Thursday, April 28, 2011

DotA 2!

I know it has been ages since I posted! So here is a game I'm looking forward to.
This is a link to the up coming game DotA 2, it looks really amazing! Can't wait till it is officially released.
"From now until the release of the game next year, this will be a place where you can get information on our progress as we build the game.
But first some of you might be thinking, “What is Dota 2?” Dota began as a user-made modification for Warcraft 3 and has grown into one of the most played online games in the world. Following in the tradition of Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, Portal, and Alien Swarm, Dota 2 is the result of Valve hiring the community developers who built the mod and giving them the chance to finally build a full product out of their idea with the help of a professional team of developers and artists at Valve."
Some characters posters:
Drow Ranger

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Comic of the day 18

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Comic of the day 17

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Comic of the day 16

Monday, April 11, 2011

Adsense biggest cheque

Wow this guy got a good payday from google ...$132,994.97

"This was the bigest paper check I have ever recieved. It was way back in August of 2005. 100% of this income was earned with organic seo. I had not heard of search engine arbitrage at the time and did not buy traffic from MSN Yahoo or Google itself. I did that about 1.5 years later ;)"

Please help me followers make this type of money :D ... on a side note what would you first spend this on, tell me in the comments!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Heroes of Newerth

I first started playing Heros of Newerth while it was in beta. After being a die hard DOTA fan it was hard to make the transition.However after playing my first game I was hooked. The graphics, extra interface add-ons were a lot more advanced than the Warcraft 3 engine DOTA was made on.

I pre-purchased the game and got my stats up high, then suddenly got sick of it. I have only just recently started playing again and it has a whole lot of new features, match making is the stand out change for me. It finds people of same caliber skills as yourself or group and matched you against them.

Overall HoN has made some great changes since I last played and will be playing a bit more for weeks to come.

If you play HoN leave your username in the comments and I will be sure to add you for a game some time! Also comment on your favourite character, mine would have to MageBane :D.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

comic of the day 15

Not really a comic as such, but got a laugh out of me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fortnightly Contest #1 Results

And the winner is .... drum roll please!

Unfortunately nobody won :(

Will make the next one a definite winner!

Gmail's "unsend" option

Use Gmail as an email client? Did you know you can unsend email? If you said "yes" then "no" then read on!

Gmail can hold back delivering your emails for some seconds after you have clicked "send". This can be helpful if you:

  1. Attached the wrong attachment
  2. Spelling mistakes
  3. Wrong recipient
To take back an email you didn't want sent:
  1. Go to the settings link in Gmail
  2. Go to the labs tab
  3. Make sure Enable is selected for undo send (near bottom of page)
  4. click save changes
You have about 5 seconds to take back the email

To change the length of time you have to unsend:
  1. Go to the settings link in Gmail
  2. Pick your desired time under the undo send row
  3. Click save changes
A great little function to take back an embarrassing mistake.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Random Number Generator C#

Ok so it took about 5 minutes to make the generator so will make the tutorial now. Download my project  from HERE, other wise follow the instructions.

First things first you will need Visual Studio if you already haven't got it. I found an express edition of you want to trial it from HERE choose your language and download (I used C# for the language, you can choose anyone you like but syntax may be different).

Once you have everything installed, open up Visual Studio, and start a new project by going upto file / new project .. you will then get a screen like this.

Select a "Windows Forms Application" name your project and click OK.

Go ahead and use the toolbox to put a Text box, button, and label (optional) onto the form. Add a little colour if you like, *I know mine is an eyesore* but I don't care :P. It should now look something like this.

Double click the button, this will take you to the "Button click handler" where you code what you want to happen when the button is clicked.

Inside the button1_Click's curly brackets, (these things {  }), start to type "Random" visual studio will drop down a box of what it thinks you are wanting to type, this will automatically complete what you want to type. I have written out all the code below with comments to read of what is happening. the "//" is commented line which isn't included in the code.

I will go through it line by line, to people unaware of the basics of coding you may struggle to wrap your head around what is being done, I am not very good at explaining stuff :P so you might have to google search the blue prints of coding. 

Random RandNum = new Random(); VS has built in "static classes" which are very helpful in this situation, here I am creating a new instance of this class to be used in the project.

String NewNumber; Creating a string variable to put the random number we are going to make inside it.

NewNumber = Convert.ToString(RandNum.Next(1000) + 1); This is a sloppy way of doing it but it works and is easy to follow. This will create a new random number no bigger than "1000" as we have told it. The +1 is because this is 0 based which means if we were to count to 5 it would be 0,1,2,3,4, the +1 allows it to be the real number. We have to "Convert.ToString" so it can be put into the String variable we created, at the moment it is an Integer and the 2 are not able to be compared unless converted.

TextBox.Text = NewNumber; Make the text inside the textbox = the random number.

You can now proceed to run your project and see what you get.

Here is the final outcome: (Changed colour for non eye hurtness :))

Done! This was a bit of a rush job so any questions are more than welcome in the comments below.

Catch up / Comic of the day 14

So I have been kind of slack lately with my posts. Soon I will post up a basic tutorial on how to make your own random number generator. It is really easy that it won't be long at all, but are great if you want to use it for a contest like the one I am having at the moment.

So staying on topic for todays comic of the day: 

(I get this all the time :P)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Comic of the day 13