Breaking; Orange County Fire Capt. Does ‘Gayner’ off Crown Valley into The 5 ….

December 14, 2016 Chris Welke 0

We here at the SoCal Pick talk lots of smack about local authorities…especially the OCSD & OCDA. With few exceptions; they really are racist, violent, sociopathic assholes that accomplish zilch. Unless you count eating doughnuts and trampling on the Bill of Rights “work.” Not so for the Orange County Fire Authority. This writer volunteered at their beer booth across many years; to raise $ for worthwhile charities (and pound unlimited free beer), when I worked at the Starbucks [clicky clicky!…]

A tribute to “pretty good privacy” or PGP …

November 21, 2016 Chris Welke 0

I found a breakdown of the design of this security algorithm still in use a quarter-century after its creation; but the designer obviously never took a course in design docs or spec; so here is my re-made rendition. (processes/functions/methods are rectangular, [most] data is parallelogram-ular (??)…all other symbols, descriptions, connections, emoji’s and hyperlinks should be intuitive. Created by Bill Feynman at self-sim-sususudios 11/16. the following is a link to the odf if you’d like to download and improve/edit/whatever….pgp-diagram [clicky clicky!…]

Style and Code is under construction + Advertiser Audit is in process….

July 22, 2016 Chris Welke 0

please note that this site may look strange until I have time to tear up the code and test it. in the short-term we wanted all multimedia files to be accessible; in my efforts to customize the footer.php file, the site became deprecated and robbed me of my ability to post certain content, especially music. I noted a bit of renewed interest in the 2007 Kingsmen Alumni Corps, of which I recently located a rare recording, so I [clicky clicky!…]

Let’s play…I mean…create a prototype ’13’ deck aka Korean Poker!

December 28, 2015 Chris Welke 0

If you are like me you played this addictive game at lunch, on the bus, during class…whatever you played it constantly because it’s seriously fun and a great way to pass the time. At Capo Valley, we loved this game because it was winnable even if you were dealt a shitty hand, the game encouraged a great deal of shit-talking and merriment. We’d also enhanced it with “insult rules” such as, while dealing, you throw a few of [clicky clicky!…]

From static frames to animation – JavaScript, Java & Processing; coding Art ….

August 31, 2015 Chris Welke 0

As part of my research, I endeavored to build a frame and tile it – evenly…as you would a column in a upscale restaurant, or as Billy-Buster tiled his lesser-known below-ground pool in the hilltop paradise above San Simeon. Drawing squares, keeping track of their quantity, position and spacing proved unweildy. So back to the drawing board I turned. The first task was to completely fill a window with squares, evenly spaced, uniformed – no holes. My first [clicky clicky!…]

Processing animation .js Test ….

August 25, 2015 Chris Welke 0

Animation *update* unresponsive – posting src and snapshot of fully developed animation as featured image (above). /*Random lerp circle spirals – cwelke @ SSStudios last stable build 8/29/2015 Rendered in Java 1.8 using the Processing API which access OpenGL w/in Microsoft Windows 8.1*/ //global vars float r = 0; float angle = 0; float rSteps; float maxR; float angleSteps; float cirSZ; float centerX; float centerY; float r1 = 0; float angle1 = 0; float rSteps1; float maxR1; float [clicky clicky!…]

The Binary Power Series and Java 1.8 ….

May 15, 2015 Chris Welke 0

Series follow a specific pattern and obey explicit, ineffable rules, like prime numbers…. 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23…. Or a times-table such as 9…. 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, 99. You get the idea, right? (I hope so or you’ll find this post incredibly boring). Computers store information in bits. A bit is one memory cell that is known by the CPU to be TRUE or FALSE, one or zero. [clicky clicky!…]

Rough draft of 1996 VK Judges tape is ONLINE! (finally!)….

March 18, 2015 Chris Welke 0

I’ll be cleaning this up A LOT….but here’s a draft for ya’….check out Antii Karvonen (Solo Soprano) and moi (Lead in Small Ens. Swing to end of opener) during “The Jetsons,” ….to quote Antii, “Damn [We’re] Smooth.” This corps unfortunately did NOT peak at Finals…so Stillwater was as good a show as any we did that year. The GE judge certainly enjoyed it, but…whatever-we blew the ROOF of that joint; crowd went s#!t nuts and that’s all that [clicky clicky!…]

The California Register *Special Edition* drops….

January 16, 2015 Chris Welke 0

….and this writer is responsible for a great deal of the content. If you did not receive a copy of the edition in your mail or PO Box today…I published a PDF of the prototype below so you can enjoy my words as much as I enjoyed writing them. A full copy of the paper in finalized “ATP” as-is form should be avail. to me soon. This is not EXACTLY what was printed, but now that it’s out [clicky clicky!…]

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo News Archive Part 1 – Recovering hidden scandals….

September 20, 2014 Chris Welke 0

This quiet, sleepy little section of the Central Coast lives in a tenuous balance between the upper-middle class families who own property and the majority: the long-term and transient college students that are a nuisance and a necessity. Many national news stories originate or happen here. Like all good PR Firms, City Government and the prestigious Cuesta College in association with Cal Poly (whose administrative talent, cash and credit can compartmentalize conflicts, bury secrets deep and naturally maintain [clicky clicky!…]

Michael “Mike” Braga 86’d from 2017 Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni Corps ….

January 30, 2017 Chris Welke 0

*Breaking* LATER ASSHOLE! Space Park Management to violent coward: Thanks but NO THANKS -or- Wife-Beater Takes Beat-Down Part I. Around about every five years; the most consistently prgressive, entertaining, competitive and downright bad-ass drum & bugle corps* in the kh2own universe puts together an Alumni Corps….for fun, for old times sake, cuz life starts to suck after age 21, cuz playingin a large group of talented men & women is better than (sex * drugs + rockNroll) ….. [clicky clicky!…]

Fun with Microsoft’s Online OneDrive ….

January 17, 2017 Chris Welke 0

So MSFT…in a last gasp effort to get you to use their software; is offering a newer; slightly more useful version of DropBox. You not only get some free cloud space; but instead of loading you up with a 90-day bloatware trial of Office 365 [as they did last time], they give you trial access to OneDrive.com (sorry no backlink –btw caution; the parody mktg doc im going to try and post HAS active links, one will take [clicky clicky!…]

MyEmojiBio ….

December 28, 2016 Chris Welke 0

By GA production artist Gwen Carrington….the following is a biography of this writer in Emoji-only form. Not bad. Write one about someone else…. do you know enough to hit the highlights of their life via symbology ( Here’s my life through someone else’s perspective using emojis as pallete…..

A little holiday music…..

December 19, 2016 Chris Welke 0

Happy Holidays from Bill Feynman, Chris Welke, Steve and SNAFU from the home office on Los Angeles, CA. These tracks are available to stream until 1/2/17. We are busy as fuck as I’m certain you are as well dear reader/listener. Let’s make 2017 so good as to make 2016 feel like 2015. Together. &heart. The Publishers Desk at Self-Similarly Studios, Lonely Faction Productions and The SoCal Picayune. *to be updated asap WIP*

Retraction….Trump wins….

November 8, 2016 Chris Welke 0

We were wrong. Ethics require me to admit wrongness as prominently as the worngness itself; so here ya’ go. The Associated Press just called it. For the non-media savvy. That’s checkmate. Sorry Hil. This doesn’t mean Trump won’t be gargling his nutsac however….

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