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.


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!