December 2020


It's cold and rainy here in Victoria. We're spending more time indoors, crafting rope mats and origami to combat winter blues. Pino now has many new decorations, just in time for 2021!

The extended version of the North Pacific Logbook project is almost done! The last step, is to make new art for each day.

Latitude48 magazine featured us in their December issue(p.89-90). We also spoke to Marketplace for a podcast on adapting to climate change.

Pino book club

We read The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury this month. We're currently reading The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey, and The Unreal and the Real by Ursula Le Guin.

November 2020


This month, we launched Noton, a live-drawing playground. Noton works by drawing cables between timers, logic gates and instruments inspired from pepepépepe's Color Computers to explore binary logic.

We also created some terminal utilities like Seconth, a calendar, and Firth, a calculator.

We almost migrated each one of our tools out of Electron, it took a while but was well worth it. Nasu, Dotgrid, Moogle, Orca and Noton are all written in pure C with only SDL as dependency.

We've also begun working on an extended edition of the North Pacific Logbook.

Pino book club

This section is new! We thought we'd share our favorite readings each month. In November, we read Ray Bradbury shorts from The Machineries of Joy.

October 2020


This month, as stated above, we added RSS feeds to most of our projects. Past and current newsletter updates are now displayed on our website under Update logs, and will be released monthly on our RSS feed.

After reading passages from Kenneth Neumeyer's book Sailing the Farm, we've been experimenting with growing food aboard Pino. Sprouting seeds is a good way to transform dried foods into fresh foods. See our notes on sprouting on our Gemini space. We've added notes on a variety of topics, like heat-retention cooking and living without a fridge. These pages are best viewed with a Gemini client, like Kristall, LaGrange and Gmni.

Andrew Huang, Zomboy, Kilamanzego and Anomalie remixed Devine's ORCA track Monster, as part of Andrew's Same Sample series. Lend them your ears, they did an amazing job!

September 2020


We released a video of our Pacific Crossing, it serves to put images to words.

Our little studio was featured on WIRED Japan this month, in issue 38 called Nomadic life, off the grid and reconnection. We're assuming what they said about us was largely positive, but unless we can translate it all from Japanese there's no way to know!

For those who understand French, read our interview with l'ADN, in which we discuss resilience and autonomy.

In other news, hundredrabbits now has a space on Gemini, thanks to Solderpunk. It won't be a perfect mirror of 100r.co, as we want it to host unique content. For those who don't know, Gemini is a collaboratively designed internet protocol, which explores the space in-between Gopher and the web (HTTP). Read more on Gemini.

August 2020


On August 11th, we stepped onto land after 65 days on the water ­— it felt amazing. We're walking everyday, and going out on long bike rides to build up some leg muscle again. We finished transcribing the North Pacific logbook, re-counting the 51-day trip from Japan to Canada — be warned, some passages in the logbook might be distressing to some people.

We released a video of the last month we spent in Minamiise, called Our last days in Mie. A video of our 2 weeks in Shimoda and of our North Pacific crossing will follow.

As a studio our main issues are internet scarcity, power management, data storage as well as hardware and software failures. Overtime we found ways to balance work, pleasure and maintenance. Rekka wrote an article for Noonsite outlining these problems, and offering solutions.

July 2020

—Pino was at sea. No updates—


This month we have no project updates to offer as we have been away, sailing from Japan to Canada for 51 days. We left Shimoda, JP on June 9th, and arrived on June 28th on the shores of Victoria, BC.

We kept a log book of the happenings on the trip, Rekka is transcribing it now and we will share it once it is finished. This trip was the hardest thing we've ever done, with plenty of fog, monstrous waves, albatrosses, porpoises, humpback whales, large mid-ocean fishing fleets and plenty of time to think, little time to sleep and lots and lots of time to read.

We are under quarantine for 2 weeks, with little internet and few liberties, but after that time we'll resume our usual Hundredrabbits operations. We've got many pull requests to merge, bugs to fix, videos to edit and emails to answer, please be patient with us, we'll get to it all in time.

Meanwhile, below is a list of the books we read on this passage:

June 2020

— In transit. No updates—

May 2020

— In transit. No updates—

April 2020


This month we hosted a game jam gathering a few devs and artists interested in learning Hypercard. Both of us collaborated to create Catpot, a little cooking game. One of the entries, a remake of Kojima's P.T., was featured on Polygon. We also started migrating our repos to sourcehut, a service which aligns better with our projects.

In other news, Rekka wrote an off-the-grid starter guide for Noonsite, and Checkpoints Gaming interviewed our studio. EZBOT6 also released an excellent Orca tutorial that you should check out.

The lift in the marina was fixed, and Pino was hauled out of the water. We are happy to say that the hull suffered no damage.

March 2020


This month, we released a video diary called Limbo, in which we break things and repair others. In the last newsletter we forgot to announce the release of the first video of the year, it's called Back in Japan.

In other news we're working hard on the Donsol, we're almost there. See shots of Donsol played on a famicom and a odroid go advance.

Devine performed with ORCΛ on the EulerRoom Equinox stream this past March 22nd, watch the stream replay. We recommend watching Nicola Pisanti's ORCA set too, it's very, very good.

February 2020


This month, we returned to Japan! We're happy to report that Pino is doing really well, no big damages to report. Our plan is to fix up our beloved, to get it ready to start cruising again. We wrote a post about what we did to prepare Pino for our 6-month absence called Typhoons, mold and bugs.

Devine was interviewed by Future of Coding, and the podcast was released as two separate episodes. In the first, Devine talks about creating your own tools, and the second is about Orca.

In other news, years ago Devine wrote music for the game Moonquest, and we're happy to say the game is out! You can listen/download to the soundtrack here. Enjoy!

January 2020


This month we released Nasu, our spritesheet and nametable editor. We created it to design and assemble the assets of our future famicon games.

We also compiled a collection of tools and examples to help those interested in learning Assembly.

December 2019


This month, we started learning 6502 assembly, in order to produce lasting versions of our tools and games.

As you know, Devine performed at React Day Berlin earlier this month, here are some photos of the event.

November 2019


We released our video for November, called 24 days at sea, as well as two separate blog posts about the passage called Doldrumming, and another about checking into Majuro called The Promise of Pancakes.

Our website, has undergone a lot of changes. We simplified the splash page, and added information on all of the games and tools we've made, with more on the way.

October 2019


This month, we released a video of the first part of our Orca workshop. The workshop event at Foulab was very long, lasting about 1h45min, and so we decided to separate the video in 3. We hope this video will be useful to you all!

Devine will perform with ORCA at the React Day Berlin afterparty on december 6th at KOSMOS. If you're in town, save the date!

September 2019


This month, our talk for XOXO came out on YouTube! This was our first time speaking together in front of a large audience about our project — it went well, we hope you'll agree. In other news, we will also be hosting a livecoding ORCA workshop at Foulab on October 25th. If you're in the Montreal area and want to attend, you can get reserve your place here. The event is free, but space is limited so don't wait too long to get a ticket.

August 2019


This month, we released Noodle, a simple in-browser drawing tool. We also released our monthly video called Take care Pino, as well as a blog post called A home for Pino.

We traveled back to Canada, visiting Vancouver before heading down to Portland for our XOXO talk. The talks were recorded and will be online soon.

July 2019


This month, we re-released Ronin, our image processing tool. We made a tutorial video to explain some of the basic functions. We also released our monthly video called Back to Odaiba. As the title suggest, we return to visit Odaiba by bike, our old home in Tokyo.

In other news, Rekka created mascot characters to represent each application we have in our tool ecosystem. Hope you like them!

June 2019


This month, Devine traveled to Amsterdam for JS Nation. We also released a new video called Projects for rainy days.

In other news, we will be traveling to Tokyo next month! We've also booked our flights for our visit to North America in late August. We will arrive in Vancouver on August 20th, in Portland on September 4th and in Montreal on September 10th — for our friends in the area, save the date!.

May 2019


This month, we traveled to Osaka to meet up with our friends from Alaska, and flew to the UK for Algomech. We also released a new video called Planes, trains and buses.

In other news, we can finally announce that we will be speaking at the XOXO festival in Portland. The event is on September 5-8, which means we'll be in North America for a little while! We are looking forward to it. Our floating studio also had a feature article in the May 2019 edition of the sailing magazine Latitude38..

April 2019


This month, we released a new blog post called Hello Fujisan, along with our latest video on Living aboard in Shimizu.

Next month, we will be traveling to Osaka by land and flying to the UK for the Algomech festival in the UK.

March 2019


Pino and its crew arrived safely in Shimizu. We love it here! The local yachties have been kind to us, seeing Mount Fuji everyday is also a real treat! Our plan in the coming month is to make repairs to Pino so we can go further south.

We released a new video this month called: Sailing to Shizuoka, Japan.

February 2019


We made it to Japan! It was a 21 day sail from Majuro, not an easy sail, but we made it! Pino arrived on February 16th to the offshore island of Chichijima, part of the Ogasawara group of islands that lie east of Tokyo. We spent two weeks here, eating good food, cycling, walking the numerous trails on the island and relaxing.

We released our video for February, which includes plenty of footage of Chichijima. The video is called Sailing to Japan.

Early March, we'll be heading over to mainland. We're aiming for Osaka. This is going to be a very difficult leg, you can follow our path here.

January 2019


We released our video for January, called The gardens of Majuro.

We will be in transit for most of the month of February. After 3 years of travel, we're heading to Japan. We're aiming to go to Chichijima first, an offshore island to the east of mainland Japan. We've never been there, and are looking forward to stepping on japanese soil once again.

Follow our path.

November 2018


We released our video for December, called The town of Majuro, and also unveiled yet another tool: Orca, a visual programming playground.

Our website, has undergone a lot of changes. We've added a videos page, featuring a list of all of the content we've published on YouTube.

We'll be spending another month here in Majuro, our next stop may be Chichijima in Japan, we're still undecided. Happy holidays to you all!

October 2018


We released our video for November, called 24 days at sea, as well as two separate blog posts about the passage called Doldrumming, and another about checking into Majuro called The Promise of Pancakes.

Our website, has undergone a lot of changes. We simplified the splash page, and added information on all of the games and tools we've made, with more on the way.

September 2018


We just released our video for October, called Goodbye Fiji. Pino is checking out of the country tomorrow (21/10/18) to head to the Marshall Islands.

Devine was interviewed by Interface Lovers.

August 2018


We just released our video for September, called Leleuvia, Momi Bay and Malolo Lailai!. We moved over to Viti Levu to re-supply, but also to get Iggy the dinghy patched up (Iggy's all good now).

Rekka wrote a blog post about our time in Makogai, called makogai. There were no turtles there, sadly, but we can now say that we have seen some here in Malolo Lailai. (Yes. We are pleased.)

Our website has been getting a lot of attention, we’ve added pages for left and dotgrid, with shortcut lists and guides. Some of you have request tutorials, we’ll be working on that this coming month.

We’ll be leaving Fiji soon, next stop on our list will likely be Tuvalu. We’re going to move Pino over to either Nadi, or Lautoka mid-october, to re-supply and get ready for our trek north! There aren’t a lot of fresh veg available in those islands, we’ll enjoy all of the greens we can now while we’re still in land of plenty.