I’ve been meaning to make a “pretty” implementation of an Xscreensaver hack for ages. It’s called “demon”, and it features a random grid of colored cells that end up in swirling color patterns. I finally got around to trying it out, and used it as an opportunity to play with Mac OS X’s graphics APIs.… Continue reading Demon

Demon Preview

In order to get Dion off my back, I am posting this screenshot of the next mini-project I’ve been working on. It’s an implementation of the cellular automaton from the xscreensaver module “demon”. A full writeup and code will follow.

Dice Rolling

To start with, I am going to retell the tale of some dice rolling statistics I spent time calculating circa October 2006. My demonstration code is in Python, because it’s fairly legible even if you aren’t familiar with it. ### Intro I like to play games, and playing games often requires one to roll dice.… Continue reading Dice Rolling