Match with Luther

October 11, 2008

Here’s the Flash game I’ve been working on. A simple little concentration game with Martin Luther looking on. Listen to some interesting sound bytes as you complete matches. You may even hear some words from Fr. Martin.

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Flash Development

July 22, 2008

My first/last game was based on Torque Game Builder. While it did have some nice things for game development, it is a little heavyweight for the types of game I want to try to build, and having to package applications feels so 90’s. So, I’m going to be using Flash as my development platform, it […]

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Course Change…Again

July 22, 2008
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Kata Four — Data Munging

June 6, 2008

Kata Three was a thought exercise, so I’m moving on to Kata Four. This is a 3 part kata with first being reading temperature data from a file and outputting the day the smallest temperature spread. I didn’t use RegEx to parse the input lines (I know it’s really something I should learn), so I […]

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Kata Two — Karate Chop – Part 4

May 22, 2008

The final chop method I came up with was rather uninspired. I used a for loop instead a while loop and used some array manipulation. Here’s the code: def chopFive(value, list): if len(list) == 0: return -1 index = 0 newList = list found = False for number in range(0, len(list) / 2 + 1): […]

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Kata Two — Karate Chop – Part 3

May 13, 2008

Honestly, I had no idea what to try next. So the next suggestion from the kata was to try something functional where you pass slices of the array around. So, I started with passing the value and the list into a function and then returning a new list that had been “chopped”. This worked in […]

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Kata Two — Karate Chop – Part 2

May 8, 2008

The second way I’ll implement binary search for Kata Two — Karate Chop will be with recursion. I haven’t used recursion much in my day-to-day work, but I’ve never thought of it as a particularly hard concept to grasp, it just seems that the problems I work aren’t optimally solved with it. The most interesting […]

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Kata Two — Karate Chop – Part 1

May 5, 2008

For Kata Two — Karate Chop I’m supposed to implement a binary search five different ways. PragDave suggests starting of with the “traditional iterative approach.” My first thought was, “what the heck is that?” It’s been a while since my intro. to data structures and algorithms class. I figure it has something to do with […]

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Learning Python

May 4, 2008

I’ve been away for quite a while, so first a quick update. I’ve been working on a Django web app which I hope I’ll be finished with soon. I also started a podcast over at Wittenberg Media that’s been taking up most of my free time. Since I started working with Django I obviously started […]

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Cool Wii Experiment

January 24, 2008

This is an awesome use of the Wii.

…Check out Johnny Chung Lee’s other Wii experiments .

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