Monthly Archives: September 2010

GIMP: the Gruesome Interface Mess Program

The GIMP GUI interface, despite its friendly mascot dog, is a surprisingly unfriendly paint program with a clunky interace, numerous windows, and an unfamiliar set-up. The difficulty of doing simple tasks, such as cropping, make Microsoft Paint a more preferrable … Continue reading

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A Look into the Modern Vending Machine

Vending machines continue to grow ever-more integrated into our lifestyles due to their efficiency in delivering products on demand for people increasingly on-the- go. Almost all public environments provide vending machines for people who want a quick drink, snack or … Continue reading

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Project 1 Part 1: Stalking Vending Machines

We decided to observe one of the vending machines located across from the Jazzman’s cafe in the library, specifically the one to the farthest right. This specific vending machine offers cheaper drinks than the other machines at 75 cents per … Continue reading

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Vending Machines

During the weekend I went to the mall and ran across a large variety of vending machines. Due to a basic consistent format of a) choose product, b) input money and c) receive product, the vending machines were fairly easy … Continue reading

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The Scissor’s Design Recut!

Before I discovered the awesomeness of the Exacto-knife I used scissors all the time and found that they tended to cramp my fingers or dull or become loose after prolonged use. They were particularly cumbersome to use when I wanted … Continue reading

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50 uses for a Paperclip

Following the example of thinking freely without fear of criticism or judgment, we are required to come up with 50+ uses for a paperclip. The current record is 120: maybe I’ll add onto this list over the semester and see … Continue reading

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Correcting the Tendency to Self-Edit

We were required in class to draw the person sitting next to or across from us within a minute: here is the sketch the person across from me managed to get out within the tiny allotted time: I was relieved … Continue reading

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