September 23rd, 2012

Windows 7 cursors in Windows 8

I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows 8 on it for my laptop. I will hopefully write a blog post about this process soon. One of the things I noticed about the Windows 8 cursors that bugged me was the link hover cursor. It has a new curved base on it and I find it too big and out of place with the rest of the cursors and Windows 8 in general; as most things in Win 8 are square, not round. I was put off enough that I decided to make my own link cursor based on the Windows 7 one. It is the same as in Win 7 except the grey gradient has been removed to fit in with the other Win 8 cursors. I know it's a little thing but I think it's made a big difference as the link cursor is seen often when browsing the web. I much prefer it to the default one. MORE

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August 26th, 2012

Boxes and Ladders - the damn physics of Half-Life One

I haven't been gaming for as long as others, so I've missed out on some classics. Thanks to the Steam Summer Sale, I now have my own copy of Half-Life 1 (the Source version). I've played all the sequels but never got around to playing the original. Really enjoying it so far... except for one thing. The movement and physics. MORE

August 19th, 2012

Getting a color from a percentage in C#

Flashdeck is basically finished now, just a few more additions and bug checks to go. I've decided to sell it for 99p with a free trial that lets you make up to two decks with up to five cards each. The full version will have no limits. MORE

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August 3rd, 2012

Classic Pong now available!

Classic Pong is available now to download from the Windows Phone 7 marketplace. I've already had 40 downloads which is a great start. MORE

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July 26th, 2012

Introducing Classic Pong for Windows Phone

I decided to take a break from Flashdeck a few weeks back as I was getting fatigued and frustrated at making the same thing for so long and I had encountered a few challenges. In that time I've worked on a fun side project in XNA. MORE

July 10th, 2012

Dad's new laptop and Windows 8 Release Preview

My Dad recently bought a new Dell Inspiron laptop. It's mid range; 2nd-gen Intel i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, integrated graphics. It's quite basic but is perfect for what my Dad wants, email and solitaire. I particularly like the touch pad, it's one of the best I've used. It's got enough space to move around, low fiction and is quite accurate. You can scroll by using two fingers which I prefer to the right-hand side scroll area on other laptops, including my own. MORE

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July 8th, 2012

Introducing Flashdeck, a flashcards app for WP7

This is the new app I've been working on since my last post about the CAG app. I thought of what would actually be useful and can be accomplished in the time I have and a flashcards app would be a good idea. MORE

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