Yesterday I picked up a copy of Effective C++, 3rd Edition by Scott Meyers. So far it's pretty cool and loaded with stuff I had never thought of before. Reading it is kind of like having Washu tell you how to fix your design, only it doesn't make you feel bad :p
I advise anyone who wants to learn to write better C++ to get this book.
I don't have a speedometer on my bike, but my mom has one on hers, so I took her bike out today to see how fast I could go. With no wind, about a block and a half of running distance, and a slight (maybe 10 degrees) inclination I could get up to 25 mph. One would think that coming down the hill would mean I would go faster, but no, I still got up to the exact same top speed. So I went out to find a bigger hill to go down, and in doing so I found a hill that got me up to 35 mph. Hooray. Too bad my mom's bike is way too small for me and I couldn't go anywhere near as fast as I can on my bike.
Goal for today: Get speedometer. Moral of story: falling off a bike at 25mph whilst unprotected is dangerous, do not do so.
So it dawned on me today that, if I have the internet, I'll just sit and get no work done whatsoever. Well, almost no work done. I'll write maybe 50 lines of code. Then erase it. Then write it back. Then go look for something to eat, but never actually get anything to eat because I'm too uninspired to even make myself food. I swear though, this damn 4e4 entry will get made, and by God, it'll kick ass!
Xbox360, PS3, Nintendo Revolution, they all suck. I don't care how many trillion-billion triangles a second they can render, or how sexy their magical wireless controllers are, or how many war-glorifying WW2 FPS games are going to be out for it, they all suck. When they come out, I'm going to stick it to the man and buy an NES. I'm sure their loss of my purchase will show them. EDIT: I'm not a PC fanboy, either. I'm a nothing fanboy. Real men play board games
EDIT 2013: Wow. I had some really nuanced and interesting opinions when I was seventeen.
It was foolish, but I had to do it. I went to a stupid website today, thankfully I was punished with a stupid popup advertisement. This wasn't the first popup I've gotten in Firefox, but it's the first one that has made me feel like my heart was run through with a searing hot monkey-wrench.
Firefox is becoming a victim of its own popularity. A year ago I could watch a friend go online and say, "Oh, you use IE. Heh" with a slight smirk and he would look back at his computer screen and ask "What's wrong with IE?" but when he turned back he would find I had vanished into thin air. In those days my Firefox using habits were too mysterious and elite for ordinary people. But now it seems everyone uses Firefox, even my school has it installed on all their computers.
That "Win a free laptop" ad flashing its awkwardly bright colors before my eyes made me finally realize how trendy and hip Firefox has now become, and as such, I have decided that there is only one solution. Lynx. That's right. Anything more is for pussies. Lynx will never be trendy or hip because normal people don't want to subject themselves to self-flagellation that much just to be cool, so it's safe to assume that my ego will always feel like a rebel while using it.
Today is my half birthday. As such I decided to write a journal entry in my amazing GDNet developer journal. I'm too lazy to finish coding my game, even though everything is working perfectly so far. I'm too lazy to even play any games. I think I need more sleep.
In other news, I got a 30 on the ACT, and I'm going to have to look for colleges soon enough I guess. Can't I just be a bum, living the glorious life, hopin' trains, freezing to death, dirty clothes but my hands are clean because my heart is made out of 100% bum-gold?
I made it last year and decided to release it. The good part is that it works, and looks alright, the bad part is that it's still just Pong. I don't know what to add to it to make it more interesting. Maybe some explosions would help? I bet some nearly exposed nipples could make the gameplay more interesting, lots of big developers seem to think it works like that.
Fellow GDNet members, as I speak, my monitor's picture grows ever blurrier, and it ocassionally makes a zapping noise, goes blank, then comes back into focus. My monitor is dying. Soon it will be nothing but a screen, an electron gun, some other parts, and an incredibly dangerous capacitor. When my monitor dies, I die. Woe is me. Goodbye, the Internet! You may have stolen my gigahurtz and my IQ points, but I still love you.