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!