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2018

Improving the procedural modelling workflow

November 17, 2018

A discussion of the most tedious parts of something made to make modelling less tedious, and how they can be improved.

Real-time shadows: arriving at the SSAO algorithm

April 14, 2018

A review of the design constraints leading to the widespread use of SSAO

2017

Purpose: A Year in Review

December 21, 2017

A reflection on the growing up I did this year.

Anatomy of a Code Golf Solution

August 11, 2017

I learned a few tricks by trying to compress some Javascript source code as much as possible.

Volumes and Subsurface Scattering

June 24, 2017

An explanation on how we use probability densities to represent permeable materials in 3D rendering

Simple Inverse Kinematics

March 12, 2017

A quick and dirty algorithm for posing bones

2016

How Raytracing Works

October 27, 2016

After writing a raytracer, I thought I'd make a walkthrough sharing the strategies you can use to make a 3D renderer

Demystifying English Parsing

July 28, 2016

Natural Language Processing is one of those things which can seem too complicated and daunting to understand. I break down some of the base concepts to make it less of a magic black box.

Open Letter to CS247

June 6, 2016

I feel like our Software Engineering Principles course fell short, so I wrote a letter to the staff explaining what was wrong and how I thought it could be fixed.

2015

Things to be Excited About in Perl 6

October 11, 2015

Some of the great parts about the language, and why you should be excited for its Christmas release.

Using Swivel in batch from the terminal

June 27, 2015

You can use Swivel from the command line, but it doesn't let you change the starting frame that way, so I tried to patch it in myself. It was an adventure in writing raw AVM2 bytecode.

Scrabble Solving with Regular Expressions

March 31, 2015

String parsing can make some problems a lot more fun.

TerribleHack

March 29, 2015

Most hackathons are about coming up with innovative new ideas and making plausible startup prototypes. This one is different.

The New saripagurek.com

February 15, 2015

How my sister's website came into existence.

2014

Waterloo 1A Retrospective

December 25, 2014

A reflection on my experience in my first term of Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

YCHacks and San Francisco

August 9, 2014

I went to California for my first hackathon.

Intro to Javascript for Educators

March 23, 2014

A crash course in HTML, Javascript, and CSS geared for math teachers.

2013

Dream Sequence Effects in Premiere and Animate Pro

August 10, 2013

How I made some of those trippy surreal effects from the opening scenes of The Weight.

Ripples Using Layer Masks in Flash

July 6, 2013

A quick demonstration of how I did that ripple effect in that one scene of Narcissus.

Fire Particles for HTML5 Canvas

February 24, 2013

Some cool Javascript/HTML5 particle effects.

2012

Stress: A Brief Summary of the Past Month

July 30, 2012

In three acts: Website Issutes, Work at a Summer Camp, and NATA

Efficient Flash Techniques

March 24, 2012

Some techniques to be able to create Flash animations more quickly.

Responsive Web Design

February 18, 2012

Some tips regarding websites that scale and change to fit the screen and device it's on.

2011

Swarm: AS3 Experiment

May 29, 2011

How to dynamically create a swarm of bugs in Flash.

Annoying Disc Script

March 26, 2011

For April Fool's, make someone's disc drive pop open repeatedly. It'll piss them off quickly.

AS3 Particles

January 29, 2011

Particles in Flash = cool.

Basic <canvas> Tutorial

January 26, 2011

How to do some basic scripting using the HTML canvas element.

Webcam-Controlled Games

January 14, 2011

It's a test to see if I could control a sniper game with a webcam.

New Year's Resolution

January 1, 2011

This year, I resolve not to change my website compulsively like I did in 2010.

2010

AS2 Pixel HitTest

December 30, 2010

Test for ACTUAL collisions without a bounding box!

Synfig basics

September 15, 2010

Here's a basic tutorial to get you started with Synfig, because it's pretty complex if you don't know how to begin.

Photoshop Masks

June 12, 2010

Masking is the process of only showing part of an image on top of another. I'm here to show you how to do this.

Sound in Flash

May 21, 2010

Ahh, Flash... so many people fail to use its sound capabilities! Here's a tutorial about using sound in Flash and how to make it stay in sync.

Enemy AI

May 6, 2010

Enemy AI: The art of making interactive computer-controlled game characters!