I was inspired by [this article] on the BBC that describes ant behavior:
I was thinking that it would be a neat project in the future to have a contest in which the purpose is to make an ant sized robot that can be integrated successfully into an ant colony. The robotic ant would have to be integrated into the colony for two weeks to be successful.
These are two excellent resources for making icons for the web or other applications!
[Making XP Style Icons]
[Making MacOS Style Icons]
The following [article] compares Intel Prescott vs AMD 64 to pretty good detail.
Today started off by snowing for Valentine’s Day.
Linae and I took a little morning trip into the yard and took a few pictures as we walked down to the stream. And then the hail started about 4:30. Click the “Read More” to see all the pictures…
Adventurous and Tiggy decided to follow us down, while TicToc decided to nap on the lawn mower bag:
It’s hard to believe that these two photos are only two hours apart.
Our fruitless apple tree at 2:30 PM:
And at 4:30 PM:
Oddly, it is 42 degrees outside and all the sudden it started hailing and snowing.
I use the Firefox for security reasons. According to the latest polls 25% of online users are using Firefox too. Microsoft is losing 1% of their IE market share to Firefox each month.
And now there’s a tool that makes using the browser immensely better than IE.
The [Web Developer Extension] for FireFox is now available.
It’s funny, google has indexed every [piece of artwork] I have every posted online.
Update (Google has since re-indexed and hence dropped my image cache).
A friend of mine just registered the domain name: spleensoft.com
I found myself wondering, what does the spleen do, which I found here: [What it does].
In simple terms:
The spleen is a bacterial college for your antibodies. All disease is studied there and memorized to produce better antibodies later.
Starting this month in December, three programming contests are about to arrive.
1. Winamp Plugin Contest at Nehe:
2. 72 Hour game programming contest at GDC:
3. Three Month Mini Contest at Nehe:
4. GIMP 2.2 Splash Screen Contest:
I was compelled to do a Winamp mini contest entry over at Nehe.
# urlify - turn URL's into HTML links
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# resource and colon
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The TagCMA project has been taking up so much of my time that I’ve decided to give the collaborative model editor its own site.
Here’s a picture of my Toyota ’95 Pickup. About two weeks after buying it, a rock quary truck dropped a rock the size of a football in front of me on highway 522 (55 MPH == 110 MPH football sized rock) outside Monroe, effectively taking my Toyota logo with it. And seizing my hood shut. Luckily it stopped before it took out my radiator. Luckily no major damage to me!
Here are a few pictures from my parent’s green house during the late fall. Stuff is always blooming even when the temperature is dropping outside.
South West Up (Kitty):
I just added the ability to load OpenGL textures in C#. So now I have a basic functional mockup that shows some of the features that I’ll be adding into this collaborative application.
In the last July & August I have been rewriting TagML in C#, along with adding a ton of new features. This new version incorporates collaboritive modeling. Which means multiple users will be able to animate a scene of models at the same time. I envision a rag doll, in which several persons each have hold of a different body part. Similar to stop-watch animation, each user can place the head, arms, body, and feet into the desired position for each frame in real-time. Which should cut down in animation time, theoretically.
(C) Timothy A. Graupmann
Ran into a small issue. There’s a C++ Macro called MAKEINTRESOURCE that is used heavily in Win32 programming. I’d be very interested in knowing if anyone has ported the macro to C#. Here is an [Article] that explains the problem in detail.
Actually the problem is simplier than I thought. Anything that uses MAKEINTRESOURCE, just pass a UInt16 in the field instead of a LPSTR and it works just fine.
This is worth studying for you game designers/programmers. With DotNet and CSharp a lot of you are going the Windows.Forms route. I just wanted to present to you an alternative. The grunt work is done, so all you need to do is include the CSharp*.cs files and you are ready to go.
For fun I ported “GameTutorials Triangle(First OpenGL Program” to C# using
Win32. It keeps the existing framework of the original tutorial without using
Windows Forms. Take a look. This will safe others time that might want to
program OpenGL with Win32 calls in C#.
Tutorial: “[Triangle – My First OpenGL Program in C#]”
Update: Full Screen Mode now Works. Default Icon is now working. Figured out the MAKEINTRESOURCE problem. Some things that don’t work perfectly yet are commented out. For example, a memory leak that happens during painting. Anyone is welcome to email bugs or fixes.
I should note that I used the OpenGL ports from Nehe, but all the Win32 ports
are mainly from me. I used Pinvoke as a reference and found several answers in forums that blurred by.
[MSDN] Great mapping table between unmanaged types to C#.
Another great resource: [Pinvoke.net]