Visual Numbers #3

It’s been nine months since Visual Numbers #1 and #2, and now, thanks to one sleep-deprived evening of daydreaming at my parents’ house, I bring you #3. Sorry about the images’ weird dimensions, but the reason for those dimensions will become clear.

Binary Progression: The numbers from 1 to 500, converted into binary and drawn as black and white squares. Each number is a series of 1s and 0s, and the 1s are drawn as black squares and the 0s as white squares.

Binary Primes: The prime numbers between 1 and 5000 (I think), graphed in the same way as above. I was kind of disappointed by this, honestly. I was kind of hoping all the squares would spell out “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU FOUND A PATTERN IN THE PRIMES” or something.

Binary Squares: The squares of every number between 1 and 500. Note the interesting fractal pattern.

Binary Cubes: The numbers from 1 to 500, cubed and displayed in binary. Notice how this one looks a lot more chaotic than did the last one.


The Weekly Update #4

The saga continues!

What I’m Reading Now: I finally finished Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. As I’d feared, it had the same problem as   Christine: a lot of build-up and an unsatisfying climax (not much innuendo intended). I commend King for concentrating on the characters rather than the horror and excitement, but I was reading it for the horror and excitement. I’m also working my way through Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly, which I use to alleviate boredom while I exercise.

What I’m Writing Now: I’ve written a couple of short stories lately and may (possibly) have started on my next novel. Revisions on Sirens have stalled for the moment, but I’m about to re-start them again.

What I’m Playing Now: Having finally decided to get my ass in gear and move with the times, I broke down and bought an Xbox 360, and I’ve been playing an unreasonable amount of Burnout: Paradise and Fallout 3. If you want my opinion on those games: they have their problems, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s so much awesomeness sitting on my TV stand that it might burst into flames at any moment. (Also, be expecting a couple of micro-reviews in the near future).

My Inspirational Thought of the Week: “Never, ever, ever do something without a good reason. If you’re doing something for a reason other than the fact that you want to do it, take a break and reexamine things.”