Color Universe


"whoa, looks like you been busy"

I'm looking for a lazy universe where I'm not hand-mixing every color. Hobby paints exist in our universe, with colors like German-Panzer-Yellow, and Ford-Blue that match historical objects. And artist paints are available for mixing another universe, like Black 3.0, and DayGlo. TSG suggested we use what we already have.

While thinking about paint, I found a slick tool that generates color variations. I uploaded a quick sketch and computer-generated hypothetical lodges from a hundred color universes. A few were interesting. We have plenty of time to contemplate before we get to paint.

I've had luck with this kind of machine-generated partnership; it's fun. We joke that managers always say, "bring me a rock", and then complain about the delivered rock. Automation never gets tired of bringing rocks - you'll have so many damn rocks. People like choosing from a short list - top six is good. 

One time a manager asked for all the output, "publish everything." I argued that would be very bad, more than anybody could handle. We published nearly ten-thousand computer-generated reports before folks quit the project. I was not popular; that manager was oddly ecstatic. 

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