Bang by Barry Lyga
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In this way, the effort that one person makes may lead to an interesting project or idea from another person – we all are happy, if someone actually uses our library, our patch or our piece of code and finds something useful to do with it. For my part, I was rather proud and flattered – who wouldn’t be? The satisfaction of craftsmanship and puritanical, Protestant “usefulness” can be very forceful: making things work, because you can, making things work even better, because you give all your ability and perfectionism into it – that can be very rewarding.
Figure 3 represents the position, velocity, and acceleration of a virtual fader moved by a computer using pure-data. The position of the fader changes instantaneously from one value to another. This very fast movement is highly unnatural. We will try to slow down this movement using a [line] object. This object slows to a specified target over a given time. It offers a linear variation of its output. The movement in Figure 4 still looks different than the one made by a human. 50 Basic Physical Modeling Concepts Figure 3.
Well, it’s fun. You may call it more sophisticated “intrinsic motives” and wrap an intimidating theory all around it, but there is the pure joy of craftsmanship. Just as I like – maybe love – writing, they have a passion for hacking and coding. It is satisfying to look at a final piece of code, checked in into the source code repository, and see peo- 1 Brent K. html> 67 Susanne Schmidt ple using and adopting it. Even if people start to nitpick about your style, your code or your programming language of choice, you can still remain happy with the project.