Archive for April, 2008

Hackfest 1110101

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

– python sudoku solver on google appengine
 – went to the Stumptown Comics Fest (ed. beautiful website!)
– – bought comics
– – listened to interesting talks
– – posted some pictures and choice quotations
– announced my impending resignation from my job
– solved a problem in some perl code at work:
– – two bugs were interacting in such a way as to make each other invisible
– – because data was being duplicated in places where it wasn’t supposed to be
– – and the duplication of information made the bug harder to track down
– – for the same reasons that non-normalized databases are vulnerable to errors
– and now I have a project idea: a Data::Doctor module
– – that looks through people’s data structures
– – for telltale signs of redundancy and encourages good data hygiene
– ansley park hexagonal tiles add flavor to 8-mile runs
– looking for new residence
– worked on “apparent” – the apartment finder
– walked mark through installing django,setuptools,gcc,simplejson on “atlanta”
– has OS X running on his thinkpad
– rediscovering the command line
– installing kernel extension and crossing-fingers
– getting Wiimote running (maybe DarwiinRemote)
– made conceptual art, for instructionset

Hackfest 1110100

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

New Member: Megan
– student at SCAD-Atlanta
– – roommate of Anna Marie
– designs clothes
– – gothic lolita and other japanese fashion
– has a ganguro friend in alabama

What we’ve been doing
– translating blogs
– writing midterms
Anna Marie:
– midterms
– tried five things, ended up reverting all of them
– – “i guess my head’s not very clear”
– added a calendar to aloe
– – for bills and invoices
– recentering the apartment-finder map
– released a new version of the Eclipse plugin at work
– writing pseudocode for an asynchronous language for building interfaces
– sudoku solver in python
– – his python is better than two years ago
– gears-ing his app at work

Hackfest 1110011

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Drew + Patrick:
– competed in pyweek (stochasm)
– starting to design a pure-python physic engine: “homebrew”
– getting the css right on the tejus/sonali project
– – an svn browser “like collaboa, but appcelerated”
– – svn bindings are painful to deal with
– screwed around with heroku (rails hosting)
– – trying to upload/run an appcelerator project
– friended kevin whinnery on the appcelerator dev network
– went to japan, sapporo, tokyo, learned kanji and kana
– – there are lots of loan words “energy”, “handle”
– – for things that you’d think a native word must exist for
– did some sicp problems
– went to japan, sapporo, tokyo, learned spoken japanese and a pun
– – only works at an indian restaurant:
– – Q: “nan desu ka?” A: “hai, nan desu!”
– – Q: “what is this?” / “is this nan-bread?” A: “yes, it is what!” / “yes, it is nan-bread!”
– did something python related
– – used the unittest framework
– started reading “all of statistics” in earnest
Anna Marie:
– new quarter: reading, writing, art-history
– awesome new roommate: a japanese aficionado
– wrote a blog post on enterprise-resourse-planning
– having a meeting this week about spinning his project off into a new company
– competed in pyweek
– finished his “anarchic noun-space browser/builder”
– is excited by google app engine, disparaging of pylons
– competed in pyweek
ported python-appcelerator to run on google app engine
– refactoring/fixing pyweek code
– working on his gmaps housing-finder mash-up
– drawing circles to limit search

Hackfest 1110010

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

– finished writing dafx paper
– going to work on organizing dafx contest
– contact me if you want to race your audio effects
– should be doing Mused, but still settling in to new place
– moved to C/ Sardenya, 96, 3o 1o

– tabs in dimwit
– using a lot of mixin templates

– going to interview a beekeeper next week
– – who is friends with the goddess

– went to a 12-inning Braves game
– frustrating stuff with rails and marshalling objects
– – might try json
– is building a snazzy ajax datatable

– scene transition for stochasm/roboto
– hacked on layout of tiles
– playing with amazon ec3 at work

– working on the onomatopoeia editor for stochasm
– still refactoring ruby at work

Alex and Lindsey are off in Japan somewhere. They ran the marathon on Sunday.