Archive for September 2011

[tinkering] swirls

Another iteration of the previous canvas circle demos. Felix recommended trying to fade out the progression of the drawing to make the new circles pop a bit more (btw, Felix has some rad OpenGL demos!). Finally, just added some really simple swirling to the circles.

There is probably a ‘better’ way to do fade out the drawing over time, but I stuck with the simple. I am just drawing a slightly opaque black box on to the canvas every tick.
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[tinkering] splotches

Here is another iteration of my first canvas circles post. This one is more like Fall colored acid rain :). This time, we lose the strokes, introduce a handy getRGBA function, and just let the drawing continue on indefinitely (toggleable of course).

Click the canvas to pause/resume the drawing.
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[tinkering] circles

Repeating circles without clearing the canvas. It’s like fall colored soft-serve.

Click anywhere on the canvas to restart the drawing.

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I are terriblez @ writting…

@gthmb finally started blogging again. I hope he keeps it up! (maybe adding in a spell-check & grammar edit by his wife)


Good thing I am married to a lovely editor-in-chief. She is pretty fantastic!

Making beautiful things out of the dust

Colleen and I went to evening service at church last night. Not surprisingly, 9/11 was an underlying theme. Dave’s sermon linked it nicely with the parable of the indebted servants. He says, Jesus supplied 3 surprising tenants tenets from that parable:

  • Do not fear
  • Do not judge
  • Do not complain

Applying these tenets to 9/11, both reflections and future actions, can seem illogical on the surface. But really, regardless of religious affiliation or not, any good that sprung forth in 9/11’s wake abides.

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