Blog. March 2011

  • Grandroids

    Approximately every six months or so, while looking for something interesting to read on the internet, I remember Steve Grand's blog and pop over there to see what he's up to. There's normally interesting hints to his latest project, but this time there was a lot more detail about a project he was hoping to complete, which in some ways would be a more complex and sophisticated version of Creatures.

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  • Pygame 3D wireframe viewer

    I've been thinking about moving some of my simulations into the third (spatial) dimension for a while now. Actually creating a 3D simulation is relatively easy, it's just a matter of giving each point in space an additional coordinate. The difficulty is visualising the simulation. There's no easy way to transfer a 3D simulation to a 2D screen (or our 2D retinas).

  • Khan Academy

    A few months ago, I wrote about various places to learn online, including the Khan Academy. Then a couple of weeks ago I saw a TED talk by Salman Khan where he talked about the Khan Academy (what else?) and its recent improvements. So I went back to the website and signed up.