Saturday, October 29, 2005

Google Sitemaps Generator

This ia great little Java app for generatoring Google sitemaps, and its free how can you go wrong!?

I noticed it after Michael got some spam for a program that you have to PAY for! silly people trying to make money...

Free Sitemap Generator

Give it a go! :-)

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Web Law FAQ

This is an interesting read with regard to copyright of URLs linking to other peoples websites, using there IMG links. HREF Frames etc etc.

Very interesting website

Web Law FAQ

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Mc Rorie One Man Live!

This man is amazing he has two keyboards, bass and rythum.

Drum senors on his feet and four on his chest and many more!

He has his own music as well as covers loads of bands, his great! A genius, to be able to do so much at one time!

here is his website:
Mc Rorie

Which is crap... it's all images and tables, so no standard text so he won't be found by search engines easily. I'd say he is linked quite a lot though. he has got a lot of QuickTime videos though which are great to see him in action! looks weird funny, amazing what ever its great. lol

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Learning Game Idea

Michael, Joe and myself have been suggesting of the idea of a game developed to help people to learn.

I like the idea of using the Torque Engine over the Quake 3 Engine as the Torque engine is a lot better for exanding I feel and there are no legal problems with me using it. Even with Q3's GPL status now. Also I have used it a lot. But engine doesn't really matter... Q3 is nicer for animations.

Possible engines:
Cube (and it's bigger brother dubbed "Cube 2")
Pros: GPL, uses Quake 2 model format
Cons: only in C and C++ focus on a lot of OpenGL and SDL

Quake 3
Pros: GPL, 1000's of tools and models, C-script
Cons: requires to be complied in to qvm's and if using GPL won't be able to use Quake 3 game content and scripts

Torque (Tribes 2)
Pros: Lots of tools, ready scripts for simple game formats, FPS/Racing Large comunity of code and resources, can sell, master server access, C-script
Cons: C++ code access needs to be brought $100US, harder animation files (for player models anyway)

My idea so far as follows:
Multi-player FPS Web-Code challenger

Challenge round:
Find the number of errors in this html, css, javascript, php script/markup. Fastest person to finish and to win gets to start with a better weapon.

(A little icon next to there name also)

Each round is 15mins.

Assault Rifle
Sniper Rifle
Gernade Launcher
Rocket Launcher

Game Type:
Capture the code (Capture games need more people though - so maybe a deathmatch also)

TASK: Capture a CD with important Code on it, you need to hack in to the computer room and then grab the disc and take it to your computer room.

Hacking will be done with prompt to check the code for number of errors like before. But maybe this code for hacking maybe only Javascript and PHP.

*Why only number of errors and not to fix the code, to fix the code would require that we make a debugger tool for the different types of scripting and mark-up languages that may not be that good of an idea, but may be a future thing to work on.

Animation in CSS and Stu's website

Pure CSS Animation

Rather nice tut, but a lot of work for an animation.

cssplay - Stu's website
Is a great site with a lot of tutus for lists and basiclly everything you may need. Great site!


Wolfenstein and Rammstein new album!

New Wolfenstein game has been announced! check out idsoftware

*Wolfenstein was first a game on the mac and commerdore 64 it was a top down platform adventure game, idSoftware then made it in to Wolfenstein 3D a great use of there 2.5D game engine, has made FPS what we know as of today

First true 3D game engine was Quake in 1995.*

Adrian Carmack is sueing idSoftware due to idSoftware wanting to sell to Activision rights to game titles and company. Not sure where that is heading so far. etc etc...

Rammstein to release there new album soon have released samples of 6 songs from the album on the internet at there website Rammstein sure to be a hit!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Things I want to do...

Below is a list of things that I want to do. Check it out! edward

Things I want to do...

Things I want to do

start your own list!

It's a good idea to set out waht you want to do, you can think it forever but to put it down can make it more final and set in time. A promise to one self.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Portfolio prototype

My portfolio website prototype

I put it up early today so I thought I'd place it here.

Tell me what you think of it so far.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

King Kamali and new federation!

This is what King Kamali said:
“A new organisation is being formed. They’ve contacted 15 IFBB professionals to compete in 2006 in the Tokyo Dome. Seven-hundred thousand dollar first prize, $500,000 second prize.”

In a follow-up phone call with Kamali, he reiterated that he believes the organisation is legitimate and that it is not looking to go into direct competition with the IFBB. Rather, it claims it will promote a megashow aimed at turning pro bodybuilders into celebrities in Japan.

The amount of money will generate a lot of interest! I just hope the Japs don't do anything odd to it all... There mad!

Monday, October 17, 2005

WEB 2.0 the non-violent revolution

What is it:
  • Web 2.0 is a movement towards more application like webs pages.
  • Its a movement for everyone and anyone to be able to write and not only read to the internet, with all of the blogs and places like IMDB and Wiki
  • And there is also the part of Web 2.0 which is about a movement for non-Copyright material. As all content is copyright no matter if it has the symbol or not. So Creative Commons has began to prop up, this means people can put the (CC) symbol on there site or content and it becomes free to reuse under other laws apart from the (C) Laws, and can be freely used or other terms choosen by the author. It's abit like GPL.
No heads get the chop in this revolution, dissapointing or not its a friendly revolt!

Cannabinoids Induce Brain Cell Growth?

High doses of cannabinoids have induced new brain cell growth in the hippocampus

This is an amazing find, that a much stronger (100x) version of the drug delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol creates new brain cell growth, this has amazing implementations.

I think this could be used for more then what they have mentioned, as such I feel that Parkinson's disease could benefit for this development. Or at least the synthetic heroin Parkinson subjects. Who also received the other brain treatment to create new receptors. Which I feel is unfair to the normal Parkinson sufferers around the world.

Here we have something that will stop and improve Parkinson in subjects yet is only available to the heroin users who received Parkinson over night!

Seems very unfair.

SS and SIS websites! + ASIO

The SS (Security Service) or more commonly known as the unoffical title of MI5 has a website:

*Though I don't think they would like to be called the SS*

And so does the SIS (Secret Intelligence Service) also called an unoffical title of the MI6 has opened a website:

It's interesting that the websites are the unoffical service names.

There great looking wesbites, with details about them, the myths and facts and current news. Even more interesting is the careers with the Secret Services.

I think the websites are modelled after the hit british tv series "Spooks". Which is about MI5 officers in the field.

We have a wesbite also for ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) which has a website which isn't as flashy.

It also has the details for employment with the service.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Mr. Olympia 2005 winner...

Well the winner of this years Mr. Olympia is in, a sad one... Ronnie Coleman took his 8th title. He looked much the same as usual. Sounded dumber then usual though, a woman called out "You can't talk!" at the end.

Jay Cutler was upset, looking much better then last year and way better then Ronnie Coleman, the likes of him competing next year is looking sadfuly doubtful.

Lee Priest pulled out before hand complaining about the unfair sponsorship, of the fact that the companies make millions out of there face and they make nothing.

Jay Cutler and Lee Priest may become the driving force behind a movement agaisnt the polictics of the IFBB.

The Arnold Classic seems to the be the only fair contest now days.

I haven't heard much of the new federation for a while now which was to have much grander prizes.

It'll be sad to see the Mr. Olympia die off as it has become something quite big, but even the new orders to down point for signs of GH and Steriods doesn't seem to be really taken in to account.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

IFBB Pro Mr. Olympia 2005 today! well kinda...

Todays the day that we hopefully will see Ronnie off!

Shame it's the wrong half of the world. I think it'll be at about 11:45pm tonight. So the results will be in at about 01:30am tomorrow morn.

Competitors List:

Melvin Anthony Jr.
Gustavo Badell
Darrem Charles
Ronnie Coleman
Chris Cormier
Jay Cutler
Kris Dim
Alexander Fedorov
Johnnie Jackson
Victor Martinez
Mustafa Mohammad
Craig Richardson
Ronnie Rockel
Markus Ruhl
Gunter Schlierkamp
Michael Sheridan
Quincy Taylor
Branch Warren

Note: no Lee Priest (Australian) and no Dexter Jackson who came 4th last year!

My prediction:
1st Jay Cutler
2nd Ronnie Coleman
3th Gunter Schlierkamp
4rd Chris Cormier
5th Darrem Charles

I really think Jay Cutler can do it this year, he has gotten so close in the past with in just 1 point in difference.

Interesting to see with this new challenge round some of the judge will be past winners:
Franco Columbu (2 time winner) - he likes no big bellies and proportional.
Frank Zane (3 time winner) - he is all about proportion, symmetry, muscularity then size
Dorrian Yates (6 time winner) - he is a big feller so it's size with good seperation and no fat and water.

With that I think Franco and Frank would vote down Ronnie, and Dorrian would be for.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Mr. Olympia 2005

Well it's not long now at all.

I have for a long time thought the problem with the system is that for as long as a winner of the show continues to compete they will continue to win, no matter how they look.

Because if you win you are the best in the world, so how can anyone who has been crowned as the best ever be beaten?

I would really like to see Jay Cutler win or anyone but Ronnie Coleman win but as we get closer I feel that it's going to be very hard to knock off a so called "best of the world" Ronnie, no matter how awful he turns up looking.

So far only to my knowledge has only one Mr. O lost in the comp, and this was the great Frank Zane (maybe the best classic look so far) he lost to Arnold when he made his come back in 1980, but he was already a Mr. O, so the "Best of the world" was beaten by an older "Best of the World". Frank Zane protested the next two years about the contest and so did Mike Mentzer. When Frank Zane returned in 1983 he was beaten again, but this was by a first time Mr. O - Samir "The Lion" Bannout.

So there is some hope, as Frank Zane was badly injuried before the 1980 contest and that may show that the best does win?

Though it does seem odd at times.

Frank Zane (Mr. O 1977-1979) was one of three people to ever beat Arnold, the others been Sergio Oliva (Mr. O 1967-1969) and ...

I have never found the other person who has ever beaten Arnold. Most likely it was before he became great. Maybe before 1966. Does anybody know?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

IBM is going to contribute Software Development Blueprints to Open Source

rational (IBM) to contribute a subset of the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP)

This is great to hear I like to hear about things turning open source, because it benefits all.

I don't in fact like to use Rational I found it rather bad to use, felt like a very old appliation in the way it handles things.

I like to use Posiedon for UML by gentleware. But Rational Rose is the standard.

Eclipse will benefit from this, which is an IBM open-source IDE built using JAVA, and can be used as an IDE for basiclly any language.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Franco Columbu's website

Franco Columbu

Franco and Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of "Conan"

I resently went to Franco Columbu's website, his a great bodybuilder of the 60's Arnold's best friend.

He has won:
1968 NABBA Mr. Universe (Most Muscular)
1969 IFBB Mr. Europe (Medium)
1969 IFBB Mr. Universe (Short)
1969 NABBA Mr. Universe (Short)
1969 NABBA Mr. Universe (Most Muscular)
1970 IFBB Mr. Europe
1970 AAU Mr. World (Pro Short)
1970 IFBB Mr. Universe
1971 IFBB Mr. World
1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Short)
1975 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Short)
1976 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1981 IFBB Mr. Olympia

He was 5' 5" (165cm)
weighting 83kg

Known for his very musclar look and thick waist line. Also for been the strongest bodybuilder ever.

World Records in Powerlifting:
• Bench Press 520 lbs. (236kg)
• Squat 655 lbs. (297kg)
• Deadlift 750 lbs. (340kg)

*Ronnie Coleman has "meant" to have beaten some of these but he has proven it*

Anyway back to my main subject I found his website rather different, a nice option of your *strength* of bandwidth and then if your "strong" you get a flash based version, which is really quite fancy and with its own desktop feel to it. Only problem is that it's not very good in FireFox it seems to not be centered.

I like the way that the flash version is just an improvement of the html version so there is no loss of data for the html only people. Also the loading isn't slow and everything is loaded by it self so you load what you want.

Today his a Doctor of Chiropractic, film actor and film producer.

He has acted in many films with Arnold:
Stay Hungry
Conan the Barbarian
The Terminator (the future terminator)
The Running Man

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) (body building coach)

End of Days (stunts)
Eraser (stunts)
Arnold, Franco and Stallone

d:-D ads! d:-D

Yes I have had ads now for a while, great to see all the clicks d:-) thank you.

At the moment I have over two items in my four item block of google ads... odd d:-(.

But there so easy to set up with blogspot its great, I can't wait till I get $10USD for the end of the month, so please click on anything that interests you! d:-D.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005



This is at the front end of the college:

Me, me, me, me in the class room:

Standard photographic:
A wild duck

4 days to go! Ron The Untouchable will be broken?

This is the 40th anniversary, to think 40 years ago the first man to become Mr. Olympia was Larry Scott. No one then could have known how important this contest would be come!

Monday, October 10, 2005

SEO and Google Says

SEO - Search Engine Optimization. Is to improve how high up your site is in the search engines.

Google-Says full article

Domain names:
"Google Says: [0099] Certain signals may be used to distinguish between illegitimate and legitimate domains. For example, domains can be renewed up to a period of 10 years. Valuable (legitimate) domains are often paid for several years in advance, while doorway (illegitimate) domains rarely are used for more than a year. Therefore, the date when a domain expires in the future can be used as a factor in predicting the legitimacy of a domain and, thus, the documents associated therewith."

Hosting Files:
Google Says: [0100] Also, or alternatively, the domain name server (DNS) record for a domain may be monitored to predict whether a domain is legitimate. The DNS record contains details of who registered the domain, administrative and technical addresses, and the addresses of name servers (i.e., servers that resolve the domain name into an IP address). By analyzing this data over time for a domain, illegitimate domains may be identified."

Images are checked for text nor javascript but:
Google Says: Make sure that your TITLE and ALT tags are descriptive and accurate."

No link schemes:
Google Says: Don't participate in link schemes designed to increase your site's ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid links to web spammers or "bad neighborhoods" on the web, as your own ranking may be affected adversely by those links."

Only 8 days to the Mr. O!

Yes I'm excitted, it's one of those events that most of the world doesn't know of or care about. Which is a shame, some of this could be to the horrible disjointed abs... Like that of Ronnie Coleman!

I was looking at the past winners and I think that Lee Haney was the last true great Mr. O so far. With a classic look, and this is why he won 8 times!

Ronnie Coleman will be going for his 8th win this year round.

I truly hope this won't happen and that Jay Cutler will score better. I feel that it maybe down to the posing routine. Which Ronnie in the past has scored rather high on. I feel this generally not much to do with it all, as it comes down to who has the best effects rather then the best posing!

At which posing is still in the dog house. The women and the past Mr. O's have been much better. Ed corney shows us how, you thought the younger would follow instead they stuffed it all up!

Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.

This is one story that is really quite odd...

How to the dolphins fire? Do they "say" something and the single is picked up and then the dart is fired. But what if there are multiple dolphins? they'll fire all over the place! Does any body know more about the dolphins firing capabilities?!

How do the Yanks know when dolphins have fired and hit a "terrorist"? won't they just sink?

And what if the Dolphins see Yanky DET, SEALs or engineers, in the water? Was this design thoughout?

These dolphins maybe the end of us all... And bring to us doom by our own hand... could be interesting but most likely not.

Reminds me somewhat of Star Wars, not the film.

Space education

Here is a nice site which aims to educate people in the world of Space, from the phyics to the engines that repel them in to outer space.

Looks like it would be a great place to start.

Blog... mmm I've hit a point where I wonder if there is any point in me voicing my opinion to news around the world. Surely we should have our own views to things and the best way is with articles which are opinion less and only factual.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Quake 4

Quake 4 is the hit Australia on the 18th of October:
From Activision:

Sydney, Australia – October 5, 2005 – id Software™, Raven Software and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) have confirmed Earth’s invasion of Stroggos with the announcement that QUAKE 4™ PC has entered manufacturing and will begin shipping to retail stores nationwide on Wednesday, October 19. The long awaited sequel to QUAKE II®, QUAKE 4 enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane, a member of the Earth Defense Force’s legendary Rhino Squad, to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine and engage in a series of heroic missions to destroy the barbaric alien race.

“On October 19, QUAKE is dialing it up to 4.0 on the Richter Scale with this new chapter in Earth’s war against the Strogg,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. “Fusing an epic war-story driven single player campaign, and fast-paced QUAKE III Arena® inspired multiplayer, QUAKE 4 delivers a gaming experience fans will be raving about for years.”

Developed by Raven Software and executive produced by id Software, QUAKE 4 begins only moments after the events of QUAKE II, with the Earth’s fleet launching a massive offensive to the planet Stroggos. As Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, gamers invade the alien stronghold, fighting alone, along side other Marines, and in mechanized walkers and hover tanks as they encounter the Strogg and their disturbing amalgamations of man and machine. Built on id Software’s revolutionary DOOM 3® technology, QUAKE 4 also features fast-paced multiplayer competition modeled after the speed style and feel of QUAKE III Arena.

For more information, fans can visit QUAKE 4 has been rated “MA 15+” by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

Although its not completely created by iD Software. Raven Software is a great company and has made a lot of great games like that of the Soldier of Fortune series. Like iD software they have a long past of FPS games, having many old hit games like that of Hexen and Heretic.

iD Software and Raven Software have many times worked together on games such as Hexen 2.

Raven Software have for a long time now used iD Software Engines, and have always made great advancements. So there is no doubt that it'll be a great release.

I'd like to see Raven Software to start work on a new Soldier of Fortune. Or to start another new work.

Vist Raven Software