Everything that I have done this year has further advanced my knowledge of Advanced Computer Techs. I have learned all about new structures of games, and different software that is used in the games, computers, and other hardware.
My latest project was to have my iPod show live on my computer screen. I got it to do just that. I used Screen Splitr (with a jailbroken iPod) to show it. I needed to download a screen sharing software on my laptop as well. It worked well, but lagged (as may be expected from something that sends data to a whole other device). It even showed all the games and other things that I played on my iPod clearly and perfectly on the screen. The only problem (other than lag) that I had with it was that I couldn't control my iPod from my computer. I could only look at it and view it.
Next year, I want to try and control my iPod from my computer. I know you can use a remote viewer to control your computer and other devices (such as lights in your house) from your iPhone or iPod. That is my goal for next year. I also played a lot of Minecraft in this class. It may have been off-topic, but it was fun. I learned a lot of new things about it too. I even contributed to reporting a lot of the bugs that were in new updates. I know that doesn't sound very eventful, but I really enjoyed it.
I learned that Notch works really hard to keep his extremely revolutionary game running. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep a game like that up for the public. I believe that if he were to make a full Xbox game out of it, he could make a lot of money. That would require even more time and effort though, and that may not be something he is willing to do. I hope that in the future I could see something like this hit big-time consoles and industries.
Another thing that I learned/experienced in this class is the terrible disease called "Homo Procrastitorius". Otherwise known as procrastination. It was really popular in this class for some reason, and it ran rampant. It affected all of us greatly, and kept us from finishing our work effectively. I have now learned how to combat procrastination, and that is by pure willpower. There really is no other way to get rid of this disease, except through sheer willpower and determination. I just need to get things done, instead of last minute.
This may be the last blog from "What Hiller Wants Me To Do Today". So in conclusion, I have learned a lot of things in this class. And the disease of procrastination affects us all, and hopefully we can get rid of it at somepoint.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I am supposed to write about what my project is about for Advanced Computer Tech. Instead, I want to talk about my favorite type of video game. It would have to be an RPG, survival, strategy-type game. Much like MineCraft and Stranded II. I like a lot of RPG's that have long or never ending stories. The ones that keep me entertained for a long time.