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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 1101001

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Rainyday, both Martin and Alex biked

Martin
– 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
Mark
– reading about arc,
– asking dumb questions about dynamically typed haskells on freenode
Alex
– working weird bug in internet explorer,
– but then realized it’s the same bug,
– has emacs modes for R (the statistical language) and Octave
Lindsey
– rebuilt her desktop machine (lightning)
– reading hofstadter,
Рgot excited about g̦del numbers, which Alex is meta-excited about
Erik
– 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”
Yuna
– making paypal and ebay accounts
Rob
– 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
Stuart
– drinking tea,
– nothing extrordinary this week

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 1100101

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Since last week…
Erik: "Nothing! On purpose!" … Erik is largely On Vacation.
Alex: Been working on the documentation browser thing for code-google-com, which is no longer secret! He’ll make everybody take a     look at it when it launches, which is Soon. Also been working on the scrabble bot. And he got some cool anagram code from ZachG. Also, paper based on his masters work got into CHI.
Humza: Reading the new Lawrence Lessig book.

Tonight…
Alex: Looking for good information about event loops and callbacks in JavaScript, particularly on IE, where there’s occasional reentrancy weirdness.
Erik: Relaxing.
Humza: www.freerice.com, talking about Arabic linguistics — and culture and language in general, Sapir-Whorf.
Wadner: (the r is silent) … spoke with Humza about culture and identity, online and off.

(where is everybody?)

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.

bcnhack 2

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

18 Oct 2007 – more since last two weeks

Since Last Time:

chuck-sharing-site: more of the interface working, bit by bit.
-learned how to use java.sql PreparedStatement objects

research: gave a talk to a student seminar
-Adaptive Effects using STFT, Source-Filter Model, Verfaille DAFx04
-and how it relates to my research topic
-have a first-pass at my research topic

This week:
will translate words in my Catalan recipe book

much love to the laptop battlers

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 1011011

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

New Member:
    Nate:
        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:
    Erik:
        working on pipaya
    Kelly:
        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
    Drew:
        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
    Mark:
        moved into a house in decatur,
        processing sketch of fuzzy ellipse ray-tracing,
        read about juno-2 constraint system
    Alex:
        watched another machine learning lecture,
        reading about linear algebra,
        ada-boost, support vector machines, bagging
    Zach:
        BEST robot,
        designing spellchecking algorithms
    Joe:
        week of Tex-Mex, tonight Taco Bell
    Rob:
        configuring his keytar,
        put knobs for the keytar
    Gregg:
        making and repairing lamps in his house,
        found on the side of the road, rusted out,
        spent three hours searching for a lamp shade
    Stuart:
        finished design,
        will be sent to the photolithography place,
        will start production in a few weeks
    Tejus:
        etl (extract-transform-load), pictures

Tonight:
    Erik:
        working/talking with Nate
    Kelly:
        reading "you shall know our velocity"
    Drew:
        working on his legacy projects,
        feeling guilty about not working on oilrig
    Nate:
        working/talking with Erik
    Mark:
        preparing bar camp presentation,
        feeling guilty about not working on oilrig,
        taking lots of notes
    Alex:
        teaching about machine learning,
        "the kernel trick"
    Zach:
        learning about machine learning
    Joe:
        cranking voter files,
        reading about postgress internals,
        partial indicies
    Rob:
        likes being able to move around while music-making
    Gregg:
        sketching
    Jim:
        reading film textbook
    Stuart:
        "you can exert some physicality" – to rob about keytar,
        explaining photolith materials to mark,
        work on a song, drinking tea