Amazon Trail

Linae just completed another [article] about “Game Use in Children’s Lives and in the Classroom”.

Download the [DOC] and [PPT] presentation to read all about it!

“For my Everyday Technologies in Youth Culture class I looked at game use in children’s lives and how teachers can use games in the classroom. Included in the paper was a write up on how to use Amazon Trail in a 3rd grade curriculum” (Linae, 2005).

*New* Double 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router

I got a new NetGear WGU624 "Double 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router" from Stapels. The box claims that its range is 400+ ft. Which seems pretty accurate. I tested the actual distance by using a Wireless 108G WG111T USB Key. I used surfing the net and listening to Winamp radio to judge the reception. I had excellent reception until I got to right about where the arrows indicate. I got about 30 feet past the basketball hoop at pretty much the base of that tree. And still had good reception. Beyond that I couldn’t get a clear signal. Wherever I did have signal, the connection was fast. I didn’t use any kind of signal boosters.

Nehe Firefox Plugin Contest

Now that the Nehe Winamp Plugin results have finially been posted. I’m going to try and motivate some Nehe followers to get interested in a Firefox Plugin contest.

The technical aspects appear to be already worked out. And Firefox has really good documentation. The contest would be to run OpenGL code from within a Firefox plugin. The “Windowless” demo from the Gecko Plugin SDK uses Win32 calls to draw, so it shouldn’t hard to get OpenGL to work.

Just need to put this in here:

Piece of cake: