VinnyJ

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Happy New Year 2017

Posted by VinnyJ on January 1, 2017 8:08 am  •  0 Comments

Happy New Year!

Another year draws to a close and a new one begins.

New Year’s resolution?
To actually release one piece of content, whatever it may be.

  • A Tutorial?
  • A M.U.G.E.N. character update?
  • A M.U.G.E.N. stage?
  • A M.U.G.E.N. motif or motif update?
  • Something else

2016 was my worst hiatus year, as it affected me offline too.

Going back to 2006

Posted by VinnyJ on December 13, 2016 7:36 pm  •  0 Comments

I created a custom WordPress theme based on how the site looked back in 2006.
It was a simple and straightforward look, I don’t know why I ever changed it.

I dug up an old revision of the site on The Wayback Machine as a guide and got to work.

Let it be known that I hate working on PHP.

So, this site has gone back to its roots, no point in trying to force it to be something else.

I really need to fix up a lot of things.

Trying to kick old habits.. bleh.

Posted by VinnyJ on June 9, 2016 7:00 pm  •  0 Comments

Procrastination strikes again, it seems to be running my life!

At least I made the effort of creating a small github for myself months before wandering off into a gaming escapade.

Gaming escapade? Let’s see:
League of Legends – eff dynamic queue now
Mabinogi – I’ve had years of history with this MMO, playing regularly.
Metal Gear Solid V: TPP – doing dailies, defending FOB & playing  MGO
Swords and Potions 2 – Someone got me into this little game, HALP :p
Overwatch –
New game, boring when solo, LOTS of fun in  a group.

This post was more or less to show that I’m not dead.

In closing, you can find me on TwitterTwitch , or Askfm to ask me stuff.

Unexpected news..

Posted by VinnyJ on October 18, 2011 12:53 am  •  0 Comments

A year and a half later, another loss in the family.

This person cared for us when we were children and walked us to school.
Had a silly way of waking us up for school:
“Wake up! TIME TO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS!”

Which was a reference to the old “Fred the Baker” Dunkin Doughnuts commercials from the ’80s.

The last time I saw him was when we all went to my uncle’s house a couple weeks back.
Oh, It was the day when I made this post about hanging out with my cousins when we had the barbecue there.

I don’t know what to do or say to my mother, she took it the hardest.
I asked my father for his reaction to this situation.
My father said to me, in a very serious tone:
It hurts, yea, but, it is a preview of what’s to come, the end of a generation.
That’s the law of life.

I could tell he wasn’t in the mood to talk further, so I turned to leave, he then says to me:

“He used to call you, ‘Plomito‘, when you were a baby.”
“He’d joke about how heavy you were to carry.”
I gave him a quick smile and walked away.
My mother begins to dial my aunt in Mexico to relay the news, so I just let her be and head upstairs.
sigh
Totally unexpected.
R.I.P. Tio Gabriel

[Books] It is time.

Posted by VinnyJ on October 12, 2011 10:58 am  •  1 Comment

Programming books

ARE YOU READY TO LEARN?!


I recently received my books I ordered from Barnes & Noble.

The book I’m starting with is “Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++” by Bjarne Stroustrup.
Afterward it will be “The C++ Programming Language” also by Bjarne Stroustrup.

I talked to my knowledgeable programmer friend on MSN over my book selection, his input was invaluable.
Here’s a few tidbits from a much larger conversation.

    Him: the petzold book is really good
    i didn’t get bored reading it

    Me: that one arrived today, I was surprised at its thickness
    you can kill someone with the thing

    Him: it’s a tome

    Him: it looks like a good selection though
    you took a smart approach to it

Excellent, my motivation increased after he told me that.

    Him: when i learned c++, i bought one of those learn c++ in 30 days books
    it was really helpful because although it was a light explaination,
    it gave me a basic idea of the concept
    which i understood in more detail
    when i read the more advanced books
    although since you’re coming into this with some background
    i don’t think it’ll be a problem
    unlike most people, it seems you know what you’re doing

    Me: alright awesome.
    Your opinion was important to me, on this matter thanks.

    Him: np. feel free to ask me any questions if you have problems understanding any concepts

    Me: Sure thing.

This should keep me distracted fully, right?
Wrong.. my mind tends to wander in-between chapters thinking about her.
I need to stop, seriously, I won’t learn from my books, if I keep that up.
She dislikes me and there’s no changing that anymore.

Anyway, It’ll be a while until I read that Petzold book, the author assumes I have a good handle on C/C++, not that far yet!
As for the “In easy steps” book, I skimmed it, looks decent but I prefer the books written by the actual creator of the language.

Who knows, “Lazy Dog Creations” might rise again, this time with C++ apps, but that’s thinking too far ahead.
Motivation Level: HIGH

Back to reading, until next post!
And yes Zuly, CoD and LoL are written in C++ and some Lua.