Friday, May 20, 2005

J2ME experiments

Adel (the brother of my wife) has a new shiny Nokia 63whatever, that comes with a java vm, and so yesterday evening I decided to take a look at J2ME programming.

After downloading the Nokia SDK, double checking that I'm too stupid to make it work with eclipse, downloading eclipseme and installing it, I finally had a j2me development environment available.

I did a little snake game, and it worked more or less flawlessly. This evening I will add some graphics to it and take some screenshots.

Update: And here you have it. It's a pity that my graphics skills suck so hard. Worst of all, I actually passed a lot of time picking colors and drawing things. The background image comes from one of the background of GNOME Art (the Happy gnome one).

Screenshot of Yet Another Snake for Nokia

Jar file, Jad file and the source code (license: do whatever you want with it).

Thursday, May 19, 2005

And talking about free time...

A fan group creates Star Wars Revelations, a film based on you know what.

Speaking about amateur's films, an ex-coworker, Sebastian Ruchet works on a five episodes TV serie, France Five.

New piece of art

New piece of art discovered at the British museum:



It remained several days at the British museum until they discovered the joke. This world still amazes me :-)

eBay buys Loquo

So it's official.

eBay has bough Loquo, and thus Loquo will be from now on part of the Kijiji network.

I've been helping Ubaldo and others pals with Loquo these lasts months, and so I feel as a tiny part of it. I'm sure Ubaldo will keep the great work he has done in Loquo, and he will be a great asset for Kijiji!

P.S.: BTW, don't mix blogger and Opera. I've lost a copy of my two latests posts when I was writing them.

Too much free time

There are people out there that have too much free time in their hands. Look at what can be done in MS Paint.

Amazing.

Seen in Garret LeSage blog.