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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Downloads fixed

The download links have been broken for some time, since my old ISP finally noticed I stopped giving them money and took down my web space. I finally got around to getting all the files together and updating the links.

Everything should work now.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Fuzzy Freddy

It has recently come to my attention that I failed to post here about my entry for Iron Coder 2, Fuzzy Freddy.

The API that time around was CoreGraphics, and the theme was Time.

Fuzzy Freddy is an action-packed game of adventure, romance, and hygiene. It is a Universal binary and is best viewed in at least 1280x1024.

I'm pretty happy about how it turned out.

Download Fuzzy Freddy (includes source)

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Iron Coder 4 is quickly coming to a close. My entry is Close. We'll see in a few hours how it compares against everyone else's.

Here's the description from the readme:

Close is an intense psychological thriller of a game, where the player must avoid getting their personal space invaded by coworkers in a highly detailed workplace environment.

Use your mental and physical abilities to your fullest to defend yourself against these intrusions.

Using Apple's Core Image technology, Close provides a level of visual quality never before seen in a game of its kind.

Download Close 1.0

Edit: Okay, I've been caught. It's a clone of Daleks. Enjoy the bonus level.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Iron Coder website has been updated with a lovely green gradient. Oh yeah, plus it's the site for official information.

Check it out.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Iron Coder v1

Since I won the last Iron Coder competition, I get to run the next one.
And now the next one has a date. Since my birthday is May 18, I thought a celebration was in order.

A celebration of caffeine and feverish. half-finished code.

On Friday, May 19, 6pm EST, an API will be announced.
On Saturday, May 20, 6pm EST, a theme will be announced.
On Sunday, May 21, 6pm EST, judging will begin.

The setup is the same as before. I'll pick an API and a theme. It's your job to come up with something cool to earn the title of Iron Coder.

Judging will be based on four criteria:

  • Style

  • Technical expertise

  • Use of API and theme

  • Cool factor

Some rules:

  • The programs must run in their own address space- so that rules out input managers and haxies. The program must also run without authentication.

  • Source code has to be included, and you've got to be ok with it being public.

  • New projects only! The idea is to try and cram all development into a 24hr period.

  • If it's some sort of movie, or something that you have to sit through, it can't be longer than 1:27 seconds.

  • Files must be under 5mb compressed (for uploading).

  • A quick little blurb on how to run your program, what it does, and how it ties into the theme is probably a good idea.

  • The app has to be totally self contained. We don't want files littered all over the judge's system.

  • The judge has to be able to compile the code.

  • Instant disqualification if judge is too scared to run the code.

  • You must be willing to be the next competition's judge.

  • Unless somebody wants to buy the judge a new Intel Mac, it better run on PPC. Bonus points to anyone who sends the judge hardware.

See you there.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Dairy Queen exploits

I went for a lovely spring walk with my fiance over the weeekend. We figured we would stop at the local Dairy Queen for some "cool treats". By the time we arrived, the dining room was closed, but the drive through was still open. Since we don't weight as much as a small car, we didn't set off the drive through sensor thing, so stood in line between cars. When we got to the window, we were informed that they only serve people in cars.

Naturally, we were pissed. So we filed a complaint with, noting that we were walking partially due to environmental awareness.

Today we got a response. Read it here.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Embedding a file in VoodooPad

[Update: This is probably pretty useless now, since this feature has been built-in to VoodooPad for two major releases now. It's not in the free version, but neither is the scripting. If for some reason, you're still using VoodooPad 2, please enjoy!]

I was musing the other day about the apparent lack of a way to embed a file directly into VoodooPad. So I turned to the semi-experimental plugin interface.

Now you can enjoy the fruits of my labor. Just look at the file embedding menu off of the plugin menu. A file takes up an entire page and links up like anything else in VoodooPad. Just click on the link and it opens up.

Double click EmbedFile.vcplugin and VoodooPad will install it for you.

Download EmbedFile 1.0b1 (21k)