How to Fix My Mistake That Blocked Campaign Parameters
Do you have those moments where you discover something and want to dig into it? Today was that day for me. Although what I found wasn’t new, I still want to share what I learned—that way I won’t forget later…
Posted Jul 30, 2017 by Steven
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Can You Get the High Score in the Worst ZX81 Dice Game
Okay, although not the worst ever, Dice Game is pretty dull. With only two dice, no strategy, and no replay value, you might think this an odd program of the month. But for the young teenager that wrote it, it was pretty cool in 1983. Let’s dig in and see why.
It’s all about the code…
Posted May 28, 2017 by Steven
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Doing Some Fall Cleaning
I took a break from educating myself on z80 machine code, more on that later, to fix a few things that have bugged me about the site. They are minor and probably will go completely unnoticed by most, but I wanted to make a quick note for future reference. Hey that’s what blogs are for, right?
Posted Oct 01, 2013 by Steven
3 min read
Space Lander 2011
I couldn’t leave well enough alone. All that analyzing and nitpicking of the original Space Lander made me wonder what it might be like if I had rewritten it. Almost 28 years later, here is the reborn version of Space Lander 2011.
I tried to stay true to the original, keeping most of the key gra…
Posted Aug 21, 2011 by Steven
4 min read
What do you do on a lazy Sunday? Write programs of course! I was reading Tim Hartnell’s book Creating Adventure Games On Your Computer and ran across a little gem for generating random names. It is short and sweet and easily converted into Perl.
I spent more time making it pretty than actually con…
Posted Mar 06, 2011 by Steven
1 min read
I really haven’t liked the way the code routine displays on my blog. It adds a lot of white space and generally looks bad. To make things a bit nicer, I removed the Code: message, set the overflow to auto instead of scroll, and I removed the extra breaks.
Here is the CSS I’m using:
Posted Nov 28, 2009 by Steven
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