August 30th, 2013



node.js is working funky on my work machine.

For whatever reason, jake’s jake.mkdirP which resolves to utilities.mkdirP which ultimately splits a path and calls fs.mkdirSync(currPath, mode || 0755); is not creating directories.


Rather, it’s creating a single file at the drive-root.




I’ve run this before, but only on my home machine.

Both are windows7, only work has UAC turned on.


Same drive as shell prompt or cross-drive, doesn’t make a difference (I remember running into this as an issue for _something_. Vanilla node fs?).

Running shell as Administrator doesn’t make a difference.

Reducing the path to a single directory doesn’t make a difference.






UPDATE @ 10:30pm: confirmed that jake.mkdirP(path) does work on my home machine. aaaargh. Is it a UAC thing?


UPDATE @ 2013.09.03: it does work on my work machine. The trick is that jake/utilities did not want to create directories from the root of my c: drive. Not that I got any coherent errors out of it. But switching to the d: drive got it to work. The mental disconnect came in that I was writing to the c: and d: drives at home, and thought that I had tried both of them at work. So it goes.

August 30th, 2013

August 30th, 2013

August 30th, 2013

August 22nd, 2013

I haven’t done a new sketch since the un-finished (but workable to some extent) animator.

I’ve been doing other projects and contract work, keeping busy. But not doing word-art. :::sigh:::

Now I’ve had a few things flash through my head when I’m waking up that I’d like to realize.

Something akin to scripting the text, however. yikes!
Instead of scripting, maybe more meta-data on each frame (segment of text) is sufficient.

Like the animator.
But with the ability to indicate color, size, duration, etc. for each frame.
Including then the duration of blank spaces.
Currently, the animator has no meta-data, just a collection of frames.

I partly remember seeing rows of crosses and dots,



blown up, centered on the screen… which isn’t required.
But I suppose definigh the position of each element would be useful.

The existing animator would work as a subset of this – centered text, blobs, specific size, each frame the same rate, no blank frames, etc.

August 16th, 2013

The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer

August 16th, 2013

The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer

August 16th, 2013

The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer

August 15th, 2013

August 15th, 2013

August 14th, 2013

August 13th, 2013

Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | The art of William Burroughs

This post has sat in my draft-queue for eight years (since August 25, 2005, it seems).

So, time to shove it out the door.
No drama, no nuance.
Maybe I’ll put some there there, later.

I had this book, then loaned it to somebody.
Who promptly disappeared.
A year or two later somebody pressed a piece of paper into my hand at a bar:

I still have your book, asshole!

So, I hope it serves him well.

August 13th, 2013
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