Can anyone explain to me what this could possibly mean?
Canada on Rails was awesome! They might not mean much alone, but here are my slides:
I recorded three podcasts (coming tomorrow) and have a release of Gruff ready, which includes a new composited scene graph that I think is pretty cool (will be uploaded to RubyGems tomorrow).
Partly Cloudy, Daytime
(Icons from IconBuffet)
The idea is that you can setup a directory with consistently named files, then control them in layered groups or individually. Files can be named for different times of the day, booleans (“true.png”, “false.png”), or strings (“partly_cloudy.png”, “stormy.png”). You can group them together, then specify some input values, like the time of day or the weather conditions. The engine assembles them for you into a final scene.
Possible applications are a customized weather picture, a map of traffic congestion that changes throughout the day, or an election map that changes colors as results come in.
Examples I was inspired by: