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Welsh Incident

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When I showed my first version of the Glass plugin to the coder that thought it impossible, I got some words of praise but she claimed a user-selectable colored rim (like some Flash version had) was still impossible. Robert Graves did not write:

"User selectable colours?"                         
                        "Mostly nameless colours,
Colours you'd like to see; but one was puce       
Or perhaps more like crimson, but not purplish."  

A stack of semi-translucent images can produce even the color #4E1609 (puce) but let’s look at the simpler example below, the color #FFAA33.

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Squaring The Circle

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The late Steve Jobs did not allow Flash on the iPhone-pod-pad because it reduces reliability and leads to sub-standard apps. A coder from Apple told me that coding a magnifying glass applet was impossible without either Flash or the CSS3 radius property. Or you were stuck with a rectangular zoom frame. Naturallemente, I had to prove her wrong. At first it felt like squaring the circle, than I did. Think about that for a while. I’ll wait… Read the rest of this entry »