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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Adventure Game

When we was young... The first ever game I played was the Hitchiker's guide, I googled it the other day and found there have been a couple remakes.

BBC - Radio 4 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - The Adventure Game

From their website:
Based on the popular radio and book series, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a text-based adventure game, considered by many to be a classic.

The plot of the game roughly follows the first book, starting with the destruction of the planet earth and ending with the gang landing on the "lost" planet of Magrethea.

This has to be done in a very roundabout way, by collecting various tools and several different kinds of pocket fluff(lint). The game also has you assume the roles of other characters in the story line, leading players to use the "Who am i" command to find out who they are playing as. It also has an in-game version of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, which you can consult for informatio…

Free Images to put on buttons or make buttons?

A few cool site for icons that you can use on buttons or as icons, and the are free
Find ICONS: Icon Search Engine/a>Icon FinderIcon Archivemore here ... Some sites let you donate ;)

Serious do we always have to go back wards? PHP is rubbish

I have been programming on and off since I fell out of my teens. In those days languages where showing some sign of maturity. Pascal had shown the way of what a types language could achieve, to the point that a scratchy language called "B" had borrowed from this language to become "C". With in a decade another language called basic had borrowed from Pascal to become Visual Basic.

SmallTalk was showing the way, showing how objects to help with re-usability and ease of use and understanding. And it had resulted in object pascal and C++ in the early 90's. And I thought that languages where showing that they could leave behind their ugly past based in COBOL and Fortran and its even uglier sisters like RPG.

Unfortunately the quest to win the rat race took me away from programming as the GUI and web started to take hold.

But in the last 5 years I have got back into programming par time. Initially just in VBA and access, but then C# for all things serious. After 6 mo…

The world as you have never seen it...

Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before

This is a great site for people that love statistics, you can spend hours there, looking at how man has consumed and spread around the world ;)

Example:

Internet Users 2002Map No. 336 Open PDF poster Next Map >


Read more here:
http://www.worldmapper.org/textindex/text_index.html