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|William Hogarth||Parkstone International|
Vie de William Hogarth
elon le docteur Burns, la famille d’Hogarth était originaire de Kerkby Thore, dans le Westmoreland, où son grand-père possédait un petit patrimoine dans la vallée de Bampton, village à quinze milles environ au nord de Kendal. Il eut trois fils, dont l’aîné lui succéda dans sa métairie. Le second, qui s’établit à Troutbeck, village à huit milles au nord-ouest de Kendal, se fit remarquer par son talent naturel pour la poésie. Il composa plusieurs chansons et épigrammes, et même une tragédie, La
Destruction de Troie, sans autre guide que son seul génie. Aussi peut-on croire que toutes les règles et toutes les bienséances théâtrales étaient violées dans cette dernière. Le troisième fils se rendit de bonne heure à Londres, où il fut occupé comme prote d’imprimerie. Il parait avoir cultivé avec succès les lettres, puisqu’il composa un dictionnaire anglais et latin dont le manuscrit existe encore. Il se maria dans la capitale, et c’est à cette union que notre artiste et ses deux sœurs Marie et Anne durent le jour. Thornhill nous apprend, dans sa Biographia Britannica, que Hogarth naquit en 1698, dans la paroisse de Saint-Barthélémy à Londres, dont il devint ensuite le bienfaiteur.See more
|Sandy Antunes||Maker Media, Inc||ePub|
There is no ultimate detector, no detector that has an infinite field of view with perfect spatial resolution taking rapid frames covering the entire spectral wavelength (plus particle events) with zero noise. Well cover what sensors and detectors do, and how to balance the key tradeoffs required to make the best sensor for your task.
Lets get some definitions out of the way:
Even something as simple as lets go out and look at the night sky requires instrument design. If you grab binoculars, you can see bright stuff only, but its easy to find it. In setting up a telescope, you need to choose an eyepiece to maximize the amount of light and detail seen, while also making sure the field of view is wide enough to a) let you find the object and b) see the entire object. And if youre tracking something that changes, such as a variable star, youll have to come out many nights in a row to see any variability.
So for a simple, known problemlook up at the night skythere are still design issues at stake. When you start with an open slatewe can fly anything on our picosatellitethe design problem becomes a fundamental issue that must be tackled.See more
|James Ferreira||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
If your business is like most, it has forms lying around everywhere to get this process or that request done. Most of the time these forms are the same thing over and over, with a few things changed. Letters to say thank you for a purchase, patient intake, and filing with the court are all situations where we might encounter a form. Now I certainly would like to see everything in tidy data structures, but in reality we need forms to ground us in that paper, human-readable format—that is not going anywhere soon.
Google Apps gives us a great platform for collaboration, storage, and creation of documentation. However, there really is not a way to create forms that generates a nice, print-style page layout that is easy to distribute.
The Forms feature in Google Sheets is a great way to collect information; it uses a web page–style form that anyone who has ever used a computer can understand. This feature fills in a spreadsheet, making it a good tool for collection and analysis, but not for the output of a document, like your taxes. Another option is to build a template in Google Docs, leaving blank lines for where you would like certain things filled in. But what about extra instructions and the worry of a certain field getting missed? You could fire up Microsoft Word and spend the next week trying to get the form field insert function to work, and the next year explaining to users how to use it, but you know they will make copies on their hard drives that will come back to haunt you seven revisions later.See more
|Brian Fling||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
In this chapter, I discuss the foundational principles and techniques for creating designs for multiple mobile devices. As discussed earlier, the mobile web is the only ubiquitous platform for delivering content to mobile devices. This makes it an incredibly powerful platform in terms of its reach, but like most things in mobile, every blessing comes with a curse. The price for ubiquity is that not all designs are rendered the same.
There are two basic approaches to creating cross-platform mobile designs: content adaptation, in which you create many versions of your site, or no content adaptation, in which you dont. In either case, you need to have a firm understanding of how to design content for the mobile context. Though I wont discuss the pros and cons of adapting for devices until Chapter13, for now it is important to understand that the rendering of many of the standards and techniques I discuss in this chapter are measured on a sliding scale of consistency across multiple devices.See more
|Leo Abse||Karnac Books||ePub|
Jubal: A discursive meditation
As a little boy I would sit at the knee of my Talmudic grandfather and there he would spell out to me enchanting tales from the Midrash Haggadah, that roving rabbinical commentary beginning five centuries before Christ on the anecdotal and legendary portions of the Scriptures. And, sometimes, although rarely, to illustrate the stories, he would gravely unwrap the one icon permitted in his austere home where otherwise, in accordance with the Commandments, no hint of a graven image was to be found. No Catholic viewing the reliquaries in the shrines of Christendom could have gazed more reverentially at the bones of saints than did my grandfather and I when, with the containing silver box opened and the purple velvet covering removed, the treasure, a polished gleaming white rams horn, came into view. This was the sacred shofar, to be blown in the synagogue only on the most solemn days of the Jewish religious calendar.
Such a shofar, I was instructed, at the time of the great Sinai theophany, was heard by my ancestors heralding the Covenant between God and the Hebrews who, in return for their affirmation that God was One, that gods were worthless idols, would be forever the Chosen People. And I heard too the less forbidding, more magical, tales of the powers of the shofars: how, when blown, the enemies of my forebears suffered defeats, their sounds bringing down even the mighty walls of beleaguered Jericho. And how, when heard with a clean heart, their notes would bring hope of the fulfilment of Isaiahs vision of the in-gathering of all of us, my grandfather and I, exiled in the diaspora:1See more
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