Archive for July, 2007

Hackfest 1010000 Postmortem

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

since last time
Alex
- wrote JES code to apply image transforms to gridded squares of a larger image

Miriam
- hung out with Alex’s mom
- is packed and ready to move

Mark
- wrote Haskell (and Python and Processing) code for the ICFP 2007 contest
- is starting to understand Monads

tonight
Miriam is finishing Harry Potter
Alex fixing up some JES code
Mark is trying to get Wiimote support for Haskell (bywayof FFI, IOBluetooth.framework, Hiroaki’s Wiimote framework)

completed
Mark got a Haskell FFI program to compile,link,run. Objective-C not compile
Alex did boxes from inside JES, fixed two know bugs, python classes wrapping java classes, unconflating.
Cute pictures of Mr T and Mike McCracken

Hackfest 1001111 Postmortem

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

since last time
Alex
- has two reference frames in his head
- Tech’s east campus is up, Decatur is very up
- as he zooms out, Peachtree starts to go up
- put references to Real-Ultimate-Power into the Wikipedia article about the spirit of jujitsu

Greg
- is going to move into a place off of Howell Mill
- is going to install ceiling fans there
- read about a company that was trying to draw maps in the way that humans draw maps for other humans
- now has keys to three buildings on Tech campus
- high-preformance ceramics: ceramics are non-metallic, non-polymeric, non-composite material
- aluminum is a ceramic because its atoms are covalently bonded with oxygen
- went to a computer camp at Oglethorpe in the era when Mike Tyson bit that guy’s ear off

Miriam
- is back from New York
- is about to move to Athen
- ran the newspaper at Oglethorpe for two years
- is registering for classes

Mark
- has started moving his Processing projects into IntelliJ
- finished the Parsec parser
- made his first typeclass (to unify the AST nodes of the statemachine problem)

Stuart
- worked
- jammed out with Rob on Sunday ("Mr Spanky Surprise")
- jammed out with Graham ("Johny J’s Got A New Pair A’ Shoes")
- both "too out-there" to incorporate into the Shithouse Kids style

tonight
Stuart and Greg are discussing materials
Miriam is helping Alex edit the Wikipedia article on Hinche
Mark is reading about the IO Monad in Haskell, and writing code for
"Can we share a linguistics Master’s?" -Alex to Miriam

Hackfest 1001110 Postmortem

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

  Graham brought pickles
               won the Laptop Battle!!!
               wrote a wiimote piece in ChucK

  Erik has done "nothing"
         made chili
         finished moving in
         first week taking the Tech Trolley (25 minutes, 10 walking, 5 waiting, 10 minutes riding)

  Joe is working on getting his X server back running
        moved out of his townhouse and into a bigger house
        read about an RDBMS written in Haskell in only two days!
             
  Mark brought watermelon
           saw the Laptop Battle
           met Gabi’s sisters
           added colors to the Wii sketching program (following requirements and use cases generated by Peter Luffel)

tonight:
  Erik: fiddling with the wiimote, maybe some haskell
  Joe: was going to get Haskell interfacing with C, but is busy getting his windowing
  Mark: more Parsec and other Haskell play
  Graham: hmm, what did he do?

Hackfest 1001101 Postmortem

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

3rd July 2007

  Graham worked on laptop battle music (on July 9th),
               arrangements for gradschool,
               cooked seafood pancake,
               read Tufte’s Beautiful Evidence (forth book),
               added units to MusEd scatterplot (for Tufte’s sake)
               needs to redesign the MusEd database (one table’s not going to cut it forever),
               likes albums that a stylistically tight,
               has been learning about different music production styles by doing MusEd,
               "a song with lots of reverb, all the samples will have a huge wash behind them."
              
  Mark wrote fabric folding code (line intersections),
          read at the Architecture library about space planning,
          wrote spirals, rudimentary texture synthesis.

  Erik’s company is moving across the tracks in July,
           needs a network monitoring tool,
           Nagios makes him nauseous,
           wants something web-based,
           Mark suggested Zenoss.

  Stuart has a conference deadline on August 6th (MEMS 2008)
            talked with Erik shared acquaintances at CardioMEMS,
            described his research on resonators,
            spent seven hours in the cleanroom, and so is zoned-out,
            is going to make a shithouse kids album,
            went to the acceptance students’ weekend at University of Pennsylvannia law school,
            finds making budgets difficult, uncertainty about change.

  Kelly is a new member.
          student at UGA, studying English, will go to law school,
          interested in education reform,
          is a Georgian, from the place where people first found gold in the US (Villa Rica),
          the streets there are not paved with gold,
          "like to make arguments and fill out paper work" (so lawyering seems a perfect fit).
 
  Will is at home making his budget.

  Graham and Mark talked about texture synthesis, Laplacian pyramids.
  Stuart and Graham talked about Kalman filters.
  Erik moved into MStreet, where Mark lives.