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[NXC UserInteraction Library]

VERSION HISTORY

Version 1.2 (March 2012)

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  • Added the possibility of redefining constants before the library header file is included.
  • Fixed a bug where left-aligned text was not padded properly

Version 1.1 (March 2012)

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  • Added multi info dialog
  • Added automatic line breaking for text in the drawAlignedText function
  • Added helper function int lastPos(string substr_, string string_) for calculation of last substring position in a string
  • Added constant QUESTION_DIALOG_BOTTOM_LINE_Y that specifies Y position of the line separating question dialog text and answers
  • Fixed a bug that prevented multiple line break characters that immediately followed each other from creating new lines

Version 1.0 (February 2012)

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NXTPong

A custom-built lego machine for playing pong, featuring two controllers connected to the Mindstorms NXT brick. Programmed using NXC.

Developing in NXC using XCode

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Citations count fails to measure the impact of research

Academic career progress is often judged by so-called "h-index", that measures how much your research is being cited. I recently had a detailed look at what exactly the citations, specifically those reported by Google Scholar, amount to. Only a relatively small fraction of the reported citations corresponded to research being applied or reproduced in a meaningful way.

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