Author Archives: Frank

Dissecting A Dweet #5: Strange Attractor

Hello everyone, today we will be looking into the JavaScript code that generates this cool looking visualization of a Lorenz system. It is based on a set of simple equations that produces incredible fractal spirals first discovered by Edward Lorenz … Continue reading

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Dissecting A Dweet #4: Ring Weave

The dweet we will be looking at today may be the simplest one so far, but it’s every bit as mesmerizing and uses a neat trick to plot polar coordinates. There is plenty of room for playing around with the … Continue reading

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Dissecting A Dweet #3: Mini Black Hole

Today we will be examining my most popular dweet, a miniature black hole simulation! It’s one of my easiest dweets to explain and the code is fairly straightforward. Read on for a full analysis… for(i=0;i<2e3;x.fillRect(i?960+i*S(F=260*(t+9)/i+S(i*i)):0,i?500+.2*(2*i*C(F)+2e4/i):0,K=i++?S(i)*9:2e3,K))x.fillStyle=R(99*i,2*i,i,i?1:.4) View post on imgur.com

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Dissecting A Dweet #2: Spirograph Design Generator

Today we will be examining this crazy small JavaScript program that generates an array of endless random spirograph designs. Read on for a full explanation of how it works. for(i=144;q=(8+t>>3)*i–;x.fillRect(i%16*120+T(S),(i>>4)*120+T(C),2,2))t%24<1?c.width|=r=n=>S(q**n)*9|0:T=f=>5*r(4)*f(r(3)*t)+9*f(r(2)*t)+60

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Dissecting A Dweet #1: Spiral JavaScript Quine

This is the first in a series of posts where I will analyze a dweet’s code, explain how it works, and why it was done that way. A dweet is a 140 character JavaScript program published on Dwitter. The goal … Continue reading

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MinBytes – A Minimal Bytebeat Album in 1024 Bytes

This is a full album with 9 tracks and visualizer in 1k of JavaScript! Each song is created by a tiny function. For example, the first song on the album uses the simple function (t&t>>8). It is amazing the complexity … Continue reading

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“SPENDOTRON: 2019” – Ludum Dare 44

The theme for Ludum Dare 44 was “Your Life is Currency”. This was my 9th Ludum Dare and first one using Javascript. You can play it in browser on itch.io! It’s been over 4 years since the last time I’ve … Continue reading

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I made 7 1k JavaScript demos in 2 weeks for JS1k!

For the past month I have been doing a deep dive into making tiny JavaScript programs. It started when I learned the JS1k (JavasScript 1 kilobyte) competition was underway, with the deadline rapidly approaching. I had programmed only a small … Continue reading

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I’m only making business card sized games now

Over the years I’ve worked on many games, some big, some small. I’ve found that the smaller the game, the more fun I seem to have making it. So I set out to make the smallest game I possibly could, … Continue reading

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Piroot Video Devlog 4 – NPCs, Text Effects and Bubble Blocks

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