New Feature: Latest Commits

by Stephen Fluin 2009.12.22

You may notice a new feature to the right side of the home page. This feature, called "Latest commits" intends to share some of the development projects I'm working on, but haven't had a chance to do a writeup on.

The bulk of the work for this feature was done for me in the form of an RSS feed provided by Github. I have been exploring Github for about a month now, as well as experimenting with Git in general as my preferred version control system. In the past I used CVS and SVN, but so far I have been extremely pleased with the quality, speed, and ease-of-use of Git, as well as Github.

What you are seeing now

There are two main projects I'm working on at Github actively. The first is a hex-based game called HexSLayer, written in python. It is a small strategy/puzzle game with a naive AI, and some decently interesting gameplay. Currently it is playable, but the AI isn't very smart, and there is no way to add other human players locally or over the network, hopefully these features will come with time.

The second project you can currently find active commits for is called Youtube-HTML5-Chrome, among other names. The idea of this project is to provide a Google Chrome extension that swaps out the flash videos on youtube for a native HTML5 <video> element, which is faster, more reliable, and demands fewer system resources. You can find the actual extension at the HTML5 youtube page in the extension index.