Archive for March, 2007

My First Slice Of Cake

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Yes, thats right… my first ever slice of cake… not the yummy kind… the framework kind, and I have to say I’m impressed. I have this madly simple idea for a neat website, but I don’t want to commit weeks of work to it only to watch it crash and burn (potentially). So I’ve been looking around for frameworks for developing web apps… looked at Ruby on Rails… nice, but needed what seemed like an inordinate amount of effort to set up… then I came across CakePHP. What a revelation. (more…)

My Electronics

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

With my former employers departure to sunnier climes, one of my ‘leaving presents’ was all the prototypes I developed for them since I joined the company. Digital electronics is one of my interests, and has been for a long time, but this job was the first time I’d actually had to design something to earn my crust. I had great fun doing it and am really proud of what I achieved, so heres some snaps of my handywork. (more…)

ORE Shared Memory

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

After last nights post about implementing ORE, I tried a few more experiments in the hope that I’d be able to achieve my goal of having a BDS compiled EXE load an FPC compiled DLL and share objects between the two. (more…)

WordPress Thumbnails Not Working?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

If you’ve upgraded your WordPress installation (or you’re new to WordPress) and you’re trying to figure out why you sometimes get thumbnails and others you don’t, then read on. (more…)

ORE Implementation Obstacles

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Its been a bit of a slow week (and a bit) for ORE. Firstly… design… it doesn’t half get in the way and secondly… nice in theory… hellish in practice… my theories about how to shift data around the system have largely evaporated. (more…)

lcount version 1.1

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Following some feedback from PGD, I’ve made a few changes to lcount. Read on for details. (more…)

Final Fantasy XII – Review

Rating - 10.0/10.0 - 10
Friday, March 16th, 2007

Spirit has clocked up nearly 100 hours on it, so its time to make some noise. Heres a quick review of Final Fantasy XII. (more…)

lcount version 1

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

I was curious about how many lines of code were in one of my projects so I did a quick search on google, couldn’t find any software to count the lines in files that wasn’t shareware/commercial, so I wrote one. If you want a quick and dirty line counter for Windows, read on :-) (more…)

PGD Annual 2007 – Stage 2 Highlights

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

The PGD Annual is a game programming competition… its pretty unique in that one of its core values is that your entry must be written with Pascal.

This years competition is in full swing (thankfully I’m judging this year, so it only gets hectic for me around each stage deadline) and here is a short video showing some of the highlights from some of the entries so far. (more…)

The Outer Reaches

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

You know, I’ve had this site for a while and whilst there is a link to it in the blogroll, I’ve never actually mentioned anything about it on here (that I can recall)… I am of course talking about The Outer Reaches – The Second Beginning, the browser based space strategy game Spirit and I created. (more…)