Lead balloon

Had a demo of an application I've been working on for a long time. In fact, I'm several weeks behind (luckily, it's not a deadline type project, but more a 'pet' project), but today was finally the demo.

Like the title said, it went over like a lead balloon.

It's hard to explain to people that looking at over 20,000 disparate entities is not possible at any resolution and get any meaningful data out of it. It's also hard to explain to people that yes, the grid they want to see appears two dimensional, but is more like a 3D matrix and that at some point, I gotta drop some information to make space.

Oddly, I simply misjudged their desires. They want a spreadsheet that's pretty.


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