Seamount Diary: November 2009
Miscellany. Click through to be info-tained.
Reading about Go, a new systems programming language from the good people at Google.
Tech Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKnDgT73v8s&feature=youtube_gdata
Looking at drupal modules to add a map of synthesis meetings to the web site:
Reading more about some HTML5 features (canvas, inline SVG, DOM storage and web workers).
Just submitted some code to allow PhyloWidget to get EOL Images, and currently working on getting it to load the EOL classification tree. Here are some screen shots of the two working together, showing the EOL primates tree and images:
And the biodiversity of the day is: birds.
Programming in the public sandbox areas of Second Life turned out to be pretty painful, so I started with a Processing sketch. It creates a random tree and draws it using the algorithm of Botanical Visualization of Huge Hierarchies section 3.1.
Trees in virtual worlds and GPGPU graph layout.