white take on it that I decided to make for some reason:
The identity of A*'s mystery ink will be revealed next week! Assuming I'm able to get all the results of my big ink round-up written up and posted in timely fashion, that is. In any case, when they ask you what your favorite Photoshop filter is, you tell them it's the black-and-white-creating Threshold filter, by gum!