Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Dire Desire

Now...what is Dire Desire? It`s a RPG game made by 3 guys from my faculty(Catalin Marcu,Elvis Alistar,Cristian Cotoi).
Why would you play Dire Desire...well because it`s fun...There are a lot of things that I can complain about(graphics,no shortcuts,no map tilting,the map ends in darkness while it should have some rocks or something,the text from the quests are so small that I had to be really concentrated to read something) but there are some things that I enjoyed..especially the sound...the sound is really really good and can be used in any good game,the fact that you can extract gold from any item...The fact that this is their first looks really nice and quite the demo and take a look at what non-professionals can do...Happy gaming!

Programmer`s day

Happy Programmer`s day(2^8th day of the year... nice one)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 and the iframe tag

When building the sudoku site that lets others get a sudoku grid on their site...I noticed a big problem with asp pages and iframes:Session variables and cookies are lost during post back.
So trying this:
Session["MyVar"] = "somevalue";
and then after a post-back checking the session variable like this:
if (Session["MyVar"] == null)
you will get NULL written on your site.
The way I solved this problem is this: I added a invisible textbox that holds the value of the session variable,like this:
MyTextBox.Text = "somevalue";
and then when checking the value you simply get the value stored in the textbox.
The solution is really old-fashioned and not pretty at all...but at least made the site work for the time being...until I find a good solution.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

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Xml notepad - free xml enchanted notepad from Microsoft
Firefox 2 beta 2 - The browser..

GTD - Getting Things Done

Google found a new(and entertaining) way of expanding its image search index. Getting more users to enter keywords is not an easy job...but Google did it with its image`s a game in which players compete in order to enter the matching keywords for a given picture. Quite a nice game too...and it`s not evil :)