Progamer to Programmer

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Procrastinators of the World... Unite!

Nikki paid me a visit on Wednesday and got me this cool shirt as a belated Christmas present:

Coolness! ^_^

Monday, January 15, 2007

New Year's Resolution

One of my resolutions was to blog more often (weekly, to give a concrete number). I'm starting a bit late.

This year promises to be an interesting one, with so many things to do and pursue. For one thing, I managed to obtain a copy of FL Studio, which is a music editor. Its a lot more complex than the MIDI editors I used to play with some years back, namely because you have a lot more control over the sounds that you generate. There are tons of synthesizers and filters that you can use to make the sounds you want! I'm having problems arranging the songs into measurable units, and I should look into developing the song alongside a MIDI editor to simplify the process. I hope to have a song out soon.

Next is the way the DOTA scene is currently developing. Philippine DOTA is improving a lot, and we're seeing a lot of new playing styles. Its now common to see a 3-1-1 lane deployment in games, and a wider range of heroes are being used. Perhaps the biggest change would be the trend of tournaments held in the AP Drafting style (Singapore rules). I would very much like to be at the top, or near it, but I'm pretty happy in the middle, trying to climb higher.

I've also come across a copy of A Game of Thrones, which is the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire (only 70 Php - booksales rock!). Its a good book, and the character personalities are colorful and defined at the outset. The plot ends up twisting this way and that, but that's all part of the fun. Can't wait to get my hands on the second book.

So there, the first post of the year. Not as good as I'd like it to be, but the only way to start is to just do it.