The Day’s Activities.

It’s the government-sanctioned start of November!

From here on out, it is officially on.

Therefore I spent a good amount of hours this evening learning my way around Processing http://processing.org/, a simple Java-based language for creating images and animation through code. It’s neat.

I made a gradienty triangle thing. Find it in the gallery section of the site. I haven’t made a gallery section yet, but I will do.

Also, late last night (read 4AM this morning) I discovered Invent With Python http://inventwithpython.com/, an awesome site all about using Python and Pygame to make fun happen. My favourite part is the ‘Code Comments’ which are pieces of python code with an absolutely exhausting amount of documentation and comments so that the man behind the idea (Al Sweigart) can explain what is happening, what he is doing, and you can see it happen right in front of you. The Code Comments are available at his blog here http://inventwithpython.com/blog/.

Isn’t this exciting?

-Paul Forey

P.S. If all goes well, this will have been posted via e-mail. A technological victory if I’ve ever had one.

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The Start.

Today is the 1st of November.

Today is the day that my Gannt chart for my University final project kicks in.

So obviously I’m creating a website. This is very important. This website shall chronicle the good and bad times of me attempting, as a complete amateur, to program a simple game (using Pygame) and link this game in with Pure Data to handle both sound effects and music and eSpeak to handle dialogue.

Along the way I’ll learn a large amount about object-oriented coding, sound design for games, the limitations Pure Data has for ‘music’ and the arrogance of programming a game as my first non-trivial piece of code.

-Paul Forey

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