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Archival Posts

These are posts from previous incarnations of my blog. They catalog old writing, (abandoned) projects, and else-wise content I have written in the past that others have found engaging or useful. You'll notice the sidebars reflect the content of the archival posts rather than my current blog; for current posts click on the logo above.

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Announcing PYGJS (PyGame in your Browser/NodeWebkit)

That’s right, run PyGame (in all it’s Pythonic glory) IN THE BROWSER! All in all, it’s a rough draft. The code isn’t fully documented because really, it’s ported from other places where there IS documentation (pygame, gamejs, etc.) Anywhere where the functions/classes don’t QUITE act like their pygame equivalent I make a note of though, so that you aren’t tripped up.

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Primus, The Artificial Intelligence Server

With the success I’ve had with the open-source libraries I found for speech recognition and synthesis I’ve decided that that plan is outdated. With a little hacking I was able to glue two systems together with using Python and produce an extremely rudimentary ‘artificially intelligent’ in the manner of two days. This gives me quite a bit of hope.

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Rudimentary Artificial Intelligence

The nice thing is that the speech recognition software is purpose fit to run on an embedded system, like the BeagleBone Black or Raspberry Pi. This is great news, but the greater news is that this is all programmable.

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Isaac Homebrew Head Test

I made a video testing the moving jaw in Isaac Homebrew’s head. So far it looks like things are perfect! There’s going to be a little more shaping in the back and sides, but it’s pretty close to done.

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Isaac Homebrew

I’m making a new fursuit. I hope to have it finished as soon as possible. It’s name is Isaac Homebrew. Isaac is an engineer extraordinare! You can tell from his glasses. Here’s a digital sketch of him from the front.

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Super Power NecoMimi Ears!

When I first built my short lived fursuit Larry the Lab Rat, I wanted to have moving ears. So, I found this thing on the internet called NecoMimi ears. They’re ears that move according to your brainwaves. They were incredible. They operated by using a sensor on your temple and one hooked to your ear. The ears would move depending on your mood. Well, it kind of worked, either that or my brain is really jittery. However, it had some problems. I had to embed the thing into my rat head. Even though the head was close to my head it was difficult to get the device on. For one, it was hard to access the batteries, for another we had to make sure the ears were clear. However, I needed the batteries to be external to the head. I couldn’t change the batteries while it was in my head, and it would be easier if I could connect batteries externally. My half-brother Ian suggested I extend the battery life of the device if I was going to put the batteries on the outside. I discovered that if I add more batteries to the circuit, anywhere on the circuit, that would extend the life of the necomimi.

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