Archives week 3 of 2005
Jan. 17, 2005 - Jan. 23, 2005
So this question came up at a party (Sara's friend from a few posts back), and I didn't have any good idea. The problem is that most designers don't really do much with theory, and of those that do, few are doing anything particularly interesting these days.
I study at the meta-theory ...!-->!-->
I've just spent a few hours going through old folders of sketches and projects. Have added quite a few new images to the eye-candy page. Also removed all the second-generation sketches from the graphics page, replacing them with the "new" sketches from the eye candy page. I've left them in the eye candy ...
Hmm, just realised that the "workspace" project (which eventually became part of my thesis project) is already in my portfolio, as was the pim project. Oh well, maybe I've already got everything online. The little hourglass was done with AccuRender in AutoCAD back far enough that it took a few days on a really ...
This is an old project I designed way back in the Holodesk days. It was a simple "workshop" space with a demo (a personal information manager display, written using Zope for the non-3D parts of the UI).
I rather liked the effect of the space, which was extremely lightweight, but gave a rather rich look ...!-->!-->
Think I figured out why the CMTS-reset situation wasn't getting handled correctly. It was never wired up to do the actual checks to see if there had been a reboot (though it was retrieving the data to allow the check). Spent much of the day on that and one other bug, as well as ...
I seldom get out of the house for a dinner, so choosing a restaurant for our bi-weekly meetings takes me far longer than it should. Especially when restaurants I want turn out not to show up in the phone book at all. There was a great Persian restaurant up at Yonge and Steeles called "North ...
Gave up for a while on finding the reason the CMTS wasn't properly doing a reset. Instead, I concentrated on finishing the feature I was working on previously; namely recording history for various counters. (Should there be a comma after namely? Looks like it, but then the sentence reads awkwardly.)
That feature took a ...!-->!-->
Just downloaded Picasa from Google and let it search my hard-disks for images. Lots of very old projects showed up that never made it to my portfolio. The image to the left is from a (real-world) project way back when I was still thinking of practicing real-world architecture (as well as the virtual kind). It ...
Saw Shane and Lara briefly at Starbucks before I headed home from the meeting. We were sitting around and I mentioned that I though Plutocracy meant "rule by the wealthy", while Shane said that it was Oligarchy that meant "rule by the wealthy".
Plutocracy does means rule by the wealthy.
Oligarchy seems to mean ...!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->