That time when @aiscarvalho made a Telegram sticker set around the theme "hairy emoji"

TTS hilarity: Accidentally turned on auto-captions on a Youtube video with a heavy italian accent

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Tidal Club presents The Longest Night, a 40-hour continuous livecoding show featuring 100+ performers is going on right now! Tune in at night.tidalcycles.org/ (follow the youtube or twitch link)

I'll jump in tonight at 23:00 GMT playing some codebeats, maybe see you there?

They say your kids will follow whatever you usually do around them, so let's indoctrinate this guy right away

I had set myself to do daily Shoebot sketches more than a month ago, and silently lost the pace a few days into it. I'm still bummed that I didn't make it, but there was a decent reason.

I've been rather active around covid contact tracing apps, doing media outreach and general activism as part of the PT digital rights group (@d3). After months of hard work (and confirmation of failure scenarios), we got a grant from a European NGO to write a report about the portuguese corona tracing app experiment.

So I switched my evenings from Shoebot dabbling to investigative mode, sourcing hundreds of news to establish a timeline, gathering data and making charts. The report was delivered but we're energised enough to adapt it into a format aimed at a Portuguese audience -- lawmakers, media and concerned citizens.

As a way to kind of redeem myself from setting Shoebot aside, I'm using it to make the visualizations for the report. And now I have loads of plans to build a plugin for Shoebot to provide easy ways to visualise datasets -- the Python coding style is bliss for me, compared to other specialised frameworks like Bokeh or D3 (which I love and use for more demanding contexts).

This is a work-in-progress chart, made for analysis and not (yet) aesthetics, but I'm pretty excited with how it's turning out.

Can anyone help me id this bird species so I know what to feed this little guy? (found in Northern Portugal)

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Some buggy flickering at the start, but there's some sine wave motion

- Daily 9 -

Low energy evening, so today's a riff on day 2's rotating arcs

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I spent more time than would be reasonable to implement squares that flip. First I tried to avoid saving their states, but got fed up and just did things with a class. Still grumpy that I couldn't find a nicer way.

Next time I'll see if trig motion makes this less monotonous

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Going deeper into @aqua 's epitrochoids and playing with numbers until something nice appears.

One happy discovery -- this particle-like effect is actually a dashed stroke which happens to move nicely as the paths shift shapes. Reminds me of Processing particle examples (and using dashes speeds up rendering considerably)

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Fell behind a couple of days because of work, so let's begin catching up

This is my first take at porting @aqua 's beautiful epitrochoids demo to Shoebot. Original at picardia.co/static/vanitas/

The only goal for now was getting anything on the screen; it's still pretty glitchy, I'll probably keep playing with this more as I try to understand what's going on

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Started as an experiment with moirés, but got distracted with stroke dashes again

Arf, I posted an earlier version which actually demonstrated a glitch with the stroke miters (see how they snap right after the shape starts drawing), now this is the right one.

Code:

size(548,548)
background(0.8)
stroke(0.5)
strokewidth(2)
strokejoin(BEVEL)
speed(30)

def draw():
for n in range(10):
angle1 = FRAME/2
if angle1 % 360 == 0:
print(f"Reached loop frame: {FRAME}")
angle2 = FRAME*5 % 360
arc(WIDTH/2, HEIGHT/2, n*25, angle1, angle2)

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I used to find this "chord arc" a pretty dull shape because I was only looking at single static examples. When combined or animated, they get interesting really quick.

(didn't feel an urge to explore color -- it's gray on gray and i call it a day)

So in June I'm trying my first thing-a-day-for-a-month project.

I'll be posting experiments made with , a tool that i've been making with friends for the last 13 years, to draw with vector graphics in a simple drawing syntax.

First off, an output of some recent fun animating stroke dashes -- increasing their offset results in a pleasing smooth motion. This one is made out of 3 100-sided stars with varying dashed strokes.

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