Thu Jul 08 1999 06:41:
My mother alleges that it has not been three years since I bought
a computer, since "[w]e just bought mine in February". However,
I did not buy that computer, and, more to the point, that is
not my computer, it is her computer.
Am I really picky? Yesterday at work I was talking about the
sale of 25 tons of gold by the Bank of England, and Rona made a joke,
saying that that amount of gold would be worth about 25 cents in Canadian
money. The point of the joke was that Canadian money is worthless,
but I pointed out that the joke actually implied that Canadian money
was incredibly valuable, if 25 cents would buy 25 tons of gold.
And Rona implied that I was being really picky. But if you make
a joke, and someone points out that the point made by the joke was the
opposite point of the one you intended to make, is that being
Thu Jul 08 1999 06:46:
How about this: I replace my computer about once every 35 months.
Thu Jul 08 1999 06:53:
Oooh mista Kotter! I forgot to mention this: I found those caffinated penguin mints!
At the Penguins frozen yogurt place! They're not made by Penguins,
it's a cross-promotional deal. With these caffienated penguin mints,
I WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!
And my birthday is tomorrow.
Thu Jul 08 1999 08:16:
rfk2 now has bullets, although the guys the bullets are supposed to
hurt don't realize that they're bullets. How inconsiderate. This
is more of a breakthrough than it sounds, as it means that things
on the screen can be created and destroyed at runtime. I still
have to clean up the code a lot, so I'm not putting out a new
release. Not that anyone downloads it anyway. Well, judging from the webserver logs, there
have been 19 downloads of it. Pretty good, actually.
Oh, I forgot to mention that Scott D. Boyd (firstname.lastname@example.org)
sent me some Perl code for doing DNS lookups. You have him to thank
for the fact that the browser greetings program now prints out your
hostname instead of your IP address.
Thu Jul 08 1999 12:16:
Now that my home system works again I find myself wanting to not
spend my birthday money. Argh! I knew this would happen! Will I
have to deliberately destroy my old computer to make me get a
Thu Jul 08 1999 12:40:
Time for another episode of Date Countdown, American Style!
Thu Jul 08 1999 18:14:
Bullets in rfk2 are sane now. They disappear when they go off the
screen, but dead killers can still kill you. So get the new version. The code is still messy. I'm
still learning how to use malloc and free. I used to be
really scared of anything pertaining to pointers, but I think
I'm getting a lot better.
Thu Jul 08 1999 21:11:
All objects in rfk2, except for robot, are now allocated at runtime.
The only problem I'm having right now is when you stand right next
to something and fire at it. The object gets overwritten with the
bullet. I'm going to need to create the bullet, manually hit the
other object with the bullet, and send the touch message to the bullet,
whereupon it will remove itself from memory.
a decent game now. By this I do not mean that it's
fun for any length of time. I mean that it has a goal, some enemies
who interfere with the goal, and a way of dispatching those enemies.
Enemy to dispatch.
Another new version up now. This is the first actually playable version,
if you ignore the problem with shooting right next to something.
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