8 Aug 2003
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I wish more people would tell me what they think of the gnome background
. I need to know if it sucks or not, and if I should continue working on it (or even release as is.)
Shadow Conflict and Project Inferno
I should be releasing 0.1 of both within the next 6 months hopefully, though don't expect it to "do much". The framework, LUA interaction layer, user input layer, and OpenGL interaction layer is a lot by themselves, but the code to access them doesn't... do much.
I think may be we should thank SCO for all the publicity they have given to Linux. Because of them, many companies are now considering Linux as a viable alternative to whatever commercial OS they are using now. Of course, everyone still gets to laugh at SCO. (See jdub's Aug 7th post.) Also, it seems that the Zero SCO joke earlier of mine has gained a life of its own: I saw someone on IRC posting a URL to the joke.
Holy crap Furi Kuri (also known as FLCL and Fooly Cooly) is so damn cool. I mean, wow. I'm speechless, I've never seen an anime that damn cool. Its possibly the coolest anime I've ever seen. Wow. (Yes, I'm watching the English dub of it. And yes, Id rather be watching it subbed.) Did I mention Furi Kuri is cool?
I'm not entirely sure what makes it so cool. The animation is very impressive, especially in it's ability to represent the scenes perfectly. The music, done by The Pillows, absolutely rocks; the lyrics themselves somewhat of a rich tapestry of rich Japanese and odd parings of English words.
And the plot is insane, and the entire series is very fast.
Though, I want to know something. Why do we Geeks watch anime? Is it the fast pace? The complex plots? The large robots? The big weapons/explosions? Japanese schoolgirls and their misadventures with tentacles?
Anime (and in turn, modern science fiction) has a huge influence on Shadow Conflict. The story (which hasn't been released yet) is anime and science fiction oriented, and many other aspects of the game are heavily influenced by anime.
trs80: I didn't know that Advogato only showed the top entry. I also didn't know it could remember previewed entries. Ill probably wait until my top entry scrolls off the recent log until I post again now.
I personally think people who use older browsers and aren't smart enough to upgrade deserve every bit of punishment. Especially since 90% of people are smart enough to be able to install newer versions of software, or in the case of MSIE users in Windows, they are smart enough to use Windows Update. I also think anyone using a browser that is more than a major version older than the newest version needs to be taken out and beaten with a cluebat.
For my webwork, I require a standards compliant web browser. (Which some believe is the same as "best viewed with MSIE" or "best viewed with Netscape" which was popular in the mid to late 90s, but it isn't. If the browser isn't up to the task of browsing, why are you using it?) Id hate to see what the Shadow Conflict website or the Project Inferno website would look like in NS4 or MSIE5.
And for those people out there who think about money, it is no longer cost effective to support MSIE4 and under, and NS4 and under. Businesses evolve, software evolves, standards evolve. When either of these three don't evolve, they die. And as such, large businesses change their battle tactics, software version numbers go up, and people rethink ideas.
I should read insert credit more...
Even though I link to insert credit from the Shadow Conflict website, I always forget to read it. So someone asks me to go read an article (that was posted 7 days ago) about game piracy. Its really really really funny. And sadly, quite true. (You cant make this stuff up.)