« Archives in June, 2009

Zend Framework is Quite Good

So its week whatever it is of GSoC (Google Summer of Code), I’ve lost count, is been tooo busy.

And getting there with AptitudeCMS, not I have my head round it and I have some working code, since its XML Related I was going to use my xml2array function I have that I usually use, but it was suggessted I use Zend Feed to do it and its quite a lot nicer, it does in and out it one easy block of code, in and out I mean for importing a feed out being creating and caching a feed.

On a side note, I have finished some client work (again), hopefully no more damn changes to make on it, and 360gaming.net is coming along with its Windows Live Authentication.

Anywho back to work. 🙂

When Friends Ditch You

There I was, all packed up and ready to go to Silverstone, to help a friend run a tent.

Phone them up, rang, and rang, to voicemail, left a voicemail.

Phoned the following day, same, and then phoned on Friday, still no answer.

So I didn’t go to Silverstone in the end, nice of a friend to actually say your not going, except they didn’t.

Let alone, the fact I told a known BBC Sports Reporter I was going, and they were going to come say hello, now I look like an Idiot.

In the end I got quite a lot done on 360gaming [dot] net, it now has working profiles and Windows Live Authentication, but now I must get back to my GSoC Project, I’m finally getting my head round the file structure for plugins, and will be teaching my new boss how to program a Pearl 2004 soon too.

Also I discovered I like Whiskey.

life this week

So Xbox Live is currently down, which has borked a shed load of sites related, for example all gamertag data, and my output over at H3Wheelmen is stuck saying X is online in Y, even tho Xbox Live is down.

Its rumoured they are doing some of the Xbox Updates needed for Facebook/Last.fm/Twitter support, and of course the up coming Sky TV for the UK.

We shall see.

In other news The Big Surf Island is now out for download on Xbox Live for Burnout Paradise, will be playing that later.

Its living dead in this Weekends Double XP for Halo3.

The new scripts for 360gaming [dot] net are coming along.

And Finally in Week 4 of Google Summer of Code 2009, I have started my Project, well got PHP5.3RC3 installed and running, as Aptitude CMS needs Namespace Support. Apparently PHP5.3 is going stable in a couple of weeks so I am told.

However Life has been strange this week, I’ve had some odd dreams before waking up, which have been really off putting, but the nature of the dreams means I should keep it quiet.

Anywho I am off to Silverstone this weekend, to help a friend run one of the VIP tents for the British Grand Prix, so it should be good fun

Time to get back to work, so catch you on the flip side

Xbox 360 E3 2009

So there I was, checking my emails, in pops the usual Xbox 360 Newsletter, for once I decided to read it, “Tonight all will be revealed”

I got assailed with a “Are the Rumours True”, so I click thru and find Xbox.com will be broadcasting the Microsoft/Xbox 360 E3 Press conference LIVE! So F**k it tune in at 6:30pm BST.

Rock Band meh, Beatles on Stage ++

(I missed the Natal Stuff, but will check that out later via XboxLive Dashboard)

Tony Hawx and Forza 3, Tony Hawx new Controller, (its a Skateboard), Forza Motorosport 3 (full title), has a new set of amazing physics, as well as the ability to create Hi-Def films in game (Bungie stylee almost?).

Then comes the Whistle Whoosh sound, its Crackdown 2, about time they made a sequel, I don’t have 100% completion on Crackdown, but have finished the story, an epic game, looking forward to the sequel.

Then Splinter Cell (no), but does look good.

Then on stage comes Tom Statten, from Bungie….

As expected Halo ODST is shown, with working live demo, it looks EPIC, and not forgetting the return of the Halo1 Style Pistol!

Then, “we have been working on a super secet project”………

HALO REACH!!!

And then, we find out you get a Beta Multiplayer invite with Halo ODST!

EPIC.

At that point I had to go to work, running Fruity on a Monday, with S Club (3) and Sash, throughly enjoyed Sash! EPIC-NESS apologies to the Bar Staff however, I over strobed….

Anywho, so I get home, wack Burnout Paradise in (arrived yesterday), started downloading the update (their update system is different to other games, and twas nearly a Gig in size), so I thought I would just check the E3 panel on the dashboard, where I find Last.fm, Twitter, and Facebook are coming to Xbox360 (share achievements, pictures etc), as shown by the rather fine Felicia Day, of The Guild.

All that and SkyTV is coming to my Xbox.

Excuse me I need to go do some work now to pay for all these new things I has to buy…..