Feels good to have a project to get back to that’s just challenging enough but not overwhelming. Going through past efforts, it seems I revisit “Processing” about once a year. I found videos where I was messing with it in 2013 then 2014 then others in 2015 and more in 2016.. and now it’s 2017. I keep leaving it and coming back to it. One time I was making a few interactive things for a website, another time I made a couple of executable windows / Linux JAVA apps… another time i was experimenting with computer vision (like I’m doing now)…. other times used it for generating graphs, or unique word clouds. I don’t know why I don’t just dive in 100% but I guess I just use it when I get some idea in my head that other tools can’t do and then I find out that yet again Processing is the right tool for the job. I guess I prefer to just push the data into something, make a few settings, then have it spit out what I want. But if nothing exists that does what I want (or it costs $500 for a piece of software), I’ll figure it out and so often end up back to this. I guess I must like it.

Feels good to have a project to get back to that’s just challenging enough but not overwhelming. Going through past efforts, it seems I revisit “Processing” about once a year. I found videos where I was messing with it in 2013 then 2014 then others in 2015 and more in 2016.. and now it’s 2017. I keep leaving it and coming back to it. One time I was making a few interactive things for a website, another time I made a couple of executable windows / Linux JAVA apps… another time i was experimenting with computer vision (like I’m doing now)…. other times used it for generating graphs, or unique word clouds. I don’t know why I don’t just dive in 100% but I guess I just use it when I get some idea in my head that other tools can’t do and then I find out that yet again Processing is the right tool for the job. I guess I prefer to just push the data into something, make a few settings, then have it spit out what I want. But if nothing exists that does what I want (or it costs $500 for a piece of software), I’ll figure it out and so often end up back to this. I guess I must like it.

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