Software Woes

Rants, tips and tricks

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Take a break

Workrave is one piece of software I use all the time. It's a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Great stuff and it saves my eyesight from getting any worse (beside other things).

The only problem is the one I have with Linux version. When it pops up micro-break, I can click the rest break button. However, at my job, I allowed rest break to be cut off, as I could have a client on the phone, and it's not a good idea to keep them waiting. So, basically I can kill off the micro break, which is bad. I'd like program to force me to have that microbreak. So, it's O.K. for micro break to have a rest break button, when when I enter rest break from there I should only be able to go back to micro break, and in no condition be able to break from it completely.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Scum of the Universe

After few months of hard work, my latest project is finally done. It's a space shooter game, but has some strategic elements that make it unique. Gameplay consists of general story and trading system like the famous Elite, however, in-space part is not Elite's dogfight but rather an arcade shoot'em-up like Space Invaders or Galaga. Check it out:

Friday, January 19, 2007


My apologies to everyone who posted comments, and to all of you who were awaiting new stuff on the Blog. Reason for the first thing is that I didn't migrate blog to new Google blogger and I didn't get any notifications about comments you made on the website. I'm sorry about that, although it is not my fault.

I migrated to new blogger now, so hopefully everything will be ok.

As for the new stuff, I was way to busy in past two months, and slow blogger interface also put me off a lot. I'll soon post some new articles and hopefully new blogger works faster.