April 27th, 2003

run the fuck away

Stupid java update...

Added a bit of primitive collision detection to my bouncing ball app. Now multiple balls can bounce off of each other. Of course, i didn't feel like doing math, or at least nothing more complicated than remembering the distance formula, so now they bounce off of each other in a very unrealistic manner. When two balls collide, they just reverse directions. When more than two balls collide, some of them reverse directions multiple times in a single hit, so sometimes they just keep on going right through each other.

And you know what? I don't care. I'm not about to write or find vector libraries and brush up on my physics and geometry enough to put realistic collision detection in. It's good enough to write a jezz-ball clone off of, and that's good enough for me.

Speaking of, that'll be the next step for this app. And then... maybe 3d?
  • Current Music
    Tom Waits - Temptation
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The spoils of birth...

So, the ever awesome deliriumcrow gave to me: The Digital Web, 2.0, a Mage: The Acension sourcebook, the illustrated Tao Te Ching and the Mage Tarot Deck, which is by far, the coolest tarot deck. She's giving me a box to put it in, which is as yet unfinished, but will be covered in circuit board.
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    Einstürzende Neubauten - NNNAAAMMM
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That was interesting...

Apparently, LochJournal decided my last post was so good it had to be repeated three times. Well that was silly. I mean, it wasn't really that good at all. No deep thoughts, or witty wording. But there were Voltaire quotes. Maybe LochJournal likes Voltaire more than I do? Interesting... at any rate, things are a bit more cleaned up. Schway.
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    Voltaire - Dance
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"Smear my lips with vaseline, I am a vocal libertine, I'd try to explain, but I don't know what I me

I'm on a Voltaire kick, in case you haven't noticed. To suck others into this world, I've burned CD's of all of the Voltaire I've had for manycolored and canissum, dulcinbradbury (who won't download it because she's on a dialup- bah! I downloaded stuff while I was on dialup!), and iambliss and pgnblade.

"Devil knows what posessed me to shut my mind and open up my mouth"

Anywho, hung out today with Cate's dad, ostensibly to watch her brother do a vacuum cleaner demonstration (he's selling Rainbow vacuums- only $1600- ahem). Suffice it to say, Liam never showed, toolboy that he is.

Anywho, it's on-sites two days this week. At the Office of Mental Health, which means I don't have to catch a bus till 7:30, as opposed to 6:45 (or 6:00, on those days I can't ride with Greg).

Which I'm going to need to remove some nail polish before going to bed. Got a nice chrome one.
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    Voltaire - Dance
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A quote...

"Marie Antionette, love the pearls, they'll make a lovely torniquet"
"Sharpen up the blade boys, this is where we all get ahead." - Voltaire, "The Headless Waltz"
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    Voltaire - The Headless Waltz