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Prabhu Kumar a tech twaddler.. August 2009 Entries
The Last Lecture: Randy Pausch
Have you seen the The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch?

Posted On Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:42 AM

Windows Mobile: "How Do I?" videos
There is a compilation of quite a few "How Do I?" videos related to windows mobile here. Take a look in your free time, some videos might be of interest to you. Videos I liked: How Do I: Use Bing inside a Windows Mobile Application? How Do I: Create Localized Applications on Windows Mobile Devices? How Do I: Use the GPS Intermediate Driver to Retrieve Location Information? How Do I: Associate an Application with the Hardware Buttons on a Windows Mobile Device? How Do I: Schedule an Application to ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:10 AM

Away on business trip..
I will be away on business trip for about a month. Product release is nearing so its gonna be a bit hectic but its a beautiful place so I guess we are even (;

Posted On Saturday, August 15, 2009 2:49 AM

I think the Code Project people are pissed
It looks like the people over at Code Project didn't like my idea of using their website solely for sharing source code and blogging with GWB (: And that might explain why my latest article about the same topic in Code Project is still not approved for publishing. It would have been nice if GWB had some way for me to upload the source code. Otherwise I guess I might have to do some writing on Code Project too ): I have a Box.net account. Its been a really long time since I used it. Let me check if ......

Posted On Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:50 AM

The splash screen, Crash Marbles
The splash screen wasn't much of a big deal. Just decide on a image to be used as the splash and when the game starts Blt the splash onto the primary surface until the user presses the center key. When he presses the center key, the splash is erased and the usual game logic executes and the game sprites are drawn. Here is what the splash screen looks like: Binged for some random image and used MS Paint, Irfan View and IcoFX to add the text and the water droplet effect. Updated TODO List ......

Posted On Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:28 AM

The todo list
Here I am making a small "todo" list for the game I demoed here. TODO List 1) Change the marble color for evil and the protagonist marble 2) Add a splash screen to the game which shows up when the game starts 3) Allow the user to chose difficulty level, whether he/she wants to make the evil marbles bounce off or pass through each other and other such things. 4) More importantly, do some research on using sounds in the game perhaps using DirectSound. The donuts app already does it, so its just a matter ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 5, 2009 1:08 PM

Skeletons of a game, DirectDraw, Part 12
If you are following this blog then you probably know that I have been itching to do some sort of a simple game. In this post I will explain the bare bones of simple game which I call "Crash Marbles". The objectives of the game are simple, 1) Avoid contact with the evil marbles (Currently, the color of both the evil marbles and the protagonist marble is the same, I will change that soon) 2) Collect the Blue sapphire which appears randomly on the screen to score points 3) Every time you collect the ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 5, 2009 12:48 PM

Adding another dimension.. getting started with Android

Getting started with Android, Joel Ivory Johnson.

Posted On Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:07 AM

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