Posts on Jan 2016

Anatomy of a whiteboard diagram

Recently, our friend Peter Shirley speed-wrote a technical book, about how to write rendering software. He also wrote about the process of speed-writing a technical bookHis goals were to show that 1- writing high quality rendering software is fun and can be done easily and quickly, and 2- writing a technical book can also be fun and done easily and quickly.

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Drawing for Memory

A while back, a friend of mine took a physiology course. She started having trouble because rote memorization isn't really her thing. We spent a long time talking about how to make it easier for her to get the information from the course to stick in her head.

Initially, she was trying to memorize information in the form of a block of text, like this:

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