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Friday, September 30, 2022

I fixed some problems with page 5 of the Big Ass Fans Haiku L instructions.

I fixed some problems with page 5 of the Big Ass Fans Haiku L instructions.
For the first steps, 1, 2, and 3 I would re-order them as 2, 3, and 1. 




1. Connect the ground wire, 2. Connect the safety cable, and then 3. Secure the extension tube.

Then, just before step number 4, add a step that says, “Pull down the wires”, because giving the wires some slack will make it a lot easier to plug in the wiring harnesses.

Then there is a missing step after number five. There needs to be an added step that says, “Slide down the motor cover, and then screw it in to secure”. Then you go to the last step which is, “Slide down the trim”.




Sunday, September 25, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

MidJourney AI art inspired by Andy Warhol.

MidJourney AI art inspired by Andy Warhol.




David Hockney inspired painting using MidJourney AI.

 Generated this David Hockney inspired painting using MidJourney AI. 

Prompt: Garrowby Hill by David Hockney. Yorkshire countryside, vibrant palette, bold brushstrokes, similar to Matisse and Van Gogh, high horizon, distant patchwork of the Yorkshire moors. --upbeta



Tuesday, September 20, 2022

MidJourney Amsterdam Colorful Buildings - Tiled

Amsterdam colorful buildings —tile --test --creative --upbeta** - Upscaled (Beta)

Testing out the new TILE command.



MidJourney AI. Prompt: Seated Woman (Marie-Therese),1937 by Picasso

Made with MidJourney AI. 

Prompt: Seated Woman (Marie-Therese),1937 by Picasso, joyful ,  sense of harlequinade, strong bright bands of color are arranged so that the dress appears like a costume. The figure may also resemble a queen court card from a deck of playing cards, whose imagery is often designed with stripes and banding creatively reversed on the same plane, bands of color are superbly controlled by the black or white striations to create a wonderful series of energetic patterns across the contours of the body, technique of red and green polarisation to add a further dimension of animation, construction of a Cubist sense of spatial depth, illusion of the two corners in the tightly receding room behind the figure, powerful body of Marie-Therese projects from the picture in sharp relief.




Monday, September 19, 2022

AI art with MidJourney - Georgia O'Keeffe

Today’s AI art with MidJourney.

Prompt: **Georgia  O'Keeffe, Music, Pink and Blue No. 2, swelling, undulating forms imply a connection between the visual and the aural, while also suggesting the rhythms and harmonies,**

First pass. Wow!

Which one do you like best?



Sunday, September 18, 2022

MidJourney - Fall leaves made with AI tool.

 



MidJourney - David Hockney’s Moving Whisps

MidJourney AI Art prompt based on museum description of David Hockney’s Moving Whisps:

“kaleidoscopic eruption of Fauvist-inspired color and line, abstraction and representation, painting for the stage and painting on canvas.  

A swell of curved forms cleave together, unfurling across the canvas in an ebullient collision of mountains, hills and water, all almost entirely abstracted yet still tethered to the natural world. At the center of this compressed landscape is the titular moving wisp, dancing gaily in a saturated vermilion shading to light orange. Behind this focal point, a turquoise and cerulean mountain leans to the left against a torrent of periwinkle blue water that cascades into a waterfall of indigo and light teal brushstrokes. The turquoise mountain intersects with a smaller sister mountain, rendered in lush white and yellow impasto, abutted by a violet fa├žade. Fields of fiery red and cool green extend from this second, smaller mountain towards the audience, drawing the viewer in with their dramatically sloped lines. The upper register of the painting features undulating waves of deep mahogany and orange, intimating rich California soil against a bay of blue water. Like the Impressionists, Hockney exhibited a fascination with the qualities of light, varying weather conditions, and the infinite renewal that the changing of seasons reveals in the natural world, all of which come to the fore in the present work: the silvery blue river, sun-dappled fields, lush vegetation, tilled soil, vertiginous mountains, and flower-studded meadows.”

 https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/contemporary-art-evening-sale-n09932/lot.29.html

Here’s the results after a few generations.




Saturday, September 17, 2022

MidJourney - William Turner

Inspired by Bruce Jones, I created this with MidJourney AI art generator, using the prompt, “William Turner, English Romantic, expressive, messy bright colors, swirling clouds, power of nature, sunsets, storms, watercolor”. 

After a few iterations, I settled on this one.



Friday, September 16, 2022

MidJourney - Generating a robotic woman

 Flooded with AI-generated images, some art communities ban them completely

Smaller art communities are banning image synthesis amid a wider art ethics debate. via AmberMac

It’s not easy generating a robotic woman, as shown in the article, using the same prompt. 

Prompt: 

Beautiful crying! female mechanical android!half portraitintricate detailed environmentphotorealistic!intricateeleganthighly detaileddigital paintingartstationconcept artsmoothsharp focusillustrationart by artgerm and greg rutkowski and alphonse mucha (Seed 79409656)

Here’s my first try with MidJourney.

Then a Variation of #3, Upscaled, Beta upscaled, Remastered, and Upscaled.





Thursday, September 15, 2022

MidJourney LEGO Interiors

Testing out LEGO image creation with MidJourney. /imagine prompt: Lego 3D scene, home interior perspective —testp

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Trader Joe’s Vegan Bolognese Pasta with White Wine and Grape Tomatoes

Trader Joe’s Vegan Bolognese Pasta with White Wine and Grape Tomatoes

Trader Joe’s Vegan Bolognese Pasta
White Wine
Grape Tomatoes

Combine ingredients and heat on stove over low heat.
Combine with pasta and serve.

Monet meets Van Gogh at the beach under a starry night. via Midjourney


 

Monday, September 05, 2022

Midjourney: How To Upscale, Make Variations, and Upscale to Max














How To Upscale, Make Variations, and Upscale to Max:

Here I used the upscale button U1, for the top left image from my last post. Then I clicked on Make Variations to get four new variations of that upscaled image. 

Next, I chose Upscale to Max, and this is the result:




























Here's an excerpt on upscaling from the Midjourney Quickstart Guide:

 Upscale Your Image or Create Variations

After a 2x2 grid of images has finished generating, two rows of buttons will appear:
  • In the top row: U1, U2, U3, and U4 are buttons for Upscaling your chosen image. Upscaling an image generates a larger roughly 1024x1024 pixel version of the selected image. By default, this will also generate additional details.
  • In the bottom row: V1, V2, V3, and V4 are buttons for creating Variations of your chosen image. Creating variations will generate four new images, similar in overall style and composition to the image you selected.
The order used by the numbered buttons (U,V) to select an image
After you use a 'U' button to upscale, you will have a few more options:
Here we used the U4 button, upscaling the bottom right image

Midjourney: Hello World

/imagine Prompt Hello World

I'm excited to share my first Midjourney creation after signing up for the monthly $10 plan. 

It's always comforting to successfully complete the standard programmer's first program, "Hello World".

Read the Midjourney Quickstart Guide for an overview.

Here's how to create an image:

- Go to one of the "newbie" bot channels. See attached screenshot: https://s.mj.run/newbie - Type /imagine and then whatever you want - The bot will send you 4 images in 60 seconds - Click numbered buttons underneath to get upscales (U) or variations (V) - Go to https://s.mj.run/feed to see the trending images from the community



Friday, February 04, 2022

NFTs are a scam, built on top of crypto, which is a Ponzi scheme hidden behind a curtain of deception.

NFTs are a scam, built on top of crypto, which is a Ponzi scheme hidden behind a curtain of deception.

Me: Computer generated NFTs of poorly drawn apes with ill-fitting artificial appendages are ugly.

NFT Fan: It’s not about the NFT, it’s about the (Discord) community.
Me: Have you seen the Wizard of Oz?
“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” the “Wizard” yells in vain. He has been discovered and they see him for who he really is.
NFTs are ugly, worthless computer generated bad art, based on top of a Geppettoed together blockchain system that feels like it’s foundation is built on top of a spite-bank programmed in BASIC by a fictional Larry David character, that’s powered by massive energy consuming and environment destroying off-brand computer farms sitting in off-shore countries run by faceless enterprises.
The blockchain’s links are as weak as Olive Oyl’s pencil-thin arms, and we see daily examples of Mary Kay scammers losing their money as they try to exploit holes in the system only to end up exploited by their own greed.
How long would gas fees, crypto transaction fees, exist if we had to pay exorbitant gas fees to buy gasoline?
Influencers are influenced to get in early, and use their influence to influence others to get in late to the Ponzi party.
What’s their Kred* now?