Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh, shut up and go to bed already

There's something strangely and subtly poignant about being the only one awake; by yourself, the contact list empty, the conversation windows closed. I don't know why, but it seems like it is. Maybe because it doesn't happen very often.

By definition, it's a moment you can't really share, not while it happens anyways. And yet, I'm here, blogging, indulging, broadcasting on my legal pirate radio, wondering if anyone else will ever tune in and hear about it. I imagine that someday, someone might, perhaps while they themselves are alone late at night.

Boy, this just got a bit creepy, didn't it?

Never mind. I'm going to bed. Good night.

Monday, December 7, 2009

robotfindskitten finds Zune

So I don't know why this didn't occur to me sooner: I got my first piece of code published (or "published", anyways), and I have a blog; why not blog about it?

It actually started as a little project to amuse myself, but I have to say I'm pretty impressed with the results. Considering the original source code was essentially useless to me and I was basing the entire thing off of my memory of the Rockbox port. And I had no idea how to use XNA or C# when I started.

Anyways. If you haven't heard of robotfindskitten, I'll forgive you this time. It's a silly little game whose silly little homepage can be found at http://www.robotfindskitten.org; I happened to port (or rather, "port") it to Zune using C# and XNA. My port's homepage can be found at http://sites.google.com/site/doodlemewell/ (or possibly at http://www.doodlemewell.com, if I haven't decided to put that domain name to better use.)