Archive for November, 2011

Post-Thanksgiving Hack

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Vu Ha (New Member!)
– made of magic!
– graduated from CM program in spring
– worked on “Access” with Rob last spring
– Master’s student in CS now
– in Vision with David and Mark
– worked on SLAM with David

– applying for an artist residency at eyebeam in NYC
– – proposing DIY handheld RGBD camera project
– went to DC for Thanksgiving with the nuke fam
– the NYC for raucous weekend
– working on “BattleBoats” tonight
– refactored to use lockstep messaging between network clients
– went to Decatur for Thanksgiving (played Skyrim)
– GRE on Friday
– browsed Introversion Software’s source code from the Humble Bundle
– – sort of a mess, made him feel less ashamed of his own code
– went to Macon for Thanksgiving
Greg (Van Landingham)
– writing script for a puppet show at Engauge on Wednesday (the 7th)
– preparing for thesis defense in early January
– – zirconium diboride ceramics with secondary phases for oxidization resistance
– after graduation: educational science materials / tutoring / puppetering
– puppet show this Friday at the Basement in Buckhead
– – “puckin’ fuppet show” – sort of an open mike night
– reading about vorticial smoke simulation
– lots of linear algebra today
– – Cholesky decomposition / Schur complement!!
– going to Pittsburg / CMU on Thursday
– went to Midtown/Doraville for Thanksgiving
– went to Snellville/Alpharetta for Thanksgiving
– made a Processing sketch run on his Android phone
– making a ShadowDraw implementation that (almost) runs on the phone
– going to Pittsburg / CMU on Thursday

Pluripotent LIAM Hack

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

At Octane they were playing Animal Collective, all of the old baristas (Gavin / Josh / Ben) are either working different nights or have new jobs now.
Rob suggested the name “LIAM” for this hack, as an anagram of (AI + ML). He also said something about Oasis, but not because there were any British pop-rock stars in attendance.

– talked about medical school applications
– skin regeneration, hyperbaric oxygen chamber
– pluripotent stem cells
– veblen / giffen goods
– intersecting cylinders and triangle meshes
— for a surgery planning project
— explained the math to Fokes
– doing an objective-c tutorial
— making command line programs
– eating a king of pops that tastes like pumpkin pie
– worked on a new rhobbler
— because Rhapsody removed RSS feeds, so he’s scraping html now
— doing test-driven development, opened the site in a browser for the first time
— all the paths worked!
– living in midtown now, first atlhack in two-ish years
– taking the AI class, and ML class
— sebastian thrun’s writing is hard to understand