Quote of the Day/Week/Whenever

"I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

So, I have been thinking on what would go good on a phone... instead of thinking of it as what would help a phone out (which I have been trying to think of an application for), I instead switched my views to what application would someone would enjoy being close at all times. Using this view point, I find thinking up applications much easier, and I have thought up a very general idea for what I may try, assuming I can get a test program to connect to websites. What I am thinking of involves using data from websites, and as such, I will need to work though the legal web to find out which websites I could use the data from, if any.

On a side note, I have also been thinking of programming a stock market simulation in XNA. So far all I am sure of is a server would run the main application constantly which clients (probably lacking something deserving of being called a GUI)would connect and that the clients interface would make it easy to connect artificial players to. One thing I'm not sure of is should I have 26**2 or 26**3 different stocks. I think the second option would be overwhelming to a user, but then again, that makes it all the better simulation. I think this would be a good experience with XNA and C#, but I'm not sure how well XNA handles client server applications of this style. Then again, I'm not knowledgeable on running a client/server model where both the client and server run simulation loops...

Monday, June 2, 2008

And the Winners Are...


The first 50(46 known) selected entries for the Android Developer Challenge are out.

This sets a high standard by which our class can hope to compete with.