Miscallaneous tinkering with languages, programs and frameworks.
Demo live at experiments/cubefield.
With the goal of replacing my questionably-proprietary R, I decided to scrawl a fresh svg in InkScape. After an embarrassing number of revisions and rework, gravitating further away then back towards the original design, here is the final product.
I am presently busy learning things for upcoming contributions to projects related to XAlgoAuthor and Lichen, projects maintained by the Xalgorithms alliance.
During the week, I spend some of my spare and commuting time (when I’m not tinkering with GNU/Linux,) to complete small projects. Here are some planned projects:
- TechniColor for Engineers - A desktop color-picking tool that shows both the hex code and the common name for a color onscreen, so you can direct users to the aubergine colored button.
- todo.ez - Project management software that sweeps a repository for TODO tags, and displays information about each, including syntax-highlighted next ‘n’ lines or the next function, and adds severity/priority data to the TODO.
- rtouch - An option for touch that initializes a file ending with a recognized format with generic (modifiable,) boilerplate.
- gacp - Simple script that checks for temporary files, adds, commits (-m provides message,) and pushes to a repo. Basic implementation could just be an alias. For solo vcs usage.
- Vulkan, Godot, GameMaker, LibGDX - Many tests and small games, will post here when near completion.
- MLH uOttaHack 2018 - Built “LightShow.eth”, an interactive public art project, leveraging the ethereum blockchain, solidity, node.js and arduino/C++.
- Pebble Hackathon 2016 - Implemented a simple watchface that showed the date, time, connection state and adapted to different watch models (round, square.)
I have only been learning bits and pieces of web development (html5/CSS, SASS, Node.js, Rails, etc…) for a month or so, here are some of the basic things I have created in that time:
- CSS Grid front page prototype
- My old ‘resume’ website. (Out of date.)
- Canvas rendering tests.
- Brown Bears HTML5 learning page.
More WebGL experiments are in the pipeline.
PSA: Replace CapsLock with ESC for reduced pinkie wear. As a vim user, having CAPS mapped to ESC greatly reduces the distance my finger needs to travel to change modes, and I don’t seem to use CapsLock for much.
X11: One step.
setxkbmap -option caps:escape
TTY: Three steps.
sudo apt-get install console-data echo "keycode 58 = Escape" > ~/.keystrings sudo loadkeys ~/.keystrings
Windows: Variable steps.
Download and install 'keytweak', click the GUI until CAPS is mapped to ESC.
Check out this list of my favourite programming articles;
- 20181001 0312h: Three.js and Input Polling
- 20180707 1320h: Calligraphy with Inkscape
- 20180629 1521h: Custom ShareThis Buttons
- 20180219 1213h: Attending UOttaHack 2018
- 20170613 2201h: LibGDX Experiment: Battle Commander Part 04
- 20170613 0120h: LibGDX Experiment: Battle Commander Part 03
- 20170611 2234h: LibGDX Experiment: Battle Commander Part 02
- 20170604 0626h: LibGDX Experiment: Battle Commander, Part 01
- 20170604 0355h: Jekyll Setup 02