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Weblog | Archives for March 2002
Past posts.
Blurring the line between animal

Blurring the line between animal and plant: Slime Molds and the jellyfish life cycle.


I won a Princess Leia Pez dispenser today for getting a gumball with ***Winner*** printed on it, at the video store my friend works at.

Snow Day! Operation Re-Information: they

Snow Day!

Operation Re-Information: they play live rock on laptops, using cryptic homemade software. I like them already.

I spent a few hours

I spent a few hours today recreating the physics model from Sodaplay Constructor. I hope to use it as a basis for artificial life experiments similar to Karl Sims' creatures. I wrote a ton of code for a Sims-style system a few years ago, but couldn't write a decent physics engine, so I'm going to try again with a simple 2D model.

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's newest release, Source Codes and Tags, is fantastic. Epic, loud, and thoughtful.

I cleaned up the page a bit. This is the first time I've designed a page sans shell account. It felt like building a ship in a bottle.

Story Threats, collaborative meandering stories.

Story Threats, collaborative meandering stories.

A fantastic artificial life links

A fantastic artificial life links page. Scratching the surface: Karl Sims, Bitozoa, and traffic analysis.

Natural volcanic smoke rings.

MovableType 2.0 released! I've been waiting a while to switch to MT from Blogger, and I've finally been pushed over the edge.

Sequential Ellison is a nicely

Sequential Ellison is a nicely done bibliography of Harlan Ellison's comic book work. He's had an even more impressive sci-fi writing career. If you can stomach B-grade production, and Don Johnson's first major role, I suggest renting A Boy and His Dog.

Stereotypography lets you read news

Stereotypography lets you read news feeds from multiple design sites concurrently, such as Design is Kinky, Pixelsurgeon, and Surfstation.

Technicpuppy posts instructions for and links to bipedal Lego robots.

Three difficult programming assignments in

Three difficult programming assignments in the past five days. Today marks the finish. Spring break starts in 48 hours. My decompression is audible.

The weather has been extreme; 55º F at my last post, 0º the next two days, another 55º day, another 0º, and then today: 60º. It's predicted to stay warm, and they're washing layers of salt off of everything today. I've been in a computer lab for two hours, and I'll be here eight more.