Programming Tag


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Aprilís Program: Sphere
Iíve been a bit busy this month so I choose a relatively short program in order to not miss my self imposed deadline. To that end, I present to you Aprilís belated graphic program: Sphere. This program will easily run on a 2K ZX81…
Posted Apr 26, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Marchís Program: Lock £ Fire
Marchís program is Lock £ Fire. I wrote this graphic game in 1985, although I have to admit I don't remember it much. It is a bit hard to play as the keys arenít very sensitive and the aliens jump around as you try to ďlockĒ onto them…
Posted Mar 26, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Digging for Old Books
For some time now Iíve listed the ZX81 books I own on my original ZX81 web site, but I hadnít put much effort in searching the web for them. Mainly this was because I already own them, but mostly because it never occurred to me to do so…
Posted Mar 05, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Februaryís Program: Golf
This monthís program is a simple game of Golf. Although not overly exciting, it does show off a few ZX81 BASIC features. One oddity of the ZX81 is that π (pi) is built in, something I havenít seen in other languages. In this case, it is used to calculate the direction of the golf ball…
Posted Feb 19, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Januaryís Program: Water Bug II
I did it! After a lot of recording, cleaning, and tweaking I was finally able to get Water Bug II loaded! Hit the link, wait for it to load, then hit enter to give it a whirl. Then use the 5, 6, 7, and 8 keys to move (left, down, up, right) just as they are on the ZX81 keyboard. Water Bug II was a…
Posted Jan 22, 2011 by Steven 2 min read

Slow Going
I really meant to have a number of my programs converted this month. I found a tape player and have been trying to load my ZX81 programs off the original tapes; however, I keep running into a problems. Iím not sure if it is my microphone, the recording software, or my emulator…
Posted Jan 21, 2011 by Steven 1 min read

Fixing Code
I really havenít 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 Iím using: …
Posted Nov 28, 2009 by Steven 1 min read

Avoiding Index
One thing that always bugged me with using scripts is that you tend to see the script name. For example, this site has always had an index.cgi and most PHP sites have index.php in the links. I find it tacky and many commercial sites donít do this…
Posted Nov 21, 2009 by Steven 2 min read

ZX81 Emulation and PHOTON98
A few years back, I started to convert some of my old ZX81 programs so they could be use in various ZX81 emulators. That project was mostly my way of trying to preserve some printouts from my now faded programs. I was curious if I there was a way to emulate those programs in a web site…
Posted Nov 20, 2008 by Steven 2 min read

Minor Fixes on my Dynamic Userbars
I noticed a few errors with my 360voice Dynamic Userbars today, so I decided I should probably fix them. One was with my watched list. I limit the list to 20, but it wasnít actually working properly for users not watching anyone…
Posted Aug 17, 2008 by Steven 1 min read

Minor Tweaks
Must be a coding night for me, as Iíve been cleaning up a few things and fixing bugs. First up, Iíve been tweaking the way the tags display on the site. I added the ability to limit the tag cloud display and then did just that in the plugin. Now, only the top 25 tags show…
Posted Mar 15, 2008 by Steven 2 min read

360voice Dynamic Userbars Launched
As much as I use the 360voice.com data, I thought it only fitting to give back. So, today I launched 360voice Dynamic Userbars. If youíre a 360voice user and like userbars, show your pride by adding one of these images to your forum signatures. For example, here is my userbar: As Iíve said before,…
Posted Mar 01, 2008 by Steven 1 min read

Cool Halo API
This is pretty cool. Hawty McBloggy blogged about a site that generates some spawn time stats (Halo 3 - Time Wasted Respawning). The script is interesting. But more interesting was that it makes use of a Halo API. If you remembered (or cared) I blogged about looking for an API…
Posted Jan 28, 2008 by Steven 1 min read

Stopped using Xbox Live for Gamer Card
Due to issues Ive been having where Xbox Live!ís gamer card, I've converted my gamer card to one from MyGamerCard.net. Recently, it appears that Xbox Live! has been requiring you to sign into their site before showing someoneís gamer card…
Posted Jan 26, 2008 by Steven 1 min read

Tag Cloud
Iíve been using the tag cloud concept on a lot of other sites and find it useful at times. The idea is pretty simple, supply keywords or tags to your content. Those tags are then counted and a tag cloud of links is displayed, with more frequent links larger then less frequent ones…
Posted Nov 11, 2007 by Steven 2 min read