Happy 2010 from Ljubljana. The last day of the year is not as romantic as this picture, the snow has melted since and the day is rather rainy and wet and even sad. Let's not let mere weather bring us down though. If we look on the bright side, there's probably gonna be a few less firecrackers around.
This is the place where the Flying Dog Fish presents his photos, manipulated photos, videos, games for Android and PC and any other creations of his that he deems worthy of your attention. A new photo is presented here every day. Click on it to visit it in the gallery, where it is described and available in higher resolution.
That's right, this site is now running on a plug computer:
This site will soon be hosted off a SheevaPlug instead of my old PC.
Did you know you can find the video of FDF coming to life on youtube?
2 days ago Epic released Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free (for non-commercial and educational use) edition of the Unreal Engine 3 (UE3). Here's the official announcement. There's also an official forum where I already found a solution with some installation issues.
This is definetely something I'm gonna at least experiment with and maybe even try to use it to create a simple game, which hopefully doesn't end up in my plethora of barely started and never finished games using various tools lying around my computer.
Making one of the most violent games (GTA: San Andreas) in which you can kill people in countless ways is apparently ok. But add a sex game to it, later change your mind and disable it, but leave the code in the game, so hackers can create a patch that enables it, and end up paying 20M $. Now if that isn't ridiculous, I don't know what is.
From now on, the site will be using CAPTCHAs (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) to filter out the undesired comment spam. The freely available reCAPTCHA service is being used for this purpose.
A site title logo has been created. I hope you like it. Here it is, in case you didn't notice it above:
One of these day I might make the eyes follow your mouse cursor.
MultixII: Revenge of the Squares has just celebrated it's 10th anniversary. I can hardly believe it's been ten years since the last version of one of my better games was made. Sometimes I miss those good old days of Turbo Pascal. Remarkably, this game still works with the help of DOSBox, not only in Windows, but also on Linux and Mac.
I got some "Thinking Putty" for x-mas. Well, on the box it actually said "MisleÄi kit", but that's just some smart repacking in local language so it can be sold more expensively.
Anyway, I love this stuff. It bounces, it stretches, it tears, it shatters, it can glow in the dark, it can change color and it can attract magnets.
Happy New Year everyone!
But have you asked yourself what's so special about new year? Why is everyone celebrating it? What is everyone actually celebrating? The end of the previous year and the start of the next one you say? So why is this particular point in the Earth' path along the Sun so special? Because that's just what it is, an artificially decided, more or less fixed point in the Earth's orbit. It's impossible to decide where an ellipse starts.
Yeah, it's that time of year again. Manic shoppers everywhere. Kitschy decorations everywhere. Red hats everywhere. Little lights on every house. Same old x-mas movies on tv again. Same old x-mas music everywhere.
Well, I hope at least your presents will be new .
Anyway, I wish a merry merry x-mas to everyone.
It's finally here: the complete redesign of flyingdogfish.org using Drupal and Gallery2. The complex python scripts that generated php are gone now. This makes it possible for me to concentrate on the contents and forget about the details of implementation. It also allows me to more easily tweek the look of the site without influencing the contents.