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  [It live!  It schemes!]

April 09, 2009

At a project review, someone mentioned some program that was called "scheme-a-tron." It immediately called to mind an evil scientiest doing Mad Science to create a robot that could plot and scheme. The scientiest would, of course, be thrilled when his creation lives and schemes. And the Scheme-a-tron would sit there, tapping its fingers, laughing quietly (and robotically) to itself. The problem is that a Scheme-a-tron would do nothing more than scheme. It would not actually put any of its plans into motion. Nor would it actually TELL anyone, including its creator, all of the grand plans it envisions. Oh well, you can't have it all I suppose.

In retrospect, I think the program they mentioned was actually called "schema-tron" and deal with database schemas or XML or something mundane like that. I think my Scheme-a-tron is more interesting anyway.

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I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.

Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't. I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background image, just click on the image.

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