Archive for February, 2008

Hackfest 1101101

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

– read about git submodules
– wants to have customized project directories that share common code
– planning ERP spinoff company – planning for flexibility (so customers can upgrade/add capabilities)
– went to lunar eclipe party
– working on HaXe bundle for TextMate
– writing HaXe data layer for timeplot widget
– went to lunar eclipse party (on the lawn that was a parkinglot by van leer)
– installed gtkD (gtk bindings for the D language)
– playing around with it (there’s no documentation)
– reading about "lazy" function arguments in D
– working on work
– started reading sicp and mythical-man-month
– ran 16.6 miles down the san diego coastline
– ran 16.6 miles down the san diego coastline
– updated shoebox full of tapes (at
– attempted to teach five people how to do her job
– working on work
– made buttons appear in correct locations in IE
– skybloxing
– had something repaired, no longer has water falling on basement computer

Hackfest 1101100

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Annamarie (new member):
– goes to SCAD,
– in a graphic design class,
– making a website about typography,
– using dreamweaver
– google maps + craigslist mashup,
– wrangling with unicode, regexes, python database api
– writing code in haxe,
– a micro-orm (accidentally),
– intends to make a mini-graphviz for social timeline layout
– implemented state machine for the bill of materials
– reading about primaries on the dailykos
– squished all remaining bugs in docreader, did a backflip,
– writing a blog post, “which i’ve been meaning to do for a while”
– got a copy of sicp, may read in synchrony with Lindsey:
– “it would be sickly sweet, but we may do it anyways”
– finished (hofstadter’s) strange loop,
– started sicp (structure and interpretation of computer programs)
– is eating a doughnut

(lest anyone think that we hold our Portland delegation in lower regard than local members, the note are ordered by arrival time, with top-posting of new members)

Hackfest 1101011

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

– worked on google maps / craigslist mashup,
– learned django (routing and views),
– read about wsgi, likes that
– got a counter-offer from his company,
– is staying in Atlanta!!!!
– tweaked design of aloe
– meaning to make some blogposts:
– about distributed source control
– and about setting up ubuntu to do (highly impractical) academic computing,
– excited about crowdsourcing,
– will make a a game that collects crowdsourced-esque data,
– saw presentation by “esp” game creator (Louis von Ahn)
– learned how to map files over ssh
– did situps
– “stopped putting important stuff in methods that people are going to override anayways”
– writing java in xcode, ditching it for eclipse,
– robot ships tuesday,
– working on the autonomous mode,
– drive code is written, need to test
– solved the integration issue with appcelerator and yahoo maps,
– required weird asynchronous hacks,
– adding scripts tags, callbacks
– playing with using amazon web services,
– going to use web services in her next project
– figuring out how to make a TextMate bundle,
– (his coworkers are eclipse adverse)
– reading “The Secret Life of Bees”

Hackfest 1101010

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

– zmachine, maybe?
– aloe, maybe?
– “vim is 354k lines of code”
– got excited about git,
– figured out how to work perforce and the GOOG build process,
– working on some blog posts,
– expecting a docreader release on valentine’s day
– reconfiguring the network,
– set up nfs,
– uses textmate over nfs to a linux box,
– learning not to trust QA people
– wrote javascript in continuation passing style
– refactored code from yue into miru
– researched g maps,
– updated photos on vijedi
– did annual evaluation for sita,
– found gap in analysis,
– fixed requirements that were not met
– researching new project is web 1.5!!
– rpc, jmx, wsdl