Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year - Hope your #2016 is a good one #NYE2016

Before the clock strikes midnight and, just like everybody else is worried about, the internet crashes and the cell phones become overwhelmed, myself and mine would like to wish yourself and yours all the best for 2016, while some of us have had ups and downs, we’ve had some gains, we’ve had some loses but we are all here to see 2016 arrive on our door step.

Lets remember the good things that have happened, lets anticipate the good things happening in 2016 and learn from our mistakes in 2015 (and beyond).

We hope you all have a Happy New Year! and for all my international friends, the same to you!!

Voorspoedige nuwe jaar
Kul ‘am wa antum bikhair
Urte Berri on
Shuvo noboborsho
Sun nien fai lok
Xin nian yu kuai
Stastny Novy Rok
Godt NytÅr
Gelukkig nieuwjaar
Bonan Novjaron
Onnellista uutta vuotta
Bonne année
Ein glückliches neues Jahr
Eutychismenos o kainourgios chronos
Hauoli Makahiki hou
Shana Tova
Boldog uj evet
Selamat Tahun Baru
Felice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab
Felix sit annus novus
Barka da sabuwar shekara
Godt Nytt År
Manigong Bagong Taon
Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
La Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit
Ia manuia le Tausaga Fou
Feliz año nuevo
Heri za Mwaka Mpya
Gott Nytt År
Sawatdee Pi Mai
Chuc mung nam moi
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

See ya on the flipside!!!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Anybody in the know, 1/2 way across the atlantic. Anybody not in the know, ah well.

Afternoon peoples,

5 years is a longtime to wait, but it's getting closer.

Half way across the Atlantic, then a small puddle jump and it's done. Looking back when all this was decided and we started the 102 days countdown, now it's only about 8 hours.

SO, that being said, for about 2 weeks, if you don't see any daily updates or anything, it's not because I've been abducted by aliens, or nothing like that, it's because I'm being busy with Family and Christmas. [ya'll probably still get a Christmas message on Christmas day, and photo's during the duration, but it will be random and not a lot of thought put in it]

Right peoples, enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Apparanlty it's #InternationalTeaDay, but it doesn't say whether that is hot tea or cold tea (or even sweetened or unsweetened, blurgh))

So, who's with me? who prefers HOT tea, with milk and sugar? 

Since I came to the states I was introduced to 'cold' tea. There has only been one time that I had a small cup of it and it was enjoyable. I've since been told, it's because the amount of sugar that was in it. Guess I'll stick with regular HOT tea. :)

Enjoy your day peoples.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Anybody need any #mondaymotivation? Look at #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly on Twitter, they really made me laugh out loud!

Hey All,

So sometimes there is a trend on Twitter that is really funny, #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly is one of them, I'm seeing the picture of a movie, then the person has to try to describe the movie in a bad way. See a picture of one below for what I mean. If you have Twitter, check it out and follow me while your there @peejaygee2xxxx

Hope you all have a lovely Monday.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Well it's up, my #LDJAM submission, voting hasn't started yet [you cant vote without registering] :( good luck all #indiedev #gamedev peeps

Hey All,

So I've do as much as I feel needed for it, I could have done more 'bells and whistles' but I didn't want those 'bells and whistles' to cause something else to break.

So the URL of my Ludum Dare submission is at :-

Unfortunately, to give comments/feedback you have to register (they don't spam you and if you plan on commenting in the future, it might be worth it) but you can view the same project at this link below :-

and you can comment in this thread to let me know what you think (i.e. reply in what ever social media you are seeing this)

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday, speak to you all tomorrow.

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Well, Day 2 of #LDJAM is coming to an end. Just leaves tomorrow for a few tweaks.Good luck all you #indiedev and #gamedev peeps out there!!

Evening, Morning, errrr, I dunno what time it is for you.

So, wrap up time for me, leaves me with just tomorrow now to tweak, possibly add a few extras (if I can be bothered, I missed the last one, I might just want to get this one out there)

Just debating on whether the main game screen needs a background, so the game play works, the music plays, it has a title screen (which is not visible here), so apart from exporting it to the web to play on a browser, I don't think I need to do anything else with it.

Anyways, get this sent off and I need to get to bed.

G'Night all you lot out there.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

As the night draws to an end of day 1 #ldjam, doubles as a #screenshotsaturday too. Hope all you #indiedev and #gamedev peeps are having fun

Hey All,

So this is my Ludum Dare weekend, most of my posts will be about it, please ignore if you find it boring.

So the theme I opted for was 'Two Button Controls' so all ya got is 'Z' to move and 'X' to shoot.

So, I've got a prototype up and running, so I know the direction I'm going. Personally I'm pleasantly pleased with the idea/brainstorming I did with myself in the first 4 hours.

I technically have a semi playable game, just need to work on tweaking it, doing some graphics and possible sound, I have until 9pm (my time) on Sunday evening.

You can't really see much here, but the idea of the game is, you are stuck to the outer wall and the four corners spew out a 'bad thing' which if it hits you (green thing in the picture), it's game over. You shoot it (using the red thing shown in the picture), you get points. You stop moving, your 'motion' starts to go down, hits the bottom, game over. You can only go in one direction (haven't decided clockwise or counter, yet), and you can only shoot every second, or so.

It's actually harder than it sounds. Sunday a link will be be provided to download.

I'll keep you all posted on the progression over the weekend.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Well, #ICantStopSmilingBecause I have that #FridayFeeling, how about you? #LDJAM starts tonight 9pm EST make sure you ready. #indiedev

Afternoon people, 

So guess who 'should' be busy for 48 hours starting at 9pm tonight, me. 

It's all down to whether the theme is half decent, something enough to spur my imagination. 

One of these LD's I'm going work with a team, I know it, but for now, i'm gonna be the lone coder.

Lets see what I can spit out the other end, on or before 9pm on Sunday evening. I may or may not post updates/daily posts, we'll see.

Enjoy your Friday people. [sorry, only some people will understand picture, some won't]

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Who can provide a #FountainOfYouthIn3Words, I say sleep, love and laughter would keep me looking youthful, what do you think?

Hey All,

It's Thursday, it's currently 64F (now for December for me, that is unusual) and the Ludum Dare weekend is just around the corner.

I hope there is a 'half decent' theme this time around, as I want to partake but being a person who doesn't produce ideas that much for programming the theme actually helps me think of something.

On a another note, I still think people can't drive, so, today, heading to work it was really foggy, I mean, I couldn't see anything maybe 500 meters in front of me and there were people who, not only were they not using fog lights, they were not using there normal lights. I saw this white SUV magically appear in the lane beside me, it a headless horseman appearing from the mist in the woods.

Anyways peoples, have a lovely rest of your day and if you can get some sleep, love and laughter, make sure you do.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

#ElderlyChristmasSongs on Twitter? is that Songs specifically for the Elderly or Songs that have aged over the years?

Hey ho people.

For people in the know, guess what, only a week left, for people who are not in the know, none of ya dang business. LOL.

put it this way, 5 years is a long time, and while hugs can be given or
got from just about everybody, there are certain ones that you just
need now and again. :)

Hope you all have/had a great day today.

L8rs taters.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

35 years ago, #JohnLennon was shot and killed, yet his thoughts a music live on. :)

Morning All,

Not trying to be morbid with that through, but it's still 35 year ago.

Now 'Imagine' all the people who don't know who this person was, because the generations change. People like John had so much of an influence on the word, taking all the recent atrocities in the world, even he said 'Give Peace a Chance' but some 'Scumbag' killed him.

Hope you all have a Happy Tuesday

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Wow, 74 years today #PearlHarbor became in everybody's world and then, their history.

Morning All,

Yeah, I know there
has been 'other' various events in life that have gotten into History,
even some in your lifetime. But, Pearl Harbor has a little personal link
to me, I've been there (along with many others I bet).

When you
have seen something for real, not just in the pictures, when you've
stood over the water and looked down and seen a ship that was involved
and was sunk. Well, it hits home a little more than 'just knowing about

It's a day to think back and remember, there are plenty
of people out there now (just like back then) who do stuffer for us all,
and they shouldn't be doing what they are doing, they are just
'following orders'

Remember that people, when you turn over
at night and pull that duvet over you to keep warm, that is a duvet
going over your head, not a bullet or a missile.

Enjoy the rest of your day peoples.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

[blows heavily]- I wanna do something, but ya know, I can't be a**sed doing anything. you ever get that way?

Hey All,

So it's Sunday evening (well for me) and I've recently eaten (thanks hunny for dinner). I'm just sitting here listening to music, while the wife is in the living room watching a Hallmark movies and I'm thinking what can i do? can I be bothered to do anything? do I play a game? do I stream? do I do some programming? do I, do I, do I.

No matter what I think about doing, I start it up, etc, a few mins later, I close it down, like I said, I can't be arsed this evening. (not in a bad way, just in a 'blurgh' kinda way)

Decisions, decisions, decisions………

Enjoy the rest of the day people. (or the next day if you are in there already)

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Well, didnt need the #PlaystationExperience last night, had an excellent time with a friend, playing tona of #mame games. #nostalgia is best

Afternoon Peoples,

So, last night was fun.

A friend of mine came around, and we were going to play a little Nintendo, or Genesis/Mega Drive. But, Nope, M.A.M.E came out and we spent (I think) 7 hours on a variety of games, things like Gauntlet, Bubble Bobble, 1941, Track and Field and various others. 1941 was completed (as not needing to put in 10p's or Quarters, then you don't run out of money) and the Track and Field, it would appear we were nearly close to completing that also. Looking on line it would appear the 'High Jump' is the last section. Maybe next time around, that, will be completed.

It's always good to rewind a few years, to those good times.

In other news, I'm finally getting around to setting up OBS, and I'll be streaming old retro stuff soon enough (if anybody is interested) now that I'm unlimited on my ISP I can do it without any fears.

Anyways, hope you all have an enjoyable rest of your day.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Who's got the #FridayFeeling, I know I have. Watched some of the #TheGameAwards, very interesting. Enjoy cookies today #NationalCookieDay

Hey All,

It's Friday, and I'm planning on having a little old retro evening tonight, bit of Mario, bit of Sonic, even a little bit of Bubble Bobble, Gauntlet or Double Dragon.

All of you retro peeps will know what I'm talking about, for the rest, your missing

I hope you all have a lovely Friday and your entry into the weekend is a pleasant one.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

So, looking forward to 'Batman v Superman'? Saw a small trailers on TV last night, mixed feelings. #tbt Oh #HolidayAdviceFromTheCat, why?

Afternoon All,

It's Thursday already? Yaaay…. well for me.

How the devil are you all? So, what is your plans for today, anything nice?

I really need to keep up with learning/programming, but I figured I can do that at the weekends? Am I wrong? :)

Oh, one thing I will be doing, I've just switched over to 'Unlimited' on the internet, which means I'll be able to do my C64 Twitching I wanted to do..

Lets see how long it takes to actually do one. 😉

Enjoy your day peoples.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ok, Second day I'm confused at Twitter, it's Wednesday, but I'm seeing #GivingTuesday, am I a day ahead of the rest of the world? :)

Hey Ho Peeps.

So, how's your Wed-nes-day coming along?

Mine so far, so good, steady with a hint of relaxing. :) I just wish this piddlling weather would stop raining (it's not today, but has been for a few days) but I guess it should be expected as it is December. Yet, last night, taking the dog for a walk at 10pm, it was still 61F, so I was able to walk the dog with a tracksuit top on, no big thick jacket or nothing. So for December, THAT is weird.

Only two weeks for me until my family visit, looking forwards to showing my current life and being able to go around various places. It's always nice to actually be somewhere that has only been described or shown in pictures. :)

Right, things to do, catch ya all soon.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ok, so it's Tuesday and #CyberMonday is still trending on Twitter? or is it still Monday and nobody has let me know?

Morning All,

How are you all on this lovely Tuesday, awwww c'mon it's not that bad is it?

we are in the month of December now, the advent calendars will be
getting used (well, mine will when I get some hard sweeties for inside
of it) and the count-down has begun, only (approx) 23 days (depending on
timezones) to Christmas, so that's about 3 weeks worth of shopping.

Please remember people, for international posting, give yourself at least another week for it to get across the pond.

Hope you all have an enjoyable rest of your day.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Hey Monday peoples, how goes it? Anybody involved in the #LDJAM remember to get the slaughter done.

Afternoon Everybody,

So, It's closer and closer to a few things,

Family Visit
Ludum Dare
My Birthday
End of the Year
End of the Month.

Only three of them I really care about at the moment, I'll let you guess which ones.

hope it's a half decent theme, as I know if the theme is not so good, I
won't have the incentive to do anything (LD People will understand)

Anyways, hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

So, this is what I'm at so far, was too late to post last night. Wonder if I'm boring people yet, with my #gamedev and/or #indiedev? :)

Afternoon people.

So, I'm following the tutorials still, got a little bit more done, as you can see. I have to say, graphics make anything look good. (always handy to know a decent graphic artist, the one I know didn't do these graphics, but I know I'll be calling on him from time to time)  I'd imagine if I was just using boxes, it wouldn't look as impressive. It was too late last night to be recording it, converting it, and uploading it (especially after a few southern comforts)

I just wish I had a better GIF recorder/converter, the one I use (like for this video) started at 20mb, then I had to chop a few frames, then I had to convert it down, to get it at 2.2mb just so it loads relatively fast for people.

So, if you know of a half decent GIF recorder that works on Windows 10, that will make the file a pretty as it can, but as small as it can, I'm open for suggestions.

Anyways, I hope you all have a lovely rest of your Sunday.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Still trying to keep my finger in the pie with my #screenshotsaturday - #indiedev has to start somewhere - #gamedev is the ultimate goal.

Evening All, (I sound like the plod there)

"Never give up, never surrender"  I do believe that was from 'Galaxy Quest' back in 1999 (which is nearly 16 years ago people)

So, I go through fits and starts, but I don't give up. I've been chatting to a friend of mine who has been giving me a few pointers (and also going to be getting a few other little bits and bobs for me) but bottom line, he's giving me a little incentive to get back into it.

So, I'm being very basic (excuse the pun) and started on the tutorials again, but these are from an earlier version of the program I'm using.

I just need to remember, I need to walk before I run.

Anyways, I hope you are having a lovely Saturday (or Sunday, based on times)

Time for a another beverage and to get back into it.


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Friday, November 27, 2015

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, so who's jumping on the #BlackFridayDeals, I know I'm not.


With Christmas just around the corner, I'm saving my pennies, I need them to buy gifts for others, not stuff for me. Plus if I was to buy stuff now, it would be less that could be bought for me for Christmas.

So, I'll be avoiding the Black Friday Deals and Shopping, thank you very much!

So, that being said, with Christmas now, just around the corner, have you started shopping? are you already done? The answer is nope for me on both counts.

Hope you all have a lovely rest of your day.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishing you all a #HappyThanksgivingEve, just incase I don't have time tomorrow to do a post.


I you live somewhere, you have to take on their traditions, beliefs, rules, etc, etc

So Thanksgiving is one of those things for me, yes, I'm going to enjoy the day off work, but I'm also celebrating the day like every other American.

So, for today, "Happy Thanksgiving Eve", and if I don't speak to you all tomorrow, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. (even thought I will put a status update, saying it, but I probably won't all any speel <–look it up in the urban dictionary below it)

For anybody who doesn't know what Thanksgiving is, then please click the link below to be taken to a Wiki page to tell you all about it.

Enjoy the rest of your day people. (Oh, and there was no particular reason I picked the picture, it just made me giggle)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

So what you all currently listening too? If anything, it's your #TuesdayTune - Is it mellow, fast, pop.......

Hey Peoples,

I was going to try to get something trending, I was going to say 'TuesdayTuneDay' but I see that #TuesdayTune is already being used.

Makes you think, how do to get something trending? do you really have to be popular? were do all the trends come from?

Have a ponder on that one. :)

Hope you all have a lovely Tuesday, enjoy your day.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

So we all need #mondaymotivation, what will yours be today? When asked to put #BlackFridayIn3Words could you? Big Spends Day?

Hey All,

So, I know thanksgiving is around the corner, and I also know ORPD (and probably KPD) said that they would increase their presence, I didn't realize how much.

On the way to work, on my side of the road (during my 20 minutes commute) I saw two people that had been pulled over, and I saw two police cars just sitting there (I was surprised I saw them, driving past them at 120mph…. joking). So that is four on my side. On the other side, I saw one pulled over and two sitting there, so, seven lots of police. (oh and don't worry, I wasn't speeding)

My issue is (and I know this is a little unfair, as we always forget about the emergency services working on national holidays, fire, ambulance, police, nurses, etc) will they have that many on Thursday, when there is more chance of people being out in their cars under the influence?

Anyways, I hope you all have a lovely start to your week (or just a lovely Monday, if your week has technically started)

and Remember, there is a speed limit for a reason.