Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Food: Geek's Eye Candy

Google have just released ultimate geek's eye candy - fractal rendering in your browser...

If you're reading this line less than half an hour after you've read the previous one you're either not a geek, not an engineer, or have praiseworthy delayed gratification circuits in your brain (hopefully also in your salivary glands, too). I know there have been (too) many programs to enable rendering too many types of fractal (and wasting too many hours whilst at it), but this promises to be the be all and end all. After all, these days we all live in our browser or are at least glued to our screens and keyboards pretty much 24/7 (well, geeks and engineers are, at least). And being able to play with Mandelbrot and Julia (for now, I'm sure more will come) within the browser, and using Google Maps interface and engine to pan and zoom around is just magnificent!

And, as helpfully pointed by El Reg here, it's a sort of porn your boss can walk past and be none the wiser...