New version of Swamp game – joined forces

Jestli jste ještě neslyšeli o hře Swamp, tak než budete číst dál, koukněte na tento zápisek nebo na tuto stabilní stránku, abyste nebyli příliš zmatení. Dnes vám totiž něco povím o nové verzi, která pomalu ale jistě vylézá z vývojářské bažiny na světlo světa. Pokud jste si mysleli, že chození po mapě a střílení na vlastní pěst je vše, co vám může Swamp nabídnout, tak jste se teda zmýlili. V nové verzi, která výjde co nevidět se můžete těšit třeba na mnohem větší mapu se zajímavými prvky a budovami, body, díky kterým můžete svou postavu trochu vylepšit a jiné věci. Ale největší novinkou jsou společné mise. Mise je úkol, který může plnit více hráčů a dostane za to také náležitou odměnu. Hráči jsou přemístěni na jinou mapu, kde se mise odehrává. Musím říct, že jsem se zatím mise neúčastnil, takže vám více neřeknu.

The christmas swamp

This post is aimed mainly at czech user again. I have made two podcasts about game Swamp. This is FPS shooter made exclusivelly for visually impaired people, you can download it here.

I would like to wish you mery christmas and happy new year 2012.

The evening with black and white

Everyone probably knows these two colors. They are often symbols of two things opposing each other. The good and the evil, chess pieces, life and death… Can you imagine these two colors creating something harmonic, beautyful? Think about piano keyboard. Black, white, black, white, white, black, white, black, white, black, white, white…
So I’ve invited those two ladies to spend evening with me. Now its up to you to judge, if it was worth the time. Four small compositions came to life under my hands. Here they are for your pleasure.



the message from the future

A máme tu první říjnový příspěvek tohoto roku. Moment… Ne, aha, tak první zářiový příspěvek tohoto roku. Omlouvám se, jsem trochu zmatený, koncem srpna jsem byl trochu dost mimo. Přesněji hodně mimo, mimo tento čas. S další skupinkou asi dvaceti lidí jsme se pokusili zachránit naši a také vaši budoucnost. Tak za pět set let uvidíte, zda se nám to povedlo. Zde můžete nahlédnout do ojedinělých zápisků z naší mise:

The ten days of stupid jokes

This text hasn’t been translated yet and it probably won’t be translated in near future. This post in czech language describes experiences from summer camp organized by Život trochu jinak (a little different life) civic group. Our activities are aimed mainly at young people from Czech Republic. If you want to know more about us, you can contact our group at . Thank you for your interest.

Talking Tux – what is his place in the zoo?

Welcome to the second part of this series about penguins. Today, I’ll explain tto you some significant differences between penguin and other animals, such as feared M$. What? What do you say? Ahh, you came here to learn something about Linux? Yes, that’s right, you found the right www address. The penguin is mascot of Linux since its beginning and M$ is rather mocking nick name for Microsoft (MS). Well, I should stop joking and move on, right?

I’m going to talk mainly about differences between Ubuntu (and it’s derivative for disabled people called Vinux) and Microsoft Windows systems, primarily Windows XP, because I worked with this operating system for several years and it is the latest system that I have experience with. Concerning graphical environment, I’m going to talk mainly about Gnome 2, because this is the most accessible in terms of Linux. Let’s go!

Talking Tux – linux for the blind – introduction

What comes to your mind when you hear Linux? You imagine screens filled with weird streams of text, which can be understood only by computer gurus? Vildly looking young man sitting behind a terminal, breaking into the most secret places on the internet? And what about fast and secure operating system, which can match up against today’s commercial operating system like Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X? And it’s for free. A lot of traffic has passed through internet since times, when Linux could be used only by professionals or service providers.

I can hear you saying: “Well, that’s nice, but as my memory goes, there hasn’t been any accessibility in Linux. And if there was, it wouldn’t work. That’s of no use to me”. That’s wrong. I have worked with Linux for more than a year and I use it as my primary operating system. I wrote and published this text on Linux.

Maybe you would like to try something new? Do you think that prices of operating systems and assystive software are too high? Do you feel like being controlled or restricted by some big company? What about giving Linux a try? I’ll try to help you in this small series. It will be aimed mainly at visually impaired people, but everyone will find a piece of useful information in it.