- This coming up with game ideas malarky is difficult. Only two ideas have appeared.
My first venture into the world of programming competitions is beginning with Ludum Dare 22. I wonder if I’ll have anything finished by the end of it?
OS X is awesome for command line stuff, that’s why real programmers
love it. But some of the defaults Apple have used make me sad. Where are all
the colours? I demand my
ls command be pretty and colourful! Why is Vim
so bland? While we’re at it, can’t ping lick my eyeballs more?
UPDATE: Sparrow 1.3 has now been released and it includes an updated and significantly enhanced AppScaffold project which makes most of the reasons to use SparrowBones redundant. I recommend you use the official AppScaffold project as a starting point now, rather than SparrowBones.
Sparrow-Framework is pretty awesome for quickly chucking together iOS games. But wouldn’t it be nicer if there was a handy Xcode 4 template to start from?
For some reason, there doesn’t seem to be any sane example of shuffling arrays in ActionScript blogland. I discovered this when I was trying to send a lazy link to someone of an implementation rather than write the code myself. Oh, by sane I mean vaguely efficient, not overusing crazy Math.floor or Array.slice functions.
Let’s face it, we all use Flash and AS3 because we like pretty eye candy. Otherwise we’d just use a real language.