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Garrett Hoofman ..:: visions of afar ::.. January 2007 Entries
The Big news

Everyone else is doing it, so why not me?

Asp.net Ajax 1.0 is released, yay!

DreamBuildPlay will be posting contest rules within the week!

I'm good now, cya.

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:05 AM

DirectX vs XNA
This post is directed toward my direction in my 3D education. My first step started with Managed DirectX 1.1. I read Tom Millers first book, and I read a bunch of articles online for it. I absolutely loved MDX. I started playing with MDX 2.0 when that started coming out, but unfortunately it's been discontinued. However, in it's doom came XNA to bring back the light. XNA is a wonderful step toward bringing game development to the masses. However, it's a step. It has a long ways to go to allow somebody ......

Posted On Sunday, January 7, 2007 11:17 PM

My 5 things
So the whole 5 things few people know about me, finally came around to me. Here's what you get. #1. Engagement Toward the early months of 06' I quite happily became engaged. I loved the girl (Sarah) and as soon as we were both home from college we went to the jewelry store and got her a very nice (very expensive) diamond ring. Unfortunately two months later, she decided to call it off, and gave me back my diamond ring. To this day I still don't know what happened. I never did anything to upset her, ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 3, 2007 10:43 PM

Programming Books
We took a ride out to town tonight so I could get my new glasses. I can see again! So, while we were out to town, we stopped at Schuelers Bookstore, love that place :). As I made a beeline to the computer books I tried to figure out what section I wanted to look at... I began my look at the game programming books, and there sat a new edition of Programming Roleplaying Games. I have the directx 8 version of the book but I never got into it enough because directx 9 had just come out and I didn't know ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 3, 2007 8:49 PM

My Homepages
The last year or so there have been a lot of pages being created specifically to be used as your homepage. I've tried a few here and there, and now I think I finally found my favorite. NetVibes , this one loads fast, has multiple page tabs, allows rss feeds, and has a nice rss reader. I also like to have gmail load up at the same time, that way I have immediate access to my e-mail too. The other pages that I liked and were alright, google personalized, and pageflakes. They both had their ups and ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 2, 2007 7:04 PM

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