analemmaAn analemma is the figure-eight design you would get if you photographed the sun once a week at the same time of day for an entire year. This page describes the background astronomy and math in detail, and this one has some examples of the few successful photographs taken as well as the web page author’s attempt at completing one such photo himself.

M.C. Escher is one of my favorite artists. I came across this page that filled in the blurry center spot of his Print Gallery with a mathematically generated, infinitely repeating pattern that continues to zoom into itself. Check out the animations in particular…

Update: I’m back! Yes, it’s back to the Real World after a whirlwind of wedding-related activities. I had heard from many people that it would all go by way too quickly, and I can definitely confirm this. After the months of planning every conceivable detail, the ceremony and reception were over in a flash! Ulana and I spent eight awesome days in Iceland for our honeymoon, which was truly an amazing experience. The pictures from the honeymoon came out really well, and I plan on posting some of the better ones as soon as I get a chance to scan them in. Keep an eye out for the the red “Update:” for a link to photos and information on our trip to Iceland.

I’m a little slow in getting back up to speed, as I managed to catch a cold in Iceland, but I will try to resume my normal pace of blogging and page maintenance soon. For those of you who have e-mailed me while I was away, thanks for your patience while I get back into the swing of things.