What's New? - May, June 2000

June 01, 2000 - 11:20 PM

FORTUNE TELLER is finally here!  A fun Java applet that will actually tell you the possibility of future events happening - all you have to do is type in your question!  See the Applets Page to use Fortune Teller, your browser must support Java for this page to display properly.

Fortune Teller was initially a C program that I came up with while fooling around with help files in my College's Computer Lab.  I always have fun with the program, whenever I have nothing else to do in the Lab, I ask it all sorts of questions.  In fact, my own C program TOLD me that I would write a Java version.  The basic logic is the same in the Java version as well, the only difference is that the Java version looks a lot nicer with the GUI.  It's a simple applet, uses only AWT.  I couldn't figure out how to use a KeyListener in it, that will be done in a later version.  For now, I've just overridden the KeyListener methods with blank methods.

Today my parents, my brother and myself went to Ramoji Film City - it was a lot of fun, my first time on actual film sets.  It was almost like travelling through the whole of India.  A "street in Calcutta", Mumbai Airport, a train station, the Taj Mahal... everything reconstructed in 2000 acres of land.

So today no assignments got done - after coming back home most of the time was spent in writing the applet, and then watching my brother play Quake III Arena.

I will probably upload these pages to an actual internet site soon - in the next hour or so.  I'm also planning to use some JavaScripts on this site - simple ones only, nothing that will slow down the pages.

June 01, 2000 - 12:20 AM

[Written with reference to May 31st!]

Today was my father's birthday, so we all went to Ocean Park and had fun.  So that's why I didn't come to NIIT today, if you were wondering.

Updated my Buffy website with today's episode plot summary.  No changes apart from that.  I also want to write a summary of all the events that have happened on the Buffy series until now, so that anyone who's missed episodes of it will be able to catch up.  I don't know whether I'll be able to do it all by myself, may have to ask my friends to help me out.  Or maybe I will write it myself, since I've been watching from the very first episode.

I also downloaded some Doom demos from the Public D.A.N.G. Homepage, the only problem is they don't appear to play well with shareware Doom 1.9 WAD using Doom 95 engine.  I don't have the Doom 1.9 shareware executable - it was wiped out along with a lot of other games stuff when I installed Linux some months ago - so maybe that's the problem.  The demos were going out of sync.  I've started a Doom demos page here, opening with a few LMP recordings from various levels of Doom I.  You can submit LMPs to me if you want - you know my email address.

May 31, 2000 - 2:10 AM

Looks like this site is finally going to be put up on the internet soon.  It's a long story - I had this page at GeoCities first, which I changed into Karthik's TV and Movies Site.  I later removed everything from there to put it at XOOM.COM.  My GeoCities Site now is Karthik's Desktop Themes.  This is my Personal Site.  Now I just have to decide where to put these pages.  Maybe at Tripod.

Today (May 30) I saw an episode of "The Pretender" for the first time.  I really enjoyed it.  My friend Ganeshan has been telling me that it was a very good series.  Some days ago I went to Jeremy's Ultimate Pretender Page, where I read episode summaries for the entire first season of the show (all the episodes that I had missed).  Thanks to that I was able to enjoy this episode.  Today's Millennium episode was called "A Room Without a View", written by Ken Horton, directed by Thomas J. Wright.  At least, this wasn't totally absurd, like last week's episode.