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Late into the Night...

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STATUS UPDATE: Calix Map Development Tool [ Deadline: 5/3 ]

Today consisted of a LOT of tinkering around with C# and a LOT of newbie mishaps. Overall I am not satisfied with today and I spent too long on one problem when I could have just simplified it by doing something else. I'll learn soon enough not to waste time on the same problem that really doesn't make a difference.

I spent a lot of time trying to load in a *.bmp file from the main file menu on the window.

What I intended on was:

Click File, Click Load, Click Load Tileset

From there, It would open up a OpenFileDialog and let the user select a *.bmp.

Well. When that *.bmp is selected, I automatically wanted to start clipping and drawing that *.bmp onto a child frame which lead me to put a function within the child frame.

The beginner in me with C# and not actually understanding how to handle events like I should kind of lead me on a blind path. I couldn't figure out how to trigger that method on the child class FROM the main GUI file menu.

So, after fighting with this issue for awhile, I decided to just make a load button on the tile selector frame. Not a loss at all and I should have done that to begin with.

Motivation
Oh man. Dan doesn't post all too much these days, but his last post (or one of them) consisted of him beating himself to death at the gym.

Well, that just inspired me to get off my ass and hit up the gym. Since I got out of the Corps I have been extremly lackadaisical about working out.

So I started my own gym plan for Mon, Wed, Fri.

Monday I ran a mile and a half, biked 3 miles @85RPM.

Weds I ran 2 miles and biked 4 miles @ 90RPM. Biking is extremly tiresome at that rate. I ran a 1 1/2 miles then hit the bike. I hit minute 6 and started hurting bad and ended up stoping at 12 minutes/4 miles by putting a good fight against the desire to quit. Walked half a lap and started running again for the last 1/2 mile. Legs feel pretty good but I am extremly out of shape considering that I was running anywhere from 5 - 6 miles per day in the corps.

Other
IF YOU DRINK ALCHOHOL, PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE!

So. A good guy that I knew back in High School and actually met up with about 2 weeks ago decided to take the risk and go out on the road after he had been drinking. Needless as it is to say, he went up the wrong ramp to the highway, encountered a head on collision, killed 2, injured 2, critically injured himself. Now he is in the hospital and I'm waiting to hear if he'll even live. :| Losing friends in the corps was bad enough.

Please. If you drink, Chill at a buddies house and play some damn video games. It makes absolutely no sense to hop in a car to go somewhere because shit happens and you could easily be put into this situation and leave everything you worked damn hard for prematurely. Nearly everyone here is working there butt off to get into the game industry. It would be a shame to fall out after all those late nights/hours that you've put into this field.

Time for Sleep
-m_dave

p.s. Its 3:22 in the morning, I'm not proofing this at all. *faints*
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I just wanted to say, I feel really bad for the families of those who dead and got injured in the drunken car accident.

It's a horrible thing to happen, and I hope your friend turns out fine, but I hate to say it, but it was a really bad idea to do.

I never let any of my friends drink and drive... I don't care how much they argue, but they know that it's for their own good, and they tend to thank me the next morning, no matter how much crap they gave me the night before.

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I agree. People are people and they will make their own decisions. He choose to go out, so he choose to face the fury if something happens.

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