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The Right Tempo A blog by Felipe M. G. Ceotto Development General development stuff, and by "stuff" I mean interesting facts, interesting codes, and other things.
Mambo No. 5
What's with Mambo No. 5? ("One, two, three four, five") I mean, it's a great song, I love it, but where's Mambo No. 1? ("Everybody in the car, so come on let's ride") I may be crazy and all that, but I like numbered things to come in a good order... ("To the liquor store around the corner") Mambo No. 5 is a great song by PĂ©rez Prado, who also wrote Mambo No. 8 - makes you wonder about 6 and 7, doesn't it? ("The boys say they want some gin and juice") We know best the Lou Bega version ("But I really ......

Posted On Friday, June 15, 2007 3:19 AM

Muito interessante para quem quer dar aula de lógica de programação, o VisuAlg, desenvolvido pela Apoio Informática, é um interpretador de Portugol muito bem feito. Inclui ferramenta de debug, tradução (ainda não 100%) para Pascal, C, Clipper e Basic, faz highlight das funções e palavras-chave, e por aí vai. Tem até auto-complete. Uma ferramenta bastante completa para quem quer começar a aprender lógica de programação ......

Posted On Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:34 AM

Emergence 2
Emergent behavior. :) That's a behavior that emerges from something, thus creating the so called emergence. Obvious, right? :) Hehehe... Just kidding. Emergent behavior is a complex behavior or pattern formation that appears from a set of very simple rules. Example: birds flying in the sky in a V formation. Usually, people think there is a leader or something like that, but there isn't. The birds are actually following a very small set of simple rules, like "fly nearby another bird", "don't get too ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 16, 2005 8:07 AM

For a while I've been meaning to study emergent behaviors, genetic algorithms and artificial life. The urge to do it began after I read Prey, by Michael Crichton, where he shows a combination of all that three things with nanotechnology, creating a frightening possibility that keeps the reader from putting the book down. Since I'm always running out of time, the only thing I did about it since I read Prey, about one year ago, was to read another book about the same subject: Emergence (The Connected ......

Posted On Thursday, November 10, 2005 7:59 AM

Can't reply comments!!!
Geez... I'm getting furious!Somehow I can't reply the feedback from the post below, to tell Mr. Iaki Zabala (thank you for your feedback) that the place I found explanation about working with SharpDevelop and Mono is here: Unfortunally, up until now I didn't have the time to finish my application that creates glade projects for SharpDevelop. I've done some more stuff in it, but some GTK objects are a little harder to translate, ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 9, 2005 7:00 AM

Mono, GTK#, Glade#
Lately I've been dedicating some of my time trying to work with MONO, the free .NET Framework project. The effort began when I first tryed to compile Another Block in Mono for Linux, just for fun, to see how much work I would have to put on it to make it compile successfully. Of course I knew that the first problem would be the access to the registry that I make, to keep configs and high score. Linux has no registry, so I removed everything related to the registry from the source code, and made a ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 5, 2005 4:42 PM

Back, Changes and SharpDevelop
Hello everyone. It's been quite a while since I've posted, but now I'm back at my blogging activities, and my game development activities too. Lots have changed in my professional life, and I'll detail that in my next post. Meanwhile, let me tell you all that I will revise the Another Block articles, specially the "Tools and Other Stuff" one, because I had the time to check out many free and good tools. SharpDevelop was one of these tools, and I must say that it is a very good tool, and it's worth ......

Posted On Monday, July 11, 2005 2:31 PM

XNA Studio
I just found out that Microsoft will release what it seems to be a very powerful tool for game developers: XNA Studio. They have announced it at the Game Developers Conference in March (so, maybe I'm a little late telling you people this "news"). I'm just posting this here because I got really excited about it! It seems that it will be an awesome tool. I read that it is based on the Visual Studio 2005 Team System, and for what I've checked in the beta version of VS 2005, that is a great tool. Anyway, ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 4, 2005 6:09 PM

Geez! It took me almost an entire day to get to understand and put everything the way I wanted in the CVS (Concurrent Versions System) repository at SourceForge. That's a very nice tool, but OH MY GOD, that's a pain in the neck to use! I think that's the greatest problem with free software, and with Linux people. Generally, they don't care about looks and usability. That's changing though, and I found a great free tool for Windows to handle CVS: TortoiseCVS. It works perfectly, and now Another Block ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:13 PM

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