Month: May 2011

Experimentation with PHP, XML and .htaccess

I have been doing some testing during the past few days and will be explaining what I did. Here’s my finished result:


This was achieved simply with a couple of variables sent to a the Google Charts static API. It generates the image and sends it to my script. the script then displays the image, with the header of image/png. This may seem complex at first, but it is very simple. Google’s API for the image used in the product is the following:|bb|008888|FFFF88|Hello+World|

Game Review: Minecraft

I have a new favorite game that I am pretty addicted to right now. It is called Minecraft. The only goal in the game is to survive. This may seem very boring, but believe me it is extremely addicting. It is a free-roaming game, which means there are no “walls”. All of the lands are completely randomly generated so there are endless possibilities on what world you get. In the game there are trees, mountains, seas, caves, minerals, animals and monsters. You can gather the raw materials and build hundreds of new objects with them such as axes, torches, Redstone (electrical) wire, switches, doors, ladders, stews (which give you health), mine carts, tracks. The list goes on and on. There is a multiplayer mode where anyone can host a Minecraft server and users can type the IP or URL of the server.