"Blue noise" is a term used in computer graphics to describe noise that is uniformly distributed. It is often used in procedural generation techniques to place objects during terrain generation that require a roughly even distribution across a landscape. This post will go into an implementation of Poisson Disk sampling, a super straightforward blue noise generator that I've been using on recent projects. 😄
What started as an attempt to demonstrate how interrupts and grayscale rendering works on the TI series graphing calculators turned into a full-blown attempt at writing an emulator that would be runnable in a modern browser using a combination of Rust 🦀 and WebAssembly 🕸. The idea came to me while walking through the Rust + WebAssembly tutorial, where I realized that many of the same abstractions could apply to an emulated system.
My second project in Rust is a little more practical than my first (which you can read here). This project involves creating a command-line utility that is able to interact with the Bear Writer application, an OS X app that I use for taking notes, writing blogs, and generally keeping my life organized in a single, cloud-synced place.