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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 2 November 2015

ASBO. (02/11/15)

As you can see I have a new temporary header. I am trying to get the writing to follow a path through the trees and then finish at the bottom. After Effects could cope but I don’t have that so will have a go in Blender. CS6 doesn’t want to know though it will let me scale the text front to back. I have just had a thought and it may if I pretend it’s a 3D animation. I also notice that it has chopped a bit off. I can never remember how wide my header is so always have to look in ‘Inspect Element’….I did that but then decided to add a bit of a matt and forgot to resize it again. Sorry about that.

This morning I’d been wandering in cold fog for half an hour, when I met Mal. We were chatting away about the revolting weather when one of her dogs decided to set about Alf. I said can’t you feed Cooper before you bring him out. She said he needs a “Busy” round to give him an ASBO. Ian was walking towards us and remarked that we would be lucky to find one as there weren’t enough to police Remembrance Day. I thought he was joking….It only takes one to manage the parade and bugle blowing…Hardly an excuse for insurrection is Armistice Day. Pound to a penny they find enough for the great and the good to stand looking solemn for the photocall at the Cenotaph. After a few minutes discussion on the likelihood of the Cubs and Brownies running amok with their flags and the Veterans mowing folk down with Zimmer frames the conversation moved on to the crossword puzzle and what was a word like Hanah called? I told Ian it was a palindrome. Mal said did I know that there were palindromic numbers. I’d never thought about it but yes 393, 1441, hundreds and thousands of them. She then went on to say that if a non-palindromic number is summed with itself reversed then you will get a palindromic number.  24+42= 66. It doesn’t always work on the first iteration but in all but a few cases it does and apparently when it doesn’t they are known as Lychrel numbers. The things I find out on a walk. Thought you would be distraught if I failed to let you know.

Have fun, I’m going back to Blender and Photoshop.

20 comments:

  1. They look like they are playing hide and seek in the woods.

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    1. Carol, that's what I thought when I tried to animate them.

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  2. I like this, Adrian, and I love the idea that you enjoy playing with your images.

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    1. Tina, nothing like a bit of colouring in.

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  3. The new header is stunning! As for palindromes, the number thing is quite interesting. I've learnt something today. Thank you.

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    1. Frances it's very bright. Yes it was a new idea to me. No doubt there are pure mathematicians who know all about it but I did pure maths and was ignorant. I'll look it up when I have a moment.

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  4. I like the header. Maths on the other hand always makes my head hurt.

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    1. Monica, it has the same effect on me but it's amazing what one finds out whilst chatting.

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  5. I have enough trouble adding up my golf score.......no matter which way round its rubbish. Love the photo in the new header.


    peter

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    1. Peter, taken this morning. the leaves are dropping fast now but it has been a great show.

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  6. I like the header much better. Not sure if it's possible but how about having the letters start on the branches and like leaves in Autumn fall to the ground. Then in the spring you could have them merge from the ground like flowers....bet that would be hard though.

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    1. Douglas, no not hard just time consuming. I'll have a go tomorrow as it looks as if it is going to rain again.

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  7. I really like the header. Now palindromes? I knew about the numbers but not the last example of getting palindromic numbers. What a conversation to have out in the bush.

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  8. I really like your new header!

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  9. I had to look up ASBO as we don't have them here, unless "Disturbing the peace" counts.

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    1. Bob, they dole them out willy nilly here. I don't think they do much good.

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  10. I like that header better, Adrian. I'd like to see Douglas' suggestion, too. You do have some interesting conversations in the woods. I had to look up ASBO, too. I could nominate a few recipients!

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    1. Pauline, i usually have a chat or two a week. The header is not really what I want but I have straightened it up a bit.

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