Barbarian meets coding release is… imminent! :)

•November 8, 2010 • 1 Comment

Greetings!

I’ve been working hard this last weekend, and reduced significantly the specs for the first release of vinCMS, so… (drumbroll….XD) barbarian meets coding will be out any time soon (meaning tonight or tomorrow night). Yey!

barbarian meest coding sneak peek #4

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One Day For The Towers of Midnight

•November 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“The Wheel of Time turns, and ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legends fade to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the third age by some, an Age yet to come, an age long pass, a wind rose in the Mountains of Mist. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.”

So, one year after the outstanding “The Gathering Storm”, Brandon Sanderson delivers his (and Jordan’s) “The Towers of midnight”. Hmm… can’t wait to start reading it ^_^. To open our stomachs… I bring thee…

an extract from the back cover…

“The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight.

The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age.

Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck. To prevail, he must seek answers in Tel’aran’rhiod and find a way–at long last–to master the wolf within him or lose himself to it forever.

Meanwhile, Matrim Cauthon prepares for the most difficult challenge of his life. The creatures beyond the stone gateways–the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn–have confused him, taunted him, and left him hanged, his memory stuffed with bits and pieces of other men’s lives. He had hoped that his last confrontation with them would be the end of it, but the Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. The time is coming when he will again have to dance with the Snakes and the Foxes, playing a game that cannot be won. The Tower of Ghenjei awaits, and its secrets will reveal the fate of a friend long lost.

This penultimate novel of Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series–the second of three based on materials he left behind when he died in 2007–brings dramatic and compelling developments to many threads in the Pattern. The end draws near.

Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. It’s time to toss the dice.”

…dragonmount’s fanmade trailer…

…and an extract from Jason Denzel’s review!

“It occurred to me as I finished this book that this is almost it. After ToM, there’s only one more book to go. One last round in the great fight. These characters, this world, they’re a part of me. And clearly, they’re a part of you and a great many others as well. Some of you are new to the series, and many of you have been reading it for a very long time. Regardless of when we started though, we all see the same looming horizon before us. The inevitable arrival of the Last Battle, and the fabled “Last Chapter” that Robert Jordan spoke of for years. We’ve reached the sunset of this Age, and after reading ToM, I just don’t know how it will end anymore.

This book will always have a special place in my heart. In part for my involvement as a beta reader, in part for the book trailer project, and even for the book’s dedication which is a profound and humbling gesture. But mostly, this book will be special to me because it marks the true beginning of the end. Story-wise, the “good guys” are gathered and ready to go. But in fact they’re in shambles, just barely held together. But in terms of us, as a community of fans, we are gathered like never before. I’m proud to see our fandom linked in this last year like I’ve never seen. We all know there’s something special about this series, and Towers of Midnight is without a doubt a fine and worthy addition to its ranks. I look forward to riding the storm with you guys one last time to Tarmon Gaidon. One last charge. One last book.

We will meet it with swords raised.”

Jason Denzel. DragonMount

Btw, Who’s your favorite/favourite?

I think Mat Cauthon is the freaking master XD

Andrew Horner and His Reverse Job Application

•October 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Apparently Andrew’s iniciative has been highly notorious on the internet for quite a while but I might have been to deep inside my cave because I have not noticed until now ^_^. Anyhow, you really need to check it out, it’s absolutely hilarious. (And I hope it is successful as well ^_^)

This is a reverse job application. I am done asking people to hire me, for several reasons. First and foremost, it clearly doesn’t work. Second, it closes me off to a lot of potentially amazing opportunities; I can only find and apply to so many jobs, and there are doubtlessly hundreds of thousands out there that I would be a great fit for. Third and finally, the application process undermines my value as a worker. I have gone my entire life consistently producing excellent results at every task I set my mind to, and quite frankly, employers should be coming to me, not the other way around.

Andrew Horner

Good Luck Andrew!

Barbarian Meets Coding: Teaser #3 and Updates

•October 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Greetings!

I have been working on BarbarianMeetsCoding.com these days amongst other projects and I have some new teasers! Yuhu! I still have some few things to do before I publish the website:

  • Add support for comments
  • Authentication and Authorization stuff
  • Security, Anti Cross Site Scripting, Anti Forgery, Captchas…
  • Drop some more jQuery Awesomeness
  • Add support for pages other that blogPosts

The idea is to finish this very basic requirements, test it here and there, and then go fixing, changing and improving stuff on the run. I’m definitely positive that I’ll finish by the end of the week ;P.

So, here you can see how a single blog post detail is going to look like:

Blog Post Detail View

… and what we can call, with respect to all admin-views/dashboards and forms in the whole wide world, an admin view and the ‘Create new blog post’ form.

Admin View when Adding a Blog Post

[Remember] – Firefly at Dragon Con 2008, Hi-larious

•October 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Some days ago I had one of those nights when, for no apparent reason you just cannot fall asleep. I was there, lying, thinking about the mysteries of the universe and after changing my position in bed for the 100th time I thought to myself: “let’s go do something productive, have a nice warm cup of Oboy and after that I’m sure I’ll fall asleep easily”.

Well, I do not know what possible relation is there between “do something productive” and watching videos in YouTube but that was what I ended up doing ^_^. So, to the point! I was watching some Chuck videos when I randomly stumbled upon this jewel DragonCon Firefly board with Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin. It was freaking hilarious! A must-see for any firefly fan:

Go Browncoats! No power in the ‘verse can stop us!

Barbarian Meets Coding: Teaser #2

•October 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Good day! I have been working a little bit this last weekend and, after setting some last-minute styles, I have a second teaser for you all… (that is, all those 5 to 7 persons that actually follow my blog ^_^)! I think I might be able to have the website out sometime around this weekend. Stay tuned!

Barbarian meets coding screen capture

Barbarian Meets Coding! Teaser # 1

•October 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Yep! I put together some nice font and some quick simple css and voilà! I have the first teaser for BarbarianMeetsCoding.Com, alas my new website. Keep looking for updates, I think I’ll have something simple, yet solid and good-looking in the upcoming weeks.

Barbarian Meets Coding Teaser ScreenCap