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Cult of the Dancing Cow

Random ramblings from random thoughts strung together by a couple of loose threads.

  1. Why I Love thinBASIC

    I might have mentioned this before, but here's why I love thinBASIC, and why there's nothing else like it:

    • ReDim with Preserve
    • Linked Lists
    • Double-buffered and easy to use Canvas drawing
    • Callbacks
    • Ability to Create Nice GUIs
    • Talented community of developers and supporters
    • Extendable modules
    • Bundler thingy
    • #Include support

    And that right there sells it for me.
    Tags: love, thinbasic
  2. Differentiation

    Today I learned about Differentiation (finding derivatives) in my Pre-Calculus course.

    I'm not exactly sure what you use them for, but the book said they were originally created to find the speed of a moving object at a certain instant in time.

    Sounds kind of exciting. Maybe I can find a use for it in programming. That always helps me cement the math concepts I learn into my little head.

    Have you had to use differentiation in any programming projects? ...
  3. Free thoughts and a Game

    Well, it's that time of year. Everybody's celebrating something from Christmas to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah...

    I'm on thanksgiving break. It's nice. I guess thanksgiving is just an American holiday? I think everyone should be greatful and stop being so greedy the next day on black friday...ahem...

    Anyways, I've been drawing pictures of how I want my drawing program to look and work. It's rather weird drawing pictures of a drawing program, but it has to be done. And it's ...
  4. Math and Programming

    Lately, math has been on my brain a lot. As well as chemistry, but that has a lot to do with math.

    I've been studying trigonometry in my pre-calculus course this year - if I haven't already mentioned that. It just now dawned on me how useful the unit circle is and what it does (at least it makes more sense than it did!). I wished I had understood it better two weeks ago when I first learned about it, oh well lol.

    Anyways, I've been researching the Windows GDI API, and ...
    Personal , Development
  5. I didn't know...

    I did not know I had a blog, but apparently I do!

    I'm not left out! I feel special!

    Moving right along...I imagine I'll be posting here a bit since thinBASIC is my programming language of choice. My current project is a drawing program that utilizes polygons. I found a library called clipper that helps with polygon clipping and path operations.

    [begin rant]

    I originally intended to use bezier curves strung together as paths but ...