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March 27, 2019
Build a decentralized web chat in 15 minutes

This post originally appeared on the David Walsh blog.

In this 15 minute tutorial we're going to build a simple decentralized chat application which runs entirely in a web browser.

All you will need is a text editor, a web browser, and a basic knowledge of how to save HTML files and open them in the browser.

Diagram of how WebRTC works browser to browser

We're going to use Bugout, a JavaScript library that takes care of the peer-to-peer networking and cryptography.

Get the full tutorial on GitHub

Read more posts on the subject of cryptography & decentralized systems.

Feb. 22, 2019
TOPLAP 15th Birthday Streamed Algorave

As part of the TOPLAP 15th Birthday live-stream I live-coded some algorithmic rave music in Speccy:

Speccy is a browser based environment for live-coding 8-bit algorithmic rave music in ClojureScript.

You can watch the videos of everybody who participated here.

Feb. 4, 2019
Global Game Jam 2019: Otoch

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A couple of weekends ago my friend Crispin and I made this game as part of Global Game Jam, an event in which participants build a game in 48 hours.

It was a lot of fun and I got to spend most of the time drawing and doing graphics and music, which was a nice break from writing software.

Play it online!

Dec. 29, 2018
Catskills, NY, USA

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So long 2018.

Nov. 20, 2018
Inkscape Animation with SVG Animation Assistant

SVG Animation Assistant is an open source companion application for Inkscape.

SVG Animation Assistant interface showing Inkscape and a walk cycle animation

It runs along side Inkscape and helps you animate by cycling through the layers of your SVG as you edit it.

This allows you to do basic flip-book style animation. Each layer in your SVG is one frame of the animation.

Customise frame timing and behaviour by editing the layer name:

Inkscape layers UI with customisation

The animation live-reloads in the assistant window whenever you hit save in Inkscape.

SVG Animation Assistant interface showing live reloading

Run on Linux

If you are a Linux user you can use the online version of this app.

You can get the full source code to this application on GitHub.