April 21, 2009
iso - source - built with processing
Shortly after a study in the joy of smashing, a study in isometric graphics ends up becoming something about the loveliness of building. Use the mouse to move the cursor, the button drops blocks. Space clears, 'M' makes the bricks' 'mortar' visible or invisible. (Prettier hidden, in my opinion.)
(I was meaning to transfer all my data to my new PC tonight, but got sidetracked by this, in part because I started playing with isometric cubes the other day and was worried I'd forget about the project if I just turned the computer off.)
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
--Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love. Like Larry "Perl" Wall says, programming is all about Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris.
"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way."
--Bertrand Russell. (Yes, 2 quotationspage.com qotd in a row. Sosumi.)
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/04/27/090427fa_fact_talbot?currentPage=all - New Yorker on neuroenhancing drug abuse.