On my sabatical from Z80 based systems I was doing a lot of fun* things with CMSs. So using Tumblr really feels like both: a) a refreshing change b) a crippling change
So – I’m thinking… do I try and install a CMS again?
Honest answer – I’m not sure. I’ve used some systems – and even contributed in one way or the other with them. And even though I can appreciate their positive aspects – there’s always the concern about security.
At the end of the day – there’s a lot of naughty and not nice people out there. Ok, I appreciate there are some well meaning hacker types who will advise developers of where they’ve gone wrong… but there’s also not-so-nice types who delight in being unpleasant. And at the end of the day – whatever size project you’re supporting – there’s always that risk that some not-well-meaning type will make life just too hard for a projects team.
Putting all that aside – I’m still considering it. There’s one or two smaller projects I rather like the look of – and there’s the obligitory over sized projects like WordPress… but as I said – security is my concern. And stability.
Knowing which CMS platform to go for is harder than deciding where to place what type of platform tile in a room or series of rooms, that’s for certain!
Oh fun fun fun. Let’s get back to some code and graphics fixes instead while I ponder on all this!
Hugs + Kisses
*Fun is a term that I would use both in an accurate – and a very satirical vein. Projects, unfortunately, involve people. People can be very nice, very helpful, and good fun to go on camping trips with. Or they can be complete ******* who go behind peoples back, steal servers, rip off code with no creditation, go on a hate and smear campaign – and basically be complete and utter…. well not nice people. Come to think of it – that’s probably the same in all communities sadly.
PS: Edited a naughty word!
Well flu did really mess me up recently. Only just getting back into my stride again….
However – before my breathing system got replaced with a mixture of superglue and sawdust – work was moving along rather well on level one of the game.
Indeed – it appears that I only really need to add some corrected sprites (slightly mislined in the grabbing process), some conveyor belts moving the right direction (but why can’t I confuse people and have the pointing the wrong way? :)) and a couple of key blocks.
Otherwise it’s looking pretty good.
The good thing is – that the work on level 1 will also rather help with level 2 somewhat – so as soon as my fixes are done in the next few days (hopefully!) then I can finally get 2 underway.
Also managed to get a nice shiny new font installed…. and realised that if I want – I could even go for a multi-colour approach. I’ll have to test that though to see what it looks like…
I have been toying with a few miner (ho ho) changes to the finished names of the game and levels – not set in stone (ho ho) yet – but we’ll see very soon!
Anyway – back to the vics, and early night – and perhaps more code tomorrow again!
Well, the routine I was decoding was starting to get my nerves somewhat – so I had to get some more experienced help.
It now makes more sense somewhat – almost decoded it – but it’s rather clever coding. Well to me at least 🙂
Thanks for the assist Balor 🙂 Would have cost me more of a hair-loss without!
Debugging, tracing variables et al… It’s rather fun isn’t it?
I suppose it depends if you enjoy the Masochistic side of things or not.
Necessary evil though isn’t it?
Wish could break-point IX though!
Tell him to visit: https://cookingcircle.co.uk/tagged/sid
Oh and British Gas suck.
But those excellent programming features on SID + SAM do not!
BTW – if you’ve a real SAM Coupe that likes the SID sound-chip then get your SID Interface from http://www.samcoupe.com – definitely worth it.
I love puzzle games.
In fact I’ve been told many times in the past that they are probably something I’m a bit addicted to….. Whilst working for a not-as-well-known as it should have been computer manufacturer in Wales in the 90′s – a Tetris game was my pleasure and curse.
And now I’m cursed again: but in a good way!!! 🙂
I have got to recommend the excellent SAM Coupe Tetris game by the incredibly talented Balor Price – who lives at www.cookingcircle.co.uk
(oh: the link is actually here)
It’s a damn good game. Seriously.
And I’m not just saying that because I tested it. I’d have played it silly without being asked. But I’m grateful.
But I’m hiding the file because I’ve some games to do.
And I’m playing with a lot of Willy at the moment. So I’d better not play it for a bit 🙂