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Flattened Lives

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 at 12:01 am Written by:

What’s happened today? I’ve finished the flat area detection and stepdown stuff, implementing the similar sort of thing that was in Machining Strategist. Don’t know if it is more sophisticated or less, since I can’t remember exactly what I’d done there. Probably it’s exactly the same, since the same programmer writes the same thing in the same situation, usually.

Still making plans for the trip to Glasgow and Worldcon. I’ve bought a bivibag and booked my bike on the train so I can cycle to a campsite, as there’s going to be room there.

Tomorrow’s job is to pick potatoes and blackcurrents if it’s not raining. I’m also going to put in a serious session of publicwhip, if there’s no crying from Cimco about how horrible my program is becoming.

Today was the first day of The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, and people got arrested. I’m sending a letter to the police asking for permission when I go there.


  • 1. Neel replies at 4th February 2006, 12:14 pm :

    Flat detection, Is it based on mesh or surfaces, what if the triangulation has some errors, or planes with slight angle. Does it work within some tolerance

  • 2. Julian Todd replies at 4th February 2006, 2:25 pm :

    The main result is determined by measuring the change in machineable area at height z and at z-d where d is small. So it can even add in several close levels where the surface is shallow rather than perfectly flat.

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