Hackfest 11010 Mortem

by graham

Hackfest 11010 – 8 PMish, 16 March 2006 – A Code Knitting Circle

Since last week-

links: eigenradio, a singular christmas

Eric
-www.subwindow.com
-GSU student, also works full-time
-worked on Breakout Pro, messageboard features
-working on a web based IDE for php "wide".

Andrew
-yellowderby.hackmode.org
-graduated from Tech in Aerospace, works with student publications
-writing a free ESL dictionary, will finish before he reaches 39
-ESL is unique (different from EFL) because it is for speakers in an English-speaking country and must incorporate lots of cultural context

Alex
-sudoku solver in python
-went looking for Common Lisp GUIs, found LTK

Luke
-posted patch for Linux kernel for his keyboard

Vinny
-hacking commotion GUI, saved window state and added text labels
-visited UIUC in Champagne-Urbana
-used Shark (for profiling) and Quartz Debug (shows UI framerate and updates)

Graham
-gave a talk to Jason Freeman’s computer music class
-will give a better presentation to April 6 dorkbot-atl
-started attempting to add ‘instanceof’ operator to ChucK
-hasn’t looking into colocating
-hasn’t sent queries to huge emacs list yet

This week:

Graham
-SWIMM – spinning off modified "extract" binary
-making signal features that update at non-import times

Erik
-working on "wide", his web-based IDE

Alex
-ripping out inference engine from poetry bot
-wants it to learn more on its own

Luke
-messing with Guile, plans to use for his revisionist filesystem
-investigate creating services with SMS for timekeeping application
-can’t find a way to run a system process in Guile

Vinny
-will get the stickers in the right format

Andrew
-developing his process for the dictionary which would include:
   -scanning in books via OCR
   -need to find tools for tagging and annotating the words

Today’s realities:

Andrew
-working on grad school apps

Alex
-brainfried, reading Hume

Erik
-added ability to save files

Graham
-one-off modification of marsyas "extract" binary via #ifndef
-refactored some of the extraction code

Luke
-figured out how to communicate with process in Guile
-posix-like: you must use fork and exec
-going to write some wrapper code for it

Vinny
-got the pdf for the stickers, will send them out soon

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