Archive for June, 2008

Rotating Cube

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I’ve been working on learning some DirectX 9.0 which is a great library to create games! Obviously when you’re learning, it’s not all about making games. You have to start somewhere, but a long the way you get to do some pretty neat things. One of those things was a rotating cube. The code came mostly from the book I’m reading, but I modified it with some pretty simple controls to make it some what fun.

This is by no means a complex project, but it’s fun to play with it because you can add your own graphics and it will move the cube at different speeds or directions.

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From Serendipity to WordPress

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Finally finished moving the blog from Serendipity to WordPress. I initially liked Serendipity better. Serendipity has a great community and it has a ton of plug-ins. However, Serendipity took way to long to load and it uses too many tables. Also the folders in Serendipity are a mess. I guess there is a reason why WordPress is the leading blog engine as it is flexible and light weight.

The migration was also a bit painful because of the way Serendipity stores the posts. I finally ended importing the entire set of posts by hand. It wasn’t that many (thank god!) but it took about 2 hours to do the whole thing.

I’m glad I moved to WordPress now. I think I might start posting more too because they have a great UI and the WYSIWYG is much much better and less buggy than serendipity’s.

Till next time!