From this, New TD Centre signage reflects a time when brands trump architectural vision – The Globe and Mail, comes this:
Up against that, TD Centre still retains the purity of a temple. And you don’t put billboards on a temple, unless you want to anger the gods.
It’s worth reading that article to get a viewpoint of someone who thinks of architecture as something pure and museum-like.
To me, the owners of the TD buildings are doing reasonable things with a building that functions as a work environment. You can make the argument that the building should never vary from the original intent of the architect. You can also make a good if not better counter argument that the building should be able to adapt to changes over time, and that the building should allow for the people in it to make adaptions to suit them.
The author seems to be arguing that building should remain fixed and never change, never learn. If that seems like an odd idea — that building should learn — I recommend this book: How Buildings Learn, by Stewart Brand. You can get it here. Also, if you search for it on Google, you will see alot of material derived from it.
As I go through my day, I often find IT links that are of interest to work I am doing. This is my latest set of links. As you can see, I am keen on cloud, software development, github, python, and IoT, to say the least.
- I was interested in testing out cloud sites, and I wanted a simple web site to test them out. I found this useful: Create a Minimal Coming Soon Page using HTML5 and CSS3.
- Later on, I was doing some cloud testing with node.js, Express and mongo, and I found this site great: Creating a Simple RESTful Web App with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB | Christopher Buecheler – Web, Writing, Cocktails and More.
- Recently I posted some sample code in github. If you want to do the same, you should get a refresher course in Markdown. Here’s a good link:
MarkdownPad – The Markdown Editor for Windows.
- The code I posted in github is here: https://github.com/blm849/Twitter-sample-code
- I am interested in learning more about Python these days. I found these links interesting: Deploy IPython Notebooks With Docker On Bluemix In Minutes (IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization) and Automate the Boring Stuff with Python | Practical Programming for Total Beginners.
- If you are new or revisiting software development, you might find yourself on the horns of this dilemma, and if you are, then this piece could provide the answer you need: Should I Build a Site or an App? Yes!
- If you are interested in proxy servers, this is good: Bypass Heavy-Handed Web Filters with Your Own Proxy Server.
- Two good pieces of IT analysis, here: Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft — Backchannel — Medium and here Redesigning Overcast’s Apple Watch app – Marco.org.
- And finally, here are a bunch of IoT related links: