Archive for September, 2018


Progress Report, Week 10.

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

I set out this week to do the following: Implement colorized versions of the Mandlebrot and Buddhabrot ** I managed to get a very primitive colorized Mandelbrot out. Read three chapters of The Seasoned Schemer Done! Finish chapter 3 of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs¬†¬†Not done at all. Write some documentation for the […]


Notes on using the Rust image library

Posted by Elf Sternberg as programming, Rust

I have finally figured out how to use the images library for Rust, and it’s not obvious, especially not for internally generated images. The library does a very good job of hiding complicated implementation details when you load a file off the disk, automatically figuring out the file format and providing some baseline utilities. Zbigniew […]

Brad Delong recently pointed me at Susan Dynarski’s article For Better Learning, Lay Down the Laptop and Pick up a Pen, in which she reviews the evidence that laptops, because of their speed and utility, actually inhibit learning by allowing students to take notes too quickly, and by giving students a universe of alternative distractions […]


Mostly studying this week.

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

Happy Thursday! Thursday is the day where I look back upon the week and consider what I’ve learned. Last week I completed the main Buddhabrot algorithm and got it to work. Studying: The Little Schemer This week was primarily studying, so there’s not a lot of code to consider. Instead, I worked my way through […]

This week, I finished off the basic Programming Rust exercises by extending the Mandelbrot example in the book to produce Buddhabrots instead. In my last post, I mentioned that I’d gotten the Buddhabrot working, but only in a very basic way. I was unhappy with the result; my point-to-pixel mapper was giving me weirdly squashed […]

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