A few historical random number generators. From top to bottom: Galton’s dice (capable of 24 digits instead of the usual 6), a Type 1390-B Random Noise Generator (runs on 6D4 tubes and was likely the device used for RAND Corp’s “A Million Random Digits”), and the first two iterations of random.org’s generators (both run on un-tuned radio noise fed into a computer).
Screenshots of Denpū, the final boss in “Wario Land”, and his glitched-out appearance animation.
Two PPM files from a scanned book on Archive.org – perhaps used to calibrate to the lights?
I was fortunate enough this week to visit the Stevens Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging, home to the campus’ electron microscope. Generously, they offered for me to make some images on the microscope. I brought in small (12mm square) samples of a hard-drive platter (above), a small 3D print and a CD-R. More images after the break; a full set of images and process photos here.
Weird half-3D map of Minneapolis from Bing Maps.
Waveform showing the NTSC “color burst” used to sync color and monochrome signals in TV broadcast.