A new Polargraph SD case. It took a couple of tries, since the bottom part is just a little too long to fit on a Thing-o-Matic’s bed. I had to slice it into two pieces, and my first attempt caused it to be about 2mm too short.
AI Challenge Entries Closed
The entry period for the AI Challenge has closed, and they’re doing the final games. I really haven’t updated my bot in two weeks or so. I had some more ideas to do and optimizations, but I never got around to it. In the end, it looks like I’ll be the 2nd place Clojure bot as one of the other that was more actively developed took a giant leap above me. I’ll be happy to try again next year.
My bot is doing surprisingly well. It is currently the highest rated Clojure bot, and is ranked a little below 850th out of ~5700. I’m a hair under the 15th percentile.
AI Design Flaw
My bot has played two more games, and legitimately won both. But while I was thinking last night I came up with a bad realization: since my bot runs from enemy ants, it would run away from protecting the hills. This could allow a single ant to capture a hill that had lots of ants around it.
This hasn’t happened yet. I’d better put a fix in before it does.
Kitten Model on Thingiverse
Plywood Air Filter on Thingiverse
I’ve got a new object up on Thingiverse, it’s my Plywood Air Filter. I’ve been using it for a while now and it’s much better than my hacked together duct tape and cardboard mess that it replaced.
Don’t use FileMerge with 25mb files
How long does it take to use OS X’s FileMerge on a pair of 25mb files? Somewhere between 20m and 2 hours. I left my computer after 20m since it wasn’t done, but it was when I came back. At this point, I’m convinced I don’t need to worry about using PyPy with Skeinforge, so I can start saving time. Now if I could only quadruple the speed of my ToM…
I’m starting my blog over. Content to come soon.