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ASCII Studio Launch

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 17, 2016, 2:15 PM
ASCII Studio is a project I've been working on for a while that I finally launched last week. It's an App for Windows, Mac, and Linux that lets you make ASCII art with the click of a button. Just enter in a source image and it will generate ASCII art. Some samples:


So to celebrate the launch of ASCII Studio, I'll be selling it at 20% off until November 1. Just click download and enter "LAUNCH16" on the ASCII Studio Website.


  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? 6 years

  2. What does your username mean? "Cloud" in Iseren

  3. Describe yourself in three words. Eh

  4. Are you left or right handed? Right

  5. What was your first deviation? This one, submitted years ago on a different account:

Big Bear by kwuus
  1. What is your favourite type of art to create? Photography

  2. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Flash animation

  3. What was your first favourite? 

another eye??? by gyuszi02
  1. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Anime/Manga Style

  2. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? lyridae.deviantart.com/

  3. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? idk

  4. Has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Not really

  5. What are your preferred tools to create art? A camera 

  6. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? On my computer with photoshop

  7. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? Discovering conlanging here. It gave me a new hobby

Huge Update for Language Pad

Sun May 17, 2015, 4:43 PM

Release date

It should be ready by the end of May.

What's new

  •Splash screen colors changed
  •Redesigned about dialog
  •Redesigned internal color system
  •Trimmed unnecessary code in Tundra library
  •Tabbed pages
  •Default format now a notebook file (*.nt)
  •Released source code

Language Pad 3.1 Preview by kwuus

A new file format

In previous versions, Language Pad could only handle one document at a time. Starting with 3.1, you can have multiple RTF files in window. You can save these as *.nt files. These files are designed to be as simple as possible and they're basically just a *.zip structured like this:
  • Notebook

    • Pages
      • Page 1.rtf
      • Page 2.rtf
    • settings.txt

Now open source

The next release will come with the source code along with the download. You will be free to do whatever you want as long as you don't remove my name.


My deviantART Story

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 1:42 AM


I'm doing this because I want the badge. :lmao: Here my favorite deviations for the ~5 years I've been on here:

1. I took this inside the church during the most intense rainstorm I have ever seen. at a baptist summer camp in New Mexico in 2010. If you ignored all the bible-thumping(being a gay, liberal atheist, I'm probably their vision of the Anti-Christ), it was the most beautiful place I had ever been to(see here and here). It was the last day on the week long camp at Glorietta and the other campers were playing some game in the center field(here), and being the aspie I am, I didn't feel like playing so I just went around the camp taking pictures. I went near the field(where the vans are in the last picture) and I saw pitch black rain clouds heading towards us, so I ran into the main church to escape the rain. I was standing alone watching the rain for about five minutes then everyone else started pouring in and they had some church service or something and I just stayed outside in the church's lobby, which had huge windows that the rain was rolling down so I took this picture:

Waterdrops by kwuus 

Shortly after I took it, I remembered I had lost my bible and I would be bitched at if I didn't bring it back, so I had to make the long trek all the way to the lost and found which was all the way on the other side of the camp. The bible and me both got soaked in the downpour and I had to dry off and start packing because we would be leaving in the evening. 

2. From the same camp, I took this picture. to give you perspective, from the camera's point of view in this picture, the church is to the left, the cabins and the field to the right, and the lost and found/office building and a café behind. There was a dock a little bit the right where I went fishing because it was one of the activities the camp had that I hadn't done yet, and I met a girl named Sarah there who later turned up in my 8th grade art class a year later and we called each other "fish boy"/"fish girl" because somehow, we caught a lot of fish and ended up having a "fish fight" throwing fish at each other.

The Lake by kwuus

3. This is my old dog Fresa, who was 6 months older than me. I grew up with her until she was 14 and we had to put her down because she was pretty much falling apart.

Fresa by kwuus

4. This was taken during a haunted house that one of my old neighbor's parent's used to run every Halloween, but they stopped doing it in 2011(I think).

Halloween by kwuus
5. This was my first post in conlanging. It's for Saraze, a *shrug* romance conlang, which in turn was based of a really crappy Enligsh relex, but it was what got me into conlanging.
    



New Group

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 4, 2014, 6:27 PM
:iconconstructedlanguages:
This group was founded because the previous group Conlangers has many problems:
- The admins are inactive, with many of them not even on dA for years, which meant they weren't able to address:
- Random submissions being made that don't have anything to do with conlangs, such as
Guatemala 3 by NSolanki SMSY 10 by NSolanki O B E R IV by NSolanki
- No conlang challenges for a long time

This group is still under construction, so it may look messy. If you have any suggestions or if you would like to become an admin, please comment.

Should. I've never really been good with deadlines, but this one seems likely. All I have left to do is build the viewer and fix a few bugs. I just finished rebuilding the file structure, so now it's readable. Here's what the picture above looks like when saved:

#Thorn
Thorn Version=0.9.9.0

#Customization
Title=Iseren
Author=Ian Martinez
Website=
Version=1
Description=
Language Name=Iseren
Language Family=Isolate
Language Type=1
Language Status=2
Language Description=
Background Type=3
Language Image Layout=0
Background Color=255,255,255,255
Background Blend Positions=0|0.5|1|
Background Blend Colors=255,97,16,97|255,106,45,107|255,195,32,107|
Background Blend Angle=0
Font=Microsoft Sans Serif,8.25,Regular
Font Color=255,0,0,0
Title Font=Microsoft Sans Serif,8.25,Regular
Title Font Color=255,0,0,0

#Keyboard
Keyboard 0=Á|{tooltip}
Keyboard 1=á|{tooltip}
Keyboard 2=É|{tooltip}
Keyboard 3=é|{tooltip}
Keyboard 4=Í|{tooltip}
Keyboard 5=í|{tooltip}
Keyboard 6=Ó|{tooltip}
Keyboard 7=ó|{tooltip}
Keyboard 8=Ú|{tooltip}
Keyboard 9=ú|{tooltip}

#Vocabulary

#Pages
Page 0 Title=
Page 0 Type=2
Page 0 Text=Iseren
Page 1 Title=
Page 1 Type=0
Page 1 HasCaption=True
Page 1 Caption=Mutíila, gus’ye wáadluwaan úu íijang!:n: Damn, that's a lot of pigeons!


The resources such as images, sounds, and videos are saved a resources folder and the code is saved into a data.zia file and it's all put into a *.zip file.

0.99 is pretty much exactly what 1.0 will be like, but I'll probably have to fix a few bugs people find when testing before releasing 1.0.

The re-designed custom keyboard in Thorn

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:26 PM
When I first made it, the custom key board was an group of ugly in a pop up window that only showed up when you build the *.exe, but now its been expanded so now it shows all the time in a side bar built into Thorn. The purpose of the keyboard is to let you easily insert obscure characters that you might have in your language without having to resort to an outside program. 

Say, for example, you decided you wanted to have the letter "ǽ" in your language and you decided that it was pronounced [æɪ̯], you could build a custom keyboard like this:

Keyboard by kwuus
And when you exit the dialog, the key buttons will be on the right side of the window and whenever you need to insert characters, you can just click them and they'll be entered into the text box your using.

Zia by kwuus

Another interesting feature is the new file format. Before, it was binary and completely unreadable, now it's about as readable as it can get. Here's the saved file for the keyboard above:

Thorn=0.9.9.0
Ǽ=[æɪ̯]
ǽ=[æɪ̯]


Thorn isn't abandoned

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 21, 2014, 3:55 AM
As some of you who are in the Conlangers group might have seen, a while back I was working on a project called Thorn, which was kinda like a free Rosetta Stone that you could customize for your own conlang. I've just had other projects that I was working on and more importantly, school, so I didn't have time for Thorn until now.

After a lengthy hiatus, I'm planning to resume development tomorrow, but one feature: *.exe generation will be cut. It's the biggest time consumer and documentation on the libraries needed to develop it are spotty at best. Instead there will be a viewer built into Thorn that will allow you to view files made with Thorn. 

Another feature that will be changed is the file format to make it more portable because one day I might make an Android version of Thorn (most likely just a viewer though).

Old Version(0.98):
Iseren Thorn File by conlangs
New Version(0.99):



The Future of Chameleon

Sat Jul 19, 2014, 4:02 PM
Coming in Chameleon 5.0:
  • UI changes
  • Option to save the Aero tweaks you make into a separate file
  • Option to hide the notification bubble
  • Release Tundra library as open source(the library that does all the aero-related things, detecting/setting wallpapers, color averaging, custom buttons, and a transparent rich text box)
Premium features coming in Chameleon 5.0:
    I know some of you are probably gonna hate this. Chameleon was previously a donationware program, but I've found, as I have with so many other programs I've written, that the donationware model just doesn't work. People just naturally assume that a lot of other people have donated and decide not to.
    I didn't want to have to do this, but I need a new computer because the one I have now is literally falling apart. I need to hold it at a special angle to prevent it from overheating and shutting off automatically and whatever used to hold the hard drive in place broke, so every day I have to take off the bottom panel to put it back in place or it will become too loose and the computer will show a BSOD. One day, it will probably decide just to kick the bucket, and then I'll have no computer to use to develop my software(hence no more updates/bug fixes for Chameleon).
    The payment to get the premium version will kind of be like an enforced donation. You can pay whatever you want as long as it's above $1. All the features currently available in Chameleon will still be free. Here are the upcoming features which will require premium:
  • Get color from webcam
  • Get color from humidity
  • Get color from wind speed
  • Get color from current tab in IE/Firefox/Chrome 
After Chameleon 5.0:
  • There will be an option to change to Celsius. I'm saving it until after 5.0 because it will require a reworking of Chameleon(the weather system uses Fahrenheit internally)


Taking Suggestions

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 10:45 PM
Now that I'm done with Chameleon, aside from adding a few few features and bug fixes, I have free time to develop other software, so If you have any suggestions for small utilities you would like, let me know.


Here's a list of the changes to Chameleon 4.0 from its previous version:
  • It went through a complete rewrite
  • Bug fixes
  • Smaller Size
  • Get color from application icon
  • Less resource intensive(Waaay less, especially when getting the color from the wallpaper)
  • UI redesigned to look less crappy :D (Big Grin) 
  • New Icons
  • The color-averaging algorithm(to get the color from icons, the wallpaper, and the screen) is more accurate
  • You can now save the changes you made as themes
For those of you who don't know what Chameleon is, it is a program I made a while back that allows you to set the theme color for your computer based on certain factors. For example, if you have it set to monitor the temperature, and the temperature is 95°F, the theme colors will change to red and if it's 50°F, it will change to blue.(You can set custom colors of course).

Temperature Chameleon by kwuus

My computer crashed about a year ago, and I thought it had taken Chameleon with it, but it turns out I had a back up on one of my old computers. When I found the backup for Chameleon, I couldn't find the source code anywhere, only the executable, so there wasn't ever going to be any updates, but a couple days ago I found the source code in some old .rar file, so now I can update it and fix all of the many things that are wrong with it now.  The code was so messy(I wrote it back in 7th grade) that I decided it needed a complete rewrite. To give you an example, the code for one of the custom buttons used to be 1261 lines of code, but after the rewrite it's 152 lines, so it is now much more maintainable and probably more stable. It's taken awhile to rewrite it, but it should be done within a few days because I only have to put on a few finishing touches. 

Here's a list of the changes to Chameleon 4.0:
  • It went through a complete rewrite
  • Bug fixes
  • Smaller Size
  • Get color from application icon
  • Less resource intensive(Waaay less, especially when getting the color from the wallpaper)
  • UI redesigned to look less crappy :D (Big Grin) 
  • New Icons
  • The color-averaging algorithm(to get the color from icons, the wallpaper, and the screen) is more accurate
  • You can now save the changes you made as themes

Old Version:
Chameleon Aero Changer by kwuus
New Version:
  • Eating: Cherry sprinkle donut from Shipley's (SOOO GOOOD)
I'm merge my accounts because as of now I have three accounts because it's just easier to manage. I'll now submit all my things to this account from my accounts ianmartinez and conlangs