Sunday, 4 December 2016

800 pages

I have reached a major milestone....800 pages...its not all in a good correct order yet, but 800 pages..

wow...thats amazing.

800....I hope to fuck I don't get to 900.

Book has been pushed back to Jan 31st...I really hope I can get the projects up and running now.. The content will edit down, but the projects are going to be the killer on this... Thgey need to work, they need to be playable, yet not too complex

Must keep my nose to the grindstone and focus on it


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Silly old flatulent fart

Its true older men do lots of silly things for the sake of love and a pretty face.

But I doubt anyone can really claim to be as silly as me. Full story might come later, but lets just say there's no fool like an old fool.


Friday, 2 December 2016

Regroup time

Well, the book was supposed to be delivered yesterday, and it was, kinda, but its not finished! Content wise I feel its all there, but I have to put a lot more of the projects in there and they are not all done and therefore a lot of the project work is not properly documented...But I sent the MS, and am waiting for feedback. An extension has again been given, which will let me take some time off at Xmas.

I feel a little deflated about not hitting that, but it was clear about 2 weeks ago that I didn't have enough time to get the projects competed and other things were starting to creep into my writing time.

Oh well, 2 more months, as long as I keep at it at least the 20 hours pw I plan it will get done.


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Oh great, dentist time

Fantastic, lost a filling, so now have to call up the dentist and make an appointment to get the filling replaed and probably get my troubelsome wisdom tooth pulled, and maybe they can save a probably dead incisor which is the product of 25+ years of receeding gum, that has resisted every toothpaste nd mouth wash under the sun, even the stuff that really really burns.

Oh well I guess its time, I've been a bit scared of the denstist since the whole having my jaw ripped out cos of cancer thing...but its probably time I started my regular 6 monthly visits, after all i am paying bloody insurance for it.

Anyway, I have a special guest coming to stay with me for a few months, so denstist hassles aside, I've got a lot to look forward to today,  Lets see how that works out.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

tits. lost 9 pages

I had some comments in the margins of the book, using a Word feature, and to print out a few chapters I removed them, so I was more than a little upset to seem my 768 pages suddenly turn into  759 due to some reformatting of the size of the page..

oh well, its still going well, but not going to make end of the month delivery, a couple of the projects are holding me up, and I'm short some art and cartoons....will send what I have on Friday and get another extension.

It is looking good though.


Thursday, 17 November 2016

756 and still finding things todo

As I was writing I added a lot of todo notes, things that needed code or art, so I'm going back through those and shit...there's a lot.

The Page count is rocketing up due to the code snippets going in, but sometimes I need to have a little discussiona about what's doing and that's eating up time

damn this thing is never going to end past 1000 pages


Saturday, 12 November 2016

721 yup, flying now

As I expected, adding in code snippets and explaining them is really quite a straightforward way of moving forward, Also a few illustrations nave gone in to bulk things up.

I am still having some nightmares about how to explain physics, I'm not going to try to write a library, I am just going to use Bullet Physics, but I dunno  how much I need to explain the concept...and indeed learn exactly how Bullet works, (I tend to use PhysX)  I will tell you when I get it all working in place...and then decide how to write about it.

Anway, code is flying out, pages are flying out, its going well. The 2D stuff is complete, and I've got to put together a couple of SVN repositories so my students can test it for me...