Games, Games, Games

Games we (my family) own. These are all available for game night with the NTTTBGM group. Some of these...

Art Projects

I have worked on various art projects over the years. This is a collection of some of those projects....

Programming Projects

I have worked on various personal and professional computer programming projects over the years. This is a collection of...
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Programming in Breadth: Hello World

Many programming books start out with a chapter called “Hello World” or at least a section of the chapter where the programming itself is being taught. After installing text editors, compilers, etc., a program must be written that does something visible, and so, the “hello world” program is…

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Linkage Program

Linkage Temporary Points

[Update: Scroll the update at the end to see new information about all of this] When I first wrote the Linkage software, I knew that if you rotate some points, that they can’t be rotated back to their original positions because of math and rounding issues. I immediately…

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Mental Injury, and is Facebook a Blog?

I wrote a post on Facebook and it was sort of long. it was just some thoughts I had. I’m recreating that here because FB is not really a blog and it’s unfair to push more than 100-200 words onto people who are just browsing for kitten pictures……

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Linkage Program

Darned Planetary Gears

I thought that the Linkage program, with the addition of external gears, would handle a planetary transmission just fine. I was wrong. Aside from the issue of having to drive this with a chain, which is necessary because making the center connector of the gear train an input…

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Linkage Program

Slider Bug in Linkage Software

I found a really weird sliding connector bug. If the connectors B and C are very very close to vertical but not quite exactly vertical, a math problem causes the mechanism to fail at a seemingly random position. In this case, I saw it fail about 3/4 of…

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Linkage Internal Gears

Someone contacted me asking about planetary [internal] gears. I gave it some thought and implemented it in about 2 hours. A bunch of that time was me figuring out how to automatically find the gear radii based on just the ratio. The gear with the larger ration value…

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