A number of years ago I was trying to learn python. Random numbers have always amused me (as I was recently reminded by a twitter nod to the weird usage of spreadsheets). A user named @context_ing tweeted: “I love finding the ways in which people use spreadsheets. Personally, I use them for mostly budgeting, workout […]
This time around I was a late adopter (very late) and only recently upgraded my laptop to Fedora 32. It’s great to install a free and open OS and see a wallpaper you worked on greeting you (as I did with Fedora 32). I was involved in creating the Fedora 26 wallpaper as well which […]
I’ve been cleaning up some items and came across a series of index cards I was using for note-taking during my doctoral dissertation. This one is on the subject of creativity, freedom, attention, and rules. While this was a preferred method of mine years ago I’ve since migrated to Emacs’ org-mode. I happily typed these […]
The Poster Elements This poster is comprised of the following primary elements: Partial phrase: “constant pressure, constant activism” uttered by Noam Chomsky in a recent interview. Two Works Progress Administration (WPA) posters: Graphic & Question: Be kind to books club Are you a member? Colors: Exhibition [of] watercolors Font: Blackout by The League of Movable […]
By Kyle R. Conway on 2020-04-15 in GNU Emacs Note: This was written with the purpose of being less detectable as a structured poem if the line breaks are removed. I’ve placed that version immediately above the formatted sonnet. (Secret) Sonnet #011 In quarantine I have been writing thoughts down in my org-mode notebook to […]
By Kyle R. Conway on 2020-03-22 Sunday in GNU Emacs When stuck in time between a tunnel’s light and each escape obscured by mortal dread from whence shall solace torch a flame so bright alleviating anxiousness in head? Must nothing happen as all sit and watch such silent and invisible true foes encroach so quietly […]
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This is the original playscript I wrote for The Art of Python that took place at PyCon U.S. in 2019. I additionally performed the piece at PyCon with the directorial help of Sumana Harihareswara and the stage management work and acting performance as the Figure by Mel Chua. There were some changes to this script […]
If you’ve not messed about with Blender 2.8 yet you’re truly missing out. I’d previously taken some cracks at getting into this 3D software before and quickly found myself returning to the more familiar world of pen and ink or the 2D Inkscape for my artistic needs. But, just look at this procedural marble that […]
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I’ve been playing around with other blogging platforms for a while now… Ghost, Hugo, Django, and others. Is WordPress what I continue to use? Something else? I wish this wasn’t such a struggle, but I’m keenly aware of what drives this indecision. 1. Nostalgia I am, first and foremost, driven by a nostalgia for a […]
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180304/23373739356/mike-godwins-first-essay-encryption-constitution.shtml In in 1993, when Mike Goodwin originally wrote this essay, I was a very young boy and I find it startling how similar the arguments are for encryption with respect to constitutional considerations 25 years later. My thanks to the people who fought the first crypto Wars.
I’ve added some complexities this time around. There’s a new shape (the triangle) and a strong implication that this is a multiplayer game. There’s also the concept of overshooting the target (i.e. the goal―square|box). This results in immediate loss for the player. In the first version of the game the player was rewarded for rolling […]
I spent about five minutes playing around with this thing. Kind of fun. Very colorful. No apparent export tool 🙁
There seems to be a resurgence in the popularity of non-digital games recently. This is the start of a new game.
The below rolls dice in python. I’ve long loved python for dice-rolling―having created a now defunct twitterbot and a mastodon bot―it was nice to write this up briefly as I’m working on re-re-re-learning python. #!/usr/bin/python3 from random import randint total_dice = int(input(‘How many dice? ‘)) dice_val = int(input(“How many sides? “)) rolls =  high_roll […]
For a very long time (I’m guessing ~10 years) I’ve had a blurb on the playscript section of my various websites saying: “Rainfall” (Coming Soon!) Now it has. Read it here. It’s a slow play. It was produced when I was in undergrad.
Our Logitech K380 keyboard wouldn’t pair to our Raspberry Pi 3 running Kano OS today (I know, very specific). I couldn’t quickly find an answer to this on the greater web, in part because I figured that the Kano folks would have had a helpful guide somewhere―but that turned out to be a faulty assumption. […]
G: 59 = 33 + 26 T: 43 = 43 K: 131 = 24 + 62 + 45
time off One of the things I’ve been doing this past week is creating art, initially with Kyle& … nobody. I’d been working on some things for the Fedora project on and off, but nothing was really sticking until I started working with my kids. My children are very good motivators with respect to artistic […]
SR: A lot of folks worry that if they aren’t available or don’t say yes, they’ll stop getting asked. BM: If you keep saying yes, they’ll stop asking you, too. That’s a much more likely event. I think we’re all sort of imprisoned by — or at least bound to — the choices we make, and I think everyone […]
The project preview I’ve been working on a project. I believe it’s a good one. I have arranged some asterisks― ―and also borrowed and modified a line― ―then I borrowed some cruft (dusted off from something pretty good, if a little old)― ―at the end of it all I have some words. Cryptic Outro―apologies So […]
I contributed to the most recent Fedora Linux release’s wallpaper. It’s interesting to have seen it pop up everywhere I normally read about Linux as a featured image touting the new releases arrival. At any rate, this is a squeak from me. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here (I was off playing with […]