Facial Recognition ain’t easy

August 6th, 2011 No comments

I’ve got 2 days left to finish this facial recognition app. Almost there!

Still having some issues with the actual recognizing of faces thing though 😆

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The Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 hinge design flaw

December 10th, 2010 24 comments

I bought a ThinkPad less than 2 years ago because of it’s long standing in making awesome laptops. Unfortunately for me, the Lenovo ThinkPad SL500, despite it being more expensive and having a more recognized name in the mobile computing industry does not live up to its ThinkPad name.

I saved up quite a while for this laptop and brown bagged a lot of lunches to buy this and I even had to wait an extra week from the “expected arrival date” after I bought it. Imagine my dismay when I attempted to open my laptop, like I’ve done before on many occasions, only to hear it crack and snap. These ThinkPads had been advertised as being “tough” and “robust” but the left hinge of my laptop, which has never left the confines of my desk since I bought it, has simply broken off from its apparently flimsy connection to the LCD and keyboard.

I googled around and found that I was not the only one to experience the left hinge breaking. It looks like it has been happening quite consistently among other Lenovo ThinkPad users. On the Lenovo forum, I saw that at least two SL400’s have had their hinges break in the last few months. Two more SL500’s have also been reported to have had the same issue as well. There were at least 8 people who bothered to report the issues on the website and three of them as well as myself have had their hinges break in the last two months.

I sincerely hope that Lenovo will do whats right and provide proper compensation or replace these broken laptops.

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Combat and whose around you

April 15th, 2010 No comments

I’ve got the current sector screen working the way I want it now :). Most of the values on the menu on the right are dummies but the people seen in sector are all real or NPCs.

That’s right, there’s going to be NPCs with some limited AI! Haven’t quite figured out how to identify them as NPCs though.

Here’s a shot of some in-game combat. Probably needs to be prettied up a bit more though.

I plan to go into alpha testing soon so stay tuned if you’ve managed to find this blog!

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Progress, again!

March 25th, 2010 No comments

I finally got logins working again and added some nice background features to make the game run smoothly.

Hashing, if you’re interested, is a pain the ass to do. Especially if you want to limit the character count and still make it decipherable.

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Galaxy Test

March 13th, 2010 No comments


Welp. Started adding nebulae into the game.

I agree with Google

January 19th, 2010 No comments

Jay Leno is not funny

Even Google thinks Jay Leno isn’t funny. Go retire you jerk. Leave CoCo alone!

Local Maps Revamped

May 5th, 2009 No comments

So I’ve completely remade the “Local Maps” feature and it’ll look something like this. Note this doesn’t have any of the graphics yet and it won’t have those background colours.


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