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User:PhoenixGraphix

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PhoenixGraphix

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Greetings, Live Long and Prosper. As you may have already noticed, I have taken a liking to computers. My biggest hobby is Web-Based Languages, but I also dabble in other Programming Languages.

HTML

Being a very basic language with only limited improvement area, I have completed the language of HTML. Of course, I got some help from W3Schools, with the best web-based languages tutorials there are. I have learned some neat techniques though, and they work with CSS and JavaScript.

CSS

CSS, although the easiest web-based language to learn, is probably the hardest one to implement. There are pages upon pages of CSS handiwork that defies what you thought you could do. Some very common ones are cross-browser rounded edges, drop-down menus, and dynamic style alteration. CSS is one of my favorite languages to use, because there's a property and value for every situation. Even if there isn't one that exactly fits your needs, there's always a combination of two or more that works just as good or better.

JavaScript

As far as I dive into the pool of Object-Oriented languages, I never find another one like JavaScript. I can say, and others can back me up, that JavaScript is one of the most difficult languages to learn. There are two ways to learn JavaScript, the easy shallow way, and the mind-crushingly in-depth way. For a long time, I threw my best effort at learning it, becoming steadily more frustrated in my failures. After a while though, I got the hang of it. Not only that, but I began to feel that I could solve any problem I faced myself with. JavaScript is one of the most versatile languages that I have ever had the pleasure of failing at. In the end, though, when you finally understand it, JavaScript is best thing you will ever have done for your website.

DarkBASIC

My very first programming language. It's extremely user-friendly, but sometimes I just get frustrated because of how very easy it is. It takes so long to write that by the time that you're ready to go to bed, you've barely written anything! The very worst part, however, is that it doesn't use curly brackets ({}). This may seem like something cool at first, but eventually it really wears you down. While you may hate curly brackets because they yell and scream at you when you don't close them right, that's exactly the thing that makes me love them. When curly brackets disappear, so does the orderly structure in your programs. It blows up in the end. The end.

But, enough about computers for now...

Please, enough about programming and whatnot. Let's get to my current team:

And yes, I hate Wikicode so bad that I coded this entire team by hand from scratch in HTML. And now for the section on it:

Grr, Wikicode...

If you don't know yet, I HATE Wikicode. No offense to anyone, but I hate it with a vengeance. Personally, I'd much rather just be able to use HTML and CSS. Bulbapedia isn't bad with its support of HTML, but it would be much easier if it would parse for the img and a tags instead of automatically linking them. No, what really gets me are the sites that support ONLY Wikicode, nothing else. I can't blame Bulbapedia for supporting Wikicode, as non-coders are more likely to get interested in learning HTML and related languages. And now for some reasons that I hate Wikicode:

  • Much too simple and text-oriented, makes it messy and confusing.
  • No tags, makes the organization of elements much too hard.
  • Element declarations are not even remotely similar, making it impossible to easily tell the difference between tags and text.
  • Why in the world would people make an entirely new language to replace HTML, when it's completely unnecessary?
  • Wikicode is far less versatile than HTML.

The end.

BEWARE THE GTS!

Seriously, you aren't a Pokémon trainer if you have even one of the Pokémon on your team from the GTS (unless you have a pretty good excuse!). The reason is that people often put stuff on the GTS for cheap because they don't want it anymore. The sole purpose of them putting something up for trade is to get something better than what they gave. Think about it: if you put something up on the GTS, you're expecting to get more back than what you gave. Therefore, the entire GTS has collapsed into the Global Crap Exchange. So, to pull it all together, because all Pokémon you get off of the GTS will be crap, if you have a Pokémon from the GTS on your team, then that Pokémon is a piece of crap taking up a slot that could be used for a perfectly OK Pokémon.

Why we can't have Bug types, but we wish we could:

There are quite a few reasons why we all wish we could have a bug type, but sadly most of them are too horrible to use commercially. Of course, there are a few exceptions: like Ninjask, Shuckle, Shedinja, Yanmega, and possibly Forrretress and Scizor. Much farther than that, there aren't many for obvious reasons rather than those used in special circumstances. Here's why most Bug Types stink:

  • Statistically low stats.
  • Bad type combinations.
  • Weak to a starter Pokémon type.

And here's what makes six of them good:

  • The ability Speed Boost.
  • The ability Wonder Guard.
  • Almost all Steel types are good.
  • Bug types are usually unexpected.

So, the only reasonable conclusion to come to is that Bug types stink, but they would be great to use if there were more than six of them.

Whoa!

I've recently been re-training my Gallade, and I just finished EV training my Kirlia in speed. I gave it 252 in speed, and it hadn't gained a level yet from its speed training. Later, it gained a level, and Whoa!, it gained +10 in speed! I was both startled and impressed. I have a good feeling that it'll be even better than my current Gallade! It should have impressive stats!

About that Kirlia...

Well, sadly, it evolved into a Gallade. You may be wondering why that's sad, and here's why. Because I only have one DS lite, and I needed to get it to my Platinum Version so I could teach it Drain Punch, I put it up on the GTS and used my Platinum Version to get it off the GTS. It worked, and I got it on my Platinum. So now it's my perfect Gallade; perfect EV's, perfect nature, perfect moveset. I put it back up on the GTS to trade it to my Pearl, and before I could get it back, someone else snatched it. PLEASE, IF YOU GOT AN AWESOME GALLADE OFF THE GTS IN EXCHANGE FOR A GIRATINA, PLEASE TRADE IT BACK TO ME. IT HAD LEAF BLADE, ICE PUNCH, DRAIN PUNCH, AND SWORDS DANCE. I was stunned. I was also mad. Very mad. That Gallade was going to help me get a 100-win streak in the Battle Tower. I mourned for an hour or two, then decided that I probably should just let it go for now.

DSi review

I got a DSi recently, and I thought that I might as well write a review on it. Here are the pros and cons:

Pros

  • SD card slot, allowing you to back up DSi ware, explained below.
  • DSi ware, one of the biggest and best improvements. You can get DSi games off of the online store in exchange for DSi points.
  • Cameras; two in fact. One is on the outside of the DSi, and the other is next to the microphone on the inside.
  • Photo and Sound applications. Very useful and fun
  • Much faster! Processor improvement which makes a noticeable speed increase.
  • Bigger Screens: barely noticeable when you're looking for it, but obvious when you go to play one of your favorite games.
  • In-game screen brightness adjustment. Hold select and increase or decrease the sound.
  • IT FINALLY TELLS YOU HOW TO CHANGE THE BATTERY!!!
  • ErRoR cOdEs: TeLlS yOu WhAt WeNt WrOnG wHeN iT cAn'T cOnNeCt To WiFi.
  • Longer and thinner: easier to hold.
  • Buttons don't wear out from playing too much MarioKart, unlike the DS lite.
  • Power button acts as a home button, so you don't have to turn it off to play DSi Ware.
  • You can draw in rainbow in pictochat.
  • Longer stylus.
  • You can get a system update to make it better!
  • Finally, a licensed web browser instead of a bootlegged one!
  • You can change the card games while it's still on!

Cons

  • Not much of a con for me because I still have my DS lite, but no GBA card slot.
  • Lower battery life.
  • Another new charger.
  • Charger is 4.6V, instead of the older 5.2V, resulting in a longer recharge time.
  • Deceptive camera, although the camera on the outside looks to about the size of an American dime, it has no better resolution on the camera on the inside, which is the size of the end of a straw.
  • Matte coat makes grease smudges from fingers more noticeable, and you can't shine it obsessively.
  • Power button instead of a slider like on DS lites, so it's easy to press in the middle of a game.
  • Volume has up and down buttons instead of slider - VERY annoying.
  • Shorter head on stylus.
  • Goodbye soft reset button code, we enjoyed how you made us feel tech-savvy by using you.
  • DSi Ware loads PAINFULLY slow. Or at least it seems that way when you've seen how fast the apps on the iPhone and iPod Touch load (whoa!).
  • Expensive!
  • Now it only has two speaker holes...

All in all, the DSi is a great upgrade from the DS lite, and an amazing upgrade from a regular DS. Just don't trash those old DS's!

Update to the EV optimizer!

On my spare time, I decided that the optimizer could use a little work. In response, I did my best to style it to the tastes of all, and added the option to choose your level (because of the VGC tourneys). Anyway, it's here.

Daily (bleh)

I have now started the Daily (bleh). The Daily (bleh) attempts to brighten your day by including random links to around Bulbapedia expressing how I feel (obscurely). The page that (bleh) links to will change every day, but will remain consistent throughout an entire day. I invite you to (bleh) along with me, and use this usertag:

bleh This user (bleh)'s.

Just add your own (bleh) link to the end of your signature, and you are an official (bleh)er. Post your sig on my talk page under (bleh) so I know how many people are (bleh)ing. We shall soon have our own category!
PG (bleh) 20:52, 24 June 2009 (UTC)