Modeling Family Systems

By | 2017-04-27T10:32:39+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Family Diagram|

Here is the beginning of a plan for the Family Diagram app, now including concepts for a simulation model: Standardized Family Diagram app: Construct traditional static family diagrams in iPad / Mac, eventually windows. Use standardized built-in symbols for emotional process between members. Track session snapshots by date for each case file, each snapshot updating ages, births/deaths, [...]

Family Diagram: Showing Promise

By | 2017-03-10T21:05:21+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Family Diagram, Uncategorized|

I am very excited tonight. I have had some success using Family Diagram while attending a psychoanalytic case presentation, and also during a brief concept presentation at a local Bowen seminar. An idea came from the Bowen seminar that already adds value to this tool as a practical contribution to Bowen theory. During the psychoanalytic case [...]

Deploying PyQt5 to iPhone simulator

By | 2017-02-05T06:00:17+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Programming|

pyqtdeploy is a fantastic build tool for PyQt apps. It crams all the code and libs needed to run the app into a single binary, securing the source and simplifying compatibility and deployment. Thank you, Phil. Unsurprisingly, pyqtdeploy requires that you build static libs of python, sip, qt, pyqt, and qscintilla, and it helps you build [...]

Toward a Theory of Natural Design

By | 2017-01-29T09:45:06+00:00 January 29th, 2017|Programming, Theory|

All this after a night of getting up to speed on the best frameworks for build a cross-platform (mac/win/ios/android) graphics-heavy app... In my other life I am a researcher of psychology, or rather of natural systems which happen to include the human mind. I am currently working through my dissertation which will involve looking at [...]

What makes a toolkit great

By | 2017-01-07T04:10:27+00:00 January 24th, 2015|Programming|

You know what makes a toolkit great? When it does what it's supposed to. It seems like I have to learn a major toolkit for every job I get. For example, for the General Electric work I learned three.js, Unity3D, Adobe Script (for After Effects & Photoshop), among others. When you just hit the road coding and [...]