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OpenSCAD is a freeware that you can use to make 3D models from lines of code. It is good for parametric design, but as you may guess, it is not so intuitive to use. As far as I know, it neither is good with organic shapes (A curious fact: the Utah teapot) but rather works well with orthogonal shapes. I have dared for the first time to use OpenSCAD. I previously did some tiny attempts, with no major success. The code very easily became clumsy. The notes that I will present can help an incoming user to take a comfortable approach into it:

Ideas for the expressive role of interactivity on interactive storytelling

Dangers and thoughts on the startup hype

Xiangqi-Chinese-chess” by Endrjuch
Suddenly these twelve guys got all equally dressed in a curious way, met in a grass field, and started running toward a spherical object while making the most impressive yet exotic tricks with the sphere, as I understood, hoping to pass it through one of the rectangular shaped arcs.

By Myrabella (Own work) [Public domain or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Worryingly there has been a trend towards centralizing software distribution as popularized by the Apple App store, that generates a phenomena of feudal fashioned software fiefs. This is how this kind of software distribution is a change that needs to be understood better by the consumers.

Centralized installations

The greatness of products such as the Apple ones is that suddenly, the users didn’t have to worry about issues that weren’t the direct interest of using their computers: where in windows, to get a functionality (a music player, for example), you would need to go to internet and search in the open internet for if any particular person or company has made a corresponding software, and is serving its download to make it available, and then install it.

doraemon cat, photo by mhiguera

I have been always intrigued our drive as mankind for science and the truth about the universe. Or maybe more than that, my interest appears each time that I read about theories on quantic or universe physics, and I can only understand scarcely what are them all about, offering me a moment of distraction in the middle of those elucubrations about the universe’s that are written there. First of all, and speaking about the research of “the all”; there is one of those realities that are so obvious, that seem trivial:

explosion

What is the absurd dictionary?

The idea of this absurd dictionary is to present the language as a system of concepts, that allows us to scrutinize the meaning of words, as they are represented as a system that is composed of other concepts. In the absurd dictionary, words are replaced by their definitions in the same context of the definition that contains it, leading to a definition that goes excessively deep into meaning, and as a mechanism of definitions, gives us the sensation of digging into layers of meaning in the language. In other post, we will see why a dictionary of this kind is, if not an aberration of truth, at least an absurd machine. For now, absurdity will be perceived fuzzily by the one who plays with it.

Misconceptions about approaching music learning

Joaquin piano 01

 

To be musician doesn’t mean what you think

A time ago, I made a research on how to enable anyone to play music. This idea was rooted on my own experience around musical learning experience; and I seized the context of my university degree project to think about it. It happened that at music classes in school, I always felt as someone musically handicapped. One of many people that then would have said “I am inborn unable”. But it also happened to me that in the same mindset that has someone who plays a videogame, I started to play with a software called Fruity Loops. I went out of school convinced that I didn’t have skills as musician

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