Archive for the 'Computers' Category

Mac’s new web ad: Don’t Give Up on Vista

November 27, 2007

Yeah, another YouTube link so soon, but this one’s kinda out there. Apple has usually been known for its aggressive marketing, and it’s not slowing down with its latest addition to the Mac campaign. The following internet ad appears on the CNet’s own Windows Vista Page! Better yet (or worse, depending on your perspective), it cleverly uses the page’s own content and layout to make its point against its competitor.

This marketing tactic seems so wily, so inconsiderate…it could be described as “ehhhh…I don’t think that should be legal.” What’s next, political attack ads against presidential candidates on their own websites?

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Other stuff along the way

November 13, 2007

While working on my PSP game, I’ve been thinking of continuing a few not-so-related projects.

First is PSPMyAdmin, which was supposed to be a tool to help you manage MySQL databases. Due to the lack of having a server on the PSP, the program uses SQL files and parses them to produce an image of the database structure. So it’s like editing an actual database, without the need to login or access a server. I’ve put this off a couple months ago but I could be returning to it, and use the Danzeff OSK with it. It would really cut down on time to make an interface for the program. I haven’t played with the source yet, but hopefully it should be easy to change its appearance to blend in with my program a bit more.

The next thing I’ve been working on is a simple OBJ parser. It’s based off the code from PSPMyAdmin so I got a head start there. Currently I’m working out some bugs with producing some vertex information, but it is almost done. This tool would actually be useful in helping others produce 3D homebrew games.

Mindfad, design, etc.

March 17, 2007

The clever header image has been brought to you courtesy of MindFad. I recently discovered his site and he seems to have some cool icons. The turtle shells are color-corrected versions of his icons as a trio, they create an interesting silhouette for a logo. I think his other Nintendo icons need work (particularly the Bowser one) but for pratical use they’re gonna be small, so any imperfections will be mostly out of view.