chaos: software
We Can’t Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership
It’s official: John Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership.

The idea is this: You buy a tractor that runs their software, and (the way they see it) therefore you don’t actually own the tractor. They do. Because software.


Read it and see if your brain doesn’t turn right around in your skull at the “logic”.

The item itself isn’t vintage, but what it is based on is.

The Oregon Trail was one of the first text adventure computer programs, dating back to 1971 and was published by educational software maker MECC in 1974. It was officially released for a slew of computer through the 1970s and 1980s, and any computers that did not have an official release found unofficial but condoned versions courtesy of the BASIC source code used for some versions being published in magazines and thereby also translations to other systems could be constructed (such as tthe 1980 version for the Commodore PET computer which loaded off cassette tape).

I have now left my mark on the training program at work.

While I’ve been orienting for my new job, I’ve been using a training version of the software that I’ll be using once I’m actually talking to members over the phone. Using a training version makes complete sense, of course, because then it’s impossible for us to break anything in the process of learning.

One of the things we might have to do is change the name of a member’s doctor. There’s a whole database of doctors’ names, some of them real, some of them created by previous orientees.

Today I had a sudden impulse that I couldn’t ignore.

Yes, there is now a listing in the training provider database for a neurosurgeon by the name of Stephen V. Strange.

illwriteitmyself  asked:

Hi, i didn't bought your book yet but i'll certainly give it a go since everyone seems to love it. What i would like to know what sofware did you use if you used any. And what software do writers usualy use to write books. Thank you very much and i hope you become big one day with your books.

I think most writers use a word processor of some sort and beyond that it really varies person to person. But I do have a big long list of writing resources (including software) here. Hope it helps and I hope you enjoy the book! 


RHAPSODY by Ten Walls

from the album Queen (2017) on Runemark Records

I’ve been playing Orendi lately. I didn’t get the chance to play her until recently since my roomie’s gf mastered her before I had the chance to try her out. We both really love her a lot. U: I’ve been sending her video clips of Orendi’s new skins since she moved out. ;u; Sure hope she loves the drawing I did of this lil munchkin.

(I’ll probably be back with a Jester Orendi drawing soon.)


battleborn tag

Bugs and releases.

Smaller software releases generally means fewer bugs, and bugs that are easier to fix. The number of bugs created typically increases with the complexity of interactions of code, which in turn increases with the size of release. This means that a number of smaller releases can hopefully get you to a large change in a safer way with less bugs, and less problematic bugs, created along the way than a single release with the whole lot. There’s probably a somewhat more general relationship with amount of unexpected problems created and the size of any change.

Credit to Ewan Silver.


INTERSHOP (3) by Dettinger

from the Intershop album (1999) on Kompakt

/ 8 softwares i learnt to use at architecture school /

Something that I’ve recently started to really pick up is to absorb knowledge from other programs like Business/Finance and some of the sciences. I think learning about all departments is what I really missed about the International Baccalaureate program. Often I would attempt to search up the textbooks or resources that students that major in these areas may use. So I thought I’d share a list of softwares that I use as an architecture student, to help out those who may be interested as well

  1. Rhinoceros
    We used this mostly for 3d modelling. This was also the very first software we picked up within our program.

  2. AutoCAD
    I initially drafted my drawings with Rhino, but AutoCAD later helped out a ton with line-weighting, which save me a lot of time.

  3. Revit
    A very useful program to quickly draft and model a building simultaneously. I personally don’t use this in my workflow but very helpful to have on the CV, very highly used at firms.

  4. 3dsMax
    I am using this as mostly an animation tool. I do most of the still renders with other plugins with rhino at the moment but I look forward to test out more with this one. Highly used software at architecture firms.

  5. Houdini
    This is another animation I learnt before switching over to 3dsMax, which is the more mainstream program. This is more used within animators or movie makers, but it is a fun alternative to learn to use.

  6. Maxwell Rendering
    I rate this plugin highly when used with Rhino. Great quality. But I use this with the student yearly trial code, I don’t know about paying for this. Definitely recommend this though.

  7. V-Ray
    I personally used this highly with Rhino as well. A free alternative with decent quality. Many point out that V-Ray in combination with 3dsMax produce one of the best renders.

  8. Adobe CC
    Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are all highly used softwares for architecture students. Premiere and AfterEffects of course are also programs that assist in animation editing.

I hope that this may help some people out with knowing the names of the program used. Personally when I am reading up on another subject I like to learn and research on my own but it’s always helpful to have a list to go off of.

Don’t be afraid to ask me questions about anything on the “ask me” tab on my page!