"The factors a scientist would remove from a rat’s life to make it depressed — predictability and control — are the exact things that have been removed from workers’ lives in the name of corporate flexibility and increased productivity. There’s little more relief for many low-wage workers than for those lab rats desperately trying to keep their heads above water."
This is interesting for those doing renderings: open cascade CADRays - https://www.opencascade.com/content/cadrays
Below rendering is done in 3 mouse clicks in less than 30 seconds:
CO2 cost of social networking and other tech:
It is not strange that python is 'number one' on the list. Surprisingly, Matlab is number eight:
Unix and Linux filesystem demystified - I didn't know that it is subject of the official standard:
It is clear that people in AEC are frustrated with interoperability, proprietary monopolies, closed data, and unnecessary rework.
We can change this.
The public, for better or worse, tends to judge designs for the built environment based on how pretty they are. Architects and developers have been consistently lying to the public in their renders and marketing images.
I explore these ideas and more in my article on why we need a free #opensource _photometrically-correct_ 3D model repository, and why I've created one to share with the world.
Architects are behind the times.
Which programming language is 'greener':
Well, at least I know that #Syncthing versioning works well! For some reason, the vast majority of my data had been deleted from my drives (not idea how or why).
I _think_ it may have been a Duplicity backup gone rogue, but I'm really not sure - I hope Syncthing isn't randomly deleting my data!
#FreeCAD 0.18's Part workbench gets new "Explode compound" and "Slice apart" commands.
We know, we're supposed to be in feature freeze, but we couldn't stop ourselves! Thanks to DeepSOIC for these additions!
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