Friday, May 21, 2010

Braden: From 1 to 12 months

My youngest is one today. Just like our oldest son, we took pictures of Braden next to marshmallows every month so you could see how he grows. I'm a little biased, but this guy is one cute kid!

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month 5

Month 6

Month 7

Month 8

Month 9

Month 10

Month 11

Month 12

Getting these photos was not easy. Here are a few out-takes:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Harding students release Xbox game

Two of my Game Programming students from last fall, Nathan Willingham and Seth Ringling, developed a real-time strategy game called Scatha for their final project. Nathan and Seth put some more time and effort into the project and have now released the Xbox 360 game for purchase.

I'm really proud of the effort these guys have put into their first Xbox game. Not only did they write every line of code in the game, they also created all the graphics. If you enjoy playing RTS games, I think you're going to enjoy playing Scatha.

Update on 7/22/10:

Seth and Nathan have now released a second game called Four Corners and are working on a third title. Their game company is called Living Creature Studios.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Good-bye CS graduates

The Spring semester is over, and our department graduated 9 students. Not everyone made it into the photo below, but most are there. This was once again a very talented group of students, and they'll be missed. Thankfully they are entering a good economy with good job prospects, and most of them have already accepted a job.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft War Chart

This infographic by Shane Snow beautifully illustrates the epic battle that Apple, Google, and Microsoft are engaged in. From ebooks and phones to office and email, all three giants are battling for more users.

Although many of these services are free to the end users, there are billions of dollars in revenue at stake. Click on the map to zoom-in.