16 Jan 2001 carmstro   » (Journeyer)

It's been a long time. yada yada yada, everyone has times where they don't post a diary entry for a long time and go through the schpiel of what happened since then. Here's mine.

Boring old life
I got my drivers license. I got a job at Eat 'n' Park. I'm very happy with my relationship with my girlfriend. 'Nuff said.

Well, my last entry was about how I couldn't take my SAT, but I got to take the test the next month. I got my scores back, a total of 1210.
I applied to the University of Pittsburgh, but didn't get accepted. My GPA is 2.44, so that's understandable. If I don't get into Robert Morris College (The privates school in Moon Township, PA, not the other one), then I'm going to the local community college for a year, and apply to pitt and RMC again (and whatever other colleges catch my fancy).

I've done a lot of coding lately. I've been learning PyGame, which is an SDL interface for Python, and right now my big learning project is a breakout game. I know about xboing and xbreaky(?), but I want to do something on the level of Krypton Egg, which is the self-proclaimed best breakout game in the world, and I can find no evidence to disprove that. I'm having so much fun doing game programming.

I wrote a couple of sprite classes for PyGame, that are general enough that I think I might release them as a package. Maybe I'll even extend them to C, I think they would be well-received by the (small, but fast-growing) PyGame community.

Before I started on my breakout game, I started writing an Exanoks client utilizing PyGame. I haven't touched the code in a while, but I'm hoping that it'll become the "official" client for Exanoks.

Web site
I completely rewrote my web site in Python, using the Twisted.Web web server. I really think it's neat.

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