Music - QHere we are at "Q". I will forego the obvious choice (Queen) and go instead with a one hit wonder from the early 1980's, Quarterflash. This group was a little unusual for having teh lead singer (Rindy Ross) also playing saxophone. This was a time when sax solos were in vogue, sometimes even replacing the more usual guitar solo. Songs like Baker Street (with perhaps the most famous sax hook of all time), Year of the Cat and others made this a very popular thing.Music - Q2 weeks ago in Other More Like This
Rindy's husband, Marv, wrote most of the group's songs.
Here is the somewhat cheezy original video. Ah, the days of primitive production values in the early years of music videos. The song topped out at number 3 on the charts.
Harden My Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqeKV2UYq1Q
Right Kind of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3HSX79vkGI
Rockin the sax some more...
Williams Avenue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe_FdIPIT8Y
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Game development tutorial for novice programmersHello, everyone! In this series I’ll be doing some simple tutorials on the basics of game creation, aimed towards novices and non-programmers. I intend to keep things simple and be as clear as possible, especially at the start. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!Game development tutorial for novice programmers2 weeks ago in Other More Like This
The language we’ll be using is game maker, the lite version of which is free to download, and will suit our purposes just fine.
Important note number one: we need a goal. Game development can get very complex with lots of things to do, and if you set out with the goal of “make a game”, you WILL get stuck not knowing what to do next. Our goal for today is to create the player object, put them in the game, and have them be able to move around. Seems like creating the player is a good place to start. In Game maker, game entities are made up of two things: a sprite, which is the visual model, what the entity looks like, and an object, which contains the entity’s behaviors.
We need a sprite