Scott Introduces the President

For those of you that may not know, for the past year or so I have sat on Governor Lynch's committee for health care cost containment as the small business representative. From this role I have had the unique opportunity to speak publicly about the rising health care costs, not only as a nation, but specifically its effects on small businesses. As a result of my public appearences and TV interviews, representatives from the politcal world have contacted me to discuss my views on the issue and the direct effects on an individual working to succeed despite the hardships incurred from ever increasing costs to a small business owner such as myself.

Database Detour

    This week, I have moved away from directly developing my game "Cities of War" to learn how to manage databases. This may seem completely unrelated. However, in order to save progress in the game, allow users to see each others' progress (their game maps), and potentially facilitate a multiplayer mode, I need to know how to make an iOS app interact with a server.
    I have been testing how to connect to, publish to, and pull data from a server in Florida to a test application up here in New Hampshire. It took forever to figure out (a) how to connect and (b) why it would not connect (I was using someone's custom framework from online, which had bugs). After that, the rest fell into place once Scott and Jay showed me how to use MySQL, a program for sending queries to servers. My next step will be incorporating the server-based features from my test application into my real game.

From the Ground Up

   Over the past week, a lot has been accomplished. I made a huge dent in the coding of my game Cities of War, a game of city-building and conquest. The gameplay of Cities of War has been documented. Tim and Vlad have been helping me with design and thematic aspects of the game and giving me tons of ideas to incorporate into the final product. Vlad is now working on some of the first sprites to be included in the game.

great opportunity to make a game

So the last few days that ive been learining with scott at admininternet I have worked on making some simple HTML codes on the computer and have been trying to understand PHP, but recently a new person named James came to work with scott and he has been working on trying to make a game app for the apple store. So today scott told me to try to work with him as a team to make this game before the summer ends. I am gonna be working on the desing and creative part of the project while james works on the computer codes. I am really excited for this first project that im doing and hope it turns into somthing really great!

Day One

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Today is my first day working at AdminInternet. I have setup the rest of the software (with some help) to be able to make iOS applications. My new game, Cities of War, is now in the process of going from a concept test from a prior programming class to a full-fledged application to publish to the App Store. This game allows the user to build a basic city while fighting against an AI (artificially intelligent) city with the objective of annihilation. This should be available for iPhone and iPad in the App Store sometime soon.

 

First Day Learning with Scott!

vladSo today was my first day coming and learning from Scott and his computer buddies. I came in a little nervous (and to be honest still am) but i did something today I never did before, I made a computer. Scott left out all the computer parts on the table and pretty much told me to make it. I was like..ok, I had no idea really on what to do first. so I saw the biggest thing on the table and that was the power supply. I looked for places to put it, but none really made sense, so I asked Tim and he found a place. I felt kinda dumb because it seemed so easy. After that it started to click for me. I was putting most of the parts in the right place.