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…