Mastermind meets Android pattern lock

05 April 2017

Morning commute is long and boring. In my case the routine pass by 20 minutes of tube. Then by looking at people playing at Candy Crush I realised I should install a game on my phone to entertain me, but not Candy Crush. I remembered to my Mastermind game while I was a child and I really liked that game. However I wanted something a bit different and got the idea after failing to unlock my phone to make a mix beteen Mastermind and the Android lock pattern. The perfect opportinity to build my first Progressive Web App, and play with WebPack. After 2 weeks of code and months of polishing the game was ready to go. At first it was for my personal entertainment but it's even better if other people can enjoy it too.

‘‘It's dangerously amazing to code a mean feedback on your perfomance’’


The revenge of music n00bs

09 January 2017

For Christmas, my big brother offered me a Novation Launchpad. It's beautiful piece of hardware. Despite the fact I'm not good at music but (sometimes) I try to improve myself on it, I remain bad at it. However, the manufacturer provide a documentation about MIDI to communicate with the device. I couldn't help it, I had to control these LEDs from my browser. Few days later, tetris was running. It was quite interesting to build a game and respect the limitation of the device to obtain a smooth game. And the best: everything is Web powered. You can see a quick demo of tetrispad on my twitter.

‘‘Playing a retro game is fun. Coding it is better!’’


CSS killed the JavaScript stars

26 October 2016

Easy to admit, I love JavaScript. But when I can get rid of it, I do it. That's something I discovered from my most popular repo: Vivus. Most of the time, the library was included just for a single use. That makes me unhappy to include a library just for a single use. Then I realised that the library code could be used to generate independent animated SVG.

‘‘CSS killed the JavaScript stars’’


Listen to your code

06 March 2016

Long time ago I found a clone of the Tenori-On in Web. It's such a nice tool to play and make melodies but I wanted to find a source to generate the combinaisons. Until I realised commit SHA are 'unlimited' and easy to access. From a hash, the program will extract a BPM, a melody pattern and list of sound to use between the Tenori and TR808. The result is a noize generator that even the worst techno club couldn't broadcast, this is the improvement to do.

‘‘A good idea badly executed remain bad.’’

Introduction to WebRTC

pc.connect() doesn't respond

01 February 2016

After playing a bit with stop motion, I wanted to build something a bit bigger. The topic was missing but it came very quickly: WebRTC. It was the first time I tried to explain something in video. It took me ages to write the storyboard, draw and cut all the different pieces, pass one complete night to take the shots then take some courage to record my voice. The result hold in 4 minutes of video. This is definitely perfectible.

‘‘South Park animation is not as easy as people think!’’