Posts Tagged ‘Fun’

30Oct

Other than the awesome costumes today we also had a chili cook off and potluck! We definitely have the best events of any team I have ever talked to. Right now we have a beer bash downstairs. I should probably get to it… I love silicon valley. Place of dreams :)! This blog post is really about me wanting to show off some pics….

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29Oct

I think the only thing better than being able to give away free stuff is a lan party… Well luckily I was able to do both at last week’s Windows 7 Launch party at SJSU! There were about 60-70 people there. It was pretty awesome. Completely packed, barely able to move around, and violating many fire hazards I am sure! In any case, it was really fun and everyone there got a free copy of Windows 7, or got hooked up in some way! WOO :).

I gave away copies of Gears of War 2, PGR4, Mass Effect, Halo Wars, other games, some hardware, tshirts and stickers. Also I gave away a signature edition of Windows 7. I think it was signed by Steve Ballmer.

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29Oct

So I walk into work today to find the aisle of cubes next to me is full on in Halloween mode. They put up spider webs, tombstones, moving spiders, pumpkins, and TREATS :). This is why I love working at NetApp, and why it is definitely the number one place to work at! I can’t wait to see what they do during Christmas time.

They were spurred by an aisle decorating competition. They really want to win haha. If you look in my aisle it it looks perfectly normal while theirs looks epic. I am thoroughly disappointed in myself :'(!

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21Aug

gridzSo a few months ago I made this game on facebook with Edgar called Grid[z]. It is a simple little board game, but we have a ranking and score system that is based off ELO. ELO is the ranking system that is used for Top Coder and Chess Leagues among other things.

gridzWe have some planned modifications also including a public lobby that would allow players to invite each other. Also more stringent security policies are also needed. I don’t see this game becoming popular or making tons of money so I am considering it my first foray into the facebook api + cakephp. I may eventually post my cakephp library for making games; however, trying to validate player interactions with the server in a way to cover all cases seems to be a hurdle. It may be a nice starting point though.

Check it out: http://apps.facebook.com/gridzzz/

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27Jun

So for the past couple days I have been working on a flash based streaming music player (which is located at the bottom of this post, just scroll down to see it). This is complete with a loading bar, scrubber to fast forward through a song, playlist, and other standard features. I am calling this version .5 beta. I still need to develop a volume bar, and add some text about what time a person is at in the song etc. However for the most part this is pretty solid. There are 2 bugs I am currently working on fixing, which includes a bug with the function in flash that gets called after a sound ends, and 2nd the track progress bar seems to go crazy on occasion. I believe the second problem is a result of the full file size not being discovered while loading the file. I am hoping there is some ID3 information in the mp3 files that could assist me with that issue.

The songs in this player include a No Robot song and 3 demos I gave to the band so we can work on them, and 3 version of older songs we had; however, in my opinion most of these songs are very rough, I would suggest sparing your ears hahaha. I am trying to fill up some space in this blog right now because the player is too wide, and it is covering the menu so I will show you how easy the xml playlist is the use.

It is very very simple…. simply name the track, and the file. These files can be anywhere on the web or locally. Furthermore, the xml playlist it self could be located anywhere. Woo!




’’People Shootin’ Hat’’ - (No Robot) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Viking’’ - (Parris Random Demo) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Gunfight In A Gas Station’’ - (Parris Random Demo) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Marshmellow’’ - (Parris Random Demo) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Flame (old)’’ - (No Robot) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3   ’’Pressure (old)’’ - (No Robot) http://www.blah.com/the.mp3

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