Saturday, April 23, 2005

Everyone loves Garfield...

Completely and totally unrelated to software development, I found this:

http://www.garfield.com/fungames/comiccreator.html

And made this:



Okay, so it isn't exactly funny, but given that the tools given to people to use are quite terrible, I'd say it ranks somewhere from sort of funny to downright hilarious - depending on your personal luck with "the ladies."

As to how this relates to software development: Give people enough tools to get the job done, but not too many or users will get lost quickly (or use them for means they weren't meant to be used for). Given this tool is available free for everyone to use, you wouldn't want to grant too much power or people will start their own rogue Garfield strips. However, there are too few options to do anything remotely hilarious. It took me a long time to figure out the best way to pummel Jon was to use a pillow. That's frustrating. I could have used the other props. but the characters and objects are limited to the edge of the screen (figured just having his feet showing at the end was an option, but it isn't). So a pillow it was. Lame, but it works.

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