Sitting out the last minutes of April 2013, enjoying a little Youtube video just posted.
It is of the worlds smallest animation art, done at the Atomic level. Many years back, I worked at Big Blue- when they first thought up the scanning tunneling electron microscope or STEM. We used to use one of the early type for examining silicon fails and flaws in our lab. For a bit of fun they used the very latest type to create pixel art of the smallest kind.[link]
These microscopes don't just examine- they manipulate, painting structures with matter.
What is astounding is revealed at the end of how the movie was made, about how much information can be stored in near future versus currently. I'll bet you knew that every film ever made, plus every bit of music too, could all fit on a smart phone eventually - it is the direction that the technology is pointed towards, but it looks like we will arrive sooner than I ever thought.
Go, boys and girls, make this Endicott alumni proud. Might still be with them if they wouldn't have the divisions I worked in all in such damned snowy places!
Have posted up chapter nine of RFS6 today. With a art piece required to bring chapter ten next. This one is going to be a bit difficult. I'm going to keep it subdued and not as graphic. Although my characters usually take hard knocks here and there, they tend to endure. Life isn't always that way. Bravery comes with a price. Chapter 10 will show this. Hopefully also the message that we are a sum of our parts, with a lot of it measured by how we approach things versus just what we accomplish, or do not.
After chapter 10 is up, RFS6 will hiatus for a few days to let the writing catch up and pull ahead again. We are at the halfway mark of the book. The plan called for 20 or 21 chapter deviations. The story chronology is down to about half of the school course, coincidentally. The students will begin a real-world kind of testing now, everyone about to take finals.
I may get in a few pages of Hajime just so I don't forget how to make them, during the lull.
Have a Happy Cinco De Mayo, and all the rest of May- up to Memorial day.
Those of you finishing some school of your own....Good Luck and Good Grades !
Summer is just around the corner (winter for you Southern Hemisphere dwellers)