Skip to main content

Just for fun.

My life has always revolved around two general class of interests that most people see as separate and unrelated but that I see as intimately linked. I have the artist , who requires expression in the form of poetry, digital photography, illustration and graphic design. However, the other part of me, my Mr. Hyde is the engineer, who requires the engineering, technical designing and trouble shooting that have defined my work on the AgilEntity platform  the last few years. With the recent launch of numeroom.com and the initial purely viral based limited marketing I've done for the site, I have been feeling the urge to do more art.

It seems the artist has been feeling neglected, the last 10 years or so were devoted primarily on database design, object oriented programming, workflow design and algorithmic efficiency, the deep minutia of software engineering. The artist however has been able to come out from time to time, as I sit at my computer desk writing code, in the form of fast sketches of shapes, image, slogans and the like. I got in the habit of rending many of the sketches and slogans into graphic designs which were then uploaded into my current online hang out spot , Facebook (trying to get numeroom integrated in there some how..I know, I know) Often the designs I create are inspired by conversations that I have with my friend online and off, I have a veritable gold mind of cheeky comments, geeky statement that create images in my head that I then rattle off in the graphical tools of my choice. I have always disliked the idea of wearing other peoples designs when it comes to t-shirts, or graphic tees as they are called now, and since I can create my own designs I decided to open a t-shirt store to sell many of the images I've done and that people have asked about putting on products.

Some examples:


All of these designs are now available for purchase in multiple colors and sizes at the really cool site: spreadshirt.com. I looked over the many sites that now specialize on allowing designers to place their work on various products to sell and they provided the ease of set up and freedom from design theft that many of the other sites force on their designers. Head over to Geek Varietees and browse the designs, I am creating a new design roughly every week and I will be retiring old designs after a number of sales so act on the ones you like while they are still available.

Geek Varietees

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Highly targeted Cpg vaccine immunotherapy for a range of cancer

Significance?


This will surely go down as a seminal advance in cancer therapy. It reads like magic:

So this new approach looks for the specific proteins that are associated with a given tumors resistance to attack by the body's T cells, it then adjusts those T cells to be hyper sensitive to the specific oncogenic proteins targeted. These cells become essentially The Terminator​ T cells in the specific tumor AND have the multiplied effect of traveling along the immune pathway of spreading that the cancer many have metastasized. This is huge squared because it means you can essentially use targeting one tumor to identify and eliminate distal tumors that you many not even realize exist.

This allows the therapy for treating cancer to, for the first time; end the "wack a mole" problem that has frustrated traditional shot gun methods of treatment involving radiation and chemotherapy ...which by their nature unfortunately damage parts of the body that are not cancer laden but …

Engineers versus Programmers

I have found as more non formally trained people enter the coding space, the quality of code that results varies in an interesting way.

The formalities of learning to code in a structured course at University involve often strong focus on "correctness" and efficiency in the form of big O representations for the algorithms created.

Much less focus tends to be placed on what I'll call practical programming, which is the type of code that engineers (note I didn't use "programmers" on purpose) must learn to write.

Programmers are what Universities create, students that can take a defined development environment and within in write an algorithm for computing some sequence or traversing a tree or encoding and decoding a string. Efficiency and invariant rules are guiding development missions. Execution time for creating the solution is often a week or more depending on the professor and their style of teaching code and giving out problems. This type of coding is devo…

First *extra Galactic* planetary scale bodies observed

This headline


Significance?
So every so often I see a story that has me sitting at the keyboard for a few seconds...actually trying to make sure the story is not some kind of satire site because the headline reads immediately a nonsense.
This headline did just that.
So I proceeded to frantically click through and it appears it was a valid news item from a valid news source and my jaw hit the floor.
Many of you know that we've been finding new planets outside of our solar system for about 25 years now.
In fact the Kepler satellite and other ground observatories have been accelerating their rate of extra-solar planet discoveries in the last few years but those planets are all within our galaxy the Milky Way.
The three major methods used to detect the bulk of planets thus far are wobble detection, radial transit and this method micro lensing which relies on a gravitational effect that was predicted by Einstein in his general theory of relativity exactly 103 years ago.
https://exoplanet…