Saturday, February 26, 2011

Random Random Word Generator updated!

Its now called Random Name Generator to make it more specific.

Method 3 is added, making a word that follows some rules based on the last letter chosen.

Recently I got "Narlet", which I think is a very good female name.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Random Random Word Generator

I made a random word generator a very long time ago when I was a kid.

The first one was made in Visual Basic 6, now I made a new one as a web page, also using this opportunity to learn jQuery and jQuery UI.

Its going to spout out nonsensical words that likely don't exist in any language (however, just now I got the word "Sayako" which I think is a Japanese name). I used it to help me make up names for my stories.

Method 1 generates a word out of all English letters without any pattern. Method 2 tries to be more refined by alternating between a consonant and a vowel when choosing letters.

A little story: One time in the first version of this program, I just kept on clicking the Generate button rapidly and it spewed this sequence of words:
(a bunch of random words)
(then a bunch of random words)

Did my computer gain sentience, or was God talking to me?

Give it a try:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PS3 Trophy Cards

Had a bit of fun looking for pictures to use for PS3 trophy cards. You can use these on Use this link to join and get your own trophy card.



Sunday, February 13, 2011

I don't always get doubles, but when I do, check 'em

So I tried downloading Fist of the North Star demo on PSN. After I chose Download in Background, it put me back to the cart list with the option to download that same game still available.

Baffled, I thought the initial download request didn't work so I chose to download it again. Still the same, so I quit PSN Store and looked at my download queue.

What the flying fuck is this? There's an option to pause a download but no option to delete it as far as I can see.

EDIT: Ok, turns out "Cancel" aborts the download, and not cancel as in exit from the options menu.

What is a Mac? *throws glass* A miserable little pile of secrets!

To this day, I don't think she got the reference.

So I wonder, will I ever meet a girl gamer who understands me? But enough talk, have at you!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Dependency Hell

Last login: Fri Feb 11 01:20:48 on ttys000
mac:~ user$ sudo port install libusb-devel +universal
--->  Computing dependencies for libusb-devel
--->  Dependencies to be installed: autoconf help2man gettext expat libiconv gperf ncurses ncursesw p5-locale-gettext perl5 perl5.8 m4 automake git-core curl curl-ca-bundle libidn openssl zlib pkgconfig p5-error python27 bzip2 db46 gdbm readline sqlite3 rsync popt libtool

You need all this shit just to get a usb library working? Opeen Soooouuuuuurce!!!!

Its like I'm really in Linux!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Somewhere along the way we discussed the need to better organize our 3d models, reference images, concept sketches, fonts, music, and sound effects in the office.

This reminded me of ResourceSpace. I tried it out on a local dev test site.

I have to say, its meant by default for graphic design, web design and those areas. Properties like Country or Camera Model are useless to textures, while you need more information for 3d models, such as polygon count.

I set out planning a different digital asset management tool that would work for us.

Meanwhile, people in the ResourceSpace Google groups explained that thankfully you can add new resource types and change properties of existing ones. Seems like I may use ResourceSpace after all.

However, my plans started diverting from ResourceSpace and I really thought I should look into it more:

  • Upload any kind of file. Plugins are made to handle a specific asset type, like images, 3d models, textures, fonts, etc. 3d models show interactive thumbnails, videos have streaming flash video previews, and fonts can be previewed interactively (edit the text that is displaying the font).
  • Danbooru-style tag-based organization. Assets are tagged and a sophisticated search system can be used to search assets based on its tags and properties.
  • Imageboard based commenting system. Comments can be quoted, replied upon, with images and links properly parsed.
  • Voting system. Assets can be rated from 0 to 5. Using the search system mentioned above, its easy to find popularity trends of certain assets. Comments can be voted up or down. Upvoted comments appear at the top while downvoted comments are hidden by default.
  • AJAX. Most user operations do not require reloading the page. Search result pages are loaded without needing to refresh the page, similar to Google Images. Inputting values for tags give suggestions based on the word currently being typed.
  • History graphs. Show history graphs of changing values like number of times an asset was viewed, average rating of an asset, number of comments to an asset, etc.
  • Bookmark search results or subscribe to them as RSS feeds so you can be notified of any changes.
I shall therefore call it AssetBooruCh, and I'm looking at releasing it as an open source project.