ruminations about architecture and design

Thursday, March 13, 2014

the endless winter

I wonder how long it took to produce this painting (or is it a 3D rendering)? I'm hoping that it took longer than a 100 hours. If it's a full blown computer model, then I would hope a 1000 hours. Good art usually takes time, even when it looks effortless. There's a pile of trace paper and sketchbooks where the artists worked out significant details for this particular bit of imaginary landscape.

Windows is shutting down its XP operating system--which the computer I use at work happens to run on. A hardware and software upgrade would cost a few thousand dollars and I'm not sure how much of a net positive effect it would have on my productivity or happiness. I find Windows 8 annoying and pointless. It's a testament to how large organizations can make astonishingly bad decisions.

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