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The Rest Period and Pong   2 comments

Wow, haven’t posted in a while, but rest assured, I’ve been pretty busy! I’ve had a bunch of tests and exams recently in school, so I’ve had less time to work on things digital, but I’ve still managed to accomplish a fair bit.

I’m still working through SICP, I’m working on the part about data structures for sets.
I have done a total rewrite of my NCurses PONG Clone, and present to you the result:

Coxswain is winning!

I’ve got AI, a scoreboard and a few other things which I’m currently working on, check out the code at github

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Posted 11/06/2010 by Emmanuel Jacyna in General Life

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On Driving & Coding   4 comments

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to try out driving a manual car. It was a pretty big change at first, I spent an afternoon figuring out how to start it properly and change gears. It reminded me a bit of switching from something like python to C. First it feels very cumbersome and difficult, but once you’ve gotten used to it, it just feels like a different way of driving. You’ll still get caught up every now and then, like hitting an invisible clutch when you’re in an automatic, but once you learn it, you don’t forget it. In the same way, I think hacking in C is just a different way of accomplishing the same thing. I’m careful not to stretch the analogy too far, but I think it’s a nice one. :)

Posted 14/04/2010 by Emmanuel Jacyna in General Life

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