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Archive for September, 2008

Band Maps is Now Open Source

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

And why shouldn’t it be?  I think Band Maps is a fine example of using PHP with the Google Maps API.  However, it might not be fully decrufted.  Consider yourself warned.

The rar below includes both the source and a dump of the concert data (in multiple formats).

Download it here: http://bandmaps.org/source/bandmaps-20080930.rar

Using the Logitech G25 with the PS3

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

It took me quite a while to figure this out so I think it’s worth recording / passing on.

If you are trying to get your Logitech G25 (or other wheel) to work with a racing game on your PS3 and it calibrates but doesn’t otherwise register, make sure you turn off any normal controllers.  Once all controllers are off, the PS3 will provide the option of activating your wheel.

Smoo-oo-ooth sailing.

Here Comes A Special Boy

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I am 24 years old today, go me!

And thanks to Justin and Josh and Brennan for a good evening of ‘za and drinking.

Experiments with Anti-Grain Geometry

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

As pseudo-promised earlier, I have ported my Javascript animation to C++ using the glorious AGG library to handle the rendering.  All I have is a screenshot for now, but it is going quite well and I’m having literal heaps of fun.



camelcamelcamel Milestone

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008


Woot, 500 big ones!

Experiments with Javascript – Math.sin

Monday, September 15th, 2008

After writing a little vbulletin theme that made each post float by on a wave of sin, I converted it to display colored rectangles instead.  So now you get a nice-looking set of waves floating by as you watch.

Click here to see the results.

I think I might port this to C++ and turn it into a screensaver.  You know, because everyone loves downloading .scr files.  Course, maybe if the source is included people will be more likely to check it out.

More mathnewb projects to follow, I’m sure.

Silverchair

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I agree with Skwerl: Diorama is good, and Young Modern is gooder.  Well, it’s actually quite hard to choose which is better, but I think Young Modern is a nice cap to the evolution begun with Neon Ballroom and continued by Diorama.

(Not that I want Young Modern to be their last!)

More Bike Trip Panoramas

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Mount Saint Helens

I didn’t really put much effort into them other than trying to stand still, but I think they came out well enough.