Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

<![CDATA[We impulsively went to Cleethorpes today. By we I mean myself, Ryan and Darren. Not that exciting but still a laugh. We went on lovely illegal imported DDR machines…

On a more personal note (since this is marked personal) I'm awaiting a letter from Julia. Apparently there's some stuff in it that would be hard to explain by phone. I'm sure it's not as ominous as it sounds.

Also if you haven't realised there is a link to the first chapter of a story I'm writing called Reactions on the menu to the right. Go on, have a look (unless you are one of the two people who actually read this regularly in which case you’ve already read it).]]>


Users in Galaxia

Well one can now create an account and login. So far it doesn’t give you anything but it does respect users with regards to what object orders you can perform. i.e. you can’t rename objects that aren’t your own.


An idea for Galaxia

<![CDATA[It just ocurred to me (not strictly true but will let that go) that I may not get the current version of Galaxia finished. This time it really would be a shame since the code in it is actually quite good. So I've come with an idea I would like feedback on (which will be an achievement considering the attention this site gets).

I might open on Galaxia at least partially. Nothing fancy like a public CVS, but the generated documentation compelte with annotated source listings. This will obviously impact security of the game once it's available to play but it might be worth it since it opens up lots of possibilities:

  • People actually writing stuff for Galaxia. There are lots of places people could write little bits of stuff for me that aren’t hard to do but do take time.
  • The very fact that people will be able to see the code will make me write it better and clearer and with better documentation.
  • If people are interested I might finally write a tutorial on some MPOG-writing-in-PHP topic which I’ve wanted to do for ages.

Anyway if I by any chance you are reading this and are interested (of course you’re reading this) post a reply…]]>


Double map

<![CDATA[Instead of adding truly useful stuff to Galaxia I decided to added a nice cool feature. The interface will use two maps (so you can look at two places at once).

The disadvantage is you need your display set to 1024×768 for it to work properly but that would have been true anyway since there is still the control frame to displayunder the map that I haven't done yet.