The Dining Hall: A Renovation
Excitement is running high on campus, with a new president, a new food supplier and dining management, a new class (2017!), and now, a renovated dining room. The biggest communal space on campus, where everyone who’s anyone goes to eat, got a makeover this summer, and I’m here to walk you through (most) of the exciting changes and pretty pictures.
**DISCLAIMER: This is only resident senior architecture student intern Carlos’ opinion!**
wow this looks good, and is so much better than the myriad of tacky, overdone dining halls being erected elsewhere. all improvements have a cost, but there was no reason to get rid of what was already working - just infuse the project with creativity and thoughtful design, and…
Earlier this week, Blake asked me for some help with a problem he’s working on. He has a couple of hash functions that are being used to route web traffic to a number of different servers. A hash function takes an input, such as a blog’s url, and outputs a number between 0…
a lovely study of an underappreciated topic.
my initial reaction to this was to say “pfaw, nice theoretical challenge, but why introduce the complexity”. but that is based on a worldview where the front end is a hardworking minority of the system (so load balancing oddities are more effectively corrected economically - more capacity). in an application like tumblr, the frontend/backend ratio must be more balanced, so improving load balancing can matter, and therefore this is a pretty noble and worthy cause to pursue. kudos to some really clever work.
TFC. Third floor Commons. #Bennington
got to hit TFC this evening. never been up there. amazing that a whole floor of a building can go unused for so long. looking forward to seeing what happens.
i’d be pretty paranoid too if i made such a pile of crap product