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Diablo Bot

I am putting my Java bot on hold for a little bit. I am instead going to play some more Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on my PS3. I have been watching a lot of Game Grumps on YouTube on my PS3 as well!

I want to get netflix and/or the WWE Network. Both are pretty much $10 bux so I might be able to get one… but which one shall I get? Maybe I should get both? I don’t know! :-(.

Programming this bot comes after my gaming! Oh yeah, I am looking forward to a bonfire… yay! 100 words is enough!

Posted on June 28, 2017, 5:45 pm By
Categories: Java, Main, Video Game
Sun Burnt Bot

The sun burn I acquired in Kansas City is pretty much gone. All that is left is a bunch of peeling skin. I have decided to wait until next month before I go swimming again. When I do I plan on going during a free swim day; I do not want to shell out five dollars to take a dip in a pool. I could go to another pool for only four dollars, but I would have to work around the trolley schedule to take me home… not going to happen, folks! Yes I have no car and have to rely on public transportation, but I do have a reason! I have a pretty bad seizure disorder and I am not allowed to drive a car, truck, or pretty much anything shy of a bicycle.

Change of subject! I have started work on my latest programming challenge: an IRC bot written in Java. For this I will need to master sockets and dive even further into polymorphism. Polymorphism won’t be too much of a challenge. The real pain comes in reading and writing sockets successfully. When I get part of it up and running, I will make a Git Hub page for it. So far I just have a skeleton. When the program is run it prints out “It is working!” Over the next few days I plan on tackling reading input and making output while keeping a sound working structure. As my friend/mentor told me, “The only way to learn is to take on difficult tasks and challenge yourself.”

Posted on June 21, 2017, 4:59 pm By
Categories: Java, Main, Programming
Return Trip and More Java

I spent my last day in Kansas City, MO. in the pool. Five hours in the pool with no sunscreen. I have a pretty good size sunburn; most of it is on my shoulders and back. I swam 40 laps and played a bunch of water polo. It was glorious fun! I figure that it had better be fun——I spent $10 for a entrance fee!

I got a big bag of comic books from my cousin and her husband. I have no idea how many are in the bag, but it has to be more than 50! Means I need to expand my database…

I finished my password generator program in Java. I found my old book from high school from my ap programming class. I am going to re-read it in hopes that Java will come back to me. I need to relearn the concepts of OOP. My password program consists of three classes plus the main one, “Passwords.java”. I made a GitHub account to post my stuff on. There is only one on it at the moment, my generator. I hope people find it useful. I posted the source and the bin files. If you need help in running, or compiling the program, let me know on Facebook, IRC, or e-mail and I will help. The source is here, and the binary files are here. Enjoy!

WW1 Museum

Went to a World War I museum today; here are some pics.

Posted on June 8, 2017, 5:27 pm By
Categories: Out & About
Big KC Update

Hi there! I arrived in Kansas City, MO last Thursday and am scheduled to return to Joplin this coming Saturday. So far it has been a blast. I have seen many of my family and friends and have had a great time!

On Friday we had a shabbatt and it was great; looking forward to the next Friday!

On Saturday my Aunt, Uncle, and 10 year old cousin went to the Nelson-Atkins museum and spent an hour or two there… great fun!

Yesterday my Aunt, Uncle, and 10 year old cousin went and saw Captain Underpants. You know it’s a good movie when the lead antagonist’s name is “Professor Pooppants”. I’d give the movie a 9/10.

If all goes well this Thursday my Cousin Pat, cousin Josh and myself will get a chance to see the World War I museum… I look forward to it!

Posted on June 5, 2017, 2:46 pm By
Categories: Main, Out & About
Cup of Jo

I have officially started programming in Java. I have some limited Java experience from my senior year in high school from Programming AP. I didn’t do so hot in the class: the teacher didn’t “teach” me squat. This lack of teaching made for some bad times when finals came along. I had to debug the “Fish” program. To his credit he was a good teacher; he was well versed in BASIC and C++, but I think he had to learn Java alongside me. He taught me many tricks and tips and made me one mean BASIC and C++ coder… just failed to do the Java thing.

Much to my surprise I found my old AP textbook. It cost $30 at the time and taught me quite a bit, but not enough to make anything spectacular. It basically taught me basic input/output. I tried asking for help in the later chapters but as he was learning the language at the same time I was, he was not much help. I remember the basics of Java (I/O), but forgot the dirty details. To show this, this is the classic “Hello World!” programming in Java. This prints “Hello there, world!” to the console.

public class Hello
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
System.out.println(“Hello there, world!”);
}
}

I know simple things such as if/else, switch, loops, etc., just forget stuff like JFrame. I need to learn JFrame so I can do graphical things! My main goal is to make an IRC client. This is by no means a simple task, even for an experienced programmer. This is my final goal in Java. I must master JFrame and networking to get it all together! The hello world script is pretty much the simplest thing there is. My first gooey goal is a working calculator… only then can I move on to the IRC client! If anyone feels like helping out, send me an e-mail at agardner210@gmail.com.

Posted on May 30, 2017, 8:49 pm By
Categories: Java, Programming
Final Fantasy with Programming Perils

I am head deep into Final Fantasy I. I just hit the first dungeon area! I have a fighter, thief, red mage and black mage. I am having so much fun on this classic.

While playing Final Fantasy I, I have been on my python calculator. I have run into a coder’s block. Let’s just say that I am stuck between a loop and a hard spot.

Posted on May 27, 2017, 8:27 pm By
Categories: Programming, Video Game
Lonely Stuffs and KC Buffs

Well I am still pretty lonely; I miss having a lady friend. On the plus side, I should be on my way to see family and friends up in Kansas City, MO! The trip is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 31. I get to visit my Jewish Aunt & Uncle along with the multitude of cousins I have up there. Aunt and Uncle range from 71 to 66 and my cousins from age ~46 down to 18. I can’t wait to get out of town for a week and visit them all! :-)

Last night the power went out for most of the West part of town. I was at a friend’s house at the time, but my mother informed me of the incident. Pretty scary since the tornado hit Joplin about six years ago! Well we are all okay now so all is well :-)

Posted on May 23, 2017, 9:30 pm By
Categories: Main
First Python Calculator

I have made my first GUI program with Python. It is very basic and crude. It adds, multiplys, subtracts, and divides numbers and decimals. I am going to enhance it later on this week! You need to have Python installed on your system in order to run it; there are no extra addons needed in order to run it. You can run it on any operating system! The source code is listed below on pastebin.

https://pastebin.com/v5geCN5n

Posted on May 19, 2017, 10:30 pm By
Categories: Programming, Python
Re-Inaugural

Revamped my blog. The last post I had was about 1.5 years old; out with the old content, in with the new! I promise this time I will post more often! I have disabled comments because I want this blog to be purely my own thoughts. If you insist on voicing your opinion, send me an e-mail at agardner210@gmail.com or by any other outlet advertised in my Contact page.

I spend most of my days either working out, playing on my gaming consoles, or programming random crap with Python or C#. I am also in the works of remaking my comic book collection database in Excel; I lost my old one somewhere. All my backups turned out nothing!

I fixed my Gamecube! With my Gamecube fixed, I will start a new file on Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door! I also plan on getting a new file on Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. Call me silly, but I simply love the Paper Mario games.

Posted on May 20, 2017, 3:37 am By
Categories: Comic, Main, Video Game