Ino Detelić

Pizza Snake for iOS

I’ve finished the iOS port of my game Pizza Snake. It is free and it works great on iPhone and iPad.

I did it to learn Objective C and iOS programming. Since I did everything from the ground up, it took me some 2 months of part-time from start to finish.

I overhauled everything and this version is much better than the Android one.

The Start Screen and Level Select menus feature a neat parallax effect, and the game runs at 60fps on the newest devices.

Download Pizza Snake for Free on the App Store

 

Pizza Snake for iOS on the App Store

 

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 under video games

I have an idea for a new? type of RSS reader.

Google is killing Google Reader and I have an idea for a new Reader. Hear me out.

1. Instead a centralized service relying on some big entity like Google that might kill it or have hiccups due to heavy usage, have your own server do it for you. So now your server is aggregating your feeds through a CRON set every I don’t know, 5 or 10 minutes.

2. But your feeds are private and you are the one who manages them and checks them as read or unread so now you need a secure login. But if you have a WordPress blog/website, then you already have a secure login to your server (through your wordpress administration panel login), which drives me to:

3. The RSS reader I’m thinking is a WordPress plugin that is your own reader and only you can access it through your WordPress admin UI. You can also share and post some feed links to directly to your wordpress blog, or even your twitter, facebook, etc. And because you’re logging more into your WordPress, it can drive you to post more blog posts which is good.

Posted on March 14th, 2013 under random

I’ve made a video game: Pizza Snake

I have made Pizza Snake, a video game inspired by a DOS era classic game called Pizza Worm, made by Sami “Zorlim” Lehtinen.

The gameplay is very simple but also very fun, challenging and addictive: tap where you want to go and eat as many pizzas you can without falling off the table or biting yourself.

The game is available for Android phones and there are two versions, Pizza  Snake FREE and Pizza Snake.

  • Pizza Snake FREE is the free game and has 4 levels to play.
  • Pizza Snake is the full version and has 9 levels and optional HD (high definition) graphics that look better on more powerful devices.

If you have a Google Chrome browser, you can also play Pizza Snake for Chrome.

More info at http://www.pizzasnake.com.

Posted on November 26th, 2012 under video games

background music while learning

I can’t listen to podcasts or new music while learning new stuff. I get too easily distracted.

On the other hand, music that I’ve listened to many times and I know it from beginning to end helps me concentrate. Go figure.

Posted on September 19th, 2012 under random

Worst 5 live shows of all time

5 – ?

4 – ?

3 – ?

2 – Vincent Gallo, October 2005, TimFest Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

1 – Lirinha, July 2012, Festival de Músicas do Mundo, Sines, Portugal

 

Vincent Gallo‘s show was just a huge troll. He knows he sucks and his band is shit, but he doesn’t care because as long as he looks cool and as if he knew what he was doing, his fans are too dumb to realize they’re paying to get trolled. And he was making fun of the people attending to his show, and the audience didn’t even realize that because this being in Brasil, most of them couldn’t understand what he was saying.
Brilliant Troll, 5 stars.

Now this Lirinha guy. He is the worst guy to pose as musician ever. He is the embodiment of the worst things that happened to life on earth since the apes started using bones to break other bones to the score of Thus Spake Zarathustra. Worse than cancer or leprosy. The only remarkable thing he made in his life was to find band members that are as bad as him.
He is not a musician. He is not a poet. He is an idiot that managed to fool stupid people by accident.
And he doesn’t realize how bad he is, because his ego and pretentiousness levels are off the charts.
Worst band performing on a stage ever.

Posted on July 30th, 2012 under random

I have a Love-Hate relationship with Google, but a Hate-only relationship with Facebook

And the “Your facebook sucks because your friends suck” argument is stupid because I have awesome friends and facebook still sucks.

I swear facebook has an algorithm tuned specifically for making my friends look less interesting than I know they are.

 

Fuck facebook.

P.S. Operation Developer Hate is working just fine, no need to fix that.

 

Posted on July 24th, 2012 under random

Adding a Linkblog to inodetelic.com

Instead of posting the random links I read on the web only on facebook, I’ve decided it’s better to post them on my blog, but because I’m only sometimes giving an opinion about them, they’re not very good blog posts.

The place for those posts is the linkblog, on the right side of this blog. The title is either the article’s original title or my short opinion about it.

The more I move things to inodetelic.com, the happier I feel about the way things work, and the more I mess with wordpress, the more I want to do things my way.

Posted on May 11th, 2012 under random

How I learned Teleportation

It all begun when I entered university in 2002. At the time, it took me 9 or 10 hours by a mix of train, bus and sometimes a boat to get from my parents home to Coimbra, where I was studying.

In the beginning I traveled home every two weekends, and because it was so boring and tiring I had to figure out a way to do the travel faster.

And then I discovered teleportation. But I couldn’t teleport every time I traveled. In the beginning it was difficult because people around me would talk loud and make noises. But because I practiced a lot, traveling every 4-8 weeks for 6 years, I became better at it and now I can teleport every time I travel, even on bumpy roads.

 

Its amazing, I don’t need pills, earplugs or iPods. I just teleport and when I wake up, hopefully I haven’t missed my stop.

Posted on April 27th, 2012 under random

Audi buys Ducati for $1.1B, Facebook buys Instagram for $1B.

9 April 2012 - Facebook bought Instagram for $1,000,000,000
18 April 2012 - Audi bought Ducati for $1,100,000,000

I will try to put things in perspective here:

Instagram is a social network built around a free photo filter mobile app made by a team of 13 people. In the beginning of 2012, the team was 7 people, they had 15 million users and the app was iPhone only. They have recently released an Android app.

Ducati is a historical motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1926, with excellent design that competes in the MotoGP and Superbike championships among others, as of 2011 they had 1,135 employees and a net income of 93 million Euros.

To make a comparison I’m trying to overvalue the Instagram brand, its user base and relation to facebook and twitter and their social graph, while I try to undervalue the importance of 2 wheeled vehicles nowadays, picture the MotoGP and Superbike simply as advertisement and discard the brands know-how, expertise and name, and I still can’t believe how it is possible that they can be valued so closely.

They aren’t worth the same.

They can’t be, not even close.

 

I don’t know much about the dot com bubble because I was a teenager at the time but this feels wrong and smells bad.

I hope it doesn’t end badly too.

Posted on April 19th, 2012 under random