Monday, 19 December 2011


So another Ludum Dare 48 Hour Coding Competition has been held & Notch the creator of Minecraft entered again. This time he made a game called Minicraft which can be best described as a much simpler 2D version of Minecraft. It's written in Java & the complete source can be downloaded from the previous link.

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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Making Easy Game SFX

Recently I've been watching Notch create a game in 48 hours on for the Ludum Dare competition.

At times during the Live broadcast he would use an additional application to create Sound-effects for his game. After a little searching I discovered that the app he was using was itself created for the competition back in 2007.

It's called sfxr & was developed by Tomas Pettersson. It's remarkable lightweight & really simple to use. Just one-click can generate a new random sound which can then be saved in the .WAV format.

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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Wolfram CDF Player

The Wolfram CDF Player includes all the functionality from the Wolfram Mathematica Player plus a lot of new features. It's available for Windows, Mac & Linux. It also includes plugins for popular browsers such as IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera & Safari. Download here.

More information about the Computable Document Format can be found here.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Playlist Creator 3.6.2

Need to create some playlists containing your favourite media?

If you do you should take a look at Playlist Creator by oddgravity, it really is simple to use.

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Monday, 25 April 2011

Little Registry Cleaner

If you're looking for an Open Source Registry Cleaner or just an alternative to CCleaner then perhaps you should check out Little Registry Cleaner.

It's basically a deep registry cleaner which is extremely fast & will produce a log in the form of a text file which will show you everything which needs fixing. You've also got additional options such as being able to replace any registry entries that you have previously removed.

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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

App Inventor for Android

Wonderful Tool available here which allows people to develop applications for the Android platform.

Instructions on set-up & installation can be found here.

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Wikipedia Beautifier

Wonderful little Chrome Extension which can be downloaded from here & aims to make Wikipedia pages more visually appealing.

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Firefox 4.0 Released

Officially it isn't released until tomorrow but it can be downloaded unofficially from this page on the Mozilla FTP site.
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Torchlight XBLA

Torchlight is an RPG game developed by the makers of Diablo. It's been available on PC & Mac for some time but tomorrow it is released for the Xbox 360 @ 1200 MSP & I'll definitely be getting it.

You can find out more on the official site here or watch the video below.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Since MyGamerCard shut down, I've been searching for another Gamercard site & I discovered this one.

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Do you own your PS3?

According to this post the game-developer David Braben doesn't think you do.

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Are you using Linux & need a video downloader which isn't browser based?

If you do then you should download ClipGrab.

It also converts videos too.
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Friday, 25 February 2011

Wishing I had a Mac

Then I'd be able to use this excellent looking Twitter client called YoruFukurou.

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

YouTube Problem

Have you ever had a problem on YouTube where you can't subscribe to a channel?

There are many theories as to why you can't subscribe such as you may have subscribed to over 20 videos in an hour or that you might have reached the maximum number of subscriptions, which is apparently 2,000.

These theories don't seem to be correct as within a few hours I can subscribe again, the problem seems to be caused by maintenance work being carried out on the servers.

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Alps Touchpad in Ubuntu

I've recently brought a netbook computer which I installed Ubuntu Linux on. Everything worked fine except for the fact that the touchpad is incorrectly recognised as an ImPS/2 Generic mouse. This is extremely annoying as the 'tap to click' functionality of the touchpad can't be turned off.

Apparently a lot of people have reported the same bug here on launchpad but there is no solution yet.

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No Credit Card Apple ID

Need to create an Apple ID but you haven't got a credit card?

You'll find the solution here at the Apple site.

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ProBoards iPhone App

Earlier this morning I was quite surprised to discover that someone was using their iPhone or a similar device to browse the Basic4GL forum.

After a little searching I found a free ProBoards App available here.

The App is also compatible with the iPod touch too.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011


Is a nice & lightweight Twitter client available from here.

It makes really good use of the .NET Framework & the ClickOnce installer technology.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011


In the past I've encountered problems playing MP4 files on my computer.

I've tried many different media solutions such as K-Lite & VLC but they've still caused trouble like playing sound but no video.

I have now uninstalled all the other media players on my computer & use SMPlayer which has dealt with every file I've thrown at it so far.

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Monday, 31 January 2011

Useful Websites

Two useful websites I've found recently are & imo instant messenger.

The former is a site where a lot of useful web scripts can be downloaded, while the latter is an instant messenger site which also has an extension for the Chrome browser here.
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Tuesday, 25 January 2011


In need of a new file manager? Then you should download wxCommander from here.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Black Ops First Strike DLC

A new map pack is due to be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops on February 1st for the Xbox 360.

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

ruby-opengl & ruby v1.9.1p430

If any of you are having problems using ruby-opengl on Windows I suggest you read this post that I made on the ruby forums.

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