Trawling through the web while Angel does the ironing (it’s a hard life) and I stumbled upon a fantastic animation done using FAA flight information here.
Watch the animations, they are well worth it! (click "Read more" to see the embedded video)
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I was just replying to a potential supplier, one who's products I think are so amazing that I won't say their name because it will give away my plans (they only have one product at the moment). I really want to use their product, desperately, it seems that their current product doesn't quite meet all my needs, but roll on 2008/9 and they might be ready. But their product is so useful that I've found many other uses for it in my product range, damn. I lamented to my liason:
"Oh, how I wish I had a free hand with my work sometimes, what havoc and beauty I would inflict on the world of technology."
I was going to continue my lamenting, but I thought that was enough for a suppliers sensibilities. But I wondered, if I prove myself with a killer product/feature, perhaps I could get some indulgance with future crazy ideas, they'ed have to work out for the first couple of times, but I think they would.
Does the tempering provided by my commercial colleagues make a better product or does it restrict my creativity? For surely pretty much all that I, as a technologist do is think creatively? Now I rationalise and I think perhaps the tempering is good for business, but perhaps not so good for the world in general? Shouldn't I be let off my leash from time to time?