ShadowRaptor

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from Fort Wayne, IN

  • Activity

    • Poisoning Pigeons....

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      DEAD PIGEONS

      Go there, you know you want to...lol

    • Pragramming Bliss :)

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      Sup guys...so yeah, I was able to get my database built for this project...its built in Java which isn't necessarily the best way to go about it, but hey it works and Db2 was being a bitch...lol. Anyways, I got this database that will hold all the information about all the movies and TV shows I have currently...maybe expand it to hold music information or something...who knows...lol. Anyways...Currently I have to add everything by hand but I wanna write a networking piece that will connect to IMDB.com and query all the information for these on its own...lol.

      But that's not the real project. My summers are generally really boring and I look for stuff to do. This database, while cool and slightly time consuming, alas isn't going to last me through the summer...so I decided to go through and design a seriously cool interface for it. Since I'm using Java its easy to build an Interface, however the look and feel of the Interface leaves something to be desired...so I'm going through and learning how to tweak and personalize pretty much any aspect of the Interface that I can so that it looks and acts amazing...lol...I've spent the last 2 days working on a button...yes a button...but it is a rather cool button...I've programmed my own paint method that goes in and applies custom color effects such as gradients and alpha modifiers...rollover effects that only occur when you move the mouse over it...and I'm working on figuring out how to do timing in Java so that when I first start up the program, I can have it show a status bar as it loads the database and or have the buttons pulse to show where to click...etc...basically just alot of nifty effects that are a bit of a pain to do, but when I get done, it should be awesome and I'll know how to do them so I might be able to start working as a front end designer...which would be cool. lol

      Anyways, after I get done with the button then I got alot more to do, but it shouldn't take as long to do seeing as I'll have already gone through everything and know how to do it.

      anyways, I'm gonna play some rock Band and then get back to work.

      Heres a pic of it so far.
      imgcapturea.png

      the left one is un-highlighted , while the right one shows the rollover effect.

    • sup guys...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      Just wanted to say hey...figured I was on and would leave a message...Nothing new per say....been up all night programming and am thinking its time to crash. Hopefully I'll be able to finish my project tomorrow...today...whatever...lol...then I get to move on to my real project...lol.

      Anyways, I'll cay around and those that are within in hanging out range...gimme a call if you wanna hang out.

      Later.

      P.S...a throbbing eye that feels like its getting poked hard is probably a bad thing isn't it...

    • oops...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      Well it looks like I wound up going another month...my bad...oh well...lol

      School went well...passed everything, kinda surprised that I didn't get totally boned in one of my classes...thought the final was on a thursday and got a call on tuesday that it had started 20 minutes prior...so yeah...what a mess...

      Anyways, I got all my projects done, and even wound up getting a bunch of extra credit on my C++ project b/c I did a bunch of extra stuff on it. It turned into a decent enough project...just had to put some serious work into it, and it turned out to be alot of fun.

      Speaking of projects...I got a couple fun ones for the summer...

      First off, I'm working with some people developing a private server for World of Warcraft. They had it up and running once before, but they need some more work on it, so it'll give me a chance to do some real work with what I've been learning. I'm looking for ward to it.

      Secondly, I may be doing research with one of the professors at school...Not really able to say a whole lot about it at the moment, but it has to do with interfacing with a wii-mote :P

      Finally, I've been developing a side project that I've been thinking about for a couple months now...I have a rather large colection of TV shows and Movies on my Hard Drive, and I'm in the process of writing a program that will act like a Database to hold all the information about the movies and shows...its a basis for another project that I'm going to incorporate with it that has to do with designing very rich user interfaces, I got a book on it and wanted something to work with :) However I've run into some snags in how I'm building my database...probly b/c I'm doing it in Java and Java's not meant for stuff like that...I got a copy of Db2 by IBM so I might try building a real database later...but for now I'm gonna try and get this working.

      Other than that I haven't had a whole lot going on...just playing actual World of Warcraft and watching a bunch of tv/movies and playing Last Remnant on my 360...that game's got me pretty addicted at the moment.

      Anyways, I think I'm off to bed. I've been backing up my PC for the last couple hours and am going to try and convert it to Windows 7 tomorrow. I've gone from Vista to XP and now to Windows 7...if that doesn't work then I'll probly go back to Vista and upgrade to Vista Ultimate...but we'll see.

      Night Everyone.

    • Damnskies...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      wow...so its been like a month...I knew there was something I was forgetting to check during the day. I blame the crazy amounts of schoolwork I have right now...so yeah...last time I mentioned those 3 projects. Got em all done...Assembly isn't as bad as I thoguht...however C++ still sux...and that math class...totally made a 180...so bad...lol.

      However I again have 3 projects due this week :( but one is done...Google search for the win :P, the second isn't so bad at the moment either...I have to write an emulator that acts like an early PC in Java...not to bad, kinda fun. The final one(C++) does suck though...Professor is like, "hey lets make the last project have the last 5 different topics we've talked about...and just for kicks, lets make it use a Double Generic Singly Linked List...AKA Sucktastic amounts of fun :( It wouldn't be to bad in Java...but in C++...ugh...lol

      But other than code, I've been enjoying my art class...I just finished two projects and I must say they look friggin awesome...they're like photorealistic level...lol, its amazing what you can do if you spend like 15 hours on it :P

      In other news my spare time, the little I have, has been spent playing some WoW and hanging out with my g/f...only things keeping me sane right now...

      Also, my license is still revoked...but the courts dropped the ticket I got, so that's an improvement...

      and now I'm gonna get back to working on this C++ project, I'll try not to stay away for another month...lol

      Wish me luck :P

      Later

    • a brief update...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      Hey guys...holy shit its been 2 months...wow.

      Anyways, I...well...my g/f said I should update you guys...

      so here is a brief synopsis of the last 2 months...

      1...as you can guess...I got a new g/f...she's alright...I guess...lol...j/k
      2...I hate CS...lol...I'm taking 3 diff classes in CS right now plus a high level math and an art class...and the math and art aren't so bad...but the CS classes have assigned a project due in each within a week of each other...namely the next week and a half...so as it stands...Billy=no life right now...lol.
      3...I found out my liscense was revoked about a week ago...when it was actually revoked I'm not sure, but Its not something I did, its something the BMV did, and I'm trying to get it worked out.
      4...My grandma died this last week, she had terminal cancer, but she wasn't in to much pain and she was coherent the whole time so that was good.
      5...Did I mention I hate CS?...ok I'll be honest...maybe just c++, oh and Assembly is ranking up there right now too...3 languages one semester...ugh...
      6...I miss WoW... :(

      I think thats about it for now...Time to get back to my projects...will they ever end...

      Later guys,

    • So yeah...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      Hey guys, I just got done with all my finals and I'm ready to relax. I wanted to let you guys know that I really haven't come up with any plans for this end of semester thing. Honestly all my time has been taken up by this last week of studying and finals, but next week would be fine. Hows that sound for everyone else. I'm thinking sometime during the week maybe.

      Also in other news, I'd like to agree with aves12, the groups thing is getting pretty rediculous. I started a group, The Group against Groups, its on my profile page. I'm hoping that this grows and it can be a location for those against the groups to voice their opinions. Feel free to join and invite others, and if you have something to say either for or against it, go ahead and say it.


      Anyways, I'll catch you guys later

    • Got my fix...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      So yeah I thought I'd let you all know that I'm back on that electronic high that only WoW can create...The needle feels so good after so long...lol. Anyways, I'll see you all later...

    • So yeah...quick update...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      I GOT MY PROJECT EXTRA STUFF I WANTED DONE!!! smiley0.gif

      I can now save and load in 4 different locations.

      I can also choose to create a grid of NxN tiles...for those of you wondering...my final project was basically a lightbright when all was said and done. If you have any questions I'll be glad to answer...

      I'll post pics of the project later.



      Later guys. smiley0.gif

      EDIT!!!!
      So yeah...I've pretty much been working on this project since I posted this journal earlier...so its been like 5 hours...
      I've trashed my old save system, and can now have any number of files I want and am able to open any file I want.
      I've updated the program to include a special variant of a 3x3 I like to call Tic-tac-Toe, lol.
      I've gone through and added a special check for loading smaller grid sets while in a large grid so images don't look funny.
      I've included some pre-made image sets as templates and examples.
      I've updated the color systems some to update various labels.
      I've gone through and error checked every conceivable source of trouble and provided accurate and reliable handling so that when errors do occur, they don't crash my program, but rather are mentioned and then moved past.

      All in all I am very satisfied with this project. The professor even said that if he gives me extra credit, instead of giving it to me on the project, he'll throw it on my final exam in the form of softer grading smiley0.gif .

      anyways, Catch you later.

    • Recent events...

      10 years ago

      ShadowRaptor

      Hey everyone.

      so yeah, I figured I should update you guys seeing as I haven't posted in awhile.

      Not much new in my life currently, just been doing alot of school Work, hanging out with friends, and watching movies...lots of movies, lol.

      I managed to get my CS project done a week early which was really cool seeing as its usually being worked on until the last minute. We had to basically build a grid of buttons that when clicked would alternate between displaying an X and an O, would update the background color based on a selection, and would update the Foreground color(the O/X) based on a selection. We also had to have 4 buttons that would save the current layout, load the previous layout, reset the layout, and exit the program. This wasn't to bad until the professor specified we would have to use a new architecture format, MVC architecture for anyone who codes, for the code that pretty much separates all the parts independently from each other. Really useful, but somewhat difficult to grasp without previous experience with it. But I managed to get it working completely a week before hand and with only one error on my first run smiley0.gif . I'm currently trying to expand upon this project by trying to create multiple save locations, maybe get some extra credit, however the going is slow and tedious.

      In my physics class, we need to make a 3D animation of a mythical, made-up, or extinct creature performing at least 3 rudimentary functions. I decided to build a dragon. Since I managed to get my CS project done early, I've been getting a lot of work done on this and have managed to get my model almost completely done. You can see an image of it in my images section. I haven't added a skin to it yet or added a rigging to it, but I'm close to it. I just need to make some minor modifications to the wing, get the tail just the way I want it, and fix the shoulders/legs(they need knees...lol). Also create the claws on the back legs. Hopefully when I get this all done I can upload my final video. I plan on having the dragon curled up at the start, then my first move will be to have it stand up, second will be to walk, and third will be to fly...that will be the tricky one I think. Any suggestions would be helpful as this is my first time working with Animation stuff.

      As far as next semester goes, I'm gonna have a fun semester I hope. I'm gonna be taking Linear Algebra which is this high level math class that is pretty tough, hoping it'll be fun. I'll also be taking 3 programming classes, Data Structures, Computer Systems, and C/C++ programming. I wouldn't be taking the C/C++ next semester but they are changing the curriculum and the graphics class I wanna take is gonna be switching pre-reqs, so instead of taking 2 redundant classes before hand, I'm taking C/C++ instead.

      As far as outside of school is concerned, I've just been hanging out with friends and watching movies...so many movies...I'm hoping that once this semester ends I'll be able to get a job as I've applied for my SSN, just waiting for the application to be accepted. Also, next semester I might be getting an internship at Raytheon Defense Corporation. I know a guy in my Java class who just got promoted to a position where he can hire people and he's looking for people to work with him. Just gotta give him an application and he'll make sure it gets to the right people.

      Anyways, other than that not a whole lot going on. I'm hoping to throw a sort of end of semester party at my place next Friday, Dec. 19 or on Saturday depending on people availability, and I might try getting a hold of the Dunlavy's and seeing if they'd wanna hold it there. Who knows..although if its at my place, I might ask that everyone bring a snack and then we'll actually have food for once...lol. Probly have a couple boxes going, although with two of the usual boxes down, I'll need to find some more to use...lol. Will also have music, movies, and Apples tp Apples as that was alot of fun at my party.

      Anyways, leave a comment if you'd wanna go, and if you could bring anything...I'll probly call people a couple days before hand with the final details.

      Later.

      P.S. I'm about to lose my sponsorship...sigh...farewell emoticons at the bottom...

  • Comments (467)

    • ShadowRaptor

      9 years ago

      lol...ya...so sue me XD

    • Main_Heretic

      9 years ago

      You last signed in 4 weeks ago... there, I said it! :P

    • bunig

      10 years ago

      Awesome, i look forward to seeing what you come up with.
      And just so we're clear, there's no rush, so just take your time and have fun with it. smiley1.gif

    • bunig

      10 years ago

      I was thinking about something i could use to time animation.

      It would need it to count 24 frames a second, have a start/stop button (duh) and a button that when you hit it, it saves that time to a list. Also, lets say i finished timing out an action and i have a short list of times, if you could make it so that i can write some note on each one, that would be helpful.

      I haven't been able to find anything like this, so if you make it, it would help out a lot of people.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGoLCva7bZg&NR=1

      Watch, Bitch. lol

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I am haqmmered... and I love you, man.... soo fuckin' much.

    • ShadowRaptor

      10 years ago

      lol, I was out of town this weekend and had my phone off b/c the battery was dead.

    • APSYCHO

      10 years ago

      you have fallen off of the face of the earth.... noone can get ahold of you...wtf

    • APSYCHO

      10 years ago

      no, not fired contemplating quitting tho. done dealing w/ the drama of the servers(worse than highschool)

      u comin to tony's party on the 28th?

      Post edited 2/23/09 2:56PM

    • ZombiePengui

      10 years ago

      well as soon as i get my uniform i will have to abide by their dress code policies, but until then...

    • ZombiePengui

      10 years ago

      well as soon as i get my uniform i will have to abide by their dress code policies, but until then...

    • ShadowRaptor

      10 years ago

      In reply to Main_Heretic, #-1:

      I'm totally down for that, I could use some drinking at the end of this week...

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      If I have a day off this week, you and I with booze. We is gonna be drinking, bro. lol

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Already bought myself a few bottles... but, I got some pucker for ye. And, some Hot Damn...

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      The 26th, but I have an early-ish class to hit up the next day. So, if there's any partying... I'll prolly postpone it to the day after. That way, I only have a single class that's late.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Heh... your metabolism's slowing down, you fatty... lol j/k

    • Spartan152

      10 years ago

      Thank you, I was just wonderin.

    • chaney0823

      10 years ago

      Get on it!! haha.

      Maybe after I get settled in my job w Sherwin Williams I may be closer. I know we have a few locations near you guys. Also, 6 weeks after school is out in May, I have to travel to Ohio so maybe I can work out leaving a few days early or staying a few days after and visit you kids..

    • NoLabel2007

      10 years ago

      It's not so much that someone did something to him.... The vet says that it happens to a lot of cats because there's a fairly common disease that deteriorates bones in felines...kinda like osteoporosis, but it had a different name. So he either did it while he was being his maniac self and running around like a bat out of hell, or when he jumped off of something that was too high.... I could've been a number of things, but for the most part, we can rule out abuse, because neither my sister nor I are that rough with him, and my sister's bf just basically ignores him for the most part.

    • NoLabel2007

      10 years ago

      It's not so much that complaining makes me happier. I've just never said anything about it beforehand (before this year).

      I just needed to vent, anyways. I've been stressed out a lot because of my sister's boyfriend and his tendency to bring people over and their failure to tell me what's going on. <.< I kinda feel like a prisoner in my own home...in my own room, even.

      Sorry to be so down-trodden. Just a moment of weakness.

    • chaney0823

      10 years ago

      Well, that is pretty much completely up in the air. It could go anywhere I can hide with normal clothing. I have a tat on both shoulders, tramp stamp and my neck. So.. yeah.

      And as far as size goes, I'll find a place to fit it, but I'm thinking this is going to be my most epic tat so..

    • bunig

      10 years ago

      I found a torrent for it a while back, but i think you can get a learning demo for free at there website.

    • ZombiePengui

      10 years ago

      yeah, they both have about 4 inch holes in them so that the patches that came with them wont do it

    • Spartan152

      10 years ago

      Those eyes, I looked up abstract eyes in google and found the pic, I like it.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Exchange???

      I think it's nice and fine where it is, lol. Besides, I need only wait a couple weeks before my 360 returns. lol

      Oh well, it's cold as shit out there. So icy my car is glazed like a donut.

    • chaney0823

      10 years ago

      Congrats on the possibility of an internship!


      Keep me posted!

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      It expired, I'm sending it to Microsoft.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      A little thing popularly called "work"... followed by a little thing called "homework"... ever heard of em'?

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I kinda want the center vertical column to go... Fred Phelps, the Farting Preacher being the Free Spot, and Pat Robertson next... we already got Falwell. smiley0.gif

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      If she's the fat lard with the glasses, crooked teeth, multiple tattoos... and a very arrogant disposition... then you might.

      I was so glad I was off the clock and didn't have to put up with that shit. Fun to watch, though.

    • kwikwi01

      10 years ago

      hi? lol two personal comments in one day!!? lol i never get personal comments probly cuz i don't really update or anything...but yeah...hmm.maybe i should...oh well

    • APSYCHO

      10 years ago

      so i hear your parents got u wasted, that's hilarious! how was it? enjoy ur tequila? was the shot glass a special one or just a plain one?

    • bunig

      10 years ago

      I use Maya. smiley8.gif

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I gotta work tonight... most unfortunate but I gotta work at 5:00. We're somewhat short-handed.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      But, in lieu of the Fable II debacle... someone's birthday is apparently coming up in the next couple weeks.. smiley8.gif

      Post edited 10/22/08 10:29PM

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I doubt I can pry myself from it, dude. I spent over $100.00 on collector's edition merchandise, the collector's edition strat guide, need I go on?... Too much money put into it to part with it. You, having bought the Legendary Edition of Halo 3 and spending tons of cash, would understand.

      Don't rent it... buy the damn game.

      Post edited 10/22/08 2:47PM

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Jesus, man... you're gonna give yourself a fuckin' heart attack with all that sugar and caffeine.

      I ain't in the mood for resuscitating anyone... and if I'm forced to, I'm gonna hook you up to my car battery with the jumper cables. No CPR... lol

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      K, I'll go snag you by then.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I will answer that question with three questions...

      Where are you gonna be tomorrow, your place?

      And if I do give you a ride, can you be ready (as in fully prepped, no going to other rooms and grabbing things, ready to go out the door) by 9:15-9:20?

      If not, can you be ready shortly after noon when my second class ends, and I can make a trip to pick you up between the classes?

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      10:00 am to 3:20 pm

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      1:30 pm

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Let me guess, you need a ride?

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Well this "Wookiee" bought you dinner, buddy boy.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I would, but I am too wiped from that shitty day at work to even think of moving right now. Call me tomorrow (technically today, you get the idea) later on... I just gotta get my brakes redone...

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      I gotta take my car up to my uncle's workplace to get new brakes around noon. Might take a few hours. Other than that, I am as free as a bird.

    • Main_Heretic

      10 years ago

      Why, what is up?

    • kwikwi01

      10 years ago

      i get on every once in a while..lol hope you had fun in class!!

    • chaney0823

      10 years ago

      Well it's a pin with a ball on the end to keep it in.. so essentially.. yes, I had to rip it out.

    • chaney0823

      10 years ago

      AAAAH CREEPY!

      That's not even cool.

      Sounds like some people have the right idea. My parents want me to date someone older, but I think 28 would even freak them out.. a bit.. they want me to go 4-5 years older. And I'm 21. At least I could go to the bar with the guy if I wanted to.

    • chaney0823

      10 years ago

      Are you serious?? Eeek.

      I mean, I'm all for older guys but .. 5 years is pretty close to my max. (Depends on who it is) but 9 years?

      Oye vey.



      Sounds like you're better off without her, but I'm proud of you for trying.

      Join the single club; we have a lot of fun here :-D

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