DriverTest JS

After a long time considering the project I have finally decided to rewrite DriverTest in JavaScript. This version adds a few new features - and removes a few old bugs. I really hated the Java version because it was so limited, hard to modify, and never seemed to run properly when embedded in a web page. So rewrite it I did, the new improved Javascript version uses the HTML5 <canvas> to be better in pretty much every way.

HTML 5 Notifications

The recent Dev builds of chrome have this new little notification center. So I decided to start messing around with notifications some more. This page is a basic test system, it requests permission, then it can create a notification based on form input.

A side note: Am I the only person that didn't realize you can change the order of system tray icons? Or is this new in Win 8? Cause I swear I have never done it before. . .

The Ten Commandments of Internet Ads

Ads are a funny thing, I don't hate them like some people do, there is a reason for them. Ads are how a webpage can be supported, without you needing to pay for it, so in general I do not use ad blocking software, because I feel that I owe the owner at least a few ad views for using their site. However there are a few things that are never okay, ever, for ads to do:

Minecraft texture text file generator

I was playing around with the new Minecraft textures today, as they have been updated in the 13w02 snapshots. I found it incredibly annoying that during my attempts at animating textures I often needed a text file to adjust timing, and making that file is a bit of a chore. You have a file like so:


0*5,1*5,2*5,3*5,4*5,5*5,6*5,7*5,8*5,9*5,10*5,11*5,12*5,13*5,14*5,15*5

Thing is you have to list each frame, even if you want them all to be that duration.

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Dev builds

I have been a long time user of Chrome, and nearly as long I have been running the Dev builds. In fact, I like to use the Dev/Beta/pre-release versions of any software I can. I love getting all the new stuff, all the cool features that aren't in the normal version. But I am getting very close to converting to the standard builds for Chrome, flash, java, and silverlight crash so often I can't believe it. It's a hard choice, do I go back to the stable, but unexciting core build? Or do I tough it out for all the cool stuff the Dev build offers?

Stumbleuppon

Stumbleuppon, the website that throws you at random webpages that may interest you, can be a great way to waste lots of time, or find cool things. Problem is, more and more I seem to be finding things that I don't care the least about, or have simply already seen before. It dissapoints me that (appearently) not enough pages that interest me have been shared on stumbleuppon, you would think that it would be very hard to hit the same page twice, yet I do all the time.

Driver Test: 2165

First game I have created. Just a car moving left/right across the screen to avoid the junk that litters the road. This program is written in Java, so it should have no problem running on any system. I disigned it so that once compiled you can package it as a .jar, or embed in a web page. I will point out that it will run far smoother on it's own, so if it lags to bad in the browser try the .jar.

The first post

Well then. This is my blog, a place for me to say all kinds of crap about whatever I want to say it about. Mostly technology, video game, programing, college, maybe polotics if I feel like it. I don't know if anyone will be reading this, if they do I hope they like it, if not I will still probably write stuff just to get it out there.
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