KATY, Texas, Apr 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced it will be permanently closing it’s doors at Yifan Lu. “The hardest part of my job is laying off employees. That and making games. Shit’s hard, we should start doing that soon.” commented EA CEO John Riccitiello in an earnings call following the announcement of the cuts. “It was tough having to get rid of such an awesome guy, but because of the drops of profits caused weak game sales (which was in correlation to the increase in the IQ of an average video game buyer), we had to make difficult decisions.” Yifan Lu has been responsible for hit titles such as TBA, Coming Spring 2013, and Project Canceled.
KATY, Texas, Apr 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced it has acquired Yifan Lu, a leading innovator and badass for $4.95 USD and two chicken sandwiches. The acquisition accelerates EA’s position in popular appeal and strengthens its focus on the destruction of gaming. Yifan Lu will operate within EA Sports, a division of EA focused on changing logo text.
It’s a new year, and I’m a bit tired of the old design. There were some main problems with it besides the looks though. The biggest one is I never wrote a backend for my “projects” list, so every time I add a new project, I’m doing it manually by uploading the files via FTP and adding the entry in phpmyadmin. In addition, I’m sure there were tons of PHP bugs and security holes that I had in the old script. The old theme was also badly coded with many HTML errors and many WordPress incompatibilities.
On this new version of the site, the first thing I did was integrate my projects list to WordPress. I wrote a custom plugin that allows me to manage and add my projects with ease and manage things like downloads, version/changlog, screenshots, etc. I may release this plugin as open source one day. I also got a new style thanks to CSSHeaven. They provided the free HTML template and I coded it into a WordPress style (and also made it more HTML5 compliant). If you have any complaints or suggestions regarding the new site, feel free to comment.
I usually spend my free time building things or taking them apart. (These things are usually software.) However, this summer, I’ve decided to relax and take a break from all this computer stuff, leaving everything from programming to Twitter to Party poker to you people. I have decided to “experience” one hundred different stories. What do I mean by that? I will read books, watch movies, play games, etc. One hundred in all. After each one, I will collect my thoughts and write a short review on it. If you’re still interested, let’s go dive right into it.
When I found out Luxembourg has the same TLD as my last name, I knew I had to get yifan.lu. Don’t worry if you linked to yifanlu.com though, everything redirects to here. I tried to make sure every link on this site is correct, but if I missed any, please make a comment below and let me know. In addition, I created a FeedBurner feed for this blog, just click the button to the right to subscribe to this blog using FeedBurner (get the counter up).
Also, if you have “http://cydia.yifanlu.com/” added on your iPhone, make sure to change it to “http://yifan.lu/cydia/”, the new URL.
I finally took some time from my busy schedule and made some changes to the site.
- I stopped being cheap and finally bought www.yifanlu.com
- Thanks to WPTouch, the site can be viewed on the iPhone & Android with ease
- Added a contact form
- Made tweaks here and there in the designs, fixed some typos & style errors
Also, quick update: I’m still working on that Facebook app, with all the homework and exams, I barely have any free time, however, here’s some screens on Facebook.
I love Habbo and I love retros, but again, it was always “legal unless you got caught”. Well, I got caught, and it wasn’t fun. My advice (although I doubt anyone would take it) is to stop also BEFORE you get caught. Don’t think “ah, there’s 1000 other retros, nobody is going to bother about me”. Making retros was a great experience for me and I learned alot from it, but I guess it’s best for myself if I stop. I’ll move to coding more legal stuff. Maybe a hotel from scratch (client,server,site), or maybe I’ll start making iPhone apps. I don’t know. Retros have been sucking my time away anyways, so, although it was sad, it is a load off of me now.
So now, all my projects related to Habbo and retros are retired and will not be updated any farther. PHPRetro is taken over by 0ni of Otaku, so hopefully it won’t die. I hope I can use my time for other projects that are more useful for the general public.
P.S: I’m also retiring two more projects: IPA Manager because it no longer works as Appulo.us was updated to 2.0. Maybe if I have time, I’ll recode IPA Manager from scratch with the new Appulo.us API. I’m also retiring iGradebook as it is blocked & it is useless now because the gradebook can be accessed from the iPhone.
We got a new free web templete and modified it for wordpress. Hope you enjoy our new site!