||Careful coding and Clyde
Posted on May 8th, 2008
|Today was one of those day where it feels like I didn't get anything done yet actually made some real progress. I cleaned up the desktop, created Lazarus programs to test several of Lazarus' features, started the new code for Din, looked at lots of stuff online and played a bunch of Clyde's Revenge.
The Lazarus programs tested some rather important things. The first demonstrated cross-platform compiling and highlighted a few points to be wary about. The second demonstrated the ability of the fancier TGraphic descendents, namely the ability to load and/or save JPG and PNG format images -- including saving a PNG as a JPG and visa versa.
Din's new code is going to be a ground up rewrite to correct a number of bottlenecks with on major redo.
In other news, scientists have finished testing the genome of the platypus so we can finally know what this duck-billed egg laying mammal really is. It's the result of a massive alcohol-fueled orgy involving about half of the animal kingdom.
Recently hackers attacked an online epilepsy forum. They weren't out for money or private info. They were out to cause seizures.
One of the world's most fear food additives is Olestra, also known as Olean. If you want to know more about it, check Zug for the most detailed report I've ever seen on the subject.
Lastly I ran across Family Watch Dog, a site that shows you where sex offenders live. Enter your home address and get badly shocked. There are way more rapists and child molesters than I ever suspected. Lookup big cities for a real bad surprise.