July 2017 Updates   Leave a comment

I’ve updated my Portfolio with my latest Ludum Dare demo game, and updated my Resume to reflect my current status.

Posted July 25, 2017 by Arthur Payne in Uncategorized

Ludum Dare 37   Leave a comment

I competed in Ludum Dare 37 and managed to complete a game!

Here’s a link to the judging site: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-37/?action=preview&uid=7912

Posted December 12, 2016 by Arthur Payne in Finished Projects, Ludum Dare 37, Projects

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A Lot of Work to Do, a Lot of Cleanup to Do   Leave a comment

I’ve been working pretty much non stop for the last few weeks. I had planned to upload my assignments as I did them, but they need some polish before I show them and I don’t have time for polish. So, expect a bunch of projects all at once when I get a load of free time, like maybe around winter holiday, or when I graduate next year…

Posted October 23, 2015 by Arthur Payne in News

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Back in the Saddle   Leave a comment

It’s been over a year since my last update here. I’ve been putting coding updates in my personal blog, since I interweave them with personal comments, but it’s probably not good for my professional site to make it look empty like this.

I’m currently enrolled in the Advanced Game Development post-graduate program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. I’ll be uploading my assignments to my Github and linking them here to show what I’ve accomplished.

I’ll also be putting some of my older projects on hiatus. As it happens, one of my class assignments is to develop a full featured chatroom, so I might use that to restart my MU* project. I might even make it open source, wouldn’t that be neat?

Anyway thanks for checking out my Blog. Expect more posts in the next few months.

Posted October 16, 2015 by Arthur Payne in News

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SimpleBlog Work Post   Leave a comment

4:30pm – This’ll be a short work session since I have to be somewhere in less than an hour, but I want to try and solve the AJAX error if I can before that. I’ve already taken a look at it and I’ve got no clue what’s going wrong. I don’t see any new code that would interfere with the jquery get function, yet it returns a fail result. So, I’ve gotta figure out under what conditions it could fail.

4:33pm – Oho! I found the problem. When I went to the php page itself it gave a syntax error. That explains it. That should be easy enoug to fix.

4:35pm – It doesn’t seem to have a syntax error in the file itself. I’ll try re-uploading it in case I don’t have the most recent version on the server.

4:46pm – Well I’ve gotten rid of the AJAX error but I still don’t have any posts showing. I wonder why that could be.

5:01pm – The AJAX error is gone, it was mostly a bunch of syntax errors in the PHP. But now it’s not putting up any posts and it’s not giving any errors. I added a data dump to console and found that it was getting a false result from the PHP script. That means the database connection isn’t working properly, in one of a few ways. It’ll take some effort to figure out what’s going wrong there, and I’m low on time, so I’m going to head out.

Posted May 8, 2014 by Arthur Payne in SimpleBlog

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SimpleBlog Work Post   Leave a comment

3:15pm – Well, my problem mysteriously resolved itself when I cleared my cookies, which makes as little sense as the problem itself. For now I’m going to ignore it, since there’s nothing I can do, and continue programming. There’s a bug with the cookie anyways, so I need to implement a logout function. I’ll do that now.

3:35pm – I’m having trouble figuring out how to end the session when I’m doing the PHP side as a web service. I’m not sure but I think I’m going to have my sessions never end, server-side, while they end locally in browser, because it’s impossible to always have the browser close out sessions at the end. I’m not sure if this isn’t how the thing’s meant to be used either.

For now I’m going to do this the easy way and see if anything goes wrong.

4:07pm – Well the logout seems to be working fine. The cafe’s internet isn’t, though. It takes a while to load anything, if it loads at all… And it’s uncomfortably hot. I don’t think I’ll stick around for the second hour like I planned.

The next thing I need to do is figure out how I broke the basic post display, and fix it.

Posted May 7, 2014 by Arthur Payne in SimpleBlog

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SimpleBlog Work Post   Leave a comment

7:48pm – Some friends gave me some suggestions for my null != null is true problem, so I’ll give them a try.

8:19pm – No dice. Even when I have it as if(sessionID) and sessionID is null,

8:24pm – I’ve made progress! It’s a browser issue. In FireFox it works perfectly, but in Chrome it fails miserably.

8:33pm – Well that’s as far as I’ve been able to get. This really has me stumpped. I tried switching over to the !== operator but that doesn’t do any different. In Chrome, null !== null is true, and in Firefox null !== null is false.

Posted May 2, 2014 by Arthur Payne in SimpleBlog

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SimpleBlog Work Post   Leave a comment

3:51pm – When I last left my Simpleblog, everything had broken. It thinks it’s logged in when it shouldn’t, and it throws an AJAX Error when it tries to download/display the posts. No more javascript errors though.

4:09pm – I put some console outputs into the code. For some reason the sessionID is coming out as null. Not sure how that’s happening…

4:16pm – Okay WHAT!? if(sessionID != null) is being passed even though sessionID is null. It being null is the only time that it should not pass! Debugging is one thing but I don’t know how to fix it when it’s clearly defying a logic gate. >.< 4:26pm - I've tested null comparison outside of my project and it works fine. Why doesn't it work here? It doesn't make sense! Argh. 4:28pm - if(null != null) console.log ("null != null"); doesn't print to console, so why does it evaluate as true immediately after? I have it printing sessionID to console immediately before the comparison; it's null, and yet null != null is proving true. Why? 4:33pm - It's google time. Here's something from StackOverflow... No that doesn't help. I don't see anything else that's like my problem. Shoot. I'm completely stumped, here. I'm going to give up for now and think about it, and maybe some friends will have an idea.

Posted May 1, 2014 by Arthur Payne in SimpleBlog

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SimpleBlog Work Post   Leave a comment

10:29am- I finally have internet at the cafe I’m working at. I’ve been working for about a half hour aready, working on the login function JavaScript. I’m about to make some modifications to the php login function to stop code insertion.

11:44am- I’ve been working quite a while and haven’t tested anything. I’m sure something will go wrong with this code, and debugging it is going to be a pain. I’m still working on the login function. Right now I’m working on the part where it shows the hidden logged in options bar and hides the login form.

12:13pm- Now I’ve got it so that if there’s a session ID cookie it displays as if you’re logged in. It’s getting close to test time.

12:20pm- Test time! Also lunch time. I’ll be debugging until my food gets here. I’ve got my first bug too. The login form is nolonger displaying to the right of the page with the CSS Formatting.

1:14pm- Well I got the javascript errors cleared out, but now it’s throwing ajax errors displaying the entries. Unfortunately I’ve hit my limit, it’s hard to keep my eyes open. I need a nap, so this is where I’m calling it for now.

Posted April 17, 2014 by Arthur Payne in SimpleBlog

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SimpleBlog Work Post   Leave a comment

Well I’ve finally found time to work on my SimpleBlog project again. Well, this isn’t the only time. Last time I worked on it, I didn’t save my notes, so I’ll summarize here.

I added a CheckLogin function to model_SimpleBlog to check the login data, and removed the checkLogin function from controller_SimpleBlog.php because its unneccesary now. The web app will know it’s logged in because it’ll have a session id, or it won’t. Checking the login data will happen on login.

9:51am- Getting started. The work I did last time has got the groundwork done for logging in and returning a Session ID. Now I need to make the login form work and make the system check for a cookie with a session id. I’ll start with the latter part.

10:47am- Okay it now checks for a session ID in the cookie when the page loads, and if it finds one it assumes the user is logged in. Next I need to make the login form work, but that’ll have to wait for next time. I just remembered something I had to do at home.

Posted April 16, 2014 by Arthur Payne in SimpleBlog

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