@ZeroQL3#w-of-the-day day 30
i full month :D (streak for reset due to time zones but eh)
not much, sorted through my electronics stack and did some studying (this is a lie)
all my components now nearty fit into these boxes, now onto labeling them
@Peiprjs7+Nothing like some 2-am yoghurt while studying for a physics exam that is probably not gonna go perfectly
@rajanagarwal0finally made some updates here, made a bunch of big changes + is on track to ship by eow (not much left, just exams to study for)@JosephDong0Learned to play the guitar today! My friend is studying abroad so he’s letting me use his guitar 🙂
I’m making that face cuz my fingers hurt lol
@khalby7860gathering inspiration for designing cool new stuff :eyes_shaking:, remaking my website yet again, running a new vanilla minecraft server (it's that time of the year again!) and [not in picture] studying for a small cs test tomorrow involving logic gates and algebra (? idk how that got into cs, we were doing just fine dealing with it literally everywhere else). can't wait for the weekend!
@Marios0First day of posting on #scrapbook. Didn't do much today because I was studying but I got to fix a simple bug on the chromium project.
@brianna0hey everyone! today i self studied some more calc and started a course on NLP by hugging face :baby-parrot:
@Peiprjs7+Day 1 of studying for the biology olympiads! I hope I at least win the subregional phase.
@Lucas7+taking the Vestibulinho ETEC exam for the first time (the most competitive exam to attend technical high school in Brazil), this year just for training
@reesericci0Day 19/10 for #10-days-in-public , I had my spanish final today and so I got a half day. After school I went down to the library, studied and coded some backend stuffs for oblong
@khalby78602 weeks to go till Epoch, and here's the story of this sticker.
It all started a few months ago when genius minds from all over the world decided to brainstorm ideas for stickers they'd like at Epoch. We decided we wanted stickers with local Delhi references for advanced humour. And one such idea was to make a sticker that says Horn Ok Please, with Epoch-ish Hack Club elements in there. For context, Horn Ok Please is written on the back of trucks and lorries prominently seen in North India (in South India, we just have Sound Horn) to alert drivers of vehicles approaching from behind to sound their horns if they wish to overtake, in a country like India where honking is the primary source of communication between you and the other vehicles on the road. Part of the idea was also to make it look like Horn Ok Please was written on the back of a truck. I said, "OK OK LMAOOO WE'RE MAKING A STICKER OUT OF THIS".
Now I'm not exactly the most productive and efficient person out there, I thrive on deadlines. I would occasionally just visit the Figma file, do random stuff and close my tabs while I did not have exams, homework or both. Normally I'd be able to complete stuff while "occasionally" visiting but this one was a bit hard. There weren't many reference images I could find, other than a photo directly from the Wikipedia page. I somehow also found the same image from a frontal angle which helped me trace out the letters and create "Horn Ok Please" as an SVG (my Figma Pen Tool skills are unrivalled, they talk about my curves). I also needed some random art related to India, like peacocks and the Taj Mahal, so what I did was take photos from unsplash.com, remove their background and run them through svgco.de (WHICH IS A GOD SENT BTW, credit to @OjasSomethin' for pointing this wonderful tool out) to give them a painted and vector-y look. I quickly combined them together but I realized it didn't have the same back-of-the-truck feeling and other people were quick to point that out. @deven then points out that I should do "Hack Ok Please" ("cos the H matches") and a few days later, there's a better reference picture of a Horn Ok Please in #design.
In the thread where the image was posted, there was a lot of talk about getting the text bevels and shadows right along with identifying a similar font, which @sarthak narrowed down to a font called Syne, which fortunately was available on Google Fonts and I had it downloaded in no time. I decided to start with the background, and I wanted it to look realistic as possible. The question is, how do you make wooden planks in Figma? Sure, I could draw lines, and make it look realistic in a vector art sense but I wanted the right colour and texture. Well, what if I just placed a picture of wooden planks? That is exactly what I did, and it's called textures. A visit to textures.com gave me some quality seamless textures of wooden planks, and to make it pink I added a separate colour layer and decreased the opacity of the colour layer (I slightly colour-corrected the plank textures for it to be visible while still having the desired shade of pink). I also wanted the grooves (or gaps, whatever you call them) between the planks to affect the surrounding elements as if all the designed elements were actually painted on wooden planks. I did this by manually drawing out groove lines using the good ol' Pen Tool and giving it a slight drop shadow.
The text. "Hack Ok Please!!". It needed bevels. Neither does Figma have an option for bevels nor could I find a plugin that gives bevels to text. Having lost all hope, I wandered around on YouTube hoping some Indian tech guy could help me out when an unexpected ally rose to the occasion: pixlr.com/e. They could make bevels out of text input and export it into PNG - that was more than enough for me. I dragged the export across the browser and into Figma and used a freemium plugin called Image Tracer which I thought had already been exhausted of its 5 free trials but apparently not. I got an SVG, got box shadows using a wonderful plugin called oblique and added that stuff on top of the wood.
Only the decorations remained. I'm not gonna lie, I didn't have much creativity in this area. The corners of my reference image had floral-like colourful designs and I wasn't really sure about manually tracing it using the Pen Tool. The floral-like design reminded me of something I used to do with my mom when I was a kid, where basically I'd take an A4-sized paper, fold the paper in half, put drops of acrylic paint of different colours on the crease of the paper and fold it again to create something that looked like a butterfly. I thought that if I could do something like that with the right colours, I could take a good picture with my phone, remove its background, change its colours a bit and use it in my design. After begging my sister to help me (spoiler alert: she did not), I decided to steal my sister's paint (she's not on Hack Club, so she won't find out) and perform the sacred method of "squish painting". Long story short, it did not come out like I expected it to, it was too narrow and too green for my liking. (I wanted to take a picture of the result I got for the sake of this scrapbook post, but the paint stuck to each other and now I can't unfold the paper and tearing it doesn't seem like a good idea.) At this point, I decided to give up on everything else and trust the mighty Pen. By listening to the Doom OST theme song and Cocomelon songs on a loop, I traced out the basic lines of the floral designs and just randomly coloured them with every main colour I could find.
By now, I was too lazy and uncreative to create my own assets, so I just screenshotted the flower thingy at the bottom of the reference image and then modified the colours a bit so that it matches the background colour of the sticker. Combine this with some smooth curves and spheres, and we have our decorations. To make it even more realistic, I got some grime and brush stroke textures from textures.com, removed their backgrounds, reduced the highlights a bit, increased the shadows a lot, halved the opacities and added the corners of the sticker.
Oh and I almost forgot, there's a slight amount of noise at the very top to give it a slightly dirty/realistic feeling, using the Noise plugin. Adding noise textures to my designs is a reflex action at this point.
@aaryan0Day 10 of #10-days-in-public 🎊 Got exams this coming week, so probably won't be able to work on AoC. But almost finished all the projects for the FCC's JS DSA track! It's kinda amazing to know that I can actually maintain consistency (at least for 10 days straight ) Hope to keep this going for more!
@alx0day 5/10 of #10-days-in-public
im studying for cyberpatriot!
@peepooppeepoop-U045Z4U1Y2X0day 6 of #10-days-in-public studied whiplash movie, and learned about how damien chazelle filmed the whiplash(my favorite movie) in just 19 days and took down tips on how to write a good story. specifically i learned to visualize what you want to happen in the movie and to certain plot points bigger than the characters themsevles. i also wrote down some ideas i had for different scenes in my dinosaur film.
@aaryan0Day 5/10 of #10-days-in-public, completed today's AoC, submitted CFP for ceph days nyc 🤞, and will solve "Wherefore art thou" question of fcc's intermediate js algorithm scripting course later today! Excited ✨ (also my end sem exams starting from 12th December, hope that doesn't mess up my consistency :D )
@BibhavPaudel-U04ANSA6FGT0Day: 2/10 of #10-days-in-public!!!
Made a schedule for studying 4 hours in a row with Pomodoro technique. And found it to be a good way of studying with full focus.
I hope most of you also use Pomodoro Technique.
@j_cordz7+I said I was not going back at posting things on my scrapbook :hack-club: but I'm back with the #1 day of #10-days-in-public! :10daysinpublic: I'm going to be trying to get better at drawing on my iPad and finishing my last final exams for this first semester of Med School that is ending! 🧪 Here's an image of a frog I colored in Procreate! :procreate: 🐸 Hope to keep the streak again! :salute:
@ara0also studied for a math test. Here's a problem I'm going to have tommrow
@reesericci0I have failed to study all day for a very important bio exam tommorrow
@j_cordz7+Biochem exam tomorrow! I'm going to be studying everything I've seen during this months! 🧪 :thumbs-up-head-empty:
@j_cordz7+Today I had my first exam of my second block of midterm exams! :quad_parrot:
@Lucas7+Day 10 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. This post is more to say that my study group website is practically ready! Coming soon ship .Thanks @zrl for the event!
@Lucas7+Day 9 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I add english version
@Lucas7+Day 8 of #10-days-in-public
For #10 days in public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I made the changes a friend suggested and added more icons to the Brand Guide
@Lucas7+Day 7 of #10-days-in-public
For #10 days in public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I didn't do much, it's a holiday in Brazil, I just researched a little more about Figma and added icons in the Brand Guide
@JosephDong0#10-days-in-public almost done with mixing, at the expense of my sanity (7/10)
It’s 4 AM and FL just crashed on me so i am conveniently writing this post while my app is slowly dying in the background! mixing in punchy transients without clipping is actually the hardest challenge on this planet, idk how the pros even do it, im out here putting whatever i feel like together and it’s working somehow but barely. Anyways, coming to an end of this 120+ hour project (348 plugins holy f***), i’ll be releasing tomorrow! Will hold myself accountable this time even though i have like 5 exams tomorrow 🙂 not even joking 🥲
@kaidevrim7+Day 7 of #10-days-in-public!!! Did a bunch of work-related paperwork for my McDonalds job and was super hyped. Also did some drawtober stuff as well as working on my senior poster. Did A LOT of SAT studying for my test tomorrow. Ahhhh sooo tired!!! Anyways heres my cybersecurity homework which is fun fun fun!!!
@sahitid0day 7/10 of #10-days-in-public #zachtoberfest: i'm trying to replace the music on my sprig:sprig-dino: w the chords of an actual song. and then i worked on a mock acsl :meow_code:challenge questions and studied for the psat tmr!
@e-lee-za0I have still been studying a lot and I think I’m getting somewhere
Did this tiny doodle of my eyes
@Lucas7+Day 6 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I explored Figma (first time messing with Figma) and I'm trying to understand how to add Figma to websites
@kayley0Day 1 of #10-days-in-public was Monday! How my course schedule is scheduled is basically I have the entirety of Monday free, so it's like a three day weekend for me. It's mostly a half day of studying, with a half day of me doing anything that constitutes as self care for the other half, including dragging my sorry self to the gym for swimming and going downtown to get some food.
Don't have any photos of homework to share, so enjoy more photos of fall on campus, a tree on fire, a copy of crazy rich asians I bought at the local used bookstore (which I would like to point out has an incredibly cute Havanese named daisy), had to do some official busines for the college, dinner, questionable butterfly form, as well as the book elevator that I learned about today when I needed to go into the South Stacks to look for a book — pretty good day overall.
@Ramiz0Day 6 of #10-days-in-public!
I'm taking Harvard's CS50 course.
Studied different kind of data structures and completed the lecture on Algorithm. That is a wrap of week 4 in 6 days lol. Honestly, it's been really difficult to complete this but that's the challenge I took and well most probably i won't be able to complete all the 10 weeks in 10 days which was honestly a lofty goal but that was the purpose of this. If you aim for stars, you may land on Moon.
Pic: a random pic from my gallery as im in my phone
@e-lee-za0Did a lot of studying today for my entrance exam. Stapled a lot of paper. Here’s me holding a stapler.
@Lucas7+Day 5 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I did little, the math test broke my mind.
@Lucas7+Day 3 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I did little, I corrected the Readme.md and centered some elements, tomorrow I have a math test
@tejasbhartiya0day 4/10 of #10-days-in-public! Made a bit of progress on of hacktoberfest PRs but thats it; today was mostly studying for my midterms this week! Also hopped on hack night(which you should join) Enjoy this terrible attempt at taking a pic of the full moon!
@Lucas7+Day 2 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I incorporated the Hack Club Bank donate layout and added the special thanks
@KaraMassie-U032A2PMSE90Day 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....
@Lucas7+Day 2 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I studied about the google maps API and added the location of my school on my study group website
@onrisky0For #10-days-in-public, I am starting a learning platform to help students in my community prepare for the state test (icfes). In my first day, i sketched the basic structure of the home page. I am trying not to worry about colors, icons, or anything visual just yet, so that i can hopefully in the next few days sketch the rest of the structure and start the programming phase
@HenryBass-U02KEJ8T6D80#10-days-in-public Day 1:
Tried to gain some more geometric intuition for complex functions to better understand the math in quantum mechanics, and did some work on my Schrodinger equation simulation. During the 10 days I'm gonna be continuing my deep dive into studying QM, and combining that with code
@Lucas7+Day 1 of #10-days-in-public
For #10-days-in-public, I'm rebuilding my study group website. Today I reorganized the files