ODE TO JOY: ME SO HAPPY!!!
gafisher at sprynet.com
Sat Jan 17 15:47:31 UTC 2004
Welcome home, Alan.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Grimes" <alangrimes at starpower.net>
To: "The general-purpose Squeak developers list"
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Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:18 AM
Subject: ODE TO JOY: ME SO HAPPY!!!
> After spending the last few days wresteling with a bug in linux 2.6.1,
> yes, the glorious open source OS does have major bugs....
> I tried to think of what I would be doing with my computer if I had no
> linux problems, then I remembered Squeak. Having been away from it since
> an illness back in mid December, I had the inspiration of designing a
> Project/World that would behave alot like the great Super Nintendo
> emulator ZSNES in allowing one to create truly superb RPGs...
> The engine would allow the user to create an RPG stored in a platform
> independant format (seperate from squeak; games are art and they should
> be made in such a way that they may be enjoyed for generations...)
> I learend a fair ammount about projects and have a few ideas about how
> to make a smoothly-scrolling multi-layered tile map...
> In doing so I discovered that projects could be isolated from the rest
> of the system... I said to myself "What's this?" and when I looked I saw
> that it was almost EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO DO IN MY OWN OS!!! SOME
> ABSOLUTE ULTRA-MEGA GENIUS, (of the calibre one can only find among the
> Squeak community and, possibly, Mensa...)
> I'm talking about the Environment class. By the happiest of
> cooincidents, it also had a class comment allowing me to gain some small
> understanding of the genius of its design.
> It will probably need some tweaks to make it secure but it looks
> EXTREMELY impressive.
> I still need to work out some problems with processes and how they
> interact with environments (make some design decisions, etc...) but I
> feel like I'm five years closer to achieving Nirvana! Or like someone
> just handed me a million bucks! =P
> THANKS TO ALL FOR TURNING MY MISSERABLE DAY INTO ONE OF MY HAPPIEST!!! =)
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