Background image of Eagle nebula courtesy of Space
Telescope Science Institute, downloaded from CNN's
site at http://www.cnn.com
Photo modified using Adobe PhotoDeluxe. All other
graphics designed by Guy and Debbie using Corel-Draw3
and "The GIMP", a fantastic graphics freeware package
from GNU that can be downloaded at
The Taz's are courtesy of the Miss Super Taz site at http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/6297/
The Graphing Calculator:
Another Java applet designed to hone my own skills and maybe help out some of the students I tutor at Ivy Tech State College. Not as many Java classes as the calendar, but parsing the text input into a useful mathematical expression was a VERY educational experience. Much more difficult than it appeared when I first started. The "Swing Calculator"
is an upgraded version of the original using the new JFC/Swing components from the 1.3 release of Java. Much nicer look and feel (in my opinion). Again, the Java plug-in is a hassle to download unless you have DSL (or anything better than a 56k modem), but once it's on your system, you never have to do it again. (Note - the latest update will now plot ordinary differential equations. If I ever get the 3D version running, I''ll try to add partial differential equation functionality.)
Yet another Java applet used to generate Mandelbrot and Julia sets. Most of the backgrounds on this site were created by doing a screen capture on a Mandelbrot image, picking out a square area I like, then symmetrizing the area using "The GIMP". It's a lot of fun to play around with.
All graphics on the three galleries (excuse me, it's now eight! - no, make that 14) and their enlargements were created using Corel-Draw3, The GIMP, a lot of time, even more love, and an infinite amount of patience and moral support from my lovely wife, Debbie.