October 16th, 2021
Posted by pftq

Poker for CSharp and QLearner

Short project for fun - you can play #poker against bots as well as load up the game into QLearner and other #ai / machine learning projects.  There is even a play-blind option to play without looking at your cards if you want to play a bit crazy like me. Tongue (in all seriousness, it's good training for reading your opponents).

The game can be run standalone here:

The source code and libraries for running in QLearner and C# projects are on Github here:

This is also the same code I used to simulate a million games for the stats on winning hands here:
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June 6th, 2021
Posted by pftq

15th Anniversary for pftq.com

Fun fact - my site was launched exactly 15 years ago now on 6/6/06. Grin

At the time, my right wrist was broken, and I was teaching myself to program formally for the first time using just my left hand, with the site itself being my first dive into HTML, PHP, MySQL, etc.  Before that, I was modding games using trigger/XS code for things like Age of Mythology / Age of Empires 3, but these weren't real languages that could be used outside of those specific games.  It's also the same year I joined Newgrounds and bunch of other sites, started playing tennis with my left hand and becoming ambidextrous...  Then the year after that, I would get into filmmaking, composing music, trading stocks, etc before getting disappointed by college and further disappointed by adult life. Tongue
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December 25th, 2020
Posted by pftq

God's Flashlight Book

Since the book is in the Sci-Fi section, that means I technically live in Sci-Fi now. Tongue

God's Flashlight
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December 13th, 2020
Posted by pftq

Koto Cutter

First new song in a while.  Just something short and sweet that might be expanded to something more later.  Since I keep sneaking kotos into my other songs, I went ahead and just made a solo one.

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October 16th, 2020
Posted by pftq

Three Tiers as a Book

Took one of my longer essays and published it as a book just for fun.  Was interesting to learn the process.  Felt a bit like making a Young Authors book again from back in elementary school.  The original post can still be found at https://www.pftq.com/threetiers/ and the book can be found on Amazon here:

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