February 14, 2014
This is source code package accompanying my (Artur Sowinski) software CV.
It contains selected projects:
- Twitachu twitter reader project in ruby
- Hive testbed of few technologies – sockets, own physics engine, templates, diy foreach c++ macro
- Wlog the php weight logging app.
- 33600 – My early (1999) 3d artwork, part of the demoscene movement.
Also notable project:
- Diskless linux system capable of full 3d, with single hdd for entire organisation with clever network caching system that allows instant propagation of installed software
Other technology related blog entries are here.
September 12, 2013
If you have a laptop with Ubuntu system on it, which you take with you every now and then, you most likely encountered a pesky bug in the network setup. When booting from cold start the laptop starts to look for a connected ethernet cable, but when you are on the go, there is no such thing, thus it waits 3 minutes at the boot time before deciding to go without network. Many forums have some strange solutions to this problem, I found out what really is wrong, and how to EXACTLY fix it.
August 6, 2013
After going plant based I simply could not stop thinking about a one thing: humans and non-humans are pretty much of the same construct. We all form tribes of shared beliefs, we create tools that aid our overall well-being in our lives, we love, we sometimes disagree and throw faeces, rocks or small metal pebbles, sometimes even larger pebbles that are somewhat radioactive at each other to prove something. By we I mean all species of this place.
What if they would actually exist? What if there were more then one species that can create highly specialised transformations of reality based on imaginary constructs?
What if they are of same moral construct as all else of this place and are not that different than we are? This is what I think they see us like. Scared, confused by unknown technology, however they seem to appreciate curiosity of the select few who chose to stay, overcome the fear and want to investigate what is going on.
June 3, 2013
So, you have a truck. Not just any truck. You’ve set your truck at proper height for the offroad, just half of inch below suspension height limits set by public road officials. You tinkered around your truck and know that every time something sounds bad you just have to get it done and fixed, up to speed. You answer to no-one, except The Almighty, and your mother in law. You tread on no-one. You know what the difference makes putting a match ammo through your gun and cheap one. And despite your best intentions you sometimes have to yield to the dollar or to the doctor. What if there was a better way to get things done within own means?
February 20, 2013
When I see those, some feelings come along that I believe are how love feels :) Although not really you can synthesise love through imagination, you can only truly bind on the soul level in an honest to God way.
January 26, 2013
When about two days ago, I was merrily going around my life I saw something strange. I was throwing out the trash. When I opened the trash shed, a stray scared cat jumped out of the trashcans. On top of that there is -12°C ( 10°F, global warming my ass ). Few weeks ago I saw on facebook some photo of someone making a booth for stray cats. I forgot how that person made it, but I decided to make one myself with what I had at hand.
November 20, 2012
Life is more about of relationships than anything else. But here’s the catch, it is not limited to the persons alone, but also goes to other realms, such as things, or even imaginary construct. From that point of view it can be easy to figure out stuff down the road. Some quick examples:
You and your favorite brands of cloths/electronic – despite the choice of many things you came to certain brand that represents certain style.