20110821

Neither of These Keyboards Suck

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Cleaning up the house, I found these pictures taken years ago at a flea market in Italy.  They feel like writing instruments from an alternate reality.  They remind me of this post and have me thinking about “intuitive interfaces” and learned behaviors.

20110807

Self-Rationalizing Ellipse

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I love them dearly, but David and Phil are making you work too hard.  Who wants to layout a billion trimmed circles to then make a billion arc segments?   You’re having a hard day, your *$%# boss is making you figure out arc radii so that the *$%# contractor can actually build your *$%# boss’s *$%# elliptical wall.  *$%#^ that.  Use this tool instead.

Self-Rationalizing Ellipse Demo

Oh, it breaks in lots of situations . . . but what do you want for a  free tool you lazy, lazy office drone.

20110804

Pebbles, Bam-bam.

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“Is there a way of creating an irregular dome/pebble shape using conceptual mass?”

Yes. 

Irregular Dome Shapes

Is there a way to be able to build it affordably?

Umm . . .