Bullet habit

I cracked open my journal for the first time in awhile today. I have a dot notebook that I’ve had for awhile that I journal in from time to time. This one I started in January of this year, but if I had to plot the days I’ve used it, it would be very sparse. After jotting down whatever was in my head at the time, I reflected on some older entries, and thought how I felt when I had a full month of “bulleting” going on....

July 10, 2022

Thoughts on Dall-e

What makes it fun? I’ve been playing around with the mini-dalle’s on my home computer (after wrestling with CUDA and WSL and jax, and then over engineering a tailscale setup with a sqlite queue so I could submit ideas from my phone). It can be quite fun and quite novel. With the “non-dalle-2” models, it can feel a little like panning for gold, or digging through a trash dump, but a trash dump of fairly interesting looking garbage....

July 7, 2022

Books

TODO: https://petargyurov.com/bookshelf/

May 10, 2022

PR Strategy

I left off in orbits after finding the “Mentat Collective” discord, which I would describe as a group of people working on tools for exploring physics and math. I shared some of what I had been doing, especially around visualization with d3-contours since they were chatting about potential demo’s of their tools. This got me thinking of a conversation I had with a co-worker awhile ago. She told a story about how she was unhappy with her current job, and then went to the Recurse Center with the goal of getting a new, better job afterwards....

May 10, 2022

Orbits

I have a bizarre way of playing Kerbal Space Program. I’ve done it at least three times. I go to a YouTube series by CheersKevin called “Kerbal Space Programming”. I watch the episodes, and play along. I get to about episode #3 or #4, and somewhere along the way, I get deep into a rabbit hole with the math and optimization available. I don’t think I’ve ever made it to the episode where he lands on the “Mun” (the Moon equivalent of KSP)....

May 9, 2022

Ludum Dare

Two weeks ago was the Game Jam “Ludum Dare”. I had heard about it for a few years running (this was the 50th instance of it), but had never gotten my act together to actually participate. The gist is a 48 hour period where you create a game from start to finish: all graphics, concepts, code, music etc. You can be pretty intense about it and not sleep a lot, or you can be like me and forget about it until partway through Saturday, then spend a couple hours on Sunday hurriedly throwing something together....

April 11, 2022

Notebook CSS

What if I wanted this page to look like a notebook? Like with the dots like I had in e-notes (TODO make a shortcode for doign this: https://gohugo.io/templates/shortcode-templates/) I can do it for sure, I guess the question is whether it actually looks good. One of the issues is that it’s not really lined up with the written text. .main { background-image: radial-gradient(#212121 5%, #fdfdfd 6%); background-position: 0 7px; background-size: 15px 15px; height: 10px; width: 100%; }

March 8, 2022

Electronic Notes

As I was reading a bunch of the Economist (TODO: figure out how to link easily between articles…), I started keeping notes in logseq (TODO: also link there, I think I wrote something?). And I used some spaced-repitition to remember the facts (inconsistently to be honest, but I got some usage out of it. I can now remember reliably the new prime minister of Bulgaria (although I forgot it when I was chatting about it with a co-worker recently))....

March 8, 2022

Metrics

I want to get a pageview counter going, but I’m kind of into the “no Google Analytics trend” (fun fact, I used to work on Google Analytics!) I mostly just absolutely hate the “Cookie” prompt, and while I don’t think anybody would come after me for forgetting to put a prompt on, I’d like to try getting some metrics where I host it on my own domain. One option would be to not get metrics, and just write for the fun of it, not caring if anybody sees it....

February 3, 2022

Git pre-commit for Hugo

I want to build my site on commit, here’s what I tried first: set -eux rm -rf public hugo git add public echo "updated build directory" This worked! But it took some fiddling because I mistakenly set the date of this post in the future. Apparently you can do that and Hugo won’t add the pages for it, so it was running the build command but not actually updating anything....

February 1, 2022