It’s been awhile since I posted. I hope you all are doing well.
If anyone is curious if I fell off the world or vaporwared, not yet. I adapted and pushed sideways into C#.
Oh and I found a programming job! With this new job I transitioned into a C# development position. Started out as a Software Analyst creating wireframes and visio documentation and saw an opening for programming and applied.
I am working on the next iteration of my game design hobby. C#, XNA 4.0 refresh and only a fraction of the effort it took in C++ I made this.
Notes: 2 / 1 year ago
I finished character selection today. Here are some shots.
The server sends authorized playable characters to the client, the client then loads the resources from the shared Sqlite3 db file and tileset. TCODlib renders the result.
Might be another week before I post the server application as freeware. Want to at least have it generate a world and let players run around on it and talk.
I posted my new PHP budgeting app. Has a long way to go but it is a good start. Already immensely useful for me.
1 year ago
A name and todo for version 1
I figured I will call this Quick and Easy budget (PHP). The license I decided on will be AGPL .
I added some date controls and am now trusting my budget to it. I’m not going to give something away unless I dogfood it. :)
Todo list for version 1.0, maybe one more week.
major: 1. Database manager tab
Add/remove tags (default seems to cover everything, but maybe it is too much or not enough?)
Database cleaning(vacuum), dropping tables (ajax via PHP auto creates any missing table), direct downloading database for backup.
Specify database location.
Import CSV file to payments table. File format(duedate,info,tag,budget,amount)
Import XML file to payments table. File format(<xml><row><duedate>data</duedate><info>data</info>…</row><row>…</row></xml>)
2. Line chart graph - Showing 3 plots, actual amount, budget amount and income. Maybe even a volume graph. Expenses fills up a volume of the income display. Not sure yet.
3. 3d pie chart for income vs. expense button added to current chart control.
4. Arrow moves view in month range (instead of just one month). If a difference in months is detected that is greater than 1. Every next arrow or previous arrow click increases months by that amount. This should give me the speed of navigation I want.
5. A spreadsheet report dump for tags and amount for the time period specified. Also an optional dump to PDF. I found a nice open source PDF exporter.
And a few minor fixes and code cleanup.
1 year ago
About a week ago I looked at my billing/budgeting spreadsheet and it is completely overwhelming and unorganized.
I decided I need to better my web programming and database skills so I created a simple budgeting web page tool. It runs on PHP, ajax, and CSS3. The database is SQLite3. This is actually a perfect database for such a small app.
Here is a picture of version 0.9. When I finish this I will post 2 versions. A full application with apache/PHP engine zipped up. Also the PHP code by itself.
I think i’ll give it a shot. I’ve been playing with PHP lately and writing a simple web game text hack for the legacyofawarlord.com site. I’ll try this dart thing for the client side communications using dart.