By Mars at 1:50pm on Monday, the 25th of July, 2011.
Hi everyone I have finally put my timetable up
By Mars at 12:02am on Monday, the 23rd of May, 2011.
Last week I managed to turn a week with no shifts rostered into having 3 shifts all at least 5hrs =D so BOOYA!! Working on saving as much of that money as I can.
I made it into Sunnybank SHS a couple of times last week got a fair amount of work done with the IT guy and got to play physics teacher too =P which was fun. One kid called me sir and in the one moment I felt suddenly old... so I went to the gym first time in about 2 or 3 months and found that I hadn’t lost any strength =D could still bench 60kg which is awesome
I am still waiting on my Ipad to come in it has been over a month since I ordered it now and am getting rather annoyed. I have to call jb and get an explanation today.
On a lighter note I cleared the junk out of my room half filling the wheelie bin in the process which I think is a good effort.
As you can see my life is really boring atm
Anyway thats it for me this week see you next time
By OsiJr at 2:35pm on Saturday, the 14th of May, 2011.
Sorry for lack of visiting lately (not that many of you did in any case). My laptop has PMS and doesn't work like its supposed to, so I'm at uni on a saturday solving bugs and implementing features that Sam should be helping with. But he's MIA today and technically speaking I should be working on AI but I felt like working on Abzorb so I am.
Lack of laptop means that SVN is down for a bit while I look at options, fortunately uni has given us one for some thigns, so I'll use that for a bit until I get a new computer (or figure out how to fix mine so its stable just a little bit longer).
Anyway, I'll post a picture from Abzorb atm and then continue working :)
Have Fun, Paul Out.
By Mars at 12:05am on Monday, the 9th of May, 2011.
Hey it’s Monday again
My court case is FINALLY over just the sentencing left which I am going to today. Before you ask I was only a reserve jury because our case was a long one (started on the 21st of February) we had three and we were discharged when the rest of the jury went into verdict.
Now that, that is over I can get back into LoL and my other games, I just got F.E.A.R.2, Far Cry 2, and Gears of War. So looking forward to that, the last couple of months have been rather busy with jury and still working at KFC =( oh and I can get back into LOR =D which is awesome.
Just a note about KFC I had and 11am-10pm shift (yeah I know WTF(and they called me into work 5-10 the night before)) and that’s not the bad bit the bad bit is that because of May Fest at Macgregor primary school all the parks were taken in our parking lot so I went looking for a park in the rest of the shopping centre’s car park and ended up having to park at the other end of the complex and also because of the May Fest (and mother’s day the next day) it was a busy as all fuck. At one point they had fireworks going and I was up in drive thru, I had to ask the customer to wait till the fireworks died down so that I could hear their order.
Oh and god knows I need I proper icon and I shall be working on that too while I have the time... though hopefully KFC will give me heaps of shifts or better yet will find a decent job (i.e. not oil related)
Well that’s it for another week... enjoy the week and I will see you next Monday
By Mars at 12:25am on Monday, the 2nd of May, 2011.
its been awhile but yeah i am back
been up to lots myself hence the long break
BUT i cant really tell you what i have been up to
but yeah Mischief Mages is coming along judging on what i have been told
and is shaping up to be awesomeness in a can (or software package(sorry it was a long day =P))
well thats all i got so see you next Monday
By OsiJr at 1:01pm on Sunday, the 24th of April, 2011.
Some changes to the site in the coming days or maybe already implemented. I noticed that there were headers around the place that didn't properly suit the style, they have since been adjusted to work much better into the overall style of the site. In addition avatars are a key part of the site and as such will be implemented very soon as well. Forums are also of higher priority and probably porting over the flash games and (very easily) hackable high score tables. So yeah, expect those back soon as well. Expect a dedicated projects section too since its pretty important for us to have that for both university and personal projects.
Happy Easter, Paul Out.
By HarkonX at 2:33pm on Monday, the 18th of April, 2011.
I've been working on some of the Mischief Mages Lobby art over the last 2 days and will be hitting it hard over the week of holidays. Anyways I will be constantly uploading pictures of my progress so can you post feedback in the comments of this blog or write a whole new blog about suggestions you think would be cool or changes i should make to the existing pictures I've posted.
By OsiJr at 3:59pm on Wednesday, the 13th of April, 2011.
Nothing to say about anything else and I don't feel like working just yet (still chilling a bit- just got home) + no sleeps so needa rest a bit.
So instead of boring you lots with uncool stuff, I've compiled the video stuff from Portal 2 adverting, mostly found on the valve youtube page and various other youtubey sources. Since I'm really hyped about it now (although broke so won't be able to get it for a while). Hopefully theres no cap on youtube embeds. if there is and its an issue with Valve, happy to take them down as required :)
But yeah, looks amazing, the new physics seems really good and can really see the benefit the "TAG: The Power Of Paint" people had on the game. The fluid dynamics and overall feel of Portal 2 really screams AAA as well, rather then just innovative mod, so very happy about that (I loved Portal, but graphically it lacked a bit) :D
Aperture Investment Opportunity #1: "Panels" [YouTube
Aperture Investment Opportunity #2: "Bot Trust" [YouTube
Aperture Investment Opportunity #3: "Turrets" [YouTube
Aperture Investment Opportunity #4: "Boots" [YouTube
Valentine's Day Gift Buying [YouTube
And the new physics updates :)
Thermal Discouragement Beam [YouTube
By OsiJr at 5:00pm on Sunday, the 3rd of April, 2011.
Before I bore everyone with crap I've been doing instead of LOR/MM stuff, check out this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12911806
firstly, for the non-science people that don't know physics, your weight is your mass times gravity (f=ma), since they've proved that gravity isn't consistent it means that your weight varies over the surface. So if you're in a hurry to lose (potentially tiny) amounts of weight (but not mass) then go to a blue area. This is also (but much more significant change) with going to the moon (5/6). But since the moon also is not a perfect sphere and gravity is the distortion of space-time around a mass (as I understand it- don't flame me if I'm horribly wrong) and since the mass is not perfectly distributed internally on the moon (assuming here) then some specific points on the moon would also make you 'lighter' then other spots on the moon? Not entirely sure where I'm going with this... So yeah, that concept of the ion drive satellite is also cool. Shame America and Europe are more or less out of the space for the moment though. With only Russia and China launching manned missions for the moment theres very little chance of getting into space short of those private LEO flights that you don't even really get into true micro-gravity on as far as I understand them.
After all that; Been working on university stuff pretty much ~17 hours a day for most of the last week, I got in 1x LoL match and ~40mins looking for Wolves in Minecraft all week. I also got to watch about ~35mins of TV this morning to unwind a bit. Also actually spent about 5mins every 2hours playing CityVille on Facebook. Other then that its just pretty hard working on AI, Real time Rendering and the biggest of the time-sinks, the final year games project.
We're doing a physics based exploration game that evolved from a physics test I was playing with a year or so ago to test my high school physics, we added some cool new mechanics and made it with a humanoid character in a softbody ball (Zorb) but having some huge issues getting the softbody to work without being too soft and then having even more issues once I put a controllable ragdoll inside the ball. Looks like 17hrs again most days this week, I don't honestly think I can keep up with the 5hrs sleep and then 2hrs napping on the bus everyday, but we'll see how I go.
I've noticed I'm getting much more aggressive the last few days in particular so, don't take it to heart too much- hopefully over holidays I'll get to actually do something other than work and sleep- like socialize. I was never a huge social person but honestly not seeing anyone thats not in one of my classes is really getting kinda lonely (no offence Sam). But I guess if I want sevens and to actually learn all this stuff then I'd better get used to it because next semester is probably going to be worse. At least they acknowledge that production is much more time-consuming (which is what prototyping is anyway?) it should be a 24CP unit for both I think. But oh well, just have to live with it and hope for the best. I got the AI assignment key part done last night and it works about 80% of the time so I need to tweak that- the 80/20 rule has been really raping me lately because I always forget about it until I actually do something and get to 81% and wonder why 0%->80% was so much faster progression then that next 1% before I remember. (This applies heavily to MM since getting the framework in was progressing fast but then getting it working WELL was taking forever and went over my estimates for almost everything, I might actually add a note at the top of the estimate chart so I can be reminded of it every time I estimate something.)
Have Fun, Paul.
PS. Happy Birthday Aidan.
By Nazka at 7:42pm on Thursday, the 31st of March, 2011.
I thought i could :S