Friday, May 22, 2009

Will Vaus on C.S. Lewis

Will Vaus is the founder and moderator of the C. S. Lewis Society of Harrisonburg, Virginia which meets at the Barnes and Noble on the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. and the meetings usually run until about 9:00 p.m. To find out what book is being discussed on any given meeting you should visit Will's web site at Will is also the author of several books, notably:
Please come join us. You'll have a lot of fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Wonder of Life



Dark GDK Tutorials

Dark GDK Intro and Promo

Getting Started with Dark GDK Installation

Dark GDK Tutorial #2

Dark GDK Terrains

Demo Self-made Counterstrike in Dark GDK

Dark GDK Tutorial Texture a Box

Dark GDK Tutorial Multiple Objects

Dark GDK 2D Sprites

Game Physics a DBPro App Transitioned to Dark GDK

Checkersgame in Dark GDK

Dark Voices

Newtonian Physics in Dark GDK a Demo with Music

An attempt of making a space sim in VC++ with DarkGDK, planet Earth and Moon made at a realistic scale 1:1, you nav your camera with mouselook and changing speed with keys 1-7. I wanted to replicate a well known space sim (most realistic one named Orbiter). Earth made at its realistic scale, really gives you a perspective on how its like to 'fly' around it with different speeds.(Newton laws,collision detection are not implemented yet, also the position of the moon may not be correct one, i'm not an astrologist). Enjoy the music  and waiting for comments. You can download the application here

Location of The Game Creator's Tutorials

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Drat ... double drat ...

Well I went to the Star Trek movie again to see if I could see Randy Pausch and I missed him but Jessica (my wife) thinks she may have seen him. Apparently he has a line, "Captain we have a visual." or something like that ... scroll down to about December 1st, 2007 on the LINK at his blog. Above is the check he got for being an extra. Kind of cool! He donated it to charity! Randy is a class act and the good Lord loves him.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Randy Pausch

I just discovered on the internet that Randy Pausch has a bit part in the new Star Trek movie which I went to yesterday. SEE HERE Randy died 25 July 2008 of pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife and his three children. Randy is now famous for his Last Lecture, an inspiring address he gave at Carnegie Mellon University where he was a professor of Computer Science. His Last Lecture found traction for many reasons I think. Perhaps foremost was the positive way he handled his terminal disease. His Last Lecture summarized his efforts to acheive his childhood dreams and in so-doing Randy communicated a host of principles and values for living a successful and positive life. Among his childhood dreams is one about Star Trek. Randy wanted to be Captain Kirk. In his lecture he crossed out "be" and put in "meet" and he met William Shatner. A bit part in the Star Trek movie is particularly nice. Randy's larger legacy may well be the Alice Project which he founded and which keyed into another of his dreams, to be a Disney "imagineer." If you have not seen Randy's Last Lecture then you've missed something important.
Now I have to go back and see the movie again because I want to see Randy achieving one of those childhood dreams ...