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#share-your-work
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szymon_k

03/29/2022, 4:38 PM
hey everyone, check out this programming-and-drawing exploration we worked on together with @Ivan Reese and @wolkenmachine at Ink&Switch a couple of months ago - https://www.inkandswitch.com/crosscut/
Jimmy Miller

Jimmy Miller

03/29/2022, 5:29 PM
I always love little gems hidden in source code
Crosscut ran into an error.

 Please try a 10-finger reload.
 If that proves unsuccessful,
 you must delete Crosscut,
 and lose all your work.

 Would you like to say a few words?

No one will read them, but your feelings will be set free.
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Ivan Reese

03/29/2022, 5:33 PM
Backstory — we had a retreat for all the lab folks back in December, and we were going to do some user testing of the prototype. But there were a bunch of really easy-to-hit crashes. (Still are — yay, prototypes). So as a quick hack, I added an input handler for 10 fingers that'd just run
location.reload()
or whatever. Of course, that only worked for some of the crashes.. so I wrote this error message as a
prompt()
so that people could.. vent.
5:34 PM
Turns out, people hit this error a lot, and there was a lot of venting. But it had the intended effect — laughter overcame the frustration of losing your work.
Chris Knott

Chris Knott

03/29/2022, 6:33 PM
The way Excel does "loops" it by smart autofill from examples. I feel like that would be the most natural fit...? I don't know if this is impossible to implement, but I think my dream would be to just copypaste as many as I think I need, box-select them, then be able to edit the 'count' box to adjust dynamically.
6:33 PM
(obviously there's a lot to love here, I skipped straight to criticism because it was presented as a FoC-nerdsnipe)
6:36 PM
copypaste as many as I think I need, box-select them, then be able to edit the 'count' box to adjust dynamically.
This would require 'count' to be more semantically aware, and count copied items as single entities.