Game Maker Studio

Started working on my first game, Average Bob Space Adventure. Currently following tutorials by Friendlycosmonaut and they’ve been incredibly helpful. Luckily Game Maker Language has a similar syntax to PHP so it’s been pretty easy to pick up. If you want to follow Bob’s progress check the GitHub repository.

MySQL/MariaDB woes

Recently had some issues with a fresh MariaDB install. After installation I was unable to create a new user. After testing a few things I realized I also had issues changing the root password. I eventually was hit with the error message: ERROR 1372 (HY000): Password hash should be a 41-digit hexadecimal number After numerous…

Open source journalism

We recently started a discussion on stream on what open source journalism might look like for as us developers. We also discussed some implications and use cases for both readers and journalists. Here’s a quick breakdown of our initial chat on 2/6/2020. I plan on editing this post as we continue to grow this idea…

Playing Quake 3 on OS-X

I was surprised to see how easy it was to get Quake 3 up and running under OS-X 10.10.5. With these simple steps you’ll be up and running in no time. I think I see a dedicated server in my near future. Download a pre compiled ioquake3.org/get-it (Windows, Linux, Solaris also available) Version 1.36 for OS-X Mount ioquake3.dmg Move ioquake3 folder to your  /Applications…

Two weeks of HHVM

Running for about two weeks now, I must say HHVM is very snappy. It can be rough around the edges while setting up depending on your system, but thats to be expected.  I tried several installation methods, ultimately a manual build under Ubuntu 12.04 worked best. However I’m experiencing some issues with WordPress permalinks. Direct…

Some Hello Doge, in C?

Like some young men, my father was a big influencer on my career path. I started with web design, but quickly realized without logic my projects would essentially be useless. A few months later I was writing basic PHP and cutting up WordPress themes on a regular basis. Today, 6 years later,  quite comfortable with…

Motivation?

This is something I’ve been having some difficulties with the past few months. I tend to program in cycles, I have some very productive times, followed by a null in development and overall creativity. In the past I relied heavily on yoga to help reduce the impact these lulls had on my overall person. More…

Hello world!

Welcome to blah blah! Another WordPress installation. Testing this old school MySpace layout. Currently everything seems to be running well, 6 post types via JSON array later, and no complaints so far.