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Inferiority Complex

Posted by Michael Patterson on September 25, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2014/09/23/some-people-have-a-technology-inferiority-complex/

Inferiority Complex

Last week I became an early adopter to the iPhone 6. Within days I recieved three radically different responses. A complete stranger told me: "I HATE you" because he didn't have one yet. My cousin told me: "Dude... I NEED one". This cousin bought an iPhone 5S literally a few months ago and doesn't need a new phone. Finally, I was told by a co-worker: "Looks like you can FINALLY enjoy the features my android has since 2012". I was blown away by the amount of attention other people were giving to my stuff. To me, the decision was simple, my phone was 4 years old and I wanted a new one. Too often people have an inferiority complex with their own devices. Its almost as if they are self-concious about their toys and need to let me know why they have a different one. Honestly, I don't care, but I am enjoying my new phone. 


Current Event: Unwanted Curves

Posted by Michael Patterson on September 23, 2014 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

http://www.viralglobalnews.com/technology/iphone-6-iphone-6-plus-bend-easily-flimsy-say-users/17607/

Last Friday tens of thousands of iPhone’s were left on the doorsteps of American fan boys. I, being one of them, finally upgraded my archaic 4 year old device to Apple’s newest creation. This week, mere days after the release date of the iPhone 6, a huge rumor has gone viral on the internet. Apple’s beloved iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are bending in people pockets. I find myself very concerned. This opens up the long-standing issue: when is a product ready for release? Programmers and engineers have been fighting this battle for decades through old fashioned testing. Too often testing gets rushed, overlooked, or even skipped altogether. I don’t know what will become of this iPhone rumor; it could be hoax conjured up through the power of Photoshop, but if it is real, Apple will be taking a deep look at how this huge flaw slipped into production.


The Professor requested that I re-write my current event on a topic more relevant to this class. This is the current event that should be graded.

 

Current Event: Crisis in the Middle East

Posted by Michael Patterson on September 23, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/world/europe/over-130000-flee-syria-for-turkey-in-wake-of-isis-raids.html?_r=0

For the last several months I have become concerned regarding the ISIS movement that has been called a “cancer” to the Middle East. In this article, I was impressed by the new description that has been given to ISIS: “worse than a natural disaster”. Many American’s hold the narrow-minded view that Muslim’s are all terrorists. My best friend from High School is a practicing Muslim, and I know him to be a peaceful devout person. I’ve asked him several times about ISIS, and he is equally disturbed by their violent actions. Al-Adani’s call to his followers to, I paraphrase: bash American’s heads in with rocks, slaughter American’s with knives, or run over American’s with a car, is absolutely appalling. I’m shocked by this open display of hatred against my country and my people. I do not know what the US should do. Adani himself said: “If you fight it, it becomes stronger… if you leave it alone, it grows and expands.” I can only pray that our leaders make the right decision, and that God hedges the way of our enemies.

The Professor requested that I re-write my current event on a topic more relevant to this class. Do NOT grade this current event, please read the current event about the phones.

Turbo Encabulator

Posted by Michael Patterson on September 11, 2014 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

During class on Tuesday we were shown a video called: “The Turbo Encabulator”. In this video a scientist spends several minutes describing an expensive product that he is hoping to sell. The video pokes fun at the fact that many people use language that only PhD’s would be able to decipher. This seems to be a recurring problem with people that are very intelligent. It seems that they somehow forget that it took them 12 years to understand the words they are using. In my short two-years of working in the computer science field, I’ve quickly learned that communication skills are very valuable. A good communicator can tailor what he will say for the person who is listening.

Joined CS 404

Posted by Michael Patterson on September 6, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Semester at BYU has begun once again. I am enrolled in CS 312, CS 360, CS 404, CSAnim 150, D&C Part 2, and Tech 201. As part of my assignments for CS 404, I havev been taked with blogging smallish blog posts related to the readings. I will be using Clicky Web Analytics to track the statistics of my blog.

In other use, the release of my new game Hobo vs Alien's is just hours away. I hope to have it up for Sponsorship and on the site by the end of the week.

Enigma Cave & Box2D stuff!

Posted by Michael Patterson on August 15, 2010 at 2:26 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been busy the past few weeks. In quick summary, Enigma Space was sold to www.happytree.com they should be posting it shortly but they are actually switching to www.keygames.com so are experiencing some delays. Fightmymonster.com bought a sitelocked version of "The Engima Cave" and had me customize it for a special kids network of challenges using an interactive kids network, really cool, Fightmymonster will be hooked up in a few days, I'll be sure to let you guys know.


As you can see though I titled this entry, Enigma Cave & Box2d, so maybe I should explain what I've been up to with those things.


Enigma Cave has been sponsored by www.flashgames0.com and they are hosting that TONIGHT, I'm super excited to see it get going and I hope everyone enjoys it, its come a LONG way since my project in school began! Trust me, I'll post the original version for the hell of it eventually, and I think everyone will be happy with the result. That means I'll have the ROZ games copy up and ready as soon as flashgames0 can get it goin.


Now for Box2D, apparently I missed the memo when I started programming, that things called "physics engines" even EXISTED, so I'm struggling to understand and work with Box2D, a FANTASTIC engine, that makes things look beautiful, only problem is its hard to learn :P I've been studying www.kerp.net/box2d where a great programmer has posted some excellent tutorials on the matter, be sure to check it out! 


I've only so far made the game that they showed in the tutorial, and I'm almost done though, I'll post my Puggle game that kerp.net showed me once I finish, which should be tonight or tomorrow.


Until then! Enjoy!



Enigma Space

Posted by Michael Patterson on August 11, 2010 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone!


I just sold Enigma Space to www.happytree.com! You can play it here. I also have a coppy of it under the Enigma Space tab, it takes a little while to load off of this site, but you can access it off of happytree.com pretty quick! Hope everyone enjoys it. Email me with any bugs or edits needed.  

Site Launched

Posted by Michael Patterson on July 28, 2010 at 2:14 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I decided to launch ROZgames here on webs.com. I'm hoping that it will work out how I'm wanting it too, but I'm not too worried cause the webs.com interface is really awesome.


I'll be posting a version of EnigmaSpace in the next few hours.


Enjoy.



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