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Bit-smith at Robert McNeel & Associates. Developer of the Grasshopper Logical Modeling plug-in for the Rhinoceros 3D CAD application. I also keep a personal blog where not absolutely everything is about programming.


Feb
27
comment How to make a letter interesting?
"writing a letter is similar to conducting a conversation" I sincerely disagree. There's is no two-way communication in a letter, it's a monologue. I think a good letter should be read and experienced in the same way you'd read a good story or documentary. Try not to give away the plot immediately, but build up to a -hopefully- unexpected turn of events. If you missed your flight, don't say it outright, first focus on how you nearly missed your train, bus and taxi, but managed to catch each one just in time.
Feb
20
comment Using uncommon abbreviations
There's a difference between using technical terms and using abbreviations for technical terms. You need to explain what the terms you're using mean anyway, but you don't necessarily have to use abbreviations.
Feb
20
comment Using uncommon abbreviations
If it's popular science writing your audience is probably not well versed in 'the field'. So even if the abbreviation is common amongst experts, you cannot expect your readers to memorize them that quickly.