Janne Mattila's blog

From programmer to programmer -- Programming just for the fun of it

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  • Blog Post: My Chess (another chess application)

    I came up with the idea of My Chess when I wanted to play games with my friends and I noticed that I don’t have time to do that :-) So I decided to write an application that allows me to play chess with my friends just by using small amount of time every now and then (approach is pretty different compared...
  • Blog Post: My Notes (a small application between notepad and OneNote)

    I have been using Windows 7 and  Windows Server 2008 R2 since the first beta. And I mean on my “ production ” laptops. And I have to say that I haven’t had any major issues with them. In fact I’ve used to them so much that I don’t want to use older versions anymore :-) And there are few improvements...
  • Blog Post: Treasure hunting with Microsoft Tag

    Many people know geocaching (Wikipedia) and think of it as one of the modern treasure hunting games. Few days ago I found myself playing around with Microsoft Tag and I thought that this could be another treasure hunting game! Therefore I thought that I’ll do a different post this time. First I’ll show...
  • Blog Post: Creating Excel Game (or something similar for fun)

    Awhile back I saw really interesting article: Microsoft Excel: Revolutionary 3D Game Engine? After that I was forced to do small test on that and that of course resulted to this post :-) I just grabbed the idea and made small “car game” (but in reality it just vaguely reminds of car game) on top of Excel...
  • Blog Post: Building Arcade Game Player (first step in long path)

    For few months I have been thinking of building arcade game player. I mean that I would create application that would then play some old classic arcade game (i.e. Blues Brothers , Rick Dangerous , Super Mario Bros. etc.). Previously I have created applications that play puzzle games (i.e. Survo , MineSweeper...
  • Blog Post: Minesweeper goes web

    Disclaimer/Important notice: I sometimes go crazy with my favorite programming tools. I use my imagination to do things and try to forget all the rules that I normally would keep in mind when developing applications. This post is one of those moments when I got loose. So you don't probably want to take...
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