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Deriving the quadratic formula

x = \frac{-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a}

Everyone can reel it off, it was banged into us at school. Where does the quadratic formula come from, and how can you get at it?

Generative art experiment 5

I’ve played with visualising the forces between particles that repel each other before, but I thought I’d have a little play around with how I could use that to create something that actually looked good (to me at least!) I put it together on codepen (which is my new favourite tool, by the way) so […]

The awesometer

I wondered the other day – where is the most awesome place on earth RIGHT NOW? That made me think two things: we overuse the word awesome it would be cool to use this as an excuse to use the Twitter streaming API So I fired up npm, installed ntwitter and within minutes had simple program […]

Generative art experiment 4: colourful roots

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about anything interesting that I’ve made in Processing. Time to put an end to that! Allow me to present “colourful roots”. It started off as a simple particle system with the usual fade effect, but when I let the particle shrink and stay fully opaque, I was delighted […]

Why I’m doing a public redesign

I wouldn’t blame you if you thought that slightlymore was dead; it certainly looked that way. The time since my last blog post has been over a year now and I’ve often described the site as the worst site on the internet. I certainly wouldn’t hire or trust me to do any decent work based […]

Photographing the Moon

I’ve recently become obsessed with the night sky. I think that it was Jupiter turning up in October last year which did it. Since then I’ve looked up for Jupiter on a nightly basis, and have become interested in what else is up there too. While I don’t know what most of the constellations are, […]

Generative art experiment 3.5: Lord of the targets

Generative art experiment 3: Lord of the rings

The funny side of being obsessed by something

I saw this picture today… I had a little chuckle to myself when I read this post on a roller coaster forum I read. Not sure if it’s BREAKING NEWS, but… We (the coaster nerds) have been following the construction of this since around this time last year, so “BREAKING NEWS” hardly fits. I remember […]

Generative art experiment 2: Pinkchalk spiral