My Websites

ConwayLife.com

ConwayLife.com is a website devoted to Conway’s Game of Life and similar cellular automata. Most importantly, the website contains LifeWiki, an encyclopedia for Life-like cellular automata. With over 1,000 articles and 700 patterns, it is the largest collection of patterns and encyclopaedic information about Life-like cellular automata on the internet.

  • The site itself was launched in December 2008, and LifeWiki was launched soon thereafter in January 2009.
  • The site’s forums have become one of the primary resources through which new discoveries in the Game of Life are shared. For example, the Gemini (the first self-replicating pattern ever found) was first announced here.

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QETLAB.com

QETLAB is a MATLAB toolbox for exploring quantum entanglement, and qetlab.com is, not surprisingly, its homepage. The QETLAB code itself is stored on github, while qetlab.com itself uses MediaWiki for documentation and code examples. I decided on MediaWiki because:

  1. I’m comfortable messing around with its guts (for example, I made a custom extension that pulls QETLAB’s source code from the github servers and embeds it in the wiki’s documentation pages), and
  2. I’m hoping that people will embrace the wiki format and upload pieces of example code from their own work.

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StatDistributions.com

A website that calculates p-values and test statistics associated with normal, Student’s t, chi-square, and F-distributions. The calculations are done in javascript via the trapezoid rule for numerical integration, and the distribution image is created via some transparent PNGs, javascript and CSS – it does not use Java or any plug-ins.

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MythicWars.com

This website is home to two online games (Mythos and Norron) that I made during my undergraduate years at University of Guelph. The games are based around Greek and Norse mythology, respectively, were coded in ASP 3.0, and run on an SQL Server 2005 database (although Mythos made its humble debut while running on an MS Access database).

In late 2007, Norron was translated into Chinese, but the Chinese version of the game has since been taken offline. The English-language version of the games are still running and maintain a consistent playerbase of a few hundred active players, though they are now run by Martin Lavigne and Joseph Smith.

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