Happy 2009 !!!

January 1, 2009 -

Best wishes for a fab 2009 to everyone in the GamePolitics community!

I'm taking Mrs. GP to a movie today (Milk), then dinner with the folks and maybe catch some of the Rose Bowl (rooting for Penn State).

How are you spending your day?

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Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Heh, I got RickRolled on New Year's Eve only a matter of minutes before midnight (maybe over an hour, since I don't remember when it happened), and I laughed harder than I had in a good long time.

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Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Spent a good portion of the time watching the all day Looney Toons marathon on Cartoon network, one wonders why they show tom and jerry regularly yet never show looney toons.

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Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Spent the day getting my head around the Java Observable Interface and trying to bend my old Z80 head around Object-Orientated programming.

It's a very useful way of coding, but so easy to let things fly out from under the radar, you have to keep a close eye on the design specs.

I think languages can get to a stage where they become too inter-connectible, for example, Java interfaces make for a useful tool, but unless you design with them in mind from the start, they can cause more confustion than assistance. This is not good when you are a University student who is learning the language whilst writing a project, since time is limited and it's a pain to keep going back and re-writing sections based on newly gained information about the language.

From what I recall the Swing interface doesn't implement Hardware graphics acceleration, so I might also have to learn JOgl in order to do the main screen of my Uni project, yet more to add to the ever-growing list...

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RUN!!! RUN!!! IT'S SWING!!! HEAD FOR THE HILLS!!!

E. Zachary Knight
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LOL

I'm glad I'm not the only person that Swing engenders that reaction from ;)

It's like using 3 miles of plumbing to empty a sink on the ground floor....

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

My day was spent wondering why instead of going into the nice warm house, I slept in the backseat of my car. I blame 2008.


   Relationships often end with both a bang and a whimper. - http://himynameistyler.com

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Played a little GTA IV, but mainly watched the Rocky movies.

I watched LSU whip Georgia Tech 38-3 in the Chick-Fil-A(Peach) Bowl last night.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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Getting media for my portable player, and palyign GTA4 now that I can.

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Gut rot, but no hangover.

Paying increased rent starting today

Microwaving leftover pizza.

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Well, I just finished one file that needed to be transcribed for work and am going ot put off the other one until tomorrow -- it's the holiday, I can do that!  Also, just got Guitar Hero World Tour for Christmas from my hubby, so I'll most likely play a few rounds of that.

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Playing video games and watching bowl games (including the Rose Bowl).

I'm not a big movie-theater person, but I would like to see "Frost/Nixon" sometime.

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Frost/Nixon makes me laugh.. Frost has a reputation here in the UK for being a decrepit old senile presenter, and in the film he's some trendy young go-getter. xD

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Well it's not set in modern times, Nixon died in the 90s. According to wikipedia the interviews it was based off of took place in 1973.

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Debates are like merry go rounds Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

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Yeah I know.. but it's like imagining your parents as children. Just doesn't work in your mind.

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I got beaten up and had my glasses nicked on New Years Eve, so mostly I've been loafing around, squinting at Prince of Persia.

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bummer... on the beatdown, not the game...

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Heh thanks.. chance of me getting the specs back though, a couple of people helped us out and one of them got hospitalised; so the police are getting involved, taking a statement from me tomorrow.

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Working. Yey, it sucks, but i do get paid double time and and half for it.

 "No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

"No law means no law" - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on the First Amendment

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Playing Tetris. Just like how I celebrated the Obama victory. Damn I promised I wouldn't do that. Oh, and I might go see Milk, looks pretty awesome.

“I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your farkin' mouth.” -Bill Hicks

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One thing for sure; I won't be going to see Sean Penn's newest shitty movie.

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Visiting some relatives, and otherwise relaxing.

Happy New Year all!

-Gray17

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Reading GamePolitics of course.

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I'm probably going to spend today, and my day off tomorrow, working on leveling my paladin in WoW to 80.  I should get to 73 by today, and with any luck 74 by the end of the weekend.

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Well, I have to replace the breaks on my van, finish setting up my dev server among other things.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/okceca
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1325674091

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

Programming a CMS, looking at houses which the lady doesn't want to buy one, but I want to get one while the market has them low, and posting the CMS to a site for a non-profit for testing.

IE is the bane of my existance when it comes to web based programming...

Nido Web Flash Tutorials AS2 and AS3 Tutorials for anyone interested.
How to set Xbox 360 Parental Controls

Nido Web Flash Tutorials AS2 and AS3 Tutorials for anyone interested.
How to set Xbox 360 Parental Controls

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New goal of the year, get the Creationist Museum in Cincinnati OH shut down.

WTF man...  We have enough stupid people in the world, can our society just stick with science and not fairy tailes.  Religion is one thing, but crack pot beliefs are not acceptable...  6,000 year old Earth...  right....

Nido Web Flash Tutorials AS2 and AS3 Tutorials for anyone interested.
How to set Xbox 360 Parental Controls

Nido Web Flash Tutorials AS2 and AS3 Tutorials for anyone interested.
How to set Xbox 360 Parental Controls

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

working on coding up an automated action planner framework for use by my game AI.

joy!

Re: Happy 2009 !!!

SLEEP. That is all.

 
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