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Brass Doge 10 April 2015

“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” — Douglas Adams

At MIT we get a class ring called the “brass rat”. It’s rather amusing that the ring is neither made of brass, nor features a rat. It’s actually Gold, and features our mascot— the beaver.

Etch-A-Sketch on a Trackpad 14 August 2012

So I was testing the responsiveness of the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook touchpad and made a short little script which basically continuously adds the mousewheel changes and draws them using canvas. But it appears that the trackpad does some kind of fitting to make things tend to be at right angles, though it’s not hard to get something diagonal or even somewhat circular.

Digital Sculpting with Three.JS 23 November 2010

The above testament to my artistic ability, or specifically my lack thereof, was made in my experiment with digital sculpting, technically, part II. Wikipedia says

Digital sculpting is the use of software that offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab, pinch or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay. I saw this Lifehacker article on sculptris a few months ago and it sort of made an impression on me of how cool and awesome 3d was. Any real program is of course much different and better than this one because of the ability to actually grab, smooth and pinch the digital object.

Visible/Invisible Frames 15 August 2009

New feature, only available at this random fork of the codebase as of yet.

Visible/Not Visible

Since Silk doesn’t have an icon for eye_closed.png, everyone has to suffer by seeing my artwork! muah ha ha ha….