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Photo Competition

April 28th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Sorry been fading away lately.   Very busy meself. :(

However, I did have time to create a photo montage, but only because that’s an assignment given by my art teacher.   The photo will be submitted to a competition.   This is my first time using Photoshop to edit photos.   Constructive critisism would be great. :D

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Barely Made It Back

April 7th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Bah, last time I’m riding a plane for a long time.   First we get delayed because the co-pilot got stuck in a traffic jam.   Then the plane arrives late for the connection and we barely make it in time for the next flight.   When we finally get home, the luggage is missing! They say they’ll deliver it to our home as soon as they find it.   Shame I had pretty much everything in there. <_<

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Spring Break

March 30th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Gonna be gone the entire spring break.   I might drop in once in a while depending on if I have internet access where I’m at - though I probably won’t stay on long enough to do anything.   Please do not email me during the break unless it’s really important - I don’t want to browse through 5 pages of junk when I get back.   Thanks!

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France Releases All UFO Info

March 24th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

France puts secret UFO archive on web

Found this article.   Looks like the government is, for certain, hiding some things afterall.   It’s a pretty interesting read and summary of what exactly is on the site.   There’s access to every single UFO-related case in France - so definitely something you can dig through if you like that sort of stuff or you’re bored.

The site takes forever to load though (probably because it is very popular at the moment; Yahoo states it is receiving tons of visitors at once).   Also, the entire site is in French.

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Hollowman

March 21st, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Hollowman by cornandbeans
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The Sewers

March 21st, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
The Sewers by cornandbeans
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Sun and Moon

March 10th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Sun and Moon by NightHawk222
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Universe City

March 5th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Tree Warriors

February 12th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
        The great and powerful tree stood proud and tall.   The rebels of men shuddered under its might.   For centuries, man has struggled in vain against the growing power of trees, but now, man has gathered enough strength, enough courage, to rid themselves of the trees once and for all!

        And so the tree deployed its minions, the grassblades, against the evercoming rebels.   The men roared and screamed at the sight of the seemingly infinite number of enemies before them.   At last, they realized to their horror; they were painfully outnumbered.

        But fear not! For the rebels had been well prepared and a secret weapon was at their disposal.   One of the lowly rebels scurried quickly and returned with the long awaited... lawnmower.   And with this lawnmower, the rebels advanced, plowing through the endless fields of grass, charging through flying grassroots and chunks of dirt and mud.

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Jane Eyre

February 2nd, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Fort Wars Almost Lagfree

January 28th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        After a few hours work, I’ve managed to create a single trigger (opposed to the original 30) that controlled every single spawn line.   Originally, each spawnline had its own constantly looping function, and each player had his/her own set.   You’d have around 30*Players number of looping triggers every moment.

        Now I managed to combine them all, so you have only 1*Players, a maximum of 8 at any given time on an 8 player map.     This should drastically reduce the lag of any Fort Wars game.

        Hopefully I finish 3.1 soon and release. :D

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Boy's Scream Kills Hundred of Chickens...

January 25th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Article: Boy’s Screaming Kills Chickens

        That’s just one of the weirdest things I’ve read in a long time.   Apparently, a dog scared a boy, who in turn screamed and scared hundreds of chickens to death.   Sounds like something right off of Jelly Pickle.

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Fort Wars 3.1 Fixed!

January 23rd, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Tried a few more times to fix what I had already.   First game went well until 20 minute mark and it synced out.   The rest of the games synced out within 10 minutes.   I went through and redid all the changes from 3.0 onward again.   So far no problems - but that’s a serious lost of time wasted on the damn problem. :(

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Fort Wars 3.1 Out of Sync

January 21st, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Everything works fine in single player and 1v1.   File is short, instructions are brand new, tons of new features.. but always out of sync.   Unfortunately can’t find what exactly is causing this.   I’m afraid I’m going to have to start from 3.0 again and edit from there.   Wish me luck!

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kb Commands in AOE3

January 14th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        I’ve just took some time to actually try my hand at learning kb Commands.   Surprisingly it isn’t that hard (it looks confusing and there are close to no resources or references for it), and opens a whole new set of possibilities for scripting.   Some guy named TwentyOneScore found these years ago for Age of Mythology, but from what I saw, it seems like no one bothered to take up on his findings.   Very sad that this has remained buried for so long - like hidden treasure :p

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Programming

January 14th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Random Stuff | #
        My first shot at anything even close to programming started with Age of Empires III in Random Map Scripting of November 2005.   I didn't try any other languages until around summer of 2006, when, out of boredom from being one-handed due to a broken right wrist, I taught myself web design and programming (including coding this website from scratch).   Since then, I've learned much more programming and continue to do so.

        What do I use to program? No fancy programs here (you otherwise aren't writing your own code and technically NOT programming!)... I only use Notepad2; it is basically the Notepad included on all Windows computer, with highlighting to make code easier to read.   Very nice when you are editing files with over 5000 lines of code :p Many thanks to Elpea and Matei for recommending it to me.

Currently I'm fluent in:

  • Age of Empires III
    • Random Map Scripting (XS)
      • (XS) Random Map Scripting, 2005-2006
      • XS Trigger Injection, 2006
      • XS Knowledge Base Querying, January 2007
  • ...
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Things to Do

January 11th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #
Bored? Need something to do? Just want to burn time? These are some "interesting" sites to check out... Feel free to send me more links to add!
Aninote.com - Type a name into the addresses it gives you on the site and it'll display that name in the animation. Pretty neat. Here's an example with wow in the address: wow.youaremighty.com
Boxhead 2Play - Addicting 2-player stickman shooter game to kill time at school.
Crimson...[More]
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Google Fight

January 11th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

        Here’s a funny site I just came across.   Basically it lets you enter two search phrases to compare and a little animation plays as if the two are duking it out.   The winner is the search phrase that gets the most hits on Google.   Also a nice way to see what site is more popular :P

        Example: Llama VS Potato

        Nooooooooo! The potato won! :O

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Some Random Story

January 7th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Stories | #
         This is a true story...

         So there was a short lil' guy named Bob and this tiny little  kit-cat named Tom.   Tom was hungry one day and Bob didn't have any  water.   Tom begged for food, but Bob said  no so the tiny cat scratched him.   Bob tried to call for help, but accidentally swallowed his hat.

         A huge ugly dog named Jack came along, but his real name was Bob.   Bob tried to feed the dog to Tom the lil' cat, but Jackbob tried to scare the cat.   Bob then became angry and Tom got  angry too.   Tom didn't know why he was angry  so he started chasing Bob around, but Bob was angry that Tom was angry because he was angry, so he started chasing Jackbob the dog.

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The Agenda...

January 6th, 2007 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #

Bah.. two days left of break - so much to do :(

Quick list:

- Update Fort Wars (patch due any time + Aztec sucks, need to announce ladder etc)

- Castle…[More]

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