Orbitals

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x16 BATMAN!

x16 BATMAN!

 

Here’s a little C++ program I wrote that I wished would help me draw the Bohr model of the various elements. I wrote for two reasons:

  1. To get acquainted with PNGwriter; and,
  2. To make it easier to draw stuff like this.

It works fine for a few elements (that obey the general rules of electron configuration), but overall – it’s a disaster. There’re lots of nuances for each element that I don’t think I can code down in a general sense so I’m going to just leave it like this for now. Code and a few output pictures right after the break.

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A fresh and unique set of approaches to Yahoo! logo design

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I relate to the ‘engineering college’ design style very well, and have attempted to dabble in the Indian government style design philosophy as well. I might try HR department for kicks. ;D

Doing Jalsa & Showing Jilpa

Yahoo! recently spent a lot of money on a new logo. In fact, they tried new logos for 30 days before settling on one that looked like a bar of Cadbury’s Dairy milk.

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But when I look at the 30 that were rejected in favour of this one, it seems to me that they really didn’t expand their horizons. There are rarefied hill stations of Logo design philosophy that they most definitely did not visit. For instance, did they consider the new Apple iOS7 logo design school of thought?

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The iOS7 school promotes

  • Anorexically thin fonts, ones that require electron microscopes to measure thickness
  • Colour gradients that are inspired by hallucinogenic highs

If not iOS7, what about the legendary 2005 school of Microsoft Packaging?

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Microsoft (at least in the past) believed in a branding philosophy that was quite similar to their approach to software design in things like MS…

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