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The Nature of Code – Tornado

I received my The Nature of Code book by Daniel Shiffman a few weeks ago and, even though I’ve already been lacking in sleep, I’ve been staying up way late imbibing it’s priceless code examples. This book definitely lives up to it’s reputation and I would include it on my stranded-on-a-desert-island wish list (providing the island had power & computers that ran Processing etc). Anyway, I’ve started a playful tornado sketch and will trying to incorporate more concepts from the book into it in the future. Check back for updates.

Screenshot from 2013-08-14 08:32:45

Linux on Macbook 2,1

So my RaspberryPi is locked up in my desk at work and besides it’s just a little slow but I suppose I was needing a Linux fix so I started retracing my steps and installing a similar set up on my new old Macbook 2,1 circa. 2006. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it runs AMAZINGLY fast and the mac is now no longer a paper weight that could barely handle OSX Leopard. It has been a fun trip getting things up and running and I definitely see that there is a time to .dmg and a time to create aliases to java libraries in some obscure file system folder. Dev wise, this 2gig dirty old machine is surely becoming my preferred device – LAMP is so sweet and node and mongo are a breeze and yes, it’s helped me to make the switch to SublimeText over Textmate (though still a user while in OSX ). Now if I can just get openCV to work with Processing…