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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Even spacing of points
Date: 31 Mar 2018 13:05:01
Message: <web.5abf86873a02ff5cafe28e0@news.povray.org>
I was searching for fractal patterns for Kenneth's digital camo project, when I
came across this video.

Dan is on one hand great - he starts from square one and leads you through
implementing what at first glance seems a difficult task.

On the other hand - the stream-of-consciousness with ADHD at its highest
turbulence setting can be painful, and sometimes whatever he's doing and however
he's doing it makes me wonder HOW this guy is a computer science professor...

But he's doing it on-the-fly for an audience, with a time constraint, and I
usually learn a lot.

Aaaaaanyway, this looked like a great addition to the discussion on
non-overlapping stacking of stones - and he mentions later in the video about
how a future video might start with large objects and then get progressively
smaller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flQgnCUxHlw

I generally find his code easily adaptable to SDL.  mostly.


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Even spacing of points
Date: 31 Mar 2018 13:25:47
Message: <5abf8c5b$1@news.povray.org>
On 31/03/2018 14:00, Bald Eagle wrote:
> On the other hand - the stream-of-consciousness with ADHD at its highest
> turbulence setting can be painful, and sometimes whatever he's doing and however
> he's doing it makes me wonder HOW this guy is a computer science professor...

He looks and sounds as if he is on the Colombian marching powder.


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Regards
     Stephen


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Even spacing of points
Date: 31 Mar 2018 21:15:00
Message: <web.5abff931a16608a7a47873e10@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> On 31/03/2018 14:00, Bald Eagle wrote:
> > On the other hand - the stream-of-consciousness with ADHD at its highest
> > turbulence setting can be painful, and sometimes whatever he's doing and however
> > he's doing it makes me wonder HOW this guy is a computer science professor...
>
> He looks and sounds as if he is on the Colombian marching powder.
>

A scary thought occurred to me: Maybe he represents the future of the world's
work force!! It makes me want to find a solitary mountaintop, and hide in a
cave.

I find it much easier to listen to him if I put my hand in front of my montitor,
to hide his spastic behavior :-P  It looks like he edited out *some* of his
crazy digressions-- but he should have let someone else do the pruning.

It's an interesting lecture though (and even a mini-instruction course on how to
write Javascript(?)) I'm about a third of the way through the video so far.

It's best to take him in small doses...


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Even spacing of points
Date: 1 Apr 2018 09:31:54
Message: <5ac0a70a$1@news.povray.org>
On 31/03/2018 22:10, Kenneth wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>> On 31/03/2018 14:00, Bald Eagle wrote:
>>> On the other hand - the stream-of-consciousness with ADHD at its highest
>>> turbulence setting can be painful, and sometimes whatever he's doing and however
>>> he's doing it makes me wonder HOW this guy is a computer science professor...
>>
>> He looks and sounds as if he is on the Colombian marching powder.
>>
> 
> A scary thought occurred to me: Maybe he represents the future of the world's
> work force!! It makes me want to find a solitary mountaintop, and hide in a
> cave.
> 
> I find it much easier to listen to him if I put my hand in front of my montitor,

That worked. :-)

> to hide his spastic behavior :-P  It looks like he edited out *some* of his
> crazy digressions-- but he should have let someone else do the pruning.
> 

Artists! They are so Diva. :-)


> It's an interesting lecture though (and even a mini-instruction course on how to
> write Javascript(?)) I'm about a third of the way through the video so far.
> 

He gets less frenetic about half way through.
I liked seeing him debugging. He was too fast for a tutorial, though.
I've watched over the shoulder of programmers as they debugged code that 
I've spec'd. It's like listening to Bach. This guy is like listening to 
Schoenberg. I liked the format, I think,

> It's best to take him in small doses...
> 
> 

Or for him to take smaller doses. ;-)


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Regards
     Stephen


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