Tuesday, 27 December 2011

messenger

Lately I've been working through the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman, to try to learn about programming and computer science.

I just finished section 2.2, where they introduce a "picture language" for making Escher-type designs from picture elements called painters. So I was inspired to try to make my own. I'm not sure if I could add colours to the pictures in the Scheme compiler I'm using so I made up analogous functions in Pygame (and then I added in the background gradient afterwards).

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Australian Women Writers challenge

I don't write much, but I read a lot. I'm always afraid of saying or writing the wrong thing, so I tend to keep this blog wordless. Nevertheless I've decided to try the 2012 Australian Women Writers Challenge.

I'm just doing the lowest level of the challenge, Stella, which as I understand it, means that I will attempt to read 3 books by Australian women next year and write a review of at least two of them here. Budgetary constraints mean that I will be restricted to library books, so I guess I'll just see what is there.