contract with blueheat,
their development process is scary,
wrote python code to solve a scheduling problem
showing off gwt google code wiki, now non-secret,
is going to Portland this weekend
refactored Mused such that it should be easier to add new features
(not software features, but audo features),
wants to submit a paper to ICMC, needs a good idea
forecaster.ws, looking at php weather,
has converted to distributed version control!! (git)
used craigslist to find housemates, all were human,
writing haskell to play slitherlink
maintaining choices quilts code,
doing the home-owner’s association thing,
trying to avoid becoming corrupt
ga state is ok,
first day was rough, trouble getting back home,
no marta money, phone dead, had erik’s keys
Archive for the ‘Computer Music’ Category
Says: CCP Games has a new office in Atlanta
(they make a python-based mmorpg)
finished mural for his daughter’s room,
switched to mercurial for source control
wrote a python macro!
returns a hashtable of all variable bindings at the return point of a func
ported accelerator to python, learned setuptools,
wrote a wrapper to make pyglets looks like nodebox, porting sketches
leading Martin through Appcelerator
working with Gil Weinburg on cellphone software,
installing pylons, pydev
reading "The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy"
pushing after thanksgiving
thumbing through the gang of four book
trying out the "Miro" player (that Cory Doctrow is all excited about)
reading about GlovePie,
so that he can create MIDI Mayhem at Nophest
reading about professional baking,
made doughnuts last week,
they could be better
"my hair is wet"
is going to talk about music
Drew: I wish there was something like PyCon, but language agnostic.
Drew: IndentationCon! All languages with semantic whitespace: Python, Haskell…
Drew: That’d be TabsAreImportantCon
working on startup: Wamily
make-your-own social-network with widgets
targeted at young people, customizable
Emory graduate, wants to move to the valley
runs Ubuntu, uses RadRails
Since last Time:
working on pipaya
read a lot of books:
"lilith’s brood" – about alien sex, a trilogy
"you shall know our velocity"
"children of men", "solaris",
wrote one of the most powerful introductions to a paper that she’s ever written
painting a mural of a mountain lion, a rabbit, and a pig,
in the baby’s eventual room,
working on gnarly legacy projects,
things that were once considered a good idea
moved into a house in decatur,
processing sketch of fuzzy ellipse ray-tracing,
read about juno-2 constraint system
watched another machine learning lecture,
reading about linear algebra,
ada-boost, support vector machines, bagging
designing spellchecking algorithms
week of Tex-Mex, tonight Taco Bell
configuring his keytar,
put knobs for the keytar
making and repairing lamps in his house,
found on the side of the road, rusted out,
spent three hours searching for a lamp shade
will be sent to the photolithography place,
will start production in a few weeks
etl (extract-transform-load), pictures
working/talking with Nate
reading "you shall know our velocity"
working on his legacy projects,
feeling guilty about not working on oilrig
working/talking with Erik
preparing bar camp presentation,
feeling guilty about not working on oilrig,
taking lots of notes
teaching about machine learning,
"the kernel trick"
learning about machine learning
cranking voter files,
reading about postgress internals,
likes being able to move around while music-making
reading film textbook
"you can exert some physicality" – to rob about keytar,
explaining photolith materials to mark,
work on a song, drinking tea
2 Oct 2007 – more bcn solo-hacking
Since Last Week:
-worked on Chuck sharing website, got demo running
-building a running prototype, got db connection, need to add file upload
Since Last Time:
releasing an app that converts a rhapsody-listening-feed to last.fm,
books: "Japanese for Busy People 2",
"Domain-Driven Design", "Beautiful Code"
learned some with scala (jvm-based functional language)
triangular wave weekend,
watching machine learning tutorial online,
plsa = probabilistic latent semantic analysis,
is building an outliner,
may use google gears,
will return with gwt questions for alex
played a show at parkgrounds
working on the new album,
due by the end of the month
the server is good now
reading papers about haskell,
writing a soft constraint solver in nodebox
has a stack of papers from acm portal,
wants to learn statistics (and thus R),
wants to learn linear algebra (and thus Matlab)
no internet, so he goes home
preparing for laptop battle,
going to learn reason tonight,
it’s what stuart uses, and rob likes the cheese
explaining how CAD programs do geometric constraints,
degrees of freedom
11 Sept 2007 – one last hack
Since Last Week-
Alex- started sketching a scrabble bot in python.
might reduce the problem to finding bags of words.
other ideas: online community for kids to teach kids programming, like Moose Crossing.
puzzle: walk a binary tree in order without using recursion
Sonali- db stuff at work.
Tejus- what have I been up to? writing data warehousing stuff. redesigning software.
Martin- working on osiris.
Graham- wrote down instructions for adding new audio features to Mused. too complicated.
Devin- there are updates for fuzzwich
This Week’s Plans-
Alex- make a representation for bag of letters, figure out how to do matches.
Sonali- playing with her phone.
Tejus- playing with his phone, saying goodbye to me.
Martin- working on osiris, adding more image filters to it.
Stuart- music. mourning my departure
Graham- will try to simplify process of adding features to Mused
Mark- go running. all burnt out on computers
4 September 2007 – how do you spell funk?
Since Last Week –
Mark- attended three bday parties, not a clown
looked at pylons and storm, object relational mappers for python
going to do the digital music project with tyrus
making a pyweek game in piglets (scene2d)
Stuart- working on music, recorded Rock and Roll Hellhole
Graham- finished mixing The Smooth Galaxy
Tejus and Sonali- setting up the house, learning java and oracle stuff
Vinny- messing with xulrunner, for work and outliner
thinks it is better than swing
Stuart- watching youtube videos and going to cleanroom
Mark- adding jumping to ShizWiz
Graham- want to add feature to Mused
Tejus and Sonali- drink tea and say bye to Graham
Rob- working on the Laptop of War
28 August 2007 – table of four + three
flashbacks from mark and drew’s technical comm class
new person – Tyrus of "giant steps" fame
he is a designer, works for hakano / appcelerator
freelance projects, does a lot of painting, paints portraits
currently working on a digital download system for independent musicians
Ryan (Alex’s friend from Tallahasee) is here,
moving to Toronto tomorrow morning, MS->PhD in medieval studies UToronto
Humza is also here, talking on the phone
Since Last Meeting-
Sonali- getting stuff ready to move into a house. going to London soon.
Tejus- data warehousing, creating a database with different time-slices.
Stuart- went to Las Vegas to visit father, worked on concept album for the "kids"
worked on a new program, make robots that download public financial data to do stock market research. going to build it in Java, going to use sight, orig., for bioinformatics
yahoo.finance.com + SP500, then extract useful information.
expects to have something in a month. going to call it stock monkey
Graham- met with Alex Rae, who will present my paper in Copenhagen
Drew- wants to build a templated chuck music on demand
trying to implement a wire level language agnostic protocol for secure rpc
fixning problems in jsp scripts
Mark- hiked the appalachian trail, 140 miles. eight bears, blackberries and blueberries
focus on water, alternation water filter, iodine, and boiled
Devin- is back from Boston and the YCombinator experience
apparently met Stephen Wolfram, going ahead with his company
seems to be excellent for generating absurd animations
Scott Driscoll- made his first sale on curiousinventor-
Alex- played with fluxus, may be hard to setup
started messing with impromptu, stopped sending media events
might work on one laptop per child, excited about it
This Week’s Plans-
Sonali- catching up on email from Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
Tejus- trying to keep smart phone sync’ed up with computer
trying to use "the missing sync", an OSX utility
Stuart- working on "ready for the show"
about how life sucks and we all are going to die, but you should enjoy the show
Graham- document known bugs in Mused, attempt to fix them
Mark- talk with people about music project, go running
addendum: we bought the server for atlhack-colo
21 August 2007 – billings talks about tries, datastructure for autocomplete
new member Hamza! from Google ops
also we discussed the differences between art, science, engineering
Since Last Week-
Mark- is off hiking the Appalachian trail with his brother
Alex- talking with little zach about data structures
-catalogued differences between java 1.4 and 1.5 by diffing javadocs
Kelly- started classes at UGA, human sexuality, speculative fiction class
Erik- working on projects that collects server statistics, pipaya
-talking with Gregg about a manufacturing resource planning for his lab
Gregg- is now a grad student. might have a boyfriend.
-fillings orders for sensors in the lab, furnace maintenence, training new guy
Billings- made progress on his amp. designed a new bias provider,
-tested in Spice, ordered transformer
Rob- work stuff, new songwriting
Stuart- did some new project! Alex will tell me about it
Graham- no progress on getting visa faster. started packing up. investigated rooms.
Hamza- working on model to judge effectiveness of machine health model
Alex- trying to get fluxus set up again
Kelly- is reading Solaris, reading On the Road by Cormac McCarthy
Erik- working on pipaya
Gregg- putting out feelers for database system to track parts in the lab
Billings- reading stories from PG Wodehouse
Rob- writing tanooki zoo songs
Stuart- doing some exciting project
Graham- must get Mused ready for presentation at ICMC by XRae