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Friday, February 28, 2014

The *Other* Presidents Of The United States

 There was a period in the history of the United States, that almost all the history books fails to chronicle - the political history before Untied States elected George Washington as president ( ironically he almost ended up as king ).
 There were 8 men who carried the title "President Of The United States" before George Washington was ever elected.
This era started with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation in March 1, 1781

1: John Hanson - 1781 to 1782
2: Elias Boudinot - 1782 to 1783
3: Thomas Mifflin - 1783 to 1784
4: Richard Henry Lee - 1784 to 1785
5: John Hancock - 1785 to 1786
6: Nathaniel Gorham - 1786 to 1787
7: Arthur St. Clair - 1787 to 1788
8: Cyrus Griffin - 1788 to 1789

 But wait - there is more ! The Articles of Confederation is considered the first constitution of the United States, however there were men before this time that carried the title of "President of the Continental Congress" that had some authority and acted at times as mediator at congressional meetings.
 This era started with the adoption of the congressional Articles of Association

1: Peyton Randolph - 1774
2: Henry Middleton - 1774 to 1775
3: Peyton Randolph - 1775 ( second term )
4: John Hancock - 1775 to 1777 ( Declaration Of Independence - 1776 )
5: Henry Laurens  - 1777 to 1778
6: John Jay - 1778 to 1779
7: Samuel Huntington  - 1779 to 1781
8:  Thomas McKean - 1781

Notes:
1: The American Revolutionary War ended in 1783, making Thomas Mifflin the first president of an independent United States 
2: The United States Constitution was ratified in 1787, making Arthur St. Clair the first president under the new constitution and making Cyrus Griffin the only president ever elected by congress ( under the new constitution ).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Very Basic Java 'Game' Code

 Here is the working code for a very basic Java game were you move an oval around the screen.
This is to demonstrate the basics of paint(), KeyListener, JFrame and JPanel
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Dimension;
import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.event.KeyEvent;
import java.awt.event.KeyListener;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class Main extends JPanel implements KeyListener{
private int x = 5, y = 5;   
private int speed = 5;
private Dimension dimension = new Dimension(500,400);

    public Main(){
        setSize(dimension);
        setPreferredSize(dimension);
        setFocusable(true);
        addKeyListener(this);
        }
   
    @Override
    public void update (Graphics g){
        paint(g);
    }
   
    public void paint(Graphics g){
        g.setColor(Color.black);
        g.fillRect(0, 0, getWidth(), getHeight());
       
        g.setColor(Color.white);
        g.fillOval(x,y,20,20);
        repaint();
    }
   
    public static void main (String[] args){
        Main game = new Main();
        JFrame frame = new JFrame();
        frame.setTitle("Game");
        frame.add(game);
        frame.pack();
        frame.setResizable(false);
        frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE);
        frame.setLocationRelativeTo(null);
        frame.setVisible(true);
        }
   
    @Override
    public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) {
        int c = e.getKeyCode();
        if ( c == KeyEvent.VK_W){ y -= speed;}
        if ( c == KeyEvent.VK_S){ y += speed;}
        if ( c == KeyEvent.VK_A){ x -= speed;}
        if ( c == KeyEvent.VK_D){ x += speed;}
        }
   
    @Override
    public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e) {}

    @Override
    public void keyTyped(KeyEvent e) {}

Friday, January 31, 2014

EA Has Officially Ruined Dungeon Keeper !

I loved the original Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2 back when Bullfrog made them. I spent untold amounts of time playing the games!
EA has now ported Dungeon Keeper to mobile devices, and not in a good way.
Just to play 1 level normally, you need to pay anywhere from $2.50 USD to $12.00 USD in micro transactions.
Why the #### did EA decide to ruin such a classic game ?
[ LINK TO GAME ]

Millions of fans of the original games would be more than willing to pay $40 USD or more for a copy of the original 2 games ( if they were updated for modern operating systems ) .

Monday, January 27, 2014

Suicide Of Justin Carmical 'JewWario '

 Justin Carmical shot himself in his Colorado Springs home on January - 23 - 2014 . He was 42 years old.  [ Link To His Wife's FaceBook Post Describing The Incident ]

One of the "old school" internet reviewers, Justin Carmical ( JewWario ) made his first public video on December - 19 - 2008 ( YCPT - Quest of Ki   ) .
 One of the founding members of TGWTG  ( Channel Awesome Inc ).
 One of the founding members of Blisteredthumbs .
 Has 150 videos of his own, and guest stared in hundreds more .

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Will You Make A Bad College Choice In Modern America ?

 The job market has forever changed from what it use to be.
Only 36% of college graduates are able to get a job in their field of study in the last 5 years. Last year only 18% were able to.
 If you make a bad career choice, you could end up with a lifetime of disappointment and student debt.
 Lets take a look at some of the worst possible choices you can make in the modern United States.


Monday, January 13, 2014

The sad truth about jobs in 2014

 The outlook is very bad for job hunters in the United States for the year 2014.
 In order to keep up with population growth, the US needs to add at least 267,500 net jobs per month.

Monday, December 23, 2013

After 2+ Years I Finally Found Them !!!

 Don't you hate it when you find what looks like a great series, but it is imposable to get?
I discovered "Requiem Vampire Knight" series a couple years ago in an excerpt in Heavy Metal magazine, and have been looking for the books ever since.
 I finally had to contact the publisher in England to get the correct book titles, and ISBN numbers so I could order the books online.
 Thankfully Panini Publishing had all the information I needed to finally order all the correct books ( ironically the only folks who had all of them was a British book seller ).

 If you ever have want to read the "Requiem Vampire Knight" series, here is the info you need:
  • 1: Resurrection & Danse Macabre ISBN 978-1-84653-437-9
  • 2: Dracula & The Vampires Ball ISBN 978-1-84653-438-6
  • 3: Dragon Blitz & Hellfire Club ISBN 978-1-84653-457-7 
  • 4: The Convent of the Blood Sisters & The Queen of Dead Souls ISBN 978-1-84653-458-4
  • 5: Pirate City & Blood Bath ISBN 978-1-84653-496-6
I ordered from Book Depository ...
 
Next one is coming out in October 2014 .