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12 October 2004 @ 09:06 am
This is what happens when you spend too much time testing  
No more IE on my home computer, 'cause I didn't enjoy spending hours cleaning out spyware last night. I have a very basic version of Mozilla that I might tweak or add to later, though first I will probably spend some time playing with my LJ layout. I need to do something programmery.

Some other stuff I want to get around to:
1) Programming a game- anything- in either C++ or Java. Hopefully something nice and graphical. I didn't learn much about graphics in C++, so that might sway me to Java (teh h0rr0r!)

2) Learning Flash. Seems to be right up my alley, if only I can find a way around the inherent annoyingness associated with coding in it.

3) Getting away from Windows. Obvious problem here is that Nick would kill me. Maybe I could just have a dual-boot for when we want to LAN or something. Is that possible?

I need a reliable Mac emulator. t3knomanser has gotten me thinking of a series of games I used to have when I was exclusively a Mac user (up 'til the age of 16): "Dark Castle" and "Beyond Dark Castle." They were hysterical. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: 3 Doors Down
mqstout on October 12th, 2004 07:03 am (UTC)
http://www.zophar.net/mac.html I had decent luck with Basilisk. I remember playing Pax Imperia in it. vMac I had problems with. Avoid Executor. I think I still have a Motorola ROM image around I dumped off my old Mac that's still in my parent's closetery.
Kit: gothkandybar on October 12th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
It is possible to double boot, as the computers at school do (RedHat/Windows XP) but I don't have a clue how you would go about doing that.
Miusheri: Feliciamiusheri on October 12th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
I'll figure it out one of these weekends... while Nick's still sleeping ;)
Chrisflyskippy1 on October 13th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
A good linux distribution (meaning: Redhat will work) will take care of the dual booting for you, as long as you install linux on a seperate partition.

Whenever it gets to the LILO (or GRUB) part of the installation, it should notice that you have another bootable OS.
Chia de Boskchiasmushf on October 12th, 2004 08:49 am (UTC)
Pick up Java -- it's got all the nice things of C++ (like inheritance) without the stupid breaky things (like pointers). Also take a look at C# -- it's a nice hybrid between the two.

Why aren't you using FireFox like all the other smart people?
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on October 12th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
I've already coded with Java quite a bit, so no problem there (and I kinda like pointers- sniff). C#, I definitely should take a look at.

I never claimed to be smart, by the way. ;) I do intend to check out FireFox, I hear wonderous things about it.
Chia de Boskchiasmushf on October 12th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
What do you like about pointers that you can't do with references?

Aside from, of course, illegal memory accesses?
Miusherimiusheri on October 12th, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
"->" symbols. And confusing the crap out of people XD