As noted last post, I am going to start focus on whatever it is I am developing at any given moment. I always seem to be coming up with some crazy idea and so this is probably the best place to document progress on those projects, as well as provide you all with some lessons in whatever it is I\’m doing… Why… I don\’t know.
So todays project was to get the first set of rules as well as a framework to start connecting to a server for a game we all know and love called \"500\". John, Nikki, Amber, and I played way to much of this game this weekend and because Nikki can\’t do that every weekend from St. Cloud… It\’s best we find a way to continue over the internet. No one seems to have a good site to do this with though, so that\’s what I\’m starting to work on overall.
So todays, all I wanted to do was get the interface (GUI) done for dealing portion of the game. From there I can start assigning rules as to how to bid, how much cards are worth, and removing weird bids like \"6 no\" vs. \"6 no trump\". If you would like to see how a hand of 500 is dealt (45 cards, 5 ways), or if you just want to see how far I got with the interface before deciding to call it quits for the night, please feel free to visit this URL:
All that said, this weekend has been pretty good. With the start of development on sunfox (yesterdays post). Dan\’s development of the 895 thing which I must admit is pretty cool. Blaine\’s development of a possible IRC chat server… and Jon\’s awesome all around work on everything in life (code wise).
Shout out to all the people that i\’ve seem to have lost touch with in the last few months… I can see why a single adult gets more lonely the older they get (and therefore, goes to more bars) vs. a married adult. I can also see why the motivation for having kids comes in as a married couple becomes more married (and moves away from college). Life slows down in the fun aspects, while speeds up in the work area. Go figure.
Plans for this week: purchase Mario Kart DS on Tuesday night (yes, I know it doesn\’t come out til Wednesday).