The sky has been overcast for 2 days here in Irvine because of the California fires. 😞 And today, the sunlight was orange during the day. It was really cool but really sad to look at. #matthewtoldmetoshareaphoto #iknowineedanewmanicureFriday I wrote my first line of Python in @dinaelhanan's workshop. Separately, I finished Intro to HTML course! I'm going to just build websites for a week but getting excited to move on to new thingsMy friendship form grows w radio buttons!i was surfing the internet and found my 4th grade teacher's youtube channel and this was the video of my class AHHHH i just need to put this here forever 😩🥺 www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLdqF7fVkjg brb gonna go cry (uhh especially after moving this is so awkward to see old faces)Was a very long time since last post, my scrapbook posts should resume starting now!
Got a bit burned out of programming and hardware for some time and I got caught up by Fallout 4 😔
Today still nothing about nixie clock but I learned that the PSU I have soldered works miraculously as the ground pad for the controller is under the SMD component and it makes contact because I accidentally applied solder on that pad xD
Instead I'll present you my most recent work which involves again Minecraft modding and this time it involves a whole lot more rendering!
For those who plays with OptiFine you might know the "Better Grass/Snow" feature. I personally dislike it a lot and the first image might tell you why: it's too unnatural.
So I wanted to make a mod to solve this and do it kind of better than OptiFine! But how? Introducing blending on those blocks!
When loading the models I look into the resource packs and search for bettergrass states file, if it exists then it tells which variants of this block is actually affected and their bettergrass metadata file! The metadata JSON file is composed of layers with top/side textures definition and overrides textures definition for the blending, masks textures to automatically generate the blending texture with top and side textures, and which color index is affected.
Then I replace the vanilla baked model and introduce logic to choose the correct texture and at resource pack time I add a virtual resource pack which holds the generated textures, the texture generator is highly cursed.
And here's the result on grass/snowy grass, mycelium, warped nylium and podzol! You can change a lot through resource packs which is useful for mod authors and resource pack authors!
Some of the textures are not definitive but it's already better than OF's bettergrass I believe ;)
If anyone is interested in the source code and documentation: github.com/LambdAurora/LambdaBetterGrassWith brave wings, she flies🦋 💖 #art #design #dreamsI strongly commend checking out Saga (comics). Also, come to Orpheus Fanart TM today at 1 PM PST!learning programming languages (well just a beginning)I BroKE my site while trying to fix it 🤧 and then I reverted back so i am back at stat quo now 🤡 . Other than that I didn’t do much today except actually Write Out An Explicit To Do List so hopefully I can Do The Things this weekend (finally!!) and catch up on my personal work stuff 🤠Indie, summer nights, and chilling with @c a r o t. What more could someone want? It's Arts Week next week at school and it'll be a lot different to normal :(
This week's theme, however, is collaboration. So I wanted to create a platform that let students share their artwork and take inspiration from other's artworks! Meet the Collaboration Hub: collab-hub.vercel.app!
It's going to be used next week for people to share their art, and for people to take a look at their art! People can "remix" art which is when they build on top of another person's art work or take inspiration from some art :))
built with next.js and geist-ui again lol... this was my first site using props (i actually built the above one after this but the Arts teachers took a while ahahahaha). also heavily inspired by scrapbooktoday was a long :loading: day, which started off with waking up at 7 (one of the few times i wake up this early during summer break) ☀️
i didn't know what to attach cause i am running out of photos 🖼️ on my computer, so here is a beautiful scene and landmark to observe from california 🐚
🕕 countdown till school starts: 6️⃣ days
actually excited 😄@yuto @elizabethq remember when we were talking about stickers? Here are mine. 🙃I'm so glad I got to help out with the ctf thanks to @ctf-team for letting me be a part of it , learnt a ton, and shout out to @jasonaa for not letting the cluster die. Don't have much to post so in the vein of cyber security here's a picture of my defcon discord invitei had an amazing time @ the ama w alex stamos today :)) @dinaelhanan u were amazing w hosting! i lost the pic i took during the ama lol so heres me being nervous when asking a questionHad a great conversation with @amogh @dinaelhanan and @tmb today about the hackclub community today!watched some Avatar with my sisterA call with Max Stoiber a few days ago! Thank you @dinaelhanan for the opportunity 😄Playing around on CodeAcademy!!ran a really fun react workshop last night w some pals :) (i forgot to take the pic w me as the main screen LOL) @elizabethjqiu @emma @abby @awong.sh& stole this from @iniesta2719 but didn't forget about the AMA with Dylan yesterday (CEO of Figma) 🎨! Also thank you @rishi for hosting, you were AMAZING.talked to limor fried today thanks to lots of awesome ppl @ HQ 🤩 update from the pcb manufacturer! trial batch of bare pcbs have been made - waiting for the components to arrive for assemblythe sun has set (quite literally now), thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who joined the Summer of Making!!! it’s hard to piece together words, so here’s a post i wrote… and the recap site I'm about to ship….
one thing I haven’t done yet is say thank you to a lot of people, so meet my thank you wall:
• thank you @roshan for being there literally always and being amazing, for bringing your. abundance of knowledge to #hardware-party and listening to me even when I’m not literate. you’re the best partner in crime!
• thank you to @athul & @annlee_fores, for being life savers (on multiple occasions) and stepping up to support with all the Indian grants. True life savers.
• thank you to @lachlanjc for guiding me through making the recap site, always supporting when ever I contribute to Scrapbook or the Site and for all their support in the fast few days. Plus just being super nice and cool!
• thank you to @cwalker for all their support with hardware over the summer and just being someone to talk things through with!
• thank you to @msw & @cwalker for all the lengthy convos we had pre-launch that helped lead SoM in the right way!
• thank you to @neel.redkar for building awesome things that were life savers!
• thank you to @zrl for being super supportive but also brutally honest at times! that brutal honesty saved us!
• thank you to @elisemoe for being super supportive of us and for helping me out with pitching to Adafruit & Arduino!
• thank you to @cp & @michael.destefanis for putting up with my banking incompetence and some of the shenanigans we attempted!
• thank you to @matthew, @amogh, @dinaelhanan, @tmb, @christina695, @melody for all being super cool and doing super cool stuff!
• thank you to @rishi for whilst not being directly on the team, had a massive impact :)
OH AND OFC THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HERE YOU ALL ARE SO FREAKING AMAZING THANK YOU FOR BEING COOLLLLL!!!!!!
heres the earliest photo i could find, i’ll let your imagination go wild…I did a data challenge using a linear regression model in Python(imported data, extracted the feature, separated the data into train and test samples, and applied model to it)! github.com/abbyfischler/CO2EmissionMLCTF was a fun experience. What an amazing first hackathon? (not really sure if it was a hackathon). Learned so much stuff about hacking and IT that I don't know I would learn without the CTF. Almost had a heart attack when @steggy suddenly passed my team (Cyber Pandas | @adrianlobo, @sswikerdiddell, @isacisboss718, @yashkarthik95) by submitting several solutions in less than a minute. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible @hkatzdev, @jasonaa, @mukul-a, @alice, and other organizers I didn't ping!!Great AMA - thank you Alex for talking to us and @dinaelhanan for hosting :parrot: had a great convo about the community today @tmb, @dinaelhanan @malteFinished my first ever garden (Sheds tear of joy) my SOM project was approved thank you @roshan @sampoderRedraw of Mai from Avatar: The Last AirbenderFugue analysis 🎶 will be posting more of my coding soon!Friendly reminder that you're awesome!! 💖 Made a bunch of upgrades to :scrappy: Scrapbook! Text parsing is much better & handles cases like punctuation following @ mentions, handles edge cases like posts starting with colons, emoji parsing is better, and images now load noticeably faster due to proxying + caching (with HTTP/2 + fewer DNS lookups). You can also now fully opt out of streaks, if you like:
/scrappy-togglestreaks all, & they won’t show up on your profile, Slack status, or elsewhere on Scrapbook. @alchzh upgraded us to Next 9.5 & added tooltips to the contribution chart as well, so thanks! Photo from Switchyard Park, Bloomington.Finally got most of my hardware here! So excited to begin work!
Thank you @sampoder for all your help with the process!Today was an overly trashy day. @malte cheered me up quite a bit though!here's a shitty picrew i made (it looks more like austin than me aaaaaaaaaaaa)had a blast @ at the AMA, and the Kahoot before hand! huge shoutout to @dinaelhanan for hostingdid some hackerone CTF + slack and tumblr api recon + notes :)Go to fly FPV🛩️ 🛩️ 🛩️ 🛩️ 💖Karlie surprised me and watched me present my code and gave me feedback! She is the sweetest!Our hack club got cut short bc rona™ and we didn’t get a chance to use the grant for our end of the yr ctf tournie, so I’m currently mailing it to my old cs teacher rn so it’s in good hands for the future leadership to use next yr! :hackclub: These messages make me so frickin happy 😊 <3Making an animation! tally-ho, my friendsI wrote a quick serverless Airtable-based link shortener! Inspired by @itsmingjie's version, but super stripped down (only ~20 lines of code) and hosted on Vercel. 🔗 https://github.com/MatthewStanciu/abls-serverless