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Hackfest 10000110

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Nirmal (Patel) is here!
Telling us about his research and trips to Korea for a project.
He’s been reading for quals.

Alex is hacking Haskell, doing the Accordian problem.
Doing IO.
Working on chapter 4 of Real World Haskell.

Rob is scheduling a Martial Arts Movie Party.
He uploaded holiday photos. ( New Year’s Eve and beyond )

Mark is talking with Nirmal.
He worked on Corkbird’s Processing/Java -> JSON serialization over the weekend.

Lindsey made a page for her academic exploits, started classes (incl. a compilers class), and is now an Associate Instructor (aka TA) for the undergrad programming languages class.
Also: working on Project Euler, just finished #4.

Hackfest 1101110

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Martin:
– hacked on D and GTK-D
– making a texteditor (textmate+vim clone)
Erik:
– entering exploratory phase of magic web framework
– tentatively titled “stellar”
– derived attributes, caching, everything in the model
– a big “F.U.” to M.V.C.
Mark:
– wrote a stack-based language: “yonth”
– adding more primitive operations tonight: greater_than, not_equals
– reading about Joy language, quoting
Alex:
– scrambled for launch
– successful except for minor communications snafu
– so it became an internal launch
– reading sicp, and mythical man month
Lindsey:
– received shiny new macbookpro at work
– received shiny emails from future professors
– ate quinoa
Anna Marie:
– wetting her pinky toe in web design
– working on a portfolio site for a friend
– figured out text-align: justify in Dreamweaver
– (still her means of coding)
Drew:
– released documentation for Miru: http://miru.enterthefoo.com/

Hackfest 1100111

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

    Martin:
        contract with blueheat,
        their development process is scary,
        wrote python code to solve a scheduling problem
    Alex:
        showing off gwt google code wiki, now non-secret,
        is going to Portland this weekend
    Graham:
        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:
        forecaster.ws, looking at php weather,
        has converted to distributed version control!! (git)
    Mark:
        used craigslist to find housemates, all were human,
        writing haskell to play slitherlink
    Sonali:
        maintaining choices quilts code,
        JDBC, System.out.println
    Tejus:
        doing the home-owner’s association thing,
        trying to avoid becoming corrupt
    Kelly:
        ga state is ok,
        first day was rough, trouble getting back home,
        no marta money, phone dead, had erik’s keys

Hackfest 1100110

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

  micronationformationfoundation.com
  Erik:
      doing rss in rails for http://forecaster.ws
  Alex:
      learning rails,
      worked with martin on zmachine emulator
  Martin:
      started with blueheat, a mobile games company
  Lindsey:
      (from the Portland chapter of Atlhack)
      wrote a lot of perl,
      saw dolphins,
      reading "i am a strange loop"
  Rob:
      watching election results
  Yuna:
      deleting JVM crash logs,
      learning unix
  Mark:
      catching up on weeks of google reader

Hackfest 1100000

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Drew:
    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
Mark:
    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
Martin:
    working with Gil Weinburg on cellphone software,
    learning Appcelerator
    installing pylons, pydev
Lauryn:
    reading "The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy"
Alex:
    pushing after thanksgiving
    thumbing through the gang of four book
    trying out the "Miro" player (that Cory Doctrow is all excited about)
Rob:
    reading about GlovePie,
    so that he can create MIDI Mayhem at Nophest
Yuna:
    reading about professional baking,
    made doughnuts last week,
    they could be better
Stuart:
    "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:
    Bob:
        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:
    Tejus:
        started a job
    Sonali:
        work and setting up the house
    Alex:
        thinking about the z-machine,
        youtube for interactive fiction,
        reading the z-machine spec,
        working with Martin

Tonight:
    Tejus:
        installing suse in paralels on his mac
        making a blog in seamless
    Sonali:
        finishing projects for choices quilts in ruby on rails
    Alex:
        coc mail forwarding,
        new atlhack server configuring
    Erik:
        fixed a horrible awful bug with the facebook app he made last week,
        making a logo for a potential finance app
    Mark:
        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 pussy"
        "honey, you’re on speakerphone"
        "i don’t give a damn, is his hand on your pussy"

    It should be noted that Gabi dislikes this word.

Hackfest 1011100

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Highly synchronized week!
Since last Time:
    Nate:
        attended Bar Camp Atlanta,
    Mark:
        accepted job at Appcelerator
        attended Bar Camp Atlanta,
        showed off some wiimote/chuck sound generation
    Erik:
        facebook platform
    Tejus:
        accepted job at Appcelerator
        attended Bar Camp Atlanta,
        presented his MDX and datawarehousing work
    Kelly:
        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
    Stuart:
        has made a big decision,
        going to persue a second masters: finance,
        connection between libertarianism and rush
       
Tonight:
    Nate:
        showing Wamily codebase to Erik
    Mark:
        installing Aptana, RadRails
        reinstalling postgresql82 with darwinports
    Erik:
        discusssing Wamily
    Tejus:
        getting vijedi working again,
        comment notification,
        realized that he had turned off postfix
    Will:
        reading a business book on sales
    Jason:
        reading a business book on marketing
    Kelly:
        needs an atlhack account

Hackfest 1011001 Mortem

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

    New member
        Rick
            worked at togetherweb (acquired by Proficient, RobK’s old company),
            part of atlanta tech community, y&r
    SInce last time
        Alex
            very large victory at work, very happy
            "you put the layout in the css, and you put the content in the html"
            ie problem with absolute positioning,
            solved with css expressions
            has been running a lot
        Erik
            building network monitoring tools (pipaya: measures ping times)
        Mark
            went to samplemygoods.org (Erik et al’s forum)
            generated (with python) sql files to canonicalize counties in database,
            learned a bunch about postgres performance, internals,
            read a paper by stonebraker of postgres fame
    Tonight
        Erik
            restarting webapps that crashed when his virtual host crashed
        Puyan
            is learning F#
        Alex
            long phone call
        Mark
            chattering about databases, social networks, collaborative filtering
            python has a module "colorsys" for doing colorspace conversions,
            going to make colors __add__ able in NodeBox

Hackfest 1011000 Quite-Post Mortem

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Since Last Time
    Graham
        visa issues
        looked over notes for the lab he’s going to teach at pampel fabra
    Alex
        scrabblebot progress
        sqlite working, really fast
        at work: stopped mocking up, started making the real thing
    Drew
        twisted wars, a serious hack
        "i’d write it the same way next time"
        tcp ray leak
    Cary
        worked his ass off
    Mark
        lazy rasterization,
        starbursts in processing,
        used as window closing animation in wildfire
    Devin
        working on fuzzwich,
        rolling out a new site soon,
        bug-fixing, profiling
       
Tonight
    Graham
        refactor mused,
        add features,
        document how to add a new feature
    Alex
        scrabble board datastructure,
        clever word placement
    Drew
        formencode in pylons, oilrig
        maybe some reading,
        communicating sequential processes (c.a.r hoare)
    Mark
        playing with shapes in nodebox

Hackfest 1010111 Mortem

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

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.
Stuart- research
Graham- wrote down instructions for adding new audio features to Mused. too complicated.
Mark- doing javascript and css for work. watched alex mclean’s new vocable synthesis
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