We at Omnimaga are for a free and open Internet. So it is natural for us to support the Net Neutrality movement fighting against the American FCC, big ISPs and their concept of fast lanes which would make big companies' websites go fast while slowing down everyone else, including our beloved Omnimaga.
We enabled the appropriate script for the day, it's a popup that lets you sign the petition and gives you more info on this. We encourage you to sign the petition, call your representative and spread the word!
Also a note for you non-Americans, you might think you are not concerned, but many of you have a website or a blog, and fast lanes would affect your American visitors... Omnimaga may be Canadian, but we still have this at heart.
Here's a few links fore more info:
Thank you and may Omnimaga live forever free!
For you Android users, I finally got around getting a credit card and paying the necessary fees, so the Android version of DJ Omnimaga's critically acclaimed Axe Parser game Supersonic Ball is now up for download on the Google Play Store for only $2!
But I'm hearing you, wait what it's now paid? Well, yes, sort of. The paid version is exactly the same as the one that was released a few months ago (but I had to recompile it with a release key instead of the debug one, and it's still up on GitHub) and will likely remain that way when a new version goes up. That is, if you feel it's worth $2, feel free to buy it on Google Play, otherwise, if you don't or you can't afford it for some reason, you can always grab it on GitHub.
Get it on Google Play
Or here if you can't afford it, it's the exact same thing
(P.S.: There is a way for you faithful Omnimaga members to get it for free on Google Play... Please contact me!)
No matter what, Omnimaga still get new members from any school age, some who were not even born when it originally started. Because yes: Today it has now been 13 years since Omnimaga as a group was founded (the site itself started two and an half years later)!
Hundreds of calculator games and programs have been released by its staff over the years, as well as many PC programs and several electronic songs. It went through ups and downs, including a 6 months shutdown in 2008, reaching record TI community activity levels during its glory days and today the forums is slowly approaching 400,000 posts!
So basically, thanks to everyone who have allowed Omnimaga to last this long and let's hope it lasts even longer in one form or another! There is no 13th anniversary Youtube video available to celebrate Omnimaga's birthday (maybe for the 15th?), but for people who have missed some of the past Omnimaga releases, here are the 6th through 10th anniversary videos, as well as the HP Prime, TI-Nspire and Axe tribute videos below:
6th anniversary (2007)
6th anniversary (unused)
The Resurrection (2008)
8th anniversary (2009)
9th anniversary (2010)
10th anniversary (2011)
Axe Parser Tribute (2010)
Ndless: Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now (2010)
The first ever TI-Nspire Lua games (2011)
HP Prime Tribute (2014)
Cemetech Contest #12 drew to a close. For this contest, entries were restricted to TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition programs, yet we still had close to a dozen community members come up with creative projects. We received seven entries by the Contest #12 deadline: four assembly programs and three TI-BASIC programs; three TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition-compatible programs, and five TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus-compatible programs. All seven showed the ingenuity and inventiveness we expect from Cemetech members, and all seven met the requirement of teaching users or students something concrete in their program. Many of the entries included some form of quiz or game to test students' knowledge, and many also included reference information or tutorials for students to learn from. I'll first introduce the non-winning but still admirable entries, and conclude with the winners.
And now, our third, second, and first place winners, in that order. Our prizes include three calculators: a TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, a TI-Nspire CX, and an overclocked TI-83 Plus Silver Edition. We again thank our anonymous donor for the two new color-screen calculators.
Left to right: "A Whole New Perspective", "Resistor Calculator", and "Element Teacher"
To continue on this, there will be some downtime tonight, possibly up to two hours while Eeems runs some updates to the servers. After the updates are done, there may be some interruption to services as configuration files are updated to work with the new version. Keep an eye on Twitter or IRC to see what the current status on the upgrade is.