Archive for July, 2008

The X-Files Redux

July 31st, 2008 2 comments

As much as I enjoy the series, I was sorely disappointed with this movie. It was okay but it wasn’t exactly great. I wouldn’t say it was bad either though that just may be the sheer joy of seeing Mulder and Scully back on the screen speaking.

I took my friend along to the movie and she was falling asleep. She, like many other people and reviewers out there, was disappointed at the lack of aliens and or monsters in the movie. Chris Carter said this was going to be a “monster of the week” type movie but it didn’t exactly have a monster either.

If you watch it, be sure to stay after the credits.

I sincerely hope that there will be an X-Files 3.

X-Files – I want to Believe

July 25th, 2008 No comments

Ahhhh. I can’t wait. I’ve been waiting since the end of the series for a movie. This is going to be awesome.

Let’s hope the Arrested Development movie comes out soon.

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Faster Random Maps

July 23rd, 2008 No comments

Fixed the infinite loop! Hah.

Random maps now generate in under 3 seconds.

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Random Map, Random Progress

July 23rd, 2008 No comments

So I got the random map algorithm working now. Not smooth yet but it generates perfect mazes at least.

I’m still working out how to save the exits. It’s either going into one field or separated into up,down,etc or by north,south,etc.

Map Makin’ Ain’t Easy

July 21st, 2008 No comments

Writing an algorithm to make a random maze is pretty annoying. Especially when you want the maze to come out a certain way. There’s a lot of backtracing involved.

To give it a more open feel, I’ve decided to overlay two separate mazes on top of each other. Let’s hope this works.

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My poem for you

July 18th, 2008 No comments

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Here is a dinosaur,
I drew for you

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The Utility of Pocket Knives

July 16th, 2008 No comments

By Douglas Adams, age 9.

A pocket knife is about the most massively useful thing any young man can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can hunt with it as you bound across the cold taigas of Jaglan Cappa; you can open beverages and sip them on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Renthar VII, inhaling the intoxicating sea vapours; pry loose the seven breasted whore of Babel; battle the Beast of Trafalgar IX (a sincerely reluctant opponent, it hesitates to attack as it is daftly afraid of occuring social faux pas – but very ravenous); remove splinters and thorns incurred from rummaging through boreal forests, and of course peel an apple.

More importantly, a pocket knife has immense psychological value. For some reason, if one discovers a young man with a pocket knife, he will automatically assume that he is also in possesion of a sash, merit badges, regulation brown short pants, short sleeved khaki shirt, toothbrush, flask, compass, map, ball of string, mosquito repellant, poncho, space suit, etc., etc. Furthermore, they will happily offer to buy original buttery flavoured kettle corn from said young man. What this person will think is that any boy who can handle a pocket knife can rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and can light a fire with two twigs and a rock is clearly a boy to be recokoned with.

Disclaimer: Douglas Adams didn’t actually write this.