Stable Diffusion Generation: Elf in a Tree

Stable Diffusion Generation: Elf in a Tree
Let’s make a picture of a stylish elven man perched in a tree high above an ancient forest! Here’re the initial txt2img generation parameters, in Stable Diffusion Webui: Prompt: an elven warrior crouching on a huge tree branch, white hair, looking over shoulder, looking at camera, forest far below, towering trees, (moss:0.7), ornate clothes, ancient ...

Add Friction – Make Life a Tad Harder

My daily life is filled with modern conveniences, like dishwashers, hot running water, and electric lights. And I’m grateful for them! However, these things can also tend to make one soft and not resilient. As a programmer my job requires basically no physical exercise. I’ve tried to combat these weakening tendencies by working slight difficulties ...

Stable Diffusion Generation: Android

Stable Diffusion Generation: Android
I worked on a headshot of an android with Stable Diffusion Webui. I wanted it to look quite human but with some features that were a bit off, like panels and plastic-y skin (think Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation). So I started with a regular person. The setting is at night in the ...

Stable Diffusion Generation: Girl on Dock

Stable Diffusion Generation: Girl on Dock
I wanted to create a more emotional image with Stable Diffusion Webui and thought of a sad girl sitting at the edge of a dock, with her feet hanging down and a sad expression. Usually it’s hard to get Stable Diffusion to compose both the scene and a figure together in a very specific way. ...

Stable Diffusion Generation: Stormy Castle

Stable Diffusion Generation: Stormy Castle
I was experimenting with a more flat, animated style in Stable Diffusion using various models. Clouds are fascinating and storm clouds are even better. Add in some rugged mountains and a white castle, all at sunset, and that sounds like fun! After some tinkering with models and prompts I founds a generation batch that looked ...

Stable Diffusion Generation: Cliffside Castle

Stable Diffusion Generation: Cliffside Castle
I love rugged terrain so I thought I’d try generating a castle built into a towering mountain, going for an angle looking down from high elevation. I figured Stable Diffusion would struggle with the concept of both the castle and the mountain and the angle so I started with generating a number of images of ...

Meaning in Creation

I hold to the six-day creation account of Genesis 1. The all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal God designed and built the entire universe and all living things according to His own sovereign wishes (Job 38-39). God chose to make things however He wanted – He was not bound by preexisting laws of physics or supply of energy and ...

Old Linksys Router as Wireless Bridge for Wired IP Phone

My work-from-home phone is an IP phone that requires a wired ethernet connection. Unfortunately I don’t have network cables run from my gateway to the room where I work. My desktop connects to the network via a USB WiFi adapter. To get my phone connected, a colleague showed me a trick of using Windows 10’s ...

The Daily Grind 1

We recently watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”. It’s been a bunch of years and the movie felt far more poignant now that I’m at a different stage of life and getting older. The main character George Bailey starts off with big dreams that the responsibilities of life repeatedly shoot down. The moral of the movie ...