Archive for February, 2008

Hackfest 1101101

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Erik:
- 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
Mark:
- 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)
Martin:
- installed gtkD (gtk bindings for the D language)
- playing around with it (there’s no documentation)
- reading about "lazy" function arguments in D
Alex:
- working on work
- started reading sicp and mythical-man-month
- ran 16.6 miles down the san diego coastline
Lindsey:
- ran 16.6 miles down the san diego coastline
- updated shoebox full of tapes (at rockstargirl.org)
- attempted to teach five people how to do her job
Tejus:
- 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
Martin:
– google maps + craigslist mashup,
– wrangling with unicode, regexes, python database api
Mark:
– writing code in haxe,
– a micro-orm (accidentally),
– intends to make a mini-graphviz for social timeline layout
Erik:
– implemented state machine for the bill of materials
– reading about primaries on the dailykos
Alex:
– http://www.ubergeek.tv/article.php?pid=53
– 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”
Lindsey:
– 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

Martin:
– worked on google maps / craigslist mashup,
– learned django (routing and views),
– read about wsgi, likes that
Erik:
– got a counter-offer from his company,
– is staying in Atlanta!!!!
– tweaked design of aloe
Alex:
– 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)
Lindsey:
– learned how to map files over ssh
– did situps
– “stopped putting important stuff in methods that people are going to override anayways”
Zack:
– writing java in xcode, ditching it for eclipse,
– robot ships tuesday,
– working on the autonomous mode,
– drive code is written, need to test
Tejus:
– solved the integration issue with appcelerator and yahoo maps,
– required weird asynchronous hacks,
– adding scripts tags, callbacks
Sonali:
– playing with using amazon web services,
– going to use web services in her next project
Mark:
– figuring out how to make a TextMate bundle,
– (his coworkers are eclipse adverse)
Gabi:
– reading “The Secret Life of Bees”

Hackfest 1101010

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Martin:
– zmachine, maybe?
Erik:
– aloe, maybe?
Alex:
– “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
Lindsey:
– reconfiguring the network,
– set up nfs,
– uses textmate over nfs to a linux box,
– learning not to trust QA people
Mark:
– wrote javascript in continuation passing style
Drew:
– refactored code from yue into miru
Tejus:
– researched g maps,
– updated photos on vijedi
Sonali:
– 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