Thursday, September 25, 2008


[]Jack Thompson Permanently Disbarred
* it's possible that the link above doesn't load. GamePolitics is getting HAMMERED because of this news.

It's official. The Florida Supreme Court today affirmed a referee's recommendation to permanently disbar our dear Jack Thompson.
The action, which takes effect in 30 days, means that Thompson will no longer be licensed to practice law and may not apply for reinstatement. Ever.


Some of these [offenses] include findings that Thompson made false statements and accusations, repeatedly harassed those he considered opponents, and, while falsely accusing others of "the criminal distribution of sexual materials to minors," himself attached pornography to court filings.
  • [Thompson] made false statements of material fact to courts and repeatedly violated a court order

  • [Thompson] communicated the subject of representation directly with clients of opposing counsel

  • [Thompson] engaged in prohibited ex parte communications

  • [Thompson] publicized and sent hundreds of pages of vitriolic and disparaging missives, letters, faxes, and press releases, to the affected individuals

  • [Thompson] targeted an individual who was not involved with respondent in any way, merely due to "the position [the individual] holds in state and national politics"

  • [Thompson]falsely, recklessly, and publicly accused a judge as being amenable to the "fixing" of cases

  • [Thompson] sent courts inappropriate and offensive sexual materials

  • [Thompson] falsely and publicly accused various attorneys and their clients of engaging in a conspiracy/enterprise involving "the criminal distribution of sexual materials to minors" and attempted to get prosecuting authorities to charge these attorneys and their clients for racketeering and extortion

  • [Thompson] harassed the former client of an attorney in an effort to get the client to use its influence to persuade the attorney to withdraw a defamation suit filed by the attorney against respondent

  • [Thompson] retaliated against attorneys who filed Bar complaints against him for his unethical conduct by asserting to their clients, government officials, politicians, the media, female lawyers in their law firm, employees, personal friends, acquaintances, and their wives, that the attorneys were criminal pornographers who objectify women.
The Court also upheld a fine of $43,675 against Thompson.

Monday, September 22, 2008

CSI: Miami Season 7 Premiere

On right now on CTV

Insane episode... 10pm Eastern on CBS for the rest of you guys (about 2.5 hours).

Regular blogging will start again soon... promise!

October 9th EDIT: I just realized I put Season '9' instead of '7'... fixed!

Friday, September 5, 2008

What are you Playing this Weekend?

Wow, I haven't done this for a while!

It's my birthday weekend. Going to spend it back home with my parents. Bringing my PSP with me. I'm going to concentrate on a few games...
  • Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
  • Patapon
  • N+
So, like ol' times sake:

What are YOU playing this weekend?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Project Calendar - Month-View Generator

Here is the code of the function that generates the calendar, passing two variables (static or user generated).

function renderCalendar($strMonth, $strYear) {
$date = mktime(12, 0, 0, $strMonth, 1, $strYear);
$daysInMonth = date("t", $date);
$dayOffset = date("w", $date);

$calendarWeeks = ceil(($daysInMonth + $dayOffset) / 7) - 1; //how many weeks (rows) in the month

echo "*****HTML Code for Table *****";

for ($rowIndex = 0; $rowIndex <= $calendarWeeks; $rowIndex++) {
echo "*****HTML Code for Table Row *****";
for ($colIndex = 1; $colIndex <= 7; $colIndex++) {
$currentDay = ($colIndex - $dayOffset) + ($rowIndex * 7);

if ($currentDay < 1 or $currentDay > $daysInMonth) {
echo "*****HTML Code for empty cell *****";
} else {
echo "*****HTML Code for date cell *****";
echo "*****HTML Code for closing Table Row *****";

You can check the result here.

Project Calendar - First day of the month...

For quite a while, I have been doing some research on simple algorithms to find out what was the first day of the month, defining the offset. But then it hit me: "What if I just generate my date variable at the first of the current month?"...

Yes, that's all I had to do. Use mkdate(); using the current month and year (or user selected month and year) and make my date variable with the first day of the month. I can check the day of the week of any date variable with PHP...


I now have a working calendar that, by default, shows the current month. Users can then select a month and year (within certain ranges) and the calendar will change, with the correct number of days and the right starting day.

I'm cleaning up the code a little bit. I will upload it later and post the renderCalendar() function.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Project Calendar - In Goes Functions!

This is not an elaborate post on complex algorithm I just found out, no. This is just an update saying that I'm starting to put functions in my PHP code. For the sake of prototyping, I was putting my code directly in the Body (the linear way), but it's time to clean up before I start working on the offset (first day of the month) algorithm.