Local Weather App

cosmic kingdoms// roll on, lonely star

Local weather app: Github / Demo *Note: Might not work in Chrome if you have geolocation disabled.

Looking through the typefaces on Google Fonts.
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I completed the Learn It, Girl mentorship program a few weeks ago, and currently waiting to hear back with the evaluation. Until then, you can check out the project on Github, and try out the demo.
JS Music Mixer Project3

Process gif.
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Trying out something in ThreeJS, but it didn’t make it into the final project.
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I have been spending a little time here and there on volunteering. To clarify, the session I mentored for was design-related, rather than development.
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Meow~ (w.i.p.)
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I suspect this sign was placed here because of our group…
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Ace assist!
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Really need to get back into drawing a bit more. I’ve been neglecting a lot of ideas that have been scribbled into notebooks, but no action has been taken yet.
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mirror eye// splitting of the shadows

I Love You More – Article One
Re:Re: – Asian Kung Fu Generation

I haven’t had much time to upload drawings, but I have been working on my other projects.

Pomodoro Clock (Free Code Camp)
This took a lot longer than I expected, mostly because when I fixed one problem, another would arise, even if the original one was fixed. Also, would not recommend using YUI PureCSS as a framework, as Yahoo is no longer maintaining it, and it doesn’t play nice with Codepen.
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I switched to Skeleton, and then finally to Foundation 6. You can view the demo on Codepen, or see the repo on Github. The solution itself uses JavaScript, the jQuery is only there because Foundation needs it. The next project is tic-tac-toe, which will involve building an AI(?) in order for a player “to play against the computer.” Probably going to have to spend the next bit doing research, so far I’ve been reading about the minimax algorithm.

Static Blog on Github
I figured out enough to use the Git bash with Hexo and run it locally. Destroyed my portfolio repo several times before I realized I needed to generate the blog first, then make the repo. Still need to deploy it live to Github Pages.

JavaScript Music Mixer (Learn IT, Girl)
I will be spending more time on this for the next two weeks, as I seriously neglected it in favour of solving what was wrong with my pomodoro clock. Starting to learn three.js for the vizualization component, and I finally, finally learned how to served a page properly with a Python server on Google App Engine at the suggestion of my mentor.

Graphic for TheOASG- Interview With Ann Yamamoto: On Dubs, Time of Eve, and Skip Beat.
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Final version.
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New sticker.
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I took part in the third edition of “It’s Not My Fault TheOASG Podcast Is Not Popular.” Empty threats, I tell you!

The OASG Podcast Episode 3 – Fire Emblem and Friends: Muse, Justin, and I talk about Fire Emblem Fates (3DS), anime Kickstarters, and Netflix moving further into anime with the announcement of creating a show titled Perfect Bones with Production IG (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Psycho-Pass, Kuroko’s BasketBall, among many others). I really want to go over to someone’s house and marathon Ajin when it comes out April 12 on Netflix…”will trade Netflix for company and popcorn.”

Still afraid of white-space as ever. Reminder to put less text.
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I really can’t unsee Adobe’s new “Experience Design CC” shorthand as the emoticon “XD.”
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three pairs of footprints// x-day

I’m still working on the projects on Free Code Camp, though very slowly, and often I get stuck going in the wrong direction. Most recently, I have created a cat-shaped calculator, and I’m still working on the Pomodoro clock project. MLS commented that half the time spent on the zipline projects are actually research, which is surprisingly true.

View the demo on Codepen.
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I applied to the Learn IT, Girl program last year, and have been accepted as a scholar. I have a mentor(!), and the project will be in JavaScript. Normally, you’re supposed to pick a new language, but I think this time around they allowed mentees to explore a new area, rather than start a new language, depending on their knowledge. My original idea involved exploring WebGL and audio. The more research I do, though, it seems I might be using SVG and the web audio API to control it. The program runs until the end of spring…I think I need to read a bit more to figure out the kinds of questions I should be asking when starting project.

I’m currently learning PHP (and SQL, but it’s not a language) at work  and absorbing a lot from the more senior designers. I tend to not think about scale, since I’ve mostly worked on small projects, so this is something I’ve been trying to put into practice.

This book recommends a software that doesn’t exist anymore as the main part of the tutorial. Borrowed it from the public library; don’t buy.
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I’m not entirely sure where this will go. When I was asked by my mentor why I was interested in the Learn IT, Girl program, I was a little hesitant in my answering. I am interested in programming for fun, and hopefully to use towards an interactive art practice in the future, and learning web development seems like a detour in itself. But I really am enjoying myself, there are challenges  I can’t solve alone (in a timely fashion).

I do want to continue working on multimedia content, and JavaScript…is just an extension of that. I’ll probably still be a designer (what kind? not sure) for a long time, and even if I did learn some web development. I’m still not comfortable with labeling myself as “full-stack web developer,” or a “front-end developer,” or a “front-end designer.” Is there something so truly wrong with having the title of a visual, graphic or web designer, or must you be a (software) product-type? After traversing the co-op work system, you realize that you have to be adaptive because you’ll always be the most junior person on the team, no matter what you do.

It exists. *I don’t own a Macbook, despite the drawing.

I’m a little interested in motion graphic design (and maybe VR) in the future, but as usual, one step at a time.

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For TheOASG.
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Monster Hunter Valentine’s~
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And some Fire Emblem ones.
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Gif that didn’t turn out so well.
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Still debating whether to get a Skillshare account to take a few courses. Some are free. Though, there’s also registering with RGD to consider…

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red and roar// erase and reverse

Happy Lunar New Year!

Textures created by Borbone.

Bonus: 心想事成 x Immenseness Ticket S for Robostrike! Hopefully we’ll hunt together again when Monster Hunter X comes out in English.

金猴年到 – “Golden monkey year is here.” Furious Rajang is written as “金獅子”(golden lion), but I chose the monkey interpretation.
出入平安 – “May your travels be safe.”
年年有余 – “May you have surplus and remainders year after year.” 余 sounds like 魚(fish).
心想事成 – “May your wishes come true.” I am reading 心想 as “heart’s desire.”

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