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State of the bang 2012-2013

Welcome to my first annual (and possibly only the the way i keep changing this) state of the bang in where i talk about what happened and my thoughts on what i like to do in the future.

So first off i finally participated in Ludum Dare, it’s a insane competition in where you have to make a game in 48 hours, do i need to say that it was sort of a failure for me, but i did learn a bunch of things about what my toolkit really needs and a few other things, like proper preparation and smaller scope. Read more »

some updates

It’s been a while since i did one of these, but i really like you to get up to date on a few of these things so first things first, it’s been like six months since my surgery and im doing great, i have already lost like 40Kg (88Lbs) and can really start moving around a lot more, i mean when your at 197Kg (434Lbs) just sitting down is hard not to mention standing up or walking and now i walk like 3-4Km a day, so thats good. Read more »

WordPress

Eagle eyed readers may have noticed a slight change in the design of this page, that’s because i am now using wordpress instead of my own home cooked variant. it’s really in an effort to be able to post more and post efficiently.

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Upcoming features

As things move forwards towards the opening of thegeekstate.com, it’s time to talk about some of it’s features.
Although I will be mostly me that writes all the cool stuff here, a lot will be community based along the lines of “You suggest, I approve”, thus I hope there will be a lot of content flowing trough this site.

News: Yea interesting news from the world of geekdom, be it science, medical, technical, cultural or just fun.

Articles: just aggregating news is not fun, creating it, molding it, making fun of it, analyzing it and plainly telling you whatever I want, that is what I like.
Everything from openGL tutorials, game design, photography, technology, anything really the sky’s the limit, well the size of my database, but that’s another issue.

Reviews: games, books and technical doodads begs for a review, don’t worry though I will try to add my touch to the whole thing, also I will write oppinion pices as it’s unlikely that I get to test them all.

Video sifting: or whatever you would call it, though this will be more like a favorite geek video of the day, such like this one right here. Read more »

O hai

O hai there Internet didn’t see you there, maybe you where wondering what I was up to.
Ok then maybe a quick preview.

First, I am in the process of maybe starting my own little company so I have been a bit preoccupied with that, and in that process I am also rethinking the purpose of this site, previously I have been forced (well according to the format of the site) to write larger rants or maybe whole detailed tutorials, well in my opinion it’s been a bit inflexible, having only smaller posts doesn’t suit me either, I tried such a system, and it didn’t work that well.

Also I have over 50 posts and it’s starting to be a bit crowded on the right.
So what’s the solution then, well i’m transforming the site a little, away goes the big wall of text that greets you, instead you will meed a wall of links and presentation of the sites content think http://www.theinquirer.net/, http://www.pcworld.com/ or http://www.engadget.com/. Read more »

The truthiness

I hereby nominate Keith Olbermann for having the worlds largest set of cohones.

In other news, there has been some changes to the blog system, in short there is now multiple posts on the front page to be more readable, and the comment system will be slightly moved, it’s now under the full post, o and yea, more youtube posts in the future as premiered here.

To quote jackie chan’s uncle from the cartoon, one more thing, often the entire post will be visible only when you click “read more” or the title, or the comment tag, it’s not complete yet, but there are only a few small little details left.

Edit(2007-12-28): or not, i found that this method is no good so i reverted it

spambot menace

Recently this site has been under attack from one or more spambots, i hate them, they have forced me to include various antispam measures, such as the ever popular magic word you have to type in.
Though i have to admit that this version is not that secure, but if they think it’s worth programing a special bot just for my site, well that’s their money they are spending as i can just reprogram my site to follow another behavior.

So spambots, begone with you, if you come here i will resist you.

*Overlord crits the spambots for 2.2K worth of damage.*

Maho saito transform

As you can see we got a new look, it’s better in many ways, like me.
The posts are now all pure bbcode and you can comment on them.
Next thing to remake (or make in this case since i didn’t get around doing it for the last site) is the ColdFire mini site.
Speaking of coldfire, i have begun theoretical work on it’s successor called FlashFire, the concept of FlashFire is hard to explain (mostly because I’m working on the particulars myself), but in the end it’s a lot more than just a game engine.
But the interesting part is that when it’s done, the absolute minimum c-code required for a full game is no more than a “hello world”.

A week ago i talked about the new anime season, it is still early but so far i have identified as much as 3 new series I’m gonna continue watching.
Kashimashi
Kage Kara Mamoru
Magikano
They are all a bit girly and one of them is even a magical girl anime complete with transformation sequences, but they all have redeeming qualities such as lots of slapstick and more than a few “pantyshots”.
Not all series has been aired yet, there is still some that I’m waiting to check out, one of them airs tomorrow.
Hayate X Blade
Wan Wan Serepu Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin
REC
Ergo Proxy
Keisatsu Sensha Tai TANK S.W.A.T. 01
and of cause the Helsing OVAs.

That is all for today, but remember this, i am standing right behind you.

Rebirth is imminent

Ok last time i said that is was currently doing a slight redesign of the site, it turns out that i sort of kinda went a bit to far when i did that, it’s now a complete redesign, but no worries it’s better now, grayer, but better, it’s even IE compatible (by accident).

The comment system is also operational (but only on the redesigned site), you can comment on every post here, even previous ones, it can even take bbcode and stuff.
You could even comment now if you had the link to the test site that is, but don’t expect them to last as i will purge all posts when the site goes live.

The site is almost done, i got a few bugs to iron out, convert and upgrade the admin system, and finally transfer all the old content to the new site system, but not before i redesign it though (internally they will now become special blog posts).
This is so i can update stuff on those pages (+ blogposts) without the use of an ftp client and a lot of hazzle.

Moving on.
A new anime season is here with lot’s of new great anime series, it’s looking good, but it’s still early an only a few have actually aired and even fewer are available on fansub, so i have to get back to you on this, bit it’s looking good.
Also next season in April we get a real treat, The Disgaea anime, i don’t know what you think but all i have to say is “nin nin nin”.

Last but not least, im thinking about letting more people in here, to actually write stuff, mail me if your interested.
Also, to anyone who dares, i want logo graphics, different ones for every day, there are only 4 things i want you to keep in mind, correct size and format(png), work safe images only, it has to say Flashbang.se, and finally the corners must be beveled with the right colors(the right side is a bit grayer) like this first one i made.
it doesn’t have to be anime related though, just check the logo-02.png

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