> VeoLuz is an exploration-focused playground and an artistic tool. It attempts to mimic the behavior of photons as they interact with barriers of various kinds − those that absorb light, those that reflect light, and those that refract light.
Am I in love? https://mutantc.gitlab.io/
Ringing in the new year exploring the city hunting for apple trees.
Floating-point rounding errors as an energy source: In one simulation, robots learned that small rounding errors in the math that calculated forces meant that they got a tiny bit of extra energy with motion. They learned to twitch rapidly, generating lots of free energy that they could harness. The programmer noticed the problem when the robots started swimming extraordinarily fast.
I freaking love this from the choo docs:
> A fun way to think about browsers, is as a standardized Virtual Machine (VM) that includes high-level APIs to do networking, sandboxed code execution and disk access. It runs on almost every platform, behaves similarly everywhere, and is always kept backwards compatible.
New blog post: "The joy and challenge of developing for KaiOS" https://nolanlawson.com/2019/09/22/the-joy-and-challenge-of-developing-for-kaios/
a raspberry pi cyberdeck, inspired by the cherry msx upthread via hackaday https://hackaday.com/2019/07/16/raspberry-pi-cyberdeck-inspired-by-rare-msx/
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