Please forgive us if you encounter errors while browsing the site. We are constantly working on it and when transferring files over we sometimes miss ones. The errors should go away after a few minutes.
We've created a new section as part of our Projects area for all of our sample applications and code. Before, we'd upload a zip into a public folder and forget about it. Now we can properly manage releases and have additional information for samples.
I can now say I have officially worked on an award-winning video game. My boss, mentor, and friend,Zach Johnson, and I have been awarded the Maroon Award for Electronic Media and Education from the University of Minnesota Communications Forum for our work onHandy Andy 2: The Ampersand Trail video game.
I have mentioned before my intent to post my Black Jack WPF implementation for public use and fun, to showcase object-oriented concepts and full use of animations/sounds/timelines in WPF. Really it's to show how even in .NET you can create games, if you put your mind to it. It is complete in the limited sense of the word, meaning that it runs fine and plays fine but is missing some AI logic.
When I started to teach myself .NET and programming, I think that I did a good job. I've been using .NET since 1.0 and have loved it ever since, with more powerful enhancements regularly released. I've used languages starting at HTML and ASP and to more 'modern' languages like C# and XHTML. I can program in a variety of different languages and environments, even dabbling in some C++.
At work we are reworking our coding guidelines to be more consistent and what not. We've standardized a lot of CSS classes, naming guidelines, etc. but we spent a bit of time discussing whether an underscore or a dash is better for separating words in our code.
One of the big projects I worked on at Student Unions & Activities last spring thru this fall was to help revamp the entire events & conferences part of the site. We analyzed the problems, we conducted usability tests, and we toiled a long time trying to achieve a usable web site.
We are our own worst critics and I am no exception to that. Since I last released this initial version of Intrepid Studios a year or two ago, I've always been unhappy with a few parts of the site and some of the design in general. This last week, I've been motivated to change that and fix things around here.
Over the past months, I have gotten some feedback on some of my projects that there are bugs, feature requests, etc. etc. and while I am a busy person, some of it is that I am just lazy :)
I saw this comment on my Code Canyon item today (editorialized):