Adj paragraph alignment in SVG


The open source Adj framework has a new command paragraph.

Adj 4.0.3 command paragraph breaks SVG text to a given maxWidth and can align left, center, or right, plain and styled, without and with hyperlinks, optionally with first line indent.

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NrvrCommander automation release


What may matter most about the free and open source NrvrCommander: It is in use.

What it is

NrvrCommander makes virtual machines, and it controls them for automation.

NrvrCommander does at least some things other automation software doesn’t, or didn’t when we looked. For example…

… in NrvrCommander’s example scripts the starting points are original OS distributions, from there on scripting, not requiring acceptance of pre-made VM snapshots. Your appreciation may depend on whom you trust and how many variations you need. In addition to transparency (review, audit) and flexibility (variations by coding a few lines), scripts take arguably 10-5 of the storage space of snapshots.
This is not mandatory, not a limitation: You could start from snapshots, and one example script cleverly uses snapshots.

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Printing an adapter


Were making a box for a timed outlet. Had bought mismatched parts. Designed and printed an adapter.

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Making our own toys


Designing toys ourselves and making them from renewable plastic.

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Testing SVG DOM APIs


The freely available Adj test suite, usable online and offline, should be run as part of QA in browser maintenance (browser development), to make sure SVG JavaScript DOM APIs and SVG don’t regress.

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Adj for interactive detailed illustrations


The open source Adj framework has new features, including:

New features since mid-2014:

Some of those are in use for dynamically changing illustrations, hiding and disclosing detail.

New since last post 2013:

Some of those are in use for isometric drawings and user interface mockups.

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Aquifer Depletion in California’s Central Valley and Santa Clara Valley


This is a summary of sources.

More than a century of data in USGS Circular 1182 Land Subsidence in the United States , specifically:

Those three files contain different information each. They are worth looking at each, all pages, even if you don’t read all details.

About 2013 activity in Stanislaus County, notable articles for numbers mentioned:

Hoping this compilation will help in coming to good decisions. It has been written preemptively, to supply science and history when discussions, as regrettably too common in contemporary politics, would become too sidetracked or partisan.

Additional info re Santa Clara Valley at .

NrvrCommander documentation DIY


NrvrCommander should have more documentation. Today I write why I don’t write more documentation today.

There is some good documentation already.

If we would wait for perfection, we would be withholding a working tool.

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