Improved Jumbled Words Game

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Remember the little, cute Jumbled Words Game I prepared in Python? More than 4 months had passed since I made it, and now it was time it got some makeover. So, featuring a host of new improvements, here I am making the improved game available for download.

Installing and playing is easy. Just to remind the readers, the game is made in Python using the wxPython libraries for the graphical interface (GUI).

The Python source was converted into a Windows executable (.exe) using py2exe. An installer was made out of the executable using InnoSetup. Both are freely available for download and very easy to use. I’ll come up with a Linux executable soon. And maybe a Python Egg?

Changelog:
1. Words are now read from a text file
2. The words read from text file are jumbled automatically & randomly
3. Changed splash image
4. Improved font system
5. Score system
6. Improved overall interface

The various downloads are:

  • Setup – install the game from this like any normal application (Windows)
  • Zipped – just extract the zipped file and double-click on JumbledGUI.exe to play (Windows)
  • Source – the source code of the game in a zipped file (cross-platform)

I hope you like it. You may encounter bugs. If so, do let me know. Also, I would be happy to get some feedback from you regarding this little app. ๐Ÿ™‚

Credits: The game was improved with suggestions and inputs from DaniWeb.com.

Left Right Left is over now

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It’s over and so early? Well, this was the only TV programme that I used to see on a regular basis, except C.I.D. Really, if you ask me, I am a bit sad to see the programme get over so early, it had begun just about 2 years ago, three seasons and it’s over.

It was yet another quality show from the well known dj’s interactive. It’s a known fact that good shows end on time, and that’s what happened to LRL. The same happened to Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin (a previous popular dj’s show) a few years back. Although instead of pulling the story pointlessly it’s a good idea to end the show with honor, LRL deserved a few more seasons. There was no doubt about it being still one of the coolest and popular shows in India, and had a totally different storyline.

The show is being replaced by yet another dj’s venture – Jugni Challi Jalandhar (Jalandhar? Hey, that’s my town!). Let’s see what special does it have that it was able to replace LRL.

My favorite show, of the recent times, is over now. LRL, I’ll always miss you!

A Wednesday – a review

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Simply hats off to it! A brilliant and rare combination of a thriller script, excellent performances, state-of-art direction and moral value.

Very rare will you find such movies in the Bollywood industry, where most of the movies’ stories are derived from Hollywood or the films are made keeping in mind the action and comedy loving population.

It was a relatively short movie, as compared to the normal Bollywood standards, but its every minute was full of thrill. The film was devoid of any songs, contrary to 95% Indian movies, to make sure the quality of entertainment (which we get from the thrilling and chilling moments) does not fade away.

It seemed that Naseeruddin Shah put all of his life’s experience behind his stunning performance in the film, and he admitted that in a recent interview published in a local newspaper. Anupam Kher’s was also a brilliant performance. Other notable character was that of Jimmy Shergill; his was an impressive personality.

I just hope that more of such movies are made in Bollywood and we get to see such moral imparting stories in future. Other good reason to make such films is that people would get variety!

Finally, the movie shows the world that Bollywood is also capable of making excellent movies, as is Hollywood, and does not shy in making such movies with the fear of getting lesser revenues. 10 out of 10.

Quick Updates

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The Downloads page here has been updated by new stuff, like a report-cum-seminar on Introduction to Linux – A beginner’s approach. I have also updated the Resume page with the latest version of my resume. Further updates have come in the Movies section too, with myself giving my views and reviews on the about the movies I watched recently – Ocean’s Twelve, Good Will Hunting, Rock On!!, Equilibrium and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

I am also working on improving the Jumbled Words game I prepared in Python some time ago.

The college is going fine but with tight schedules. Also, perheps, it’s time to change my modem as it has been giving my constant annoyances since more than two weeks and giving me hindrance in coming online. I am just frustrated due to it! ๐Ÿ™

Assignments from college are pouring in, and so are the little and big projects from the HOD and the Computer Center in my department in college.

Cricket season is off these days. I am waiting for the forthcoming Australia-India test series to begin.

I am finding the Cryptography subject, a part of my college curriculum, very interesting.

PC-BSD 7 has been released which is looking pretty interesting at the moment, though I have yet to try it out. A pretty software I tried out recently was Elisa (media center application), built entirely in Python. It’s a good app, though not fully functional yet and hosts quite some annoying bugs. But the aesthetics are pleasing.

Google Chrome – My Views and Review

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Google is everywhere these days. Most of their products, or “innovations” as many people like to call them, usually get very successful. Like GMail, Orkut, Google Docs, and many more. Some time back, they decided that we, the people, need an all new browser that would redefine our browsing experience. So, here we have yet another browser. And the name is Chrome, Google Chrome.

Just a day before the launch of Chrome, a blog entry was made on the Official Google Blogย on 1st September notifying the readers about the launch date of a beta of Chrome. That was when I came to know about it. So, I eagerly waited for the next day to arrive. Although I had my exam the day following the lauch date, I still preferred to wake up at night and be one of the first ones to download it.

My first attempt on downloading was when I went to the official Chrome site for it. From there, I got a 470KB executable which would download the actual Chrome browser from the Internet. As my modem has a tendency to disconnect very frequently, I made 3 unsuccessful attempts of downloading Chrome through that 470KB file. On some googling, I got a direct link to the actual Chrome installer which was around ย 7MB in size.

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