Author: Mike Garrity

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Quines

A quine is a computer program which prints out a copy of its own source code when it is run. The name comes from Quine’s paradox: “Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation” yields...

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Cucaracha

Here’s another Processing applet. It’s a variant of Bees, but it uses a Mexican Hat function for computing the force. Basically that means that they’ll try to stay a specific distance (in this case...

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Organism

We just found out that UbuWeb has several of Hilary Harris’ films on line. I hadn’t seen Organism in years, and the kids had never seen it. If you haven’t seen it, or have...

The Public Option in 2D 0

The Public Option in 2D

We had a meeting at work yesterday about naming some classes. We’ve had the same meeting over and over for months (years?) now. Again and again, we’ll get everyone to agree on a naming...

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Using SPDE with IntelliJ

This is mostly a note to myself, but I figured out how to get SPDE to work in IntelliJ IDEA. SPDE is a port of Processing to the Scala programming language written by Nathan...

The Reign of King Edward III 0

The Reign of King Edward III

Finding a lost play by Shakespeare is the stuff of legend, but Brian Vickers is claiming he did it. Well, there have been suggestions that the play in question was Shakespeare’s since about 1760,...

Skiing Robot 0

Skiing Robot

Now that we’ve had snow (twice already), it’s time to get some inspiration for winter time projects. If you want to think big, check out this one from the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia....

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Neuronovels

Marco Roth has an interesting article about the Neuronovel in n+1. Neuronovel is his term for a notable trend in fiction over the last decade or so. I’m sure you’ve noticed that in a...

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Motor Shield

Peter’s friend Will was over today. One of the things they did was to assemble a motor shield for Peter’s Arduino. An Arduino has a bunch of output pins, but they aren’t powerful enough...