Analog Mantra

Magnus Hambleton's place for writing.

Latest art projects

Visualizing streamlines in "curl noise". Some particles are traveling forward through the flow, others backwards. 's' to save, 'r' to restart, click or 'p' to pause/unpause. Colors and setup variables change each time. Press 'a' to randomise the flow while keeping the previous picture and particle positions.

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Visualizing streamlines in "curl noise" — an analogy to the movement of an incompressible fluid, at different scales and with various visual characteristics. I've thought about how to generate noise using properties of fluids and it finally clicked when reading this article https://www.bit-101.com/blog/2021/07/curl-noise/

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Had a half-dream while falling asleep of a pool in a desert. Tried to capture the vibe of that dream.

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Latest stories

Summary: if you consider yourself an ethical person, yet you don't do everything you can to alleviate poverty and suffering, then you are a hypocrite. You should accept this, set an uncomfortable yet achievable rule for how you will help, achieve it, and forgive yourself. You are a hypocrite and so am I Just like most people, I believe that suffering of conscious beings is bad, that humans all…

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A couple of years ago, I tried learning some React. I decided to use my extremely basic skills to implement an idea I'd had for a while: take a quiz and get given a best guess of the date of your death, and add some reminders to your calendar for your "Death anniversary" (e.g. 10 years, 20 years before your death). The idea is that maybe these reminders will take you by surprise and force you…

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Short answer: No Long answer: I’ve been seeing a lot of articles and videos that are fundamentally misrepresenting what 5G is and often scaremongering to consumers. I’m going to try to explain what 5G actually is here. 5G is a protocol, not a frequency 5G is a set of standards that define how telecommunications companies can send and receive data between masts and phones or other radio equipment…

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Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you buy or sign up for things that you didn’t mean to. Dark patterns in business are the analogy for this in the way the businesses operate and price their products. These are two examples I have noticed that often come up and become moral dilemmas for companies which are seldom solved in an ideal way. 1. The “Lazy tax” This is when a…

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