For this year’s Philadelphia Fun-A-Day project I decided to write “Hello World” programs. “Hello World” is a traditional programming tradition where a programmer encountering a new language writes a trivial program which displays the phrase “Hello World”. This introduces the programmer to the basic syntax of the language and demonstrates that their development environment is […]
Yesterday I released a small web app; it was my first using the Sinatra microframework for Ruby: http://qwerty.robertcarlsen.net The app arranges illustrations of animals wearing lettered t-shirts to create user-supplied messages. Kara Schlindwein created the illustrations as part of her project for the 6th Annual Fun-a-Day project in Philadelphia, and I wrote the first draft of […]
The fourth annual fun-a-day show was last night at Studio 34 Yoga in West Philadelphia. As always, it was a mad rush to get ready, a blur of an evening then an exhausted aftermath. Here’s what it looked like compressed to 30 seconds. Get the Flash Player to see this content.