#day 10?-of-200 of being a beginner.
Blogged about my journey of false starts. Small win this weekend with my Sprig 'choose your own adventure game', even though I know it's not the right way to build this thing past the first level.
day 2/100-days-of-being-a-beginner . Despite being explicitly told to build my site for mobile first, I... didn't.
@kognise reminded me to add viewport in <head> for mobile, which fixed most of the issues. @msw , should we add this to the workshop? (plus how to check for different screens on chrome!)
In happier news, I had some fun with customizable fonts like this opensource one.
#10-days-in-public post... I missed quite a few days and really felt that I was dropping the ball. I did, though, get my first mold made. It's a failure because the rubber duck floated to the surface and broke thru the top. At least I've learned what to do right next time.
#10-days-in-public tiny update while I wait for silicone to arrive. Took the 3d printed rabbit I'm using as a prototype and had to sand it smooth. Maybe I had my 3d print settings too low rez ?
day 3 of #10-days-in-public . As I said in day2, my object was too big and is going to require a lot of expensive silicone, so I'm trying a smaller object as a test. @msw taught me how to make my first 3d print here at HQ. I feel so lucky to have ppl around willing to teach and to have stuff like this to mess around with!Day 2 of #10-days-in-public is more studying up on the various types of molds and materials, especially since silicone can be very expensive ! www.reynoldsam.com was recommended , and they look very cool but ecoflex is $262/gal. The thing I want to cast is 5x6", which will mean about a 6" tall x 7" dia tube, which is about 1gal in vol. I'm guessing roughly half for the piece. Annnnd a gallon of liquid silicone is $90-250 depending where I get it. SO! Tomorrow I'm going to find a smaller version of the thing to test, and I've ordered a smaller amount.
i might also try a smaller object at first....
my day 1/10 of #10-days-in-public was finding and watching YT vids on how to make mo(u)lds. Turns out there a lot of different ways to do it! my thing is about 8x3" and I think I want to use a silicone rubber cut mould.
Found this guy's channel - seems to know wth he's talking about www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw1NzWHwqH8
Art hack: Go to smaller museums where you can be centimeters from a da Vinci, to appreciate how sculptural he was.
Orange and pink
Meeting in VT
@kognise introduced me to google's new text-to-image diffusion-based generator, imagen , so A CAT got a new 'fit.
Taking a break from my cat bot to get some more basic js skills, and using our workshops for this. Looking at the first workshop (make your personal website), I felt our list of example sites could use an update, so I added a couple. I encourage HCers with sites to add more!
Eeeiii! First #scrapbook post. With the help of the sweetest, smartest co-workers here at HQ, I’ve been building a Slack cat bot in js using Bolt.
I started by roughing out a design that is vastly beyond my current abilities, and that is based on the ~worst~ funniest personality traits of my IRL cat.
A Cat currently lives in #the-litter-box only. It’s very shy, for now.
So far, I’ve learned how to:
• set up a bot using Slack’s API
• use Replit; and then,
• get my Slack tokens revoked by accidentally moving all my code to a public repo in GitHub
• regenerate those, and put them in a non-uploaded file
• Run my bot locally
On the js side I’ve learned how to:
• Set up which channel it is in
• Get the bot to respond to certain words or phrases
• Set up delays and randomization
• Create ‘untriggered’ events (ie the bot does random things without provocation)
• Have the bot react to users entering the channel