April 2016 archive

Fin ‘n’ Kit DevLog #6

Not a lot to update with at the moment. The semester is coming to a close, so I’m grading and preparing the final exams and such, so consequently I’ve slacked off on Fin ‘n’ Kit development — It has been 12 days since the last coding session I did. And I’m just coding now because …

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Topic languages that I want to learn…

Mandarin Chinese Hindi Arabic Spanish Korean Japanese Láadan Languages that I’m already decent at: English (native) Esperanto (intermediate-level)

“Looking for people with grit”

Do you ever hear an advert for a job opening, and they have all these weird personality traits that they want you to have? Why can’t I just be really damn good at programming? Why do I gotta be gritty or tenacious? Why do I need to have “no ego”? How about you just tell …

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Hindi (Devanagari) Mnemonics

I like to use Memrise when I’m learning a language and, generally, it is best to make up your own mnemonics when learning. Here are the steps I use when making mnemonics for learning new scripts: What is the romanized letter, or what does it sound like? Find a word (preferably a noun) that begins …

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Fin ‘n’ Kit DevLog #5

Today I worked on level artwork (though I’m still not done!) and updated object behaviors. It is all looking pretty spiffy! Right now everything is still, I will have to add in animations later, but the animations aren’t really necessary to have the team go ahead and work on levels. Check out this video for …

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Goals…

Move out of apartment by the end of May! Publish Fin ‘n’ Kit v1.0 by June! Teach as an adjunct during the Summer semester! Study for the GRE throughout June! Take the GRE in July! Apply to colleges’ CS grad programs before September! Teach as an adjunct during the Fall semester! Start gradschool in 2017! …

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Fin ‘n’ Kit DevLog #4

A good couple days of coding, working on the dolphin and cat physics, and adding in the level scrolling and item behaviors! Still have some work to do. Want to add better art, and fix up the behaviors.

Fin ‘n’ Kit DevLog #3

On today’s episode of “I meant to program for more than just 3 hours today (but the day isn’t over yet!)”, I worked on the Fin ‘n’ Kit level editor! I was interrupted by a phone call that ended up lasting about 45 minutes. It was my dad, who put his brother on the call …

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