Greetings to you all!
This is my first post of 2006, it’s a bit late and i’ve been away for a while last year but now i’ve got my batteries charged and ready to finish my website and post some new projects.
First of all, WordPress has recently been upgraded to version 2.0 “release candidate” so I plan on updating too in a few days since there are alot of modifications.
Also, i’m going to finish the site’s design and portfolio section, I know what I want to do with them so now it’s back to work. Expect more news in the next days.
Ruby On Rails has reached version 1.0 and has a new website design.
I’m very excited about Rails, I think it will be a big thing in the next year. So for now head to Ruby on Rails home and look at the presentations, videos or try it out.
Some fans of Halo released a demo of an upcoming homebrew 2D game featuring Master Chief against those nasty alien invaders.
The game is a Contra style game with lots of explosions and gun fights, expect a more detailed impression soon when I got the chance to try it out.
In the meantime, go to Halo Zero and try it out.
This is big news so I guess pretty much everyone must know about this… Yahoo has bought Del.icio.us, the social bookmarking site, for a big sum of money.
So once again, capitalism wins, entrepeneurs win aaaaaaaand I guess Yahoo wins something with this too. For a more detailed news and both for both parties comments, please go to TechCrunch
Seems like Ruby on Rails is becoming a popular programming language these days, in fact, it’s overcoming Python books right now! (ok, so I don’t like Python anyway but still…)
You can catch the news at O’Reilly radar here.
While I was looking at the data, though, I noticed something perhaps more newsworthy: in the same period, Ruby book sales surpassed Python book sales for the first time. Python is up 20% vs. the same period last year, but Ruby is up 1552%! (Perl is down 3%.)
Groovy, in the meantime you can try Ruby.
I’ve started taking Tai Chi Chuan classes yesterday at a dojo near my work place. So I must say today I feel like i’ve taken quite a beating, I guess mainly from being quite a slacker when it comes to exercise…
But the class was fun and I enjoyed doing all the exercises, let’s see how it goes from here on.
It should be no surprise by now that Firefox has reached version 1.5 and it’s available for download.
Among the updates there should be some speed improvements plus minor bug and security fixes. My only gripe is my favourite skin which lost compatibility, i’m talking about PlasticFox Crystal SVG. *sniff* *sniff*
Anyway, you shouldn’t miss the update and too make things better i’ve found out two great extensions to make your online life easier.
del.icio.us – Firefox Extension and BackPack – Firefox Extension
I love BackPack, it helps me keep my stuff organized, it really is very usefull and this extension is the cherry on top of the cake. Del.ici.ous is fantastic because I don’t have to carry my favourites from work to home and forth.
So happy browsing and please quit IE while you can, you’ll thank me later.
I was browsing the web a few days ago and while looking at some websites about the history of video-games (i’ll post them up soon), I had the surge to look up information on Atari.
I never owned or seen an Atari before (shame), my first console was the first version of the Gameboy (the huge one with black and white screen), and next came the SNES or Super Nintendo, those were some good times.
So, while browsing through some memorobilia I stumbled into some old Atari catalogs and I was stunned because it looked so unique and original, each game artwork seemed to perfectly capture the game universe and atmosfere (like Casino or Defender for example).
I wish some of today’s games would look back at these examples and took more pride into making games, I think maybe we would have more original or better quality games.
You can visit Atari game artwork or Atari game Catalogs.
Xbox-Scene posted an article reporting that severall people who just acquired the newly released Xbox 360 have been experiencing crashes while playing Project Gotham Racing 3.
Another blow for Microsoft’s machine, let’s see how the public relations team will come up with an excuse for this.
You can read the full article (with pretty “black screen of death” pictures and video) at Xbox-Scene.
1up.com has posted two very interesting articles comparing the Xbox 360 and the Sega Dreamcast (how I miss you, boohoo!).
Will the Xbox 360 succeed where Sega failed? These comparisons should provide some clues.
Check 1UP.COM for more info.