Alice Listens Intently and Catches English
Alice is my main project and time sink. If I'm on a computer and not doing schoolwork or general web-surfing, I'm working and coding Alice. Alice tells me the weather conditions and tells me what clothes might be best for the day. I use her to look through my XBMC library and to start playing a movie I choose or the next episode of a TV show. She can add torrents that I've placed in Dropbox to Transmission. I can also use her to turn on and off my lights at certain times during the day. This is all done in pure PHP with some web services to provide important data such as location and weather information. I've open-sourced this project, and you can view it on Github.
Ignition is simple, flat-file blogging engine. In its current state, it will read in text files and output content. A version of it runs my journal. It's not meant to be a Wordpress or a Movable Type; it's just a really simple, light blogging engine. This is also open-source and on Github.
PHPdeck.js was something I through together when I couldn't sleep one night. It deals with plain text files that have been written using Markdown and outputs that content with deck.js. GPL'd. Github.
Today is a look at what is currently happening today. It's an experiment in color and displaying information effectively. Right now it hasn't seen any development for quite a while. I should probably get on that.
Pi: A brief introduction
The idea for “Pi: a brief introduction” was conceived on Pi Day 2011. I didn't get around to actually writing it until three days later. Basically, all it is is a quick and dirty introduction to what pi is and how its calculated. For non-math geeks. My (definitely) small contribution to Pi Day. Hopefully one day I will expand it to include more concepts and examples. But not now.
Quotes are just that: quotes. Each quote has a different design and background image to suit the subject matter. There are only three quotes/designs right now but I will had more as soon as think of them.
Fall of Macbeth
“Fall of Macbeth” is based off of a senior English project I did in high school. Basically it shows how good/evil Macbeth is in all 28 scenes. The viewer quickly sees how Macbeth turns. The original was painted on posterboard; this version was made using the GIMP.
The Eighteenth Sonnet: A Haiku
“The Eighteenth Sonnet: A Haiku” is a set of haiku(s?) that I wrote when we were studying about Shakespeare’s Eighteenth Sonnet in my English Comp class. I disagreed with how my classmates and teacher interpreted it so I wrote this to share I how I thought it meant. Originally posted on my blog I have prettied it up and have published it again. This newer version is, I hope, much better than the old, gray background of my blog.