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George Clingerman July 2006 Entries
Community not surprised reformed mass-murderer now a Software Developer
Barry Hingleton is a middle aged man, living a life that would not shock most people. He has a steady job as a software developer for a medium sized company and lives alone in a well maintained house. What would surprise many people is that Barry Hingleton once served time in prison for killing thirteen people in a string of murders one summer 20 years ago. When friends and neighbors were questioned about how they feel about having a mass murderer living near them, many seemed unconcerned and not ......

Posted On Friday, July 28, 2006 1:08 PM

Portland Code Camp v2.0 : Don't cry that you missed it, just don't miss it next year.
Well, the Portland Code Camp v2.0 is over and it was quite a success. I know you're sad that you couldn't make it this year, but dry those eyes and just don't be such a loser next year. Seriously, I'm shocked that you even considered not attending, but hey, I guess some people just don't get it. Portland Code Camp is teh awesome!!!11!!!11!! and for proof of that just check out these totally awesome write-ups. Portland Code Camp Portland Code Camp a second perspective Introduction to Ruby on Rails ......

Posted On Monday, July 24, 2006 8:11 AM

Warning! Save your money and do NOT invest in the company PandaControl!
I just wanted to try and warn everyone so that they weren't suckered like I was by this company PandaControl. I heard through some "friends" of mine that there was this upstart company PandaControl that was getting ready to go public and I could get in now on stock purchases for a very low price and I be guaranteed to be making huge returns on whatever investment I could come up with. I know that sounds shady, and I too have heard the horror stories, but you have to understand my situation. My wife ......

Posted On Friday, July 21, 2006 11:00 AM

Managed DirectX Tutorial 03 - Keyboard Input is now available
The third tutorial in my 2D Managed DirectX development with Visual Basic Express is up and ready to be read. This tutorial covers communication with the keyboard. You don't end up doing anything exciting by the end of the tutorial other than being able to close the application by pressing a key, but the groundwork has been laid and moving a sprite around is coming in the near future. Also, I discovered an error in my first two tutorials (I introduced it in the first tutorial and it carried over ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 6:15 PM

Managed DirectX Tutorial 02 - Creating a 2D Sprite is now available
The second of my Managed DirectX tutorials is complete. These tutorials are designed to cover the basics in Managed DirectX development in Visual Basic for 2D game developers. This particular tutorial covers creating a sprite object and rendering it. You can read the new tutorial here and see my previous tutorials here. If you have an interest in game development with DirectX, check them out and let me know what you think. I appreciate any and all feedback ......

Posted On Saturday, July 8, 2006 8:18 AM

My first Managed DirectX tutorial is complete
The first of my Managed DirectX tutorials was completed today, it covers setting up the DirectX device object for rendering. You can read it here or just take a look at the articles under the "Managed DirectX Tutorials" category. The hardest part in developing the tutorials was trying to figure out what to say about each section of code. Hopefully I did ok, but at times I felt like I was just repeating what the comments in the code said. If you check it out, let me know what you think so I can tweak ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 6:25 PM

2D Game Development with Managed DirectX Tutorial work begins today
Similar to Scott, I felt pretty aimless after finishing off my game. I've been pouring so much work into the game contest in the evenings and the weekends that not having anything to work on felt pretty odd. So, to take advantage of my current "work horse" mentality, I'm going to attempt to provide some Managed DirectX tutorials for those interested in developing 2D games. These tutorials will be created using Visual Basic.NET (the express version) which is a language seriously lacking in Managed ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 10:48 AM

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