Saturday, June 30, 2007

The sky tore open...

Today it rained in Mumbai for almost 12 hours without a break. Ofcourse this time Mumbai was a bit lucky, it was a Saturday, most people were home. Of course there has been a powercut since 10am and its back now at 6:30pm. The cable reception is still bad, so I've no idea what pain and suffering Mumbai city went through ( or not ) but it was pure fun here, playing volleyball in the rain and what not.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

TetraBlocks: It is done

To much applause and enthusiasm (atleast by one guy) TetraBlocks is released to the world. Probably the millionth clone of Tetris, you can proudly claim your own version at the Tetrablocks page. Only available as a source archive for now, a windows executable is in the works

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Its Software for God's sake

I am so sick of magazine and newspaper technical writers thinking that the plural of software is softwares. Who hired them? If I see softwares one more time I'm going to get hontsblastophobia ( /haunts-blast-o-phobia/, noun: fear of HOw Non TechieS use Bad LAnguage when Speaking Techie - o - phobia. Remember, you heard this here first)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

TetraBlocks:The finishing run

After having dumped the initial TetraBlocks code, the new version is coming along quite well and has proceeded especially well for the last few days. The few things left involve the deletion of lines and score keeping and putting a cap on the height. I've decided to do away with the menu and highscores system since it added for excess complexity.

Here is a screenshot of the latest developments.

PS. I play tetris quite well, but then there wouldn't be a screenshot

Monday, June 11, 2007

TetraBlocks: The first scrap

I dumped all the TetraBlocks code. Its gone. "rm -rf ". the only copy left is in the SVN repo. Need a redesign. Don't feel like blogging much these days, actually doing anything much these days. I am just empty. Don't know why!