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Scott Miller Appsguild - Software craftsmanship, project management, and the biz of software July 2007 Entries
Indie games
Part of my post-graduation lifestyle changes are the most relaxing ones - reading for pleasure rather than for graduate school, and playing games. While learning XNA I have surfed around looking at the growing amount of indie games. My favorite game site is Great Games Experiment, a games social networking site where you can upload games and rate new and old games. This site has turned me on to several indie games, and even older games that I had forgot about. For example, the code for Star Control2 ......

Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:29 AM

So you want to be a Project Manager?
CIO Magazine, by way of Slashdot, has an article on the state of IT projects. It compares the latest results of the famous/infamous Chaos Report from the Standish Group International with the results from the first report in 1994. In 1994 the report said that 31% of IT projects were outright, absolute failures and did not make it to completion. Only 16% of IT projects were "completely successful", delivering on-time, on-budget, and with no significant change in features. The latest 2007 reports says ......

Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:31 AM

Simpsonize Me!
To promote the Simpson's Movie, there is a site that will read your uploaded photo and turn you into a Simpson's character. It features a shameless Burger King tie-in where the creepy King is changed to an equally creepy Simpson character. Here is the result for me: So Simpsonize me! Note: I did NOT create the Simpsonize me site. I cannot upload your photo and Simpsonize it for you. It really works best with a picture that is 640x480 that has good contrast According to Fast Company, the Simpsonize ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:33 PM

Progress and XNA
It has been two weeks since I blogged about becoming a better developer. Since then I have been playing with XNA, using George's excellent turorials from xnadevelopment.com. I am working on a game called Dennis the Ameoba. And, as said before, I am thinking about porting my Bloodletting game from the GWB game contest to XNA. I think that it would also be fun to port the Crusader game from Coding4Fun to XNA. One thing that I find irritating is that there are many XNA tutorials but not alot of places ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:43 AM

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