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2011

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1214_supergamedevweekend-finale
SuperGameDevWeekend Finale * date 2011-12-14 08:12 * author Horst JENS * tags code, event, contest, report, ThePythonGameBook * googleadsense True * slug 20111214_supergamedevweekend-finale Sadly my plans of creating a nice little game during the
1210_occupy
occupy * date 2011-12-10 08:15 * author Horst JENS * tags contest, event, code * slug 20111210_occupy * googleadsense True Game Jam! “Occupy” is the given theme for the super game dev weekend Game Jam in Vienna'sMetalab. The task is to create a game until sunday evening. It does not have to be a computer game, but it should include somehow the word
1130_idle-vs-geany
IDLE vs. geany * date 2011-11-30 08:32 * author Horst JENS * tags teaching, code * googleadsense True * slug 20111130_idle-vs-geany This is a very good blog-posting and i fully agree with it: [image0] Idle is really only useful to teach the first steps of python. As soon as leaving the interactive mode, i force students to use a different editor than idle, mostly
1004_life-of-artifical-intelligence
life of Artifical Intelligence * date 2011-10-04 21:29 * author Horst JENS * tags code * slug 20111004_life-of-artifical-intelligence A TED Talk of Christoph Adami: “Finding life we can't imagine” about signs of life forms inside artificial intelligence.
0918_pygame-on-sugar
pygame on sugar * date 2011-09-18 15:45 * author Horst JENS * tags event, report * googleadsense True * slug 20110918_pygame-on-sugar ThePythonGameBook on sugar (One laptop per child project, XO, OLPC) I was last weekend in Paris at the
0907_learning-javascript
learning javascript * date 2011-09-07 11:12 * author Horst JENS * tags code, learning * slug 20110907_learning-javascript Following a blog posting, i discovered and clicked my way throug 8 small JavaScript lessons. CodeAcademy seems to be a very well made online-learning site: you can solve all programming tasks online in a webform (google app-engine?), you get constant feedback for each solved mini-task and there are awards and medals go keep you motivat…
0724_quote-from-guido
quote from Guido * date 2011-07-24 08:22 * author Horst JENS * tags learning * slug 20110724_quote-from-guido [Guido van Rossum (google+ profile pic)] Found a good quote in the Google+ Stream of Guido van Rossum (creator of Pythopn): """Dear Guido, How can I make myself a better programmer, and work with you one day? --Hoping in Brazil """ Dear Hoping, A good way to improve your programming skills is to participate in an open source project. Even if you don't contribute patches,…
0720_donate-bitcoins
donate Bitcoins * date 2011-07-20 18:16 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * slug 20110720_donate-bitcoins It is now possible to donate Bitcoins to ThePythonGameBook project: * You can enter the desired amount and currency and click on the “donate”
0716_news-from-the-hello-world-authors
news from the "hello world" authors * date 2011-07-16 14:42 * author Horst JENS * tags code, learning * slug 20110716_news-from-the-hello-world-authors
0602_walled-gardens-vs-makers
Walled Gardens vs. Makers * date 2011-06-02 07:32 * author Horst JENS * tags code, learning * category english * slug 20110602_walled-gardens-vs-makers This posting is so good that i re-publish it here without any comment:
0514_pygame-tutorial
pygame tutorial * date 2011-05-14 15:19 * author Horst JENS * tags code, ThePythonGameBook * googleadsense True * slug 20110514_pygame-tutorial source code on github I moved all relevant source code examples in ThePythonGameBook (from part2, pygame,step 000 until step 022) from dokuwiki to
0510_flattr-44-cent-for-april
Flattr: 44 cent for April * date 2011-05-10 07:42 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * slug 20110510_flattr-44-cent-for-april I earned 44 cent with flattr in April for ThePythongameBook (and blog), a big thank you to both (!) of my flatter donators. The april earnings are impressive 157% of the march earnings (28 cent), while my Flattr spending stayed fixed at 2€ per month.
0508_free-book-from-richard-stallman
free book from Richard Stallman * date 2011-05-08 20:27 * author Horst JENS * tags book * category english * slug 20110508_free-book-from-richard-stallman Richard Stallman books Free books (pdf download) from Richard Stallman about free Software: [image0]
0429_ludum-dare-20-write-a-game-in-48-hours
Ludum dare 20: write a game in 48 hours * date 2011-04-29 06:54 * author Horst JENS * tags code, contest * slug 20110429_ludum-dare-20-write-a-game-in-48-hours Ludum dare 20 is int the final voting process for the theme now, the challenge begins tomorrow.
0423_github
github * date 2011-04-23 00:55 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * slug 20110423_github I'm very impressed with the design of Github.com and will try to use it for my ThePythonGameBook project. At the moment i uploaded the source code and data files for the pygame examples at github:
0417_making-money-with-flattr
making money with Flattr. * date 2011-04-17 16:53 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * slug 20110417_making-money-with-flattr Yes, i make money with ThePythonGameBook. 0,28 € in march 2011 alone, to be exact. That is an incrase of a
0402_new-facebook-page-url
new Facebook page url * date 2011-04-02 11:30 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * category english * slug 20110402_new-facebook-page-url The Facebook page of ThePythonGameBook has now a shorter, easy-to-remember URL: *
0225_new-look-with-roundbox-template
New look: roundbox template * date 2011-02-25 10:44 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * slug 20110225_new-look-with-roundbox-template * googleadsense True ThePythonGameBook has a new look, thanks to the roundbox template of dokuwiki. The Facebook like box (19 Fans !) is now at the lower end of the sidebar, to make space for the more important navigation tree and the edit commands on top of the sidebar.
0124_facebook-like-box-and-bigger-logo
facebook like box and bigger logo * date 2011-01-24 10:31 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * category english * slug 20110124_facebook-like-box-and-bigger-logo The Facebook-Likebox, leading to the Facebook-Fanpage of ThePythonGameBook is finally working. I had to use Dokuwikis facebook-plugin instead of the html-code generated by facebook to make it work inside Dokuwiki.
0120_boys-schools-and-gaming
boys, schools and gaming * date 2011-01-20 07:10 * author Horst JENS * tags teaching, education, gender, game * googleadsense True * slug 20110120_boys-schools-and-gaming interesting TED video about the topic boys, schools and gaming by Ali Carr-Chellman:
0118_new-facebook-fan-page
New Facebook Fan page * date 2011-01-18 17:19 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * slug 20110118_new-facebook-fan-page Good news, everyone: ThePythonGameBook has now it's own Facebook -Fanpage (also linked from this blog): I hope that the Facebook Fanpage url will change into as soon as i reach 100 Fans. So far, 10 hours after writing a message to >150 frien…
0108_rotating-toward-a-moving-target
rotating toward a (moving) target * date 2011-01-08 15:50 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook, python * slug 20110108_rotating-toward-a-moving-target Good news, everyone: Another new page in ThePythonGameBook wiki ! This time, the tankdemo is slightly altered to demonstrate how to rotate toward a target. Please notice that the video as well as the graphic display a older version of the sourcecode (in the video, the displ…
0106_shooting-bullets-from-the-end-of-a-cannon-barrel
Shooting bullets from the end of a cannon barrel * date 2011-01-06 14:27 * author Horst JENS * tags ThePythonGameBook * googleadsense True * slug 20110106_shooting-bullets-from-the-end-of-a-cannon-barrel Finally i found time and energy to write a new wiki page for
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