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Digital Spring Cleaning

I did some reorganizing on this website, and I think I’m pretty happy about it! The biggest thing I did was merging both personal.jagtalon.com and jagtalon.com. I’ve been maintaining separate WordPress sites for my professional and private blogs, but it was a pain because I had to make sure that I copy any plugin or […]

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File Sharing Setup

When Firefox Send shutdown, I started running my own instance of NextCloud to send files to people. It worked as expected, but it also felt slow. It felt like I was using a website that just groggily woke up from a nap whenever I logged into it. I figured that maybe I could replace it […]

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Tiny Generative Art Template

I’ve been using canvas-sketch ever since I started learning generative art back in November. It’s an incredibly useful tool for creating a new project, setting up a local server, and saving my artwork to disk. The only issue that I have with it is that it comes with a lot of dependencies that I don’t […]

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Going from Browser to Paper

I recently had some of my generative art printed, and I’m stoked to finally have them in my hands! It feels surreal to see my creative coding projects on my wall, taking up space in the physical world instead of being mere pixels on the screen. It’s surprisingly straightforward and affordable. I first adjusted <canvas> […]

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Creative Coding: Making Noise

I love the wave-like patterns in these images. I recently made these using <canvas> (which I’m learning about in the Creative Coding workshop that I’m taking), and each shape that you see is a Unicode character. Their positions are evenly distributed on a grid while their sizes and rotations are generated using the noise2D function. […]

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Creative Coding: Setting Up on Windows

The Canvas and WebGL workshop that I’m taking right now is taught using macOS, so the course assumes that I can access some Unix tools and commands in the dev environment. Since Windows isn’t built on top of BSD or Linux, I have to do a bit more work to get up and running. Install […]

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Hello, Creative Coding

Now that I’m a full-time designer, most of my days are either spent planning projects in Asana or working on them on Figma. I hardly ever do any programming nowadays, and I miss the feeling of writing code and bringing websites to life. I’ve been thinking about small programming projects that I could do in […]

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Working on a new Figma Plugin

During Hack Days last month, Robert and I thought it would be fun to make a Figma plugin that we could use while designing. We had many ideas, but we ended up settling on the idea of a plugin that fetches website metadata. We wanted a plugin that could fetch Open Graph information about a podcast, a song, or […]

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Reviving my first homepage

The other day I learned that there’s an archive of my very first homepage on the Wayback Machine! I never thought I’d see this page again, and I don’t think 2006 me ever expected it to survive this long either. I just wish that it got to archive the Flickr photos, too. I was 15 […]

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Watching: Slow Design for an Anxious World

I’m currently going through videos from AEA DC 2019, and I wanted to share my notes on Jeffrey Zeldman’s talk called Slow Design for an Anxious World. When we need fast Fast is great for service-oriented designs. 80% of the time, we want to create designs that reduces friction and gets out of the way […]