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 ‘Places’ Category
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
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
since last time
- has two reference frames in his head
- Tech’s east campus is up, Decatur is very up
- as he zooms out, Peachtree starts to go up
- put references to Real-Ultimate-Power into the Wikipedia article about the spirit of jujitsu
- is going to move into a place off of Howell Mill
- is going to install ceiling fans there
- read about a company that was trying to draw maps in the way that humans draw maps for other humans
- now has keys to three buildings on Tech campus
- high-preformance ceramics: ceramics are non-metallic, non-polymeric, non-composite material
- aluminum is a ceramic because its atoms are covalently bonded with oxygen
- went to a computer camp at Oglethorpe in the era when Mike Tyson bit that guy’s ear off
- is back from New York
- is about to move to Athen
- ran the newspaper at Oglethorpe for two years
- is registering for classes
- has started moving his Processing projects into IntelliJ
- finished the Parsec parser
- made his first typeclass (to unify the AST nodes of the statemachine problem)
- jammed out with Rob on Sunday ("Mr Spanky Surprise")
- jammed out with Graham ("Johny J’s Got A New Pair A’ Shoes")
- both "too out-there" to incorporate into the Shithouse Kids style
Stuart and Greg are discussing materials
Miriam is helping Alex edit the Wikipedia article on Hinche
Mark is reading about the IO Monad in Haskell, and writing code for
"Can we share a linguistics Master’s?" -Alex to Miriam
13 February 2007 – 5 on 5
Tejus is making a web streaming mp3 program for Rails.
Sonali is learning Rails and updating an ecommerce site in Rails for her family, Choices Quilts.
Gregg Van Laningham will sketch a decorative stained-glass birdhouse with 4 removable sections for each of the four Seasons.
Mark is installing Django and postgres and svn. Will work on XPCOM UDP.
Alex is learning about Continuation Passing Style- a way to pass control around in functional languages. Also need to fix graphics bug on Mac version of JES, maybe in Mac Java 1.5. Graphics Context turns black when you use Graphics2D functions.
Graham is going to work on the embedded chuck, specifically calling it from a DLL.
Cali Mike is working on Real Analysis homework
- Six problems relating to the topology of the real line, open and closed sets etc.
Golden Notebook – five threads of dimensions of a personality – Mark mentions it.
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer – contains three separate narratives that intertwine.
30 Jan 2007 – post sonic generator
We met Jeremy, completing his PhD thesis in computational chemistry.
Mark, Graham, Alex, Martin, and Lauryn went to Sonic Generator II.
The comic book improvisational piece delighted us all.
Alex- thinking about typo detection- will hack up Google maps.
Tried to speak to a girl who looks like Jenn but is not Jenn.
Zach not coming, its too late.
Mark- getting a new copy of IntelliJ (closed source Eclipse). TextMate instead.
Going to implement Paolo Soleri in js livecoding environment.
Graham- turning in first MIR assignment on classifying tabla strokes.
investigating embedding chuck into openGL program.
18 Jan 2007 – octane x mstreet
Tonight, Alex and I met at Octane. DJs were funky, not too loud, louder.
Mark called us up to his place at MStreet, college people and Jason were there.
What we worked on:
Alex- Proposed a problem as a potential GMaps hack (more below).
Graham- Adding VM status functionality to ChucK firefox plugin (XPCOM).
Mark- Porting OpenSoundControl to Mozilla via XPCOM.
Jason- Adding new features to his Q&A site startup, Qaboom. (smileys in chat, etc)
Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and n-3 other computer scientists are in a running club. They need an application to determine the most fair meeting point (similar to the centroid for street distance), so that they all run an equitable amount to reach the meeting place. Alan is a stronger runner than Charles, so we can expect him to be able to run farther by some scalar, like 2. Our algorithm should take this into account.
Both Mark and Graham were having binary build problems with XPCOM. First, we both had an issue with xpcom_Glue. G solved it only linking xpcomglue_s.lib (instead of that and xpcomglue.lib) into his binary. M solved it by building his project with more recent Makefile as a starting point. Sometimes one wishes the C++ compiler could be a little less literal.
XPCOM is in general a neat toolkit for making cross-platform software, it is not without its pitfalls. Several great resources are informative but contain out of date elements (book, component tutorial) with nods to the changes only in web accessible mailing lists. Since this is open source, some of the burden falls on us to update the materials. (Maybe M and I can do that after we finish our components.)
Octane Coffee, atlHack’s weekly meetup spot, is mentioned on CNN’s website as a spot for startups to woo investors. atlHack has never had any formal association with Octane, but its been a consistently good place (which has never thrown us out :-D) to meet up and talk about trendy tech.
I’m currently busy in Colorado, but I haven’t forgotten about the ATL. I just found some new Atlanta startup oriented resources:
- Atlanta back on the startup move (blog)
- Budding Atlanta startups (another blog)
- StartupLounge (podcast)
- Georgia Podcast Network
This brings up something which has been eating at my brain for a while now… why is Georgia Tech not more involved in startups? Is it a lack of faith in their people? Are they not aware of the possibilities? Have there been a lot of failures in the past? Maybe its the lack of substantial venture capital in the southeast. Even from Colorado, I can see that Atlanta is more up-and-coming than most people realize… its time for Tech to get involved.
is the HCI-blue padding on the picnic benches in the CoC common area.