Saturday, October 2, 2010


So today I met with my... eh... instructor I guess? I don't know what his title would be to me right now. Is he a Doctor in mathematics? Anyways, I met with Marion, my instructor (named Dr. Math from here on), and we learned about Maple 14, a mathematical programming language and program. It does pretty robust math, and is terribly bad at keeping itself in text mode where you can input stuff instead of math mode... which I'm not sure what it does yet.
Anyways, I learned about it and got an account to the MathLab 104, which runs CentOS, a derivative of Fedora (Dev of RedHat, Commercial)(I think). I don't know why but when I logged in I got this 1996 nostalgic style linux that sucked really bad and only could open Maple. It was rather annoying, I was jealous of the Fedora looks that Doc had on his machine. Not to mention the fact that I couldn't maximize the window or move it even.
Anyways I learned it a bit and we encrypted the text "HELLO WORLD!"... With an LFSR, but we never had time to decrypt it.
That's all fine and dandy, buy my task for the week was to build this 'basic encryption scheme' into the programming languages I know (only one so far), which is GML, which is heavily enhanced for making games, not deeper mathematics, but a derivative of... C or something. I don't know, I don't use GML too much anymore since the game I was programming has been stalled because of... well, encryption and writing variables to a file and then losing the variable names when I reload the game which completely ruins the use of a save file.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do about this... I don't know languages that are more universal than focused on things.
I guess we'll figure it out sometime...

If you are wondering about the game I am programming, this is it right here. I'm not sure whats up with the hosting site, it appears to have lost all the images and replaced them with this logo.

StarBord: The F...
Added: 20 June 2007
By: Mgamerz


Age: 18
Location: Idaho

Upon Further investigation, it looks like theres either some stuff with the site right now or they are just under maintenance. Hopefully the images will work again soon.

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