7 Oct 2000 8bit   » (Journeyer)

Necesity is the mother of invention. Well, that's the case for now, but I still think it's a crock. I'm taking Spanish and I find that I can't remember all my words. So, I'm going to ressurect my ancient Pascal SpanishMaster program. It was written for DOS and had it's own input technique which was pretty dope at the time (simulated deadkeys.) Now I'm going to reincarnate it into Spanish Master TWO POINT OH! (echo, echo, echo) It will be written in wxWindows because I'd like to have a Windows version and 'cause I'm always learning. You'll soon realize that I like to learn something and then rarely if ever use it from that point on. For example, Motif. I can program Motif, but I dumpped it and went for GTK. Now I'm going for wxWindows.

Anyway, more on SM2. It will save a master list of words and let you look through it like a dictionary. It will also let you create quiz lists in preperation of unit quizzes. The program will (hopefully) remember which words you look up in dictionary mode and how often you get words right in the quiz so it can fine tune your tests. This will probably be the most difficult part to implement after wxWidnows. I'm also looking for a graphics designer to make a nice SM2 logo :) For once I actually care how my program is going to look.

I'm also getting back into Z80 assembly. I'm polishing off my Radical Reducer (as seen on ticalc.org) for the TI83. I wrote this like three years ago and found it to be extremely stupid in design. :) I found a TI-Basic program that did the same thing and going to use the algorithim used there and plug it into my assembly program. Why? Assembly is FASTER and it will look much nicer when you run it. So look forward to that as well.

Wow, I'm doing so much. I just hope I don't forget to do them in all this excitement. :)
Pues, mis amigos, ¡chao! (you gotta love those deadkeys)

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