That phone number

2017/03/16

A close friend came back into the country and got a SIM, which was given some new phone number.  Within a day I was subject to an inquiry whom I am associating with.  What happened?

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Targeted by scammers

2017/03/05

The purpose of this post is to be on the record:  In recent months I have been called many times in apparent attempts to get voice samples from me.

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Elasticdraw evolution

2017/03/04

This post allows reading up on Elasticdraw in the order it has been written about.

Another view is a list with excerpts, also in chronological order.

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Systems Illustration Life Cycle

2017/01/01

Involved in a product’s cycle from determining need to making product and taking it through versions through years, one’s point of view can change.  Like sitting in a train passing cities, villages, and mountains, one’s point of view changes on approach, entering, and passing.

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Long-term usable HTML and SVG

2016/07/21

Making lasting documents doesn’t have to contradict agility, but conflicts occur.  Of that I was reminded when switching index.html of the technical User Guide of Adj (before starting work on Elasticdraw) from XHTML to HTML5, on a branch.

Traditionally building for endurance

For more than a decade I have preferred XML compliant documents, such as XHTML, because one

  • can query one or many documents with XML tools (XSL, XPath, XQuery, XML databases) without need to serve documents from a specific server (which would have to be running), and
  • can query content without documents having to be open inside a browser (which regularly change with version updates), for example as files on disk.

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Elasticdraw is distinct from Adj

2016/06/03

This post has been updated for clarity.

Elasticdraw is the name of new, distinct software.  Its code has been started by the same person coding most of Adj.  Stay tuned for more in the first half of 2017.

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Refreshingly irregular

2016/05/31

Adj command telescopicTree allows free-form layouts: Put something here, then something to the left, then something below it, then something to the right of the first item, etc..

An Example telescopicTree

An Interactive Example Adj telescopicTree

A bit as if you were drawing on a whiteboard.

In telescopicTree Adj’s elasticity works – Adj’s raison d’être.

Within and around telescopicTree Adj’s ability to nest also works – a signature feature.

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