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Hackfest 1101001

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Rainyday, both Martin and Alex biked

– cairo for python, but realized it’s not a good idea,
– wants bezier curves in pyglet,
– blueheat contract due friday,
– reading about serialization and javabeans
– reading about arc,
– asking dumb questions about dynamically typed haskells on freenode
– working weird bug in internet explorer,
– but then realized it’s the same bug,
– has emacs modes for R (the statistical language) and Octave
– rebuilt her desktop machine (lightning)
– reading hofstadter,
Рgot excited about g̦del numbers, which Alex is meta-excited about
– played with arc,
– very likely that he’ll be in california in 3 weeks,
– may work for xobni for a month (“they’re hot shit, it’s social networking for your boss”
– making paypal and ebay accounts
– sent email to adviser about resuming GA Tech education,
– sometimes trims his beard (mark doesn’t),
– may dye it white and pretend to be old
– drinking tea,
– nothing extrordinary this week

Hackfest 1100111

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

        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
    Erik:, 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,
        JDBC, System.out.println
        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

Hackfest 1100000

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

    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,
    learning Appcelerator
    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.
Mark: ReadabilityCon08!
Drew: IndentationCon! All languages with semantic whitespace: Python, Haskell…
Mark: Makefiles!
Drew: That’d be TabsAreImportantCon

Hackfest 1011101

Friday, October 26th, 2007

New Member:
is learning AutoLisp,
“this is the future!”
Lisp Recorder – records actions as lisp code,
was at the Books concert last spring,
Marta story (appended)

Since Last Time:
started a job
work and setting up the house
thinking about the z-machine,
youtube for interactive fiction,
reading the z-machine spec,
working with Martin

installing suse in paralels on his mac
making a blog in seamless
finishing projects for choices quilts in ruby on rails
coc mail forwarding,
new atlhack server configuring
fixed a horrible awful bug with the facebook app he made last week,
making a logo for a potential finance app
reinstalling postgres, pure-ruby bindings

Bob’s Marta Story:
i was sitting on the train,
still in engineering mode,
i had been working out the geometry of making a sprial,
and was kind of spaced out,
and the girl next to me looked at what i was drawing,
and said “that looks pretty cool”
and she was on the the phone with her boyfriend and he says:
“is his hand on your p***y”
“honey, you’re on speakerphone”
“i don’t give a damn, is his hand on your p***y”

It should be noted that Gabi dislikes this word.

Hackfest 1011100

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Highly synchronized week!
Since last Time:
        attended Bar Camp Atlanta,
        accepted job at Appcelerator
        attended Bar Camp Atlanta,
        showed off some wiimote/chuck sound generation
        facebook platform
        accepted job at Appcelerator
        attended Bar Camp Atlanta,
        presented his MDX and datawarehousing work
        started writing a book about every terrible thing she has ever done,
        practiced french kissing her little brother when she (or he?) was five,
        not going to have a pen name,
        probably the beginning of the end of her livelihood
        has made a big decision,
        going to persue a second masters: finance,
        connection between libertarianism and rush
        showing Wamily codebase to Erik
        installing Aptana, RadRails
        reinstalling postgresql82 with darwinports
        discusssing Wamily
        getting vijedi working again,
        comment notification,
        realized that he had turned off postfix
        reading a business book on sales
        reading a business book on marketing
        needs an atlhack account

Hackfest 1010101 Mortem

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

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 + 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

Hackfest 1010100 Postmortem

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

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

This Week-
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

Hackfest 1110 Mortem

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Today’s notes are informal, but action-packed!

Luke commits to starting part-time technology business.
Vinny is doing an audio podcast. He will put the link here.
J knits a pink hat.
Graham still trying to fix his clocks code. Invisible clocks don’t work because somehow text properties are off.

Vinny is working on Gmaps schools application – running live on rails.

Luke helps Graham with various emacs snags.
Helpful emacs commands: f10 gets you to the menu.

Luke found the page tables for his handheld coding.
He wants to get an idea for the segment sizes and how it shows up in virtual address space.
He wants to put the kernel in a well-understood place so he is just interacting with linear memory.

Atlanta Job Posting

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Here is a posting that I recently received.  Maybe someone knows someone who might be interested in this… (-Vinny)

My name is Ed Grasing, I’m an executive recruiter and
co-founder of Revelation Partners, a boutique engineering services firm located
in the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech.

I’m writing to you on behalf of an Atlanta-based
client that is looking to build out their web / UI development team.  This
client is doing some very cool work that is very visible to people, and being
accomplished using the latest & greatest site development tools.  Here
are some specifics:

            6 Months to

Location:         75 /
285 Cobb Galleria area

Required Skills:

2 years Macromedia Flash development

2 years C++ GUI application development on
Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP

Strong understanding of Windows internals

2 years Windows TCP/IP network programming

2 years relational database and SQL/JDBC

Strong object oriented design background

2 years experience using object oriented development techniques


Desired Skills:

Macintosh OSX Objective-C Cocoa/C++ Carbon

Expertise in implementing security protocols in
custom client and server application (SSL/X.509/MD5)

Linux/UNIX C++ development

Exposure to a formal development methodology tool

Experience developing for Sun/Netscape and Apache web server platforms