Archive for June, 2009

Hackfest 10011101

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Hackfest 10011101! The hack without a name.

– making art.
– made a four-color picture of Ric Flair, Warhol style!!
– We’ll put a link soon.

– sent in a logo to the Freeside people
– tried to figure out Google Calendar API to integrate with an IRC bot

Lindsey and Alex:
– this week: competed in ICFP Contest 2009!!
– will blog about it soon
– maybe found a house
– tonight: Alex chilled out and read blogs, thought about typos

Hackfest 10011100

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

It’s hot and sweaty outside (and also in our brains) hack!

– Chatted with Alex about netbooks, work, GIS systems, programming languages
– played some nethack

– Tried to figure out why mongodb hates twitter (maybe having issues with the Twitpocalypse)
– Read some RSSs

– worked on detecting some typos, found a pretty serious bug in the typo detect-o-matic
– so close to being done with this part of the detect-o-matic
– drank a lot of coffee

Lindsey (remote):
– yesterday, gave a talk at Beer ‘n’ Algorithms about Turing Machines with oracles and relativization

– Stuck at work, unfortunately. Possibly working on plugging in to Outlook? …

Hackfest 10011011

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Alternating fits of intense concentration and socializing hack!

– made a chiptune (“a chip-ette tune”)
– looked at stuff for school

– detecting some typos: finishing up the feature generator, appreciating the parser setup
– 2009 Alex is a much better software engineer than 2006-2007 Alex
– chatted with Zach G and Lindsey

– furious paper-writing session with Dave B; sudden inspiration struck
– triangular substitutions are awesome for implementing logical programming for Scheme

– working on javascript stuff for dayjob

– setting up development tools on the Ubuntu Netbook Remix install on his netbook
– chatting with Alex about Linux, Ubuntu, and netbooks

– working on CorkBird!
– adding comments and ajax paging

Hackfest 10011010

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Get Excited Make Stuff Hack!

Met Lauren and Kyle (new members who don’t know it yet):
– getting into twitter, trying to get lots of twitter followers (they’re @LAliciaKeyz and @KYeasley).
– Cewebrity status imminent.

– Started setting up a wordpress blog
– LOAD THE SPACESHIP WITH THE ROCKET FUEL. Chopping up wrestling promo videos with Ableton.
– finding cs1315 really easy, thinking about Technology of Representation and open standards in history

– Building a processing sketch to make randomized maps of suburban neighborhoods. With the Voronoi algorithm.
– had dinner with his brother Paul

– setting up the adorable new laptop (Dell Mini 12 with Ubuntu 9.04), made a script to turn off touchpad so he doesn’t accidentally click on things while typing
– set up wiki pages to study for quals
– worked a little bit on typo detection

– finishing reading The Reasoned Schemer, which is proving to be illuminating about logic programming with Scheme
– starting in on Modern Operating Systems tonight!