I recently decided to port the Nehe tutorials to work from within Firefox, just for the fun of it. You can find all the ported plugins in [this folder]. You’ll need the [Mozilla Gecko Win32 SDK] to be able to compile the lessons.
Linae just completed another [article] about “Game Use in Children’s Lives and in the Classroom”.
“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).
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.
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:
It was a nice day to relax: (TicToc)
But then we were ambushed: (by Pellet Storm)
Ready for attack: (Adventurous)
How does bunny taste: (Tiggy)
Feb 13, 2005:
Here is the definitive reason why I don’t like Rubarb. Not just because I don’t like the taste, but because as it grows it looks like slug bait!
March 12, 2005:
The sludging epic continues… Looks like brains!
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.
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.
4. GIMP 2.2 Splash Screen Contest: