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Fourth Virtual Meeting

Saturday, February 11th, 2023
  • Details

Saturday, 11 Feb 2023, 20h CET

  • Plans
    • Alex: Maintenance project for Linux desktop.
      Wants to install Ubuntu on a singular hard drive.
    • Mark:
      Sent a first version of a Paper Heart video!
      He’s going to import it into Final Cut Pro.
    • Graham:
      Will work on some part of paper.

Joe stopped by, which was nice!

  • Reality
    • Alex:
      Finished the Ubuntu installation.
    • Mark:
      Final Cut didn’t quite import the project.
      Struggling to add more layers in Final Cut.
    • Graham:
      Worked on paper outline. Added caption to graphical model figure.
  • Links

Minimal Surfaces – Minimal Surface Repository

Permian–Triassic extinction event – Wikipedia

Minimal surface – Wikipedia

Osculating circle – Wikipedia

Osculating Sphere — from Wolfram MathWorld

Synapsid – Wikipedia

Dimetrodon – Wikipedia

Third Virtual Meeting

Saturday, March 26th, 2022
  • Details

26 March 2022, 20h CET, on Discord

Alex, Mark, Rob, Graham, and Joe were present!

Mostly we talked about many different topics:
Trips. Work. Notetaking with Notion. Alex repairing Joysticks.
Video and pinball arcades. The Rockband Network. Cavaquinhos.
Poker software that supports crazy variants. Music production.

Second Virtual Hack

Saturday, March 12th, 2022

Saturday, 12 March 2022, 20h CET Over Discord


Mark – Wants to stitch together images using Processing/JS:

Rob – Processing/JS, creating an object and clicking and dragging.

Graham – Hack Backward Simulation methods into mosaic frontend.

Alex – Wants to do basic “Hello World” program in Godot.


Mark – Posted show and hide JS- loaded SVGs into p5.js.
Hit a dead end and start over by processing SVG individual frames.
Write XSLT to splatter frames.

Rob – Wrote a Circle that responds to mouse input. Ready for dragging, etc.

Graham – Integrated multiple outputs into frontend, but separate outputs
are not integrated well into DAW files, so more work to do.

Alex – Figured out how to load sprites and put them on screen,
and to export projects for Linux and Windows, but not HTML5 yet.

First Virtual Hack

Saturday, February 19th, 2022

Over Discord, 19 Feb 2022, 20h CET


  • Mark: sketching Bessel functions with Looom.
  • Lauryn: learning vim and tutorialing.
  • Martin: finishing a lentil soup, maybe working on webkit.
  • Rob: investigating Discord integration for his Destiny group.
  • Graham: small improvements to RSS reader.


  • Graham gave a small demo of his fraidycat inspired RSS reader.
  • Martin gave a small demo of his timezone inspired coworking tool.
  • Graham gave a small demo of QuoteRadish, a tool for navigating highlights and notes from a tolino eReader.

Reality – we mostly had a wide-ranging discussion.

Films and media discussed:

  • Baby Driver
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • The Last Blockbuster
  • Joe Pera Talks With You
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself
  • Vancouver Never Plays Itself
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

End of 2016 Hack

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

– Back in Atlanta for the holidays.
– Hacking on procedural content generation.

Close to beginning of Summer Hack

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
  • Nathan
    • continues to dissect Deep Q Learning application
  • Ram
    •  continue to read up on android development
    • finished reading up presentation on Deep Q Learning
  • Vinny
    • trying to interpret bitstream from unknown audio

Finals Week Hack

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

– looking for nextstep videos
– playing with (xmonad-like app for mac os x )

– prototyped Codeless debugging user interface
– searched how to create Google Cloud Platform projects from the command-line

– worked on looking through Amazon Web Services API documentation
– started work on sample clinch app

Looks like Finals week Hack

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Everyone discussed Lisp and the inherent complexity of modern software development.
Also discussed the possibility of creating a Esoteric programming languages meetup.

Maybe Dead Week Hack

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Since Last Time –
– got his test suite again
– registered for microcorruption
– planned for GDG talk coming up 04/15

Plan This time –
– make a test transmitting your state from a listener to the server
– go through tutorial on microcorruption embedded CTF debugging environment.
– did circuit design
– played nethack
– finishing taxes

Post Easter Hack

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
  • Ram
    • writing simple Golang GXUI program that will create gxui window
  • Vinny
    • making tests pass for schema changes
    • showed : an Embedded security CTF that can be played online
  • Nathan:
    •  was looking into getting Clojure up and running on his desktop
  • Alex
    • got xmonad running on Ubuntu