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Sep 15, 2017

Friday wrap

Yep, newmanx is now powered by AMD Ryzen. The word had been trending so hard lately that I had to recognise it as a worthy game changer. I've done my research and drafted a wishlist of parts for building a box. Sure, I know that in a few months time none of this is gonna matter, but for living in the moment one of the immediate huge advantages in moving from my longtime held laptop ideal to a desktop workstation is the ability to render faster. It also means more opportunity to make more varied and complex works, like this test drive.

There are a few things going on in this scene. The main reason for designing it was to feature the radiating background. Earlier, I noticed that sydneyfringe.com is doing a nova star burst style thing for some of their graphics this year. It caught my eye and gave me an idea.

I set out to test how quickly and flexibly I could replicate the background in Inkscape. Also I needed something for a weekly instagram. That's how we ended up with F is for Friday.