Sunday, June 26, 2005

Upon Jenny's return from her co-op job which, is incedentally not in Hamilton. It was decided that we should go explore a little known "Trinity falls in Hamilton" Posted by Hello

The Tiffany falls! Posted by Hello

Hmm..Who thinks with Jenny's sense of balance this is a bad idea? Posted by Hello

Jenny simulating penguin flapping? Posted by Hello

Maddy pose! Posted by Hello

Maddy being adventurous Posted by Hello

Simply Magnificent Posted by Hello

Evidence of a crime? Posted by Hello

Aww here's Maddy and Jenny by the falls Posted by Hello

Snack time, with a very good view Posted by Hello

Jenny is fishing? Posted by Hello

Look at us all touristy Posted by Hello

Japanese POSE! Posted by Hello

Homemade Tic Tac Toe Posted by Hello

Jenny adventurously crosses the man made bridge, which is just bunch of longs layed across flowing water. Posted by Hello

Maddy holding a purple flower (maddy if your reading this please comment on what the flower is) Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Princess Point

Princess point is one of the few undiscovered places in hamilton (at least of for me). It's quite a tranquil area of Hamilton that it seems few of the McMaster students seem to take advantage of. Quite a shame the pictures here don't really do it justice, but simply put it helps put your soul at ease.

Reminds me of those post cards doesn't it? Posted by Hello

Japanese Pose Posted by Hello

I'm not really sure what Maddy is trying to say to me here.. But it doesn't look Nice Posted by Hello

Japanese Pose! Posted by Hello

Monday, June 06, 2005

O's in the mail

The o for my laptop has finally arrived today at 9:00am. Now I can spell all those wonderful things involving the letter O!

A laptop simply isn't a laptop without the letter o (it's more like laptp).

So normailty has been restored and the need / urge to fix things have gone down dramatically...

On a side note this new laptop keyboard seems to have more texture than the previous one. I think that typing over time can actually wear down the keys so that they are smooth and polished. Guess this will take a bit of getting used to.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Water plus laptop = bad

Due to an unfortunate incident involving water my
laptop and the letter o. My laptop sits at home today
without its o key working. Ive already ordered a
replacement but there are questions on if that is the

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Java 2D

There's quite an ambitious project comming up. Me, Kevin Klinger, Don Vo intend on building a 2D sprite engine for a simulator that will run a 2D fighter sim for a contest we are planning on behalf of McMaster university.

Originally we looked at .NET as a solution for the engine but then we realized that the audience for .NET is limited to the windows platform, and that was not ideal. Instead we decided the most portable language without showing our implimentation (this is a contest after all) would be JAVA.

Preliminary research is underway figuring out how to do certain things like blit away sprites and do double buffering. We are glad at the information we've been finding so fare comforting us that we don't need to use OpenGL to get this one done which would've been overkill.

The 2nd part of this project is the more difficult part right now it seems. We would like them to code the A.I. in a programming language we create. At the moment we're not really sure if we have to write a parser and lexer and then a symantec executor from scratch in JAVA, or if there's a parser generator available already that only need s a regular grammar to generate the language tree.

The project is quite ambitious but the results should be equally spectacular once it is finished.