donderdag, november 25, 2004

 

life - élan vital - cinema

activity, being, breath, brio, dash, energy, enthusiasm, entity, esprit, essence, excitement, get-up-and-go, go, growth, heart, high spirits, impulse, lifeblood, liveliness, oomph, sentience, soul, sparkle, spirit, verve, viability, vigor, vitality, vivacity, zest, zing, élan, élan vital
wow...
makes everything clear...
doesn't it alfred?
jean-luc?
bruce?
orson?
marlene?
buster?

vrijdag, november 19, 2004

 

denouement. maintenant!

denouement \day-noo-MAWN\, noun:
1. the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work.
2. the outcome of a complex sequence of events.

let's go for the denouement.
maintenant!

 

a filminstinct. innatethinpowerfulimpulse...

film
a thin skin or membrane.
a thin, opaque, abnormal coating on the cornea of the eye.
a thin covering or coating: a film of dust on the piano.
a thin, flexible, transparent sheet, as of plastic, used in wrapping or packaging.
a thin sheet or strip of flexible material, such as a cellulose derivative or a thermoplastic resin, coated with a photosensitive emulsion and used to make photographic negatives or transparencies.
a thin sheet or strip of developed photographic negatives or transparencies.
a movie. movies considered as a group.
a coating of magnetic alloys on glass used in manufacturing computer storage devices.

instinct
an inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species and is often a response to specific environmental stimuli.
a powerful motivation or impulse.
an innate capability or aptitude.

maandag, november 15, 2004

 

seven. one more than six...

\Sev"en\, a. [OE. seven, seoven, seofen, AS. seofon, seofan, seofen; akin to D. zeven, OS., Goth., & OHG. sibun, G. sieben, Icel. sjau, sj["o], Sw. sju, Dan. syv, Lith. septyni, Russ. seme, W. saith, Gael. seachd, Ir. seacht, L. septem, Gr. ???, Skr. saptan. [root]305. Cf. Hebdomad, Heptagon, September.] One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.

a symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.

seven sciences. See the Note under Science, n., 4.
seven stars (Astron.), the Pleiades.
seven wonders of the world. See under Wonders.
seven-year apple (Bot.), a rubiaceous shrub (Genipa clusiifolia) growing in the West Indies; also, its edible fruit.
seven-year vine (Bot.), a tropical climbing plant (Ipom[oe]a tuberosa) related to the morning-glory.
seven chakra's

7 occurs frequently in Scripture, and in such connections as lead to
the supposition that it has some typical meaning. On the seventh day God
rested, and hallowed it (Gen. 2:2, 3). The division of time into weeks of seven
days each accounts for many instances of the occurrence of this number. This
number has been called the symbol of perfection, and also the symbol of rest.
"Jacob's seven years' service to Laban; Pharaoh's seven fat oxen and seven lean
ones; the seven branches of the golden candlestick; the seven trumpets and the
seven priests who sounded them; the seven days' siege of Jericho; the seven
churches, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven vials, and many
others, sufficiently prove the importance of this sacred number" (see Lev.
25:4; 1 Sam. 2:5; Ps. 12:6; 79:12; Prov. 26:16; Isa. 4:1; Matt. 18:21, 22; Luke
17:4). The feast of Passover (Ex. 12:15, 16), the feast of Weeks (Deut. 16:9),
of Tabernacles (13:15), and the Jubilee (Lev. 25:8), were all ordered by seven.
Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chr. 29:21; Job 42:8), of purification and
consecration (Lev. 42:6, 17; 8:11, 33; 14:9, 51), of forgiveness (Matt. 18:21,
22; Luke 17:4), of reward (Deut. 28:7; 1 Sam. 2:5), and of punishment (Lev.
26:21, 24, 28; Deut. 28:25). It is used for any round number in such passages
as Job 5:19; Prov. 26:16, 25; Isa. 4:1; Matt. 12:45. It is used also to mean
"abundantly" (Gen. 4:15, 24; Lev. 26:24; Ps. 79:12).

and much much more 7...
to be continued...
you can count on that...


 

bruggensamenbouwenonderstutten

Uitgaande van de stelling der virtuele arbeid en van een bijkomende eis i.v.m. de eigenschappen van de elementen kan men o.m. aantonen dat de vervormingsenergie van een belaste mechanische structuur in stabiel evenwicht minimaal is. Menbeperkt zich tot elementen die een “positief” gedrag vertonen. Deze bijkomende eis zorgt er eigenlijk voor dat de elementenen de verbindingen “constructief” samenwerken bij het verdelen van de last zodat de mechanische structuur na hetverdwijnen van verstoringen naar haar evenwichtspositie kan terugkeren. In het brugvoorbeeld is daartoe vereist dat voor elk van de liggers en dwarsbalken een toename van hun belasting gepaard gaat met een toenemende vervorming. Indien aandeze voorwaarde voldaan is, is de vervormingsenergie van de brug minimaal in een stabiele evenwichtstoestand. Merk op dater geen eis van lineariteit gesteld wordt. Het minimum volgt uit de vergelijking van alle mogelijke vervormingstoestanden dieaan de verenigbaarheidsvoorwaarden voldoen. Men neemt daarbij aan dat de verplaatsingen ter plaatse van de uitwendig aangelegde krachten ongewijzigd gehouden worden. Om de structuur uit haar stabiele evenwichtspositie te brengen isbijkomende energie vereist. Valt deze energietoevoer weg dan keert de structuur spontaan naar haar evenwichtstoestandterug. Men kan ook stellen dat iedere afwijking t.o.v. de stabiele evenwichtspositie tengevolge van een (inwendige)verplaatsing meer energie zou vereisen dan toegevoerd werd. Men heeft hier dus met een minimum- of efficiëntie-eis te doen. Deze eis legt eigenlijk een beperking op aan de mogelijke verdelingen van krachten in en verplaatsingen van de knooppuntenvan de mechanische structuur. De krachten en verplaatsingen (of vervormingen) moeten op een bepaalde manier op elkaarafgestemd zijn. De minima-eis drukt dus een vrij algemeen geldende voorwaarde i.v.m. de samenhang, het evenwicht en destabiliteit van mechanische structuren uit. Samenvattend kunnen we bijgevolg stellen dat de wetten die de wisselwerking tussen de elementen van een fysisch systeembepalen zo moeten zijn dat ze het behoud van structuur mogelijk maken. De verbindingsvoorwaarden voldoen aan de eisenvan energiebehoud. Bovendien kunnen de verbindingsvoorwaarden ook tot algemene voorwaarden van continuïteit in deruimte herleid worden. Bij het transport gaat geen energie verloren in de knooppunten en de toegevoerde energie is integraal in de elementen terug te vinden. In de elementen gebeuren omzettingen die eveneens aan wetten van behoud van energievoldoen. Bij het opmaken van de energiebalans dient men rekening te houden met het deel van de in warmte omgezetteenergie dat aan de omgeving afstaan wordt. Het evolutieproces van de ganse werkelijkheid kan dan ook gezien worden alseen stroom van toestandsveranderingen ten gevolge van energietransferten, energiestockage en energietransformaties die aan de algemene continuïteits- en invariantieprincipes voldoen. Om tot duurzame structuurvorming te leiden moeten deverbindingsvoorwaarden en de eigenschappen van de elementen op een welbepaalde manier samen spannen. Mechanischestructuren met zich “positief” gedragende elementen zijn constructief samenhangend en in stabiel evenwicht indien aan hetminimumprincipe voldaan is. In deze visie zou de structuratie van materie uiteindelijk niet volgen uit elementaire specialistische wetten maar uit algemene (metafysische) principes die voor de werkelijkheid gelden. De wetten van de fysicablijken dan ondergeschikt te zijn aan de voorwaarden van het algemeen kader en de eisen van de totaliteit.

zondag, november 14, 2004

 

anamorphic...



anamorphic adj 1: pertaining to gradual evolution from one type of organism to another (see also the anamorphic style of francis bacon...) 2: pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system; "an anamorphic lense"

yep.
broadlenses anamorphing life...
worthwhile a few blinks of the eye...

  • explaining what it is; how it works
  • scope history in scope
  • manufacturer's report. to the point.
  • panavision. as they say. inspired by the past. focused on the future
  • panphoto for dummies
  • anamorphic process explained in short


  • zaterdag, november 13, 2004

     

    egoless/egotist programming

    can you follow?

  • egoless programming. what the fuc*?
  • egotist programming. fuc* you?

  •  

    kill your darlings

    kill your darlings - read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. -- samuel johnson

    william faulkner is said to have advised writers to kill their "darlings," those little bits of glitter a writer thinks are simply marvelous. to the reader lacking that maternal attitude, they are at best distracting, at worst a reason to stop reading. in software design, when you find yourself feeling particularly proud of a neat little bit of design or code, stop and ask yourself how someone who didn't give birth to it will regard it. if it turns out to be overwrought or too slick for the need, you should probably kill your darling and replace it with an ordinary solution that others can actually use, and not just marvel at.

    darlings are sometimes characterized as being "ever so clever." for an example, the phrase "ever so clever" is ever so clever. for a broader treatment of the issue, see egolessprogramming. -- johndouglasporter

    isn't this cured by pairprogramming? -- nissimhadar. sometimes the pair reinforces the cleverness. perhaps this tendency is offset by collectivecodeownership. maybe the saying should be "distrust your darlings." one of my java teachers gave a single lesson on returning to a particular object a few days after successfully finishing it, and rewriting it along another way. or another five ways, if you could think of them. he thought that writing easily-updatable code was all about making the problem the focus instead of the solution.

    what if the part you are proud of actually isn't bad? for example, you're working on a class and determine there is some code that is shared with another class so you pull it up into a superclass. that seems like the sort of thing you might be proud of but that should also be kept. if you're pretty satisfied with it, leave it in. if you're really really proud of it, it's probably got to go. the difference is in your emotions.

    i'm inclined to never let emotions cloud my judgment. sorry. it's one thing to be proud of something and then delete it because there are good reasons to do without it and your pride is no reason to keep it in. it's something else altogether to delete code because you are proud of it. if I had to do that then I'd have to delete entire programs which i am really really proud of, despite the fact that they are quite useful.

    i'd amend this advice to say, "killyourdarlings -- if necessary." -- bluehat
    you can always misconstrue good advice if you really want to. -- bluehat

    the reason your darling must die is because you think its good. quality isn't a matter of opinion. prove that it is reliable and useful: TestEverythingThatCouldPossiblyBreak. how do you prove a darling is reliable and useful after you kill it? the act of killing is itself a proof by negation. if nobody misses it after its gone, then it wasn't useful. it probably didn't work either. it's possible to kill darlings that are reliable and useful before anyone else knows about it, so killing isn't proof. people don't miss what they don't know about. so what? YouArentGonnaNeedIt.
    misapplication of YAGNI. it is entirely possible to need a darling.

    key part of the definition: (...) stop and ask yourself (...). the "rule" exists to make your darlings get closer attention, not to tell you what to do with them...? -- fabiocecin?

    then the rule has a misleading name. the name tells me to kill them, it doesn't tell me to pay closer attention to them. -- erichodges. perhaps the advice should be "be suspicious of your darlings."

    don't delete whole programs just because you're proud of them. what the proverb means is, if you're "pretty satisfied" with the whole program and there's just one bit that you're "particularly proud" of, that one bit probably should be deleted.alternately, you could improve the rest of the program until everything is up to the level of the "particularly proud" code. ;) the advice is to get rid of things that are excessively clever/elegant/cool/etc. if you are proud of it because it is just plain old good code, then leave it as is. if you are proud of it because it's just so damned cool you can't stand it, or if you expect people to be impressed with your ingenuity, then it probably needs to be made less cool.

    a problem is that this advice is a HeuristicRule, but it's assumed to be right 100% of the time.

    the lyrics to kingcrimson''s song "indiscipline" [http://www.elephant-talk.com/releases/discipli.htm#lyrics4] provide a good test for "darlingness". i love to kill my darlings. but i won't do it until i have a more darling darling. i like to come up with my more darling darlings myself, but i like it even better when someone else comes up with one, because that's less work for me, and it opens up new vistas in my mind... a darling is not simply something good, or something that one is proud of. darling implies great love, special favor, charm, amusement, etc. so the advice to kill your darlings does apply 100% of the time in writing and in coding. if you feel emotional attachment or amusement with your code, you should work on it until it is mundane enough that you can evaluate it with a more detached viewpoint.


    from=http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?KillYourDarlings

    donderdag, november 11, 2004

     

    alfilmchemie

    op zoek naar het goud?
    alchemie als eeuwenoude kunst om onedele metalen in edele metalen om te zetten...
    alfilmchemie als kunst om edele, maagdelijke pelicule in het onedele, bevlekte leven om te zetten...
    de kunst van de transformatie...

    maandag, november 08, 2004

     

    touch of evil


    a touch of evil...
    i love it...
    on top of that
    it directed me to a magnificent website about movies in 'the golden years'
    http://www.thegoldenyears.org/
    100 movie reviews
    http://www.thegoldenyears.org/films_7.html
    film noir
    http://www.thegoldenyears.org/filmnoir.html
    and links to other sites like
    http://www.eskimo.com/~noir/ftitles/touch/index.shtml
    with beautiful stills of touch of evil...
    enjoy...
    and take your time...

    woensdag, november 03, 2004

     

    triptych


    abel gance was avant...
    garde...
    abel gance was right...
    able knew that widescreen and the triptych were the ultimate cinematographic sensation...
    http://stage.itp.nyu.edu/history/timeline/napoleon.html
    he called it polyvision, a parrotcarrot...
    triptych is the name, the right fart in the art...

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