Weird Wednesday: We Can Imagine It For You Wholesale

Still trying out wacky prompts in Midjourney, and developing a fresh, if wary, respect for AI-based images. I have actually pretty good versions of my heroines from the Ancestors of Jaiya series, and some more space art for Star Master. I will probably share those at some point, after some more clean-up.

In the meantime, here’s some completely random Midjourney fan art: the main characters from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly as pirates. General note: for more old-school actors with conventionally handsome features, Midjourney sometimes struggles to create a likeness humans can recognize (see the Clint Eastwood image below), whereas celebrities with quirkier, more distinctive features fare a bit better (see the Van Cleef and Wallach images below).

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One Weird Trick: Electricity from Cow Manure

I’ll be honest, I don’t know enough about the engineering or the economics to understand whether these projects can work out in the long run, but points for thinking outside the box.

Recently announced (late 2021) project in Chhattisgarh (a state in Central India): https://indianexpress.com/article/india/chhattisgarh-generate-electricity-cow-dung-7551808

Longer running project at Dodge City: https://www.tpomag.com/editorial/2019/06/a-zero-stream-discharge-treatment-plant-now-produces-pipeline-quality-methane-from-its-biosolids

Wisconsin dairy farm powered by the methane from its own cattle waste: https://www.wisbusiness.com/2021/crave-brothers-farm-highlights-manure-digester-ahead-of-earth-day/