November 14, 2001

Do we as geeks/techies feel superior to the average human being? :p I was listening to the radio on the way to work today and they were talking about the Nintendo GameCube and the XBox and I was feeling amused at the mess they made trying to discuss the whole thing. One person started reading the specs and they were like “it has a 700 M-H-Z processor” (they spelt out the letters in MHz) and I was like “ah, why don’t they get somebody who know’s what the heck they’re talking about?” :-) Anyway, I guess it’s easy to feel superior to other people who might not know so much about tech stuff but then again, I wonder whether it is sensible to be ignorant of tech stuff in this day and age?

The game is now actually working online! I still can’t get it to work from Tripod (the browser crashes after displaying the loading message for a bit …) but it seems to work fine from Nortiq and RazorSys. I still haven’t figured out the math for making the ships move correctly but somebody online gave me some pointers which I intend to try out today and maybe it will work better. I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from jugg as usual and I’ve also been thinking of making the game harder and more complicated. So if I get the ships to target the Earth correctly, then I intend to try adding another twist by making the ships shoot at the Earth as well … All in all, I’m having a lot of fun coding the game and it just got better yesterday because I found out that I can use Delphi to code for the WildTangent engine as well :-) So, if I get tired of Java coding and making the game online, I can always take it offline and make it a stand-alone executable …

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