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Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 12:57 am the next andrew vestal?
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Proof that our generation's gamers have finally come of age.

Also: squee omgsocute etc.
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Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 02:33 am i finally got the allegro libraries to work with dev-c++
Current Music: Enter the Haggis - Lanigan's Ball
Before today, any code I wrote using the Allegro 2D game library would compile okay, but would crash apocalyptically if I:

  • drew a polygon
  • called an Allegro timer routine
  • called a non-Allegro timer routine
  • called the <time.h> timer routine in the C++ STL
  • called no timer routines at all
  • printed "Hello World" to screen
  • printed "Hello World" to stdout
  • sat on my ass and twiddled my thumbs

    I installed and uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. All the proper library and header files were being included, and the makefiles were all sound. But nothing would compile healthily--even code that compiled before would plummet off the stack in a burning haze of failure. Woe and consternation!

    Then I read the updated documentation--not the copy that came with the newest version of Allegro, but the version on the Allegro website--and there was this paragraph on the DirectX 7 SDK that wasn't there before. I downloaded and installed the necessary files, and surprise surprise! All my old code compiles to non-crashy goodness now. D'OH.

    But there is much rejoicing, for work on the code-poem Symphony in C is finally getting off the ground. :D
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    Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 04:36 pm i can't believe i'm singing along to this song
    Current Mood: deserving of being put to death
    Current Music: Morning Musume - LOVE MACHINE
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    LABU LABU LABU MACHINE (wo-oh oh-oh wo-oh oh-oh)
    LABU LABU LABU STATION (yeh yeh yeh yeh)
    LABU LABU LABU FACTORY (wo-oh oh-oh wo-oh oh-oh)


    (random explosion noises)

    * actual lyrics of song
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    Oct. 25th, 2006 @ 04:55 pm shot down!
    Current Music: michaelgum - Toxic
    Rejected by High Moon Studios.

    Considering how poorly I did on their screening test, I'm not all that surprised.
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