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I've decided to write a short blog-type post every week here on this forum. These posts are exclusive to this forum, and they will primarily be about the writing of the book.

There are over 100 illustrations so far in this book. Nearly all of them were created with Google Drawings, which you can access from Google Drive.

In my career, I've been supplied drawing programs on my various company-issued computers, and my favorites would probably be Microsoft Visio and MS PowerPoint's drawing tools. However, these tools do have a cost, and Google Drawings is entirely free. Also, Google Drawings are drawn in the browser, so I could work on pictures on any computer.

(Google Drawings let you export the pictures as PNG files, as well as SVG files. SVG files can be edited locally, with perhaps more precision than on the browser, but I have not gone down this path.)

A few pictures and screenshots were edited using PowerPoint's drawing tools. I spent a good portion of my computer career making PowerPoint slides, and I've made my peace with this demonic tool.

I haven't been keeping track, but for this book I've spent roughly 40% of my time on the figures and illustrations. They are very much worth a thousand words!

Thanks for reading everyone. One note: There won't be a Book Blog post next week, which is Labor Day weekend (in the US).