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Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

30 Dec 2014 – Octane

also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gershgorin_circle_theorem

Since Last Time-

Stuart – spent a lot of time reviewing papers, lots of very incremental research that should be tech report.

Vinny – trying to understand protocol buffers, a bin serialization format pop by Google (and in Common Lisp)

Mark – worked on NodeGraph editor, looked at Mohlenkamp (sum of separable function decom)

Jordan – made Rollerderby team, learning Ember – framework for JS frontends – angular- one big request and lots of little API updates, still in flux.

Rob – built an Arduino thing with a knob – Metropolis scene where the human responds to the clock, digital counter to count number of times. always something else to respond to. learned soldering and Arduino.

Xana – new!, learning pastry chef, have done puppet shows, and crafts and arch knowledge

Diana – sold a scarf, had the flu, learned how to knit.

Graham – finished subjective mosaicing audio experiment, did lots of plots of the data.

Plan this Time-

Xana – working on script for show that will debut in April (Lina und die Sperlinge).

Mark – play in Mathematica with function approximation. sketched curves that he drew will be approximated.

Vinny – gonna serialize and find a schema for image data and image data requests.

Jordan and Rob – draw dogs Tuesday with Paper (mac). Brian Lee makes comics proclaimed it.

Graham – trying brutal optimization on score building process. when making score, consider only local neighborhoods of parameters, when making new tracks, try a sampled subset of source positions.
mark suggests progressive rendering (first patches of pixels, then images)

Stuart – matlab issues, how to code pitch-synchronous overlap and add.

Diana – working on website and social media

What happened-

Mark – didn’t get func approx., has a transformation, add a wiggle to it. copying velocity and rotating velocity by a sine curve

Stuart – listened to music and reviewed Hamiltonian mechanics – why? entropy is fascinating and mechanics answers it.

Jordan and Rob – fashion dog is one of 8 dogs (4 each), will send fashion dog

fashion dog

fashion dog

Diana – changed the design of website, erased text, tweeted about Splinter and vegan taxidermy

Xana – added two written songs to the script, wrote 4 scene descriptions, organized the script by color

Graham – introduced stubs for computing a square subset of correlations.

Vinny – figured how to do union types to have one message for (update/data). protocol buffers don’t really have official union type, just optional fields. have to enforce that only one thing is set (or new feature: only one)

Atlhack 8 Jan Octane

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Atlanta 8 Jan meeting, Octane

* Since Last Week

** Graham
*** Fixed some bugs in mosaicing code, found others.
*** Mark helped compile unaudicle for Mac, it basically works.
*** Also helped me find some bugs, put them in my org-mode bugtracker.
*** Vinny showed me how to use org-mode’s time tracking C-x C-c [C-i, C-o]
*** C-c C-x C-j takes you to current clocked item.

** Rob
** Jordan
*** they are entering Killscreen and ouya CREATE competition
(24 Jan deadline!)
*** settled on the platform and have a plan of attack.

** David
*** went to Israel.

** Vinny
*** changing coworking spaces from Strongbox to Atl Tech Village.

** Karthik
*** isosurface extraction, and some nonlinear least squares, in python
using marching squares (for shape deformation, for a new project).
*** found multiprocessing python, probably better than threading.

** Mark
*** worked on upper body in Tango interface.
*** found a human population map for whoblinked.org

* This Week’s Plan

** Graham
*** Try to get supercollider accepting code over OSC.

** Rob
*** get controller input working.

** Jordan
*** Install Unity and play around with it.

** David
*** working on an iphone app.

** Vinny
*** working with collections in backbone-js (client side js)

** Karthik
*** create an animated sequence from slices.

** Mark
*** model your tango database and synthesize a dance.

* This Week’s Reality

** Graham
*** got a basic OSC shell that executes a working supercollider file.
*** looking for a way to safely compile bad code. looking into try/protect

** Rob
*** has a joystick-controlled vomit guy.

** Jordan
*** made a triangle move and read about metaball – a way to fake fluids.

** Vinny
*** has listItem rendering, but no appropriate data to render.

** David
*** switch statement.

** Karthik
*** extracted slices and wants to run some tests on them for patho cases.

** Mark
*** wrote a class that impl. histograms + main loop of synth +
drank a beer + talked to Hamza about genetic memory.

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New Year’s Day 2013

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Mark’s house – 323 4th St

* Members Present
** Kelly
** Graham
** Jordan
** Mark
** Rob

* Since Last Meeting
** Kelly
** posted new versions of aquarium
*** www.kellygallagherprojects.com/gamedev/aquarium/cambrian/
** started new Berzerk clone (new computer)

** Graham
*** First time visiting ATL since moving to Germany.
*** Livecoding editor in the tradition of audicle
**** https://github.com/ravelite/basicEditor

** Jordan
*** Got bachelors degree in CS. Not much else.

** Rob
*** Writing design docs for VomiTennis.

** Mark
*** Showed us fivecolor, animated drawings for drawing synthesis.
*** Showed us tango authoring interface.

* Today’s plan

** Mark
*** Fix bugs in both of the things.

** Kelly
*** Reading cloud atlas on Kindle.

** Rob and Jordan
*** Setting up dev log to track issues.
*** Translate design doc into action plans, milestones.

** Graham
*** Investigate custom renderer for table in Qt.

* Stuff done

** Graham
*** Didn’t find understandable way to change interestingly indent.
**** update: it’s simple, but in a privately composed class (QTreeViewPrivate)
*** Started on connecting to sclang; starting first with named pipes
and QProcess.

** Mark
*** Fixed both bugs.
*** Started added timeline to fivecolor recorder, added lots of timelines.

** Jordan and Rob
*** registered killpack.biz
*** made a git account on assembla.
*** put the explosion.gif on her awesome website.

** Diana
*** Took awesome nap.

provisional sunday afternoon meeting

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

22 August 2010 – hacking in Octane, 2:20 Sunday afternoon

present are Mark and Graham
Matt, who is in the last year of ugrad, who makes experimental recordings, and who wants to move to Brazil, is our barista.
we met Brandon, who is involved in a lot of ATL startup culture, who is doing some integration with SalesForce, also he is an award winning area debate coach.

since last week:
Mark- came back from Disney in Burbank, CA, where he worked on technology intern and he should publish sometime soon.
He is readjusting to ATL humidity after being in the LA desert.
Graham- participated in classyHack, (see notes here), where I worked on formulating convex problems.

this meeting’s plans:
Mark- some kind of NPR edge thickness based on shading. Hopes to finish the rendering and make images.
Graham- will start with some odd tasks for administration, then install Matlab and try to hack in CVX into his superposition mosaicing.

to remember: Kunst Haus in Graz.

this meeting’s reality:
Graham- chatted, wrote email to boss, booked a flight for DAFx ’10 in Graz.
Mark- wrote some Processing Java for detecting and shading silhouettes, currently debugging.

 

updates: Puyan is here, we’re talking about his upcoming semester.
he brought some screwdrivers for replacing a hard drive in his machine…
he mentioned hudson for build managing?
random:
(possibly re-)discovered palindrome: meh, ahem
Rob looked for the blood on the first release of the Snow Leopard’s lips.
apparently there is a Freeside meeting on Tuesday.

challenge: Macro this picture and post it as a comment!

Graham: installing Matlab dependencies for my mosaicing code.
update: hooray! my code still works.

food related:
Vicky shared fried pickles with us (earlier).

We made a fruit salad from dragonfruit, lychee, and papaya.
We also made a stir fry with tofu, baby bok choy, and garlic shoots.
Bill and Rob are here from tasting Pauley’s chili at rush!

classyHack (Athens) trial meeting

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
Athens Hack Trial Meeting – 8pm 9 August 2010 – Trappeze
names: classicHack? classyHack?
present: Kelly, Graham, Marilyn
Kelly wants to join because he wants to congregate with other free-time programmers.
Marilyn is founding this chapter.
Graham is here to participate in the pre-first trial meeting.
Bo is here! He came to hang out with us!
since last week:
Graham: installed cvx and l1_ls on his Matlab installation.
Kelly: not much.
Marilyn: downloaded something on BitTorrent. worked problem 1 on Project Euler in Python (she is the first marilyn).
this week’s plans:
Marilyn: make a basic webform for posting to her website without ssh. and do another project Euler problem.
Kelly: no laptop tonight. If he had a laptop he would fix the fade in/out until all resources loaded.
Graham: compare and verify cvx and l1_ls with a simple numerical example.
this week’s reality:
Kelly: drew an awesome graphed out Rip-em off Dan.
Graham: wrote solvers.m that produces equal results for l1-regularized non-negative least squares problems, and adds a few linear terms using CVX.
Marilyn: almost done with script, got the HTML, just have to finish the CGI perl.

Athens Hack Trial Meeting – 8pm 9 August 2010 – Trappeze

Marilyn (mmm) is starting a group in Athens! She hasn’t started to invite people yet, we just scoped out a possible venue, a downtown pub called Trappeze. (if you are in Athens and want to join, leave a comment or drop us a line!)

names: classicHack? classyHack? ASS? (Athens Segfault Society, contributed by Bo)

present: Kelly, Graham, Marilyn

Kelly (his site) wants to join because he wants to congregate with other free-time programmers.
Marilyn is founding this chapter.
Graham is here to participate in the pre-first trial meeting.
Bo is here! He came to hang out with us!

since last week:

Graham: installed cvx and l1_ls on his Matlab installation.
Kelly: not much.
Marilyn: downloaded something on BitTorrent. worked problem 1 on Project Euler in Python (she is the first marilyn).

this week’s plans:

Marilyn: make a basic webform for posting to her website without ssh. and do another project Euler problem.
Kelly: no laptop tonight. If he had a laptop he would fix the fade in/out until all resources loaded.
Graham: compare and verify cvx and l1_ls with a simple numerical example.

this week’s reality:

Graham: wrote solvers.m that produces equal results for l1-regularized non-negative least squares problems, and adds a few linear terms using CVX.
Marilyn: almost done with script, got the HTML, just have to finish the CGI perl.
Kelly: drew an awesome graphed out Rip-em off Dan.

addendum:
southern_drawl(I have always depended upon the flexibility of data abstraction.”);

Hackfest 10000011

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

22 Dec 2008 – special session

Several aspects of our plans fell through. We ate dinner at Mark’s house and were about to leave 9ish, but Octane closed at 9. Emily suggested we go to Inman Perk. We did and later continued the meeting at Mark’s house.

present- Graham, Mark, Rob, Emily, Richard, and Alberto.

Mark and Emily discussed the existence of evil.
Rob is installing XP on his audio machine.
Graham worked on an elevator in Inform 7.
Mark is making something in processing.

bcnhack 3

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

6 Nov 2007 – much time

Since Last Week:
-started on my MTG pages: me, chuck
-started checking student labs for Informatica de l’Audio
-made a new chuck doodle
-read lots of papers

This Week’s Plan:
-want to hack in OSC-based RPC to chuck

Hope everybody is doing well, you are missed.

bcnhack 2

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

18 Oct 2007 – more since last two weeks

Since Last Time:

chuck-sharing-site: more of the interface working, bit by bit.
-learned how to use java.sql PreparedStatement objects

research: gave a talk to a student seminar
-Adaptive Effects using STFT, Source-Filter Model, Verfaille DAFx04
-and how it relates to my research topic
-have a first-pass at my research topic

This week:
will translate words in my Catalan recipe book

much love to the laptop battlers

bcnhack 1

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

2 Oct 2007 – more bcn solo-hacking

Since Last Week:
-worked on Chuck sharing website, got demo running

This Week:
-building a running prototype, got db connection, need to add file upload

bcnhack 0

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

25 Sept 2007 – bcn alone

Since Last Week-
Graham- moved to Spain
 -got ChucKEx demo (GWT) working on computer

This Week’s Plans-
 -connect it with a database