Hackfest 1101000

by Mark Luffel

talked with Stefan about his font on the wall
 – http://www.youworkforthem.com/product.php?sku=T0133
 – http://flickr.com/photos/byrdhouse/2198183437/

nanobot silliness:
 – "have you been up to nanobottery?" -mr
 – subatomic nanobots: "they’re mostly made out of math" -ar
 – "i assume they take micropayments" -ar

discussion of gender, dialects between speakers, prisons
 – "nature deplores a vacuum … of dichotomies" -ar
 – apparently there are different dialects for conversations between genders (4 total)

predictions about P = NP
 – "by 2010 we’ll have made P = NP" -mr
 – "with Moore’s law, P will equal, I mean, for all practical purposes, will equal NP" -ar

Alex and Lindsey in Portland
 – went to Powell’s
 – went running 10 miles, and 6 miles, and went to the gym
 – biked all over Portland

– – – – Local Attendees: Martin, Mark, Erik, Alex
– – – – Remote Attendees: Graham, Lindsey, Zach G

Martin is reading about suffix trees.
Mark is thinking about Haskell, writing Javascript to translate between languages.
Erik had a job interview in San Francisco, was offered a job, is considering this weighty decision.
Alex is reading about linear algebra.
Lindsey rebuilt desktop machine with Alex’s help; installed Ubuntu, went to Code n’ Splode.
Zach G made a very fast BigNum implementation in Java.

and Graham reports, from Barcelona:

today saw a demo from Yu Nishibori of the Tenori-On. (Yamaha gave the MTG
one from meetings last week), and Yu was in town he played for us. My
impression is that it is a beat-based grid sequencer, but in that
context fairly flexible and fun.

Tonight, at the França library working on Mused. Still no idea yet,
but moving swiftly on refactors that should reduce the amount of code
maintanence for adding features, widgets, etc.

Played ping-pong, worked on forehand.

reading Numerical Optimization by Nocedal… would recommend it so far
for readability.

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