Monday, May 23, 2022

## Sculpture creations: Video and more photos…

Howdy! I’ve uploaded some videos of my latest sculpture creations in clay for fun. Please check them out; hope you enjoy them. Also trying to keep photos of my art (sculpture, paintings/sketches, and encaustics) all in one place at https://www.deviantart.com/fsartwork/ Pics of this and more are at https://www.deviantart.com/fsartwork/ However, since I’m not a paying member there I […]

## Non-Tech/Behavioral Questions @ Interview

I’ve recently been interviewing for my next role following completion of my contracts in my high-tech industry. This prompted me to reflect, and research on some of the behavioral questions that I faced, I posed (on the other side of the table as an interviewer/hiring manager for many years), and what other sources have exposed. […]

## What is the mean age of 11-15?

This is an easy question “What is the mean age of 11-15?” really but it’s worth for people to understand the different concepts and differences between “mean“, “arithmetic mean“, “statistical mean“, “average“, “midrange“, “median“, and “mode“. The arithmetic mean and average are the same thing. So, if you find the average of the numbers 11 to […]

## y^2 = -x and x= 2y…so?

y^2 = -x and x= 2y; and neither can be zero. Solve for x and y 🙂 Fun one. If I share the solution, it’d be no fun, but I’ll give you a hint below (you can do this) but do the process to get to this 🙂

## Sculpture and science

This is a physical 3D sculpture inspired by the recently discovered/invented Metamobius geometry. I’ve posted blogs about this after I came across it (search for “metamobius” on my site). I wanted to see if the computer-generated images could be physically manifested…yes, this one did!

## My sculpture experiments

Here’s a whimsical sculpture I made out of clay. I call it “the man and his son”.

## The world’s first “smart”-phone

It was in the late 90s when, fresh out of university, I got my first real career job at now defunct Geoworks based in Alameda, CA (their Seattle resources taken over by Amazon.com since). They built the embedded platform on Unix for various mobile devices including PDAs, beepers and such (remember those?). I was on […]

## Adding sound to Python code

Python isn’t necessarily for multimedia programming, so only recently I looked up ways to add audio in a Python script. Turns out there are several ways to do that. They’re all really simple. Methods to add sound: 1. import winsound fname = “soundfile.wav” winsound.PlaySound(fname, winsound.SND_FILENAME) 2. import pygame pygame.init() s = pygame.mixer.Sound(“soundfile.wav”) # Start playback […]