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Tuesday, December 11

Top 4 Questions

This article was inspired by a posting I saw at Stephen R. Covey's Site: Top 4 questions for determining your dream job

Question: Discovering your dream job involves asking yourself these basic questions over time :
(1) What do you really love to do?
(2) What do you do well?
(3) What should you do so that you tap into your true voice?
(4) What does the world need?

What do I really love to do?

I love to design solutions. This stems from a child hood of discovering how to put things together. How like and dislike things can create something new when put together.

What do you do well?
I am very good at finding workable solutions. I say workable as there is always a perfect solution to a problem, but given other constraints (time, money, effort) that solution will not work. I have a knack for finding those solutions that will work within the constraints.

What should you do so that you tap into your true voice?
Start recording random thoughts and notes in a journal.

What does the world need?
I am not sure. I think there are a lot of development efforts happening which are good efforts in and of them self, however I think that they all lack a general foundation of knowledge that they all use and add to. I believe our efforts are too dispersed and this keeps us from "taking the next step" in computer science.

I would encourage anyone reading this to ask themselves these same questions and post responses or links here.

Wednesday, December 5

Battle Forces Online - Update

I made some modifications to Battle Forces Online:
  • Enhanced Unit Graphics
  • Added some animations
  • Added new Unit
  • Added in game chat
  • Fixed Table Bug
Enhanced Unit Graphics
I lost internet access one night so I had the time to do graphics. I redid both mages, I think they look a bit more professional. I also added a few animations for their spells.

Added New Units
I added a new unit, it's a "Spell Stone" which can cast either of the healing spells. I plan on adding a number of these stones in the future.

Fixed Table Bug
There was a bug that was causing people to join a table but not start a game, it was not happening very often. I killed it. (I hope)