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 […]
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time – http://flowingdata.com/2016/10/17/animated-map-of-unemployment/
instead of hand-drawing the stripes I’ve matched them up with a digital tool after the original hand-drawn outline. not certain I like this (in fact―pretty certain I don’t) but it’s clear that I’m going to move somewhere here to progress. we’ll see what happens there. At any rate―behold something new.
This is a brick.
I’m thinking about doing some tutorial-type things revolving around some of the free-software tools I use to create visual art. Predominantly I’d focus on inkscape (at least at the moment) since I’ve been enamored with vector graphics on that program for a while. I’m also interested in doing something for inkscape as it was a […]
This is a pretty amazing use of programming and personal data to create a custom keyboard layout for yourself. Great read. This scoring method is then evaluated on a collection of text that is representative of all text I’ve typed in the last five years, which produces a number representing the objective function. Specifically, I […]
http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2016/05/how-to-begin-a-personal-archiving-project/ Pretty great, low-key article about not losing your mind organizing things. I suspect this is easier when it’s not your stuff. Never really thought about how archivists archive and it’s interesting. Wish they’d addressed long-term digital storage formats. Would assume you’d use free software if possible.
Just want to acknowledge the joy of this endeavor. A running documentation of your failures is a great idea that I fully support.
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Getting back into digital visual art a bit. Here’s one from today.