Thursday, July 27

Interview with SouthWindsGames + Gizmo Project

Hace poco, Nae entrevistó a Juan Pablo Ferreyra(o Pogacha en los foros de Stratos) acerca de Dylo's Adventure, el juego que porté a Mac OS X. Por cierto, hay un pequeño comentario sobre Lemon Team :). Aprovecho para agradecer a Nae por invitarnos a la entrega de premios Desarrollador_es, aunque por desgracia no podremos asistir, debido a cuestiones de trabajo y/o lejanía.

Últimamente con los certámenes de ArtFutura, CampusParty y Desarrollador_es, a uno le dan ganas de ponerse a trabajar en algun proyecto propio. Aunque tengo algunas ideas en mente, por ahora tendrán que esperar :P

Sorry for not translating the information above, but it mainly links spanish sites. By the way, I recently discover Gizmo Project thanks to a friend(hi JoseLuís!). It's just another VoIP client. What makes it different?
  1. There are Win/Mac/Linux versions
  2. You can call landlines in some countries(such as Spain) for free!
Gizmo Project

Tuesday, July 25

Fresh!

I can't think of anything to say, so just enjoy some fresh pictures of Vienna:


Railway next to the Danube

Nightlife in Donauinsel

Museums Quartier

Friedensbrücke

Square in 2nd district

Thursday, July 13

Negratas con tres patas

On friday the 14th July I am moving to another appartment within the same building. I still don't know who's living there, and I fear they won't have an internet connection.. so don't worry if I don't reply any e-mails until next week. I'm gonna miss the 4Mb/512Kb line :P

Pues eso, que me cambio de apartamento.. un fin de semana sin internet no vendrá mal.

Es curioso, que aunque apenas hablo con los amigos de Alicante, me voy enterando de las cosas que les pasan viendo los "screen names" y avatares del MSN. Que si a fulanito le ha dejado la novia, que si menganito ha estado en los San Fermines, etcétera. Ahora que está uno está tan lejos se agradece poder "marujear" un poco, pero recuerdo una época en la que incluso llegué a eliminar contactos porque me daban vergüenza ajena sus nicks xD.

Tambien estaba la gente(bueno, gente no, crías) que empezaba una conversación con el típico "-Hola, ¿qué haces?", que traducido al castellano significa "-Hola, me aburro. Dame conversación". A la segunda vez les daba el "warning", que les solía sentar mal y entonces me dejaban de hablar. Para siempre xD. Y es que soy poco fan de las conversaciones por internet.. la mensajería instantánea sólo la uso para comentar temas puntuales o como sustituto del teléfono nada más. Qué se le va a hacer, soy así de radikal.

Me despido con otro clásico que me ha inspirado para elegir el título de este post.

Wednesday, July 12

Still around

Yes, there are some Erasmus still around, but most are gone. Anyways, I got confirmation that I will keep working in Vienna until mid-september, so now that I think of it, it's going to be a whole year abroad! Geez..

By the way, a new version of Dylo's Adventure compatible with Intel-based Macs is already online. I also solved some compatibility issues with Mac OS X 10.3. The game was featured in the cover of the Apple games site for a week, providing a noticeable revenue increase for the Mac version :-)

Now, a brief review. A month ago I got an Acer 1916WS LCD display for 200€. Overall a good display, with decent picture quality and a nice 1440x900 resolution, which lets me split the source code in two windows in Visual Studio. Working with two source code views at once really boosts productivity by reducing the tedious tab-switching between files.



However, a cheap LCD means VGA-only input. Somehow, when I connect my PowerBook to the screen(via DVI to VGA conversor), the image gets a bit noisy, which is really annoying if you are writing text documents or surfing. When playing or watching a movie the distortion is harder to spot. However, the image quality is excellent when connected to the VGA-output of the office PC.. with just a little bleeding on the lower-corners in very dark movies.

To sum up, a good entry-level widescreen display, perfect for office and entertainment. However, if your computer does not sport VGA output(and Macs nowadays don't), I would recommend spending the extra bucks on a model with DVI-in for those who can afford it. Dell and Apple displays are usually safe bets.


Widescreen is the way to go.. the fact that Apple doesn't offer computers with 4:3 displays anymore is enough proof :)