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Mark Nevarrik
3 years ago
Last blog post I mentioned a problem with the selections, and it has been problematic in many areas for months. As I began to understand it more—because it was an afterthought, "isn't selection is just a bit set on some structure?"—I realized I need to go back to first principles.

I repeatedly go to Polya's How to Solve It for inspiration, and one of the main steps is understanding the problem. And under that is draw a picture. And introduce proper notation. It is math book, but I think that is so great. Proper notation so that you have the ... Read More →

Mark Nevarrik
3 years, 2 months ago
What has gone well so far
I have been working on saved views, which are like sheets in Excel or tabs in Chrome. Since view changes are already designed to go on the undo stack, it is easy to take one and reapply it.

It came together much faster than I expected.

What I got wrong
1. File management
I underestimated the value of having an existing model of how file management works. And I didn't realize that people would want to separate certain types of ideas such that they aren't connected with other ideas.

One of the rules in ... Read More →