Website may be up and down over next few months. I'm currently doing a complete overhaul of everything. Going back to simple individual .htm pages, new overall site theme, sanitizing and cleaning up html of all pages and blog posts, attempting to implement a new tooling and publishing system etc etc.

The Last Mimzy

Published 1/29/2008 by createdbyx in News | Reviews
I just finished watching The Last Mimzy again and I have to say that I think this movie truly re-captures those feelings I felt as a kid watching movies like Back to the Future, The Goonies, and Explorers. It holds that same sense of adventure. So if you were a kid in the 80's remember to check out The Last Mimzy the next time you are in the video store or renting a movies from or NetFlix.

RPG objects

Published 1/28/2008 by createdbyx in Example | News | Programming
I have posted a RPG objects example application on the projects page. The example code was written so that I could use it as a thinking tool. It implements a very basic RPG item system. Click here to get more info.

New projects page added

Published 1/22/2008 by createdbyx in News | Programming
I just finished adding a projects page to the site. You can find it here as well as the xImageSV image browsing application.

This xna code snip allows you to draw text, with the option of having that text word wrapped to the specified rectangle or you can specify text alignment info like weather or not the text should be drawn anchored to the bottom right of the rectangle or top right etc.

 You can find the code for the DrawString method here

I have not abandoned this site I'm still here and still playing wow, as a lvl 54 hunter named landasoar. I have also, believe it or not, started to write a little bit of code again. This time I have written some mmo related code for handling items and character knowledge (aka skills). It's just some code I wanted to write to get the feel for how complicated or simple it would be to write an item and character knowledge system. Turns out it rather easy and simple. That was until I broke the code earlier today trying to move it over from vs2008 to vs2005 and xna as well as add a few more features.

I will try to finish the port and get a simple working demo uploaded to this site ... whenever I can stop playing wow for a few hours.

Also, I still keep forgetting to upload the remaining 2 gigs or so of 4mp pictures I have taken these last two years. You can see what I have uploaded so far on the gallery page.

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Name of author Dean Lunz (aka Created by: X)
Computer programming nerd, and tech geek.
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