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the state of things (july 28, 2013)

Built this little guy at the last Yelp hackathon
Built this little guy at the last Yelp hackathon

hi internet

Yelp had a hackathon this past Thursday and Friday. Zak and I built a pretty neat whale using three.js. I tried to get it up on S3 but it only kinda works in firefox and completely bombs on webkit browsers…will have to figure that out. In the mean time here’s an old video of our last hackathon project: Bleep Bloop, I am code companion.

Still working on my picture-a-day project. Finally figured out how to load and scale all the images in a directory using Clojure. Always frustrating to do stuff with a new languge at first but it’s starting to feel good in my brain.

Carry on, internet friend. And, as always,

have a great week!

the state of things (may 6, 2012)

Helicopter Cow

hi internet

Got a new laptop! Pretty awesome ThinkPenguin machine: Penguin International GNU/Linux Notebook running Trisquel 5.5. It has a solid-state hard-drive and boots faster than any computer I’ve had before. The BIOS bit goes by so quickly I had to scour the internet for the right keys to press to get to the setup screen (spoiler: F2 will get you there. F12 will let you choose the boot media on-the-fly). The Eee PC was just a little too small to comfortably compute on and is now being wiped (sterilize your hard-drives) before moving to a new home.

I installed Emacs and am slowly getting used to working in that editor. I wasn’t really sure about where to go after finishing the in-editor tutorial so I got a copy of Writing GNU Emacs Extensions to dig a little deeper.

Quicklisp did a great job of getting slime up-and-running in Emacs but I haven’t got any of the other packages to install correctly. It would be awesome if Common Lisp had something like Python’s virtual environment and pip…maybe quicklisp will start to fill that void?

have a great week!