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|Ricardo L. Garcia||Solution Tree Press||ePub|
Days used to amble by slowly in Colfax, Nebraska. Settled in 1901 by German refugees from Russia, the small town served surrounding farms for years, but with the industrialization of agriculture and decline of subsistence farming, families moved away. Colfax tottered on the verge of extinction until the Nebraska Meat Packing Corporation (NMP) established a plant there in 2001.
Then Colfax flourished. Every nook and cranny bustled. Cracking sidewalks and empty streets were suddenly full of people coming and going on sundry errands. Abandoned stores reopened, the weathered boards of shuttered display windows were removed, and new signs were painted, such as Carnicería, Tienda la Variedas, and Producios de Mexico y Centro America.
The new merchants and customers came from Mexico and Honduras, speaking Spanish and filling the schools with their children. Overnight, a sleepy, dying German American town transformed into a vibrant community—except now Spanish rather than German is heard on the sidewalks, in stores, the library, schools, and churches.See All Chapters
|Ace Academics||Ace Academics||ePub|
|Ernest E. Rothman||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
In Chapters 12 and 13, we discussed installing packages with Fink and MacPorts, respectively. This chapter shows you how to create packages using tools provided with Mac OS X, as well as with Fink and MacPorts.
The following options for distributing software are supported on Mac OS X by default:
The Unix tape archive tool gnutar is used to bundle the directories and resources for distribution. (The tar command is provided as a hard link to gnutar.) GNU Zip (gzip) is used to compress the tar archives to make file sizes as small as possible. Using these tools is generally the simplest way to copy a collection of files from one machine to another.
Mac OS X supports archiving files and directories in the .zip format directly from the Finder by Control/right-clicking on a file or directory and selecting Compress from the contextual menu.
One of the easiest ways to distribute an application is to use the Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities) to create a disk image. You can use Disk Utility to create a double-clickable archive that mounts as a disk image on the users computer. From there, the user can choose to mount the disk image each time the application is run, copy the application to the hard drive (usually to /Applications), or burn the image to a CD. Disk Utility has a command-line counterpart, hdiutil, which well cover in the later section Creating a Disk Image from the Command Line.See All Chapters
|Donald Wigal||Parkstone International|
“I am nature”
When he saw some of Pollock’s work for the first time, Hofmann encouraged the artist to study with him in order to learn from nature. In Pollock’s famous reply, “I am nature”, the artist revealed again one of his key ideas, one which might have been rooted in the Theosophy he had studied fifteen years earlier. In order to approach the topic of spontaneous writing or drawing, one had to have some awareness of basic psychology. In terms of psychology, which was not yet popular in Pollock’s day, there had to be some understanding of the conflict between ‘right-brained’ feeling and ‘left-brained’ thinking.
Pollock understood that sobriety was a prerequisite for reaching the ‘automatic response’ needed for his best work. To allow a painting to have a ‘life of its own’ required perfect co-ordination of eye and hand and an ability to let go of any preconceived envisioning of the work. It was prerequisite to being ‘in’ his work. He said: When I am ‘in’ my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about. I have no fears about making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony.See All Chapters
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