Made a little Flappy Bird clone with Unity and Playmaker. Spent an hour or two and I’d like to spend a little more time polishing it and actually adding some visuals! I had been thinking about simple game ideas to build and it doesn’t get much simpler than Flappy Bird

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Rebuilding the website

I suddenly started getting the “White screen of death” on here and I’m not sure why as I hadn’t touched this site in a while. In any case, I have restored my posts but there are many shortcodes from the overkill theme I was using. I’m going to be removing them and sticking with a more standard framework for a while.

Hello, Triangle – OpenGL 4


Just worked through the Hello Triangle OpenGL 4 tutorial from Anton Gerdelan (@capnramses). Its been hard to find good OpenGL 4 tutorials and books! I’m using these tutorials to  supplement OpenGL SuperBible 6th ed.. It just assumes you already know too much and I like to work through complete examples and experiment. I also worked through the extra exercises at the end of the tutorial to create another fragment shader and second VAO.

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Go (Golang) Presentation


For my CSE 360 class, Introduction to Software Engineering, one of our first group projects was researching and presenting something that is Open Source. My group chose the programming language, Go (aka “Golang”), which was created by Google. The goal of Go is to create a modern, easy to use, and fast programming language. It has some very interesting qualities.. Check out our presentation!

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ImageMagick (Magick++ for C++) configuration in Visual Studio 2010


For my CSE 408 class, Multimedia Information Systems, we need to use an image API to complete some of our projects. ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php) was recommended by Prof. Candan and Magick++ is the C++ api for the ImageMagick library. I spent some time getting it working in Visual Studio 2010 and it required a few more steps than the usual additional dependency paths in Visual Studio so I decided to blog them up for my group and anyone else having some trouble getting Magick++ working.

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Productivity tools – Spring 2013!


If you’ve done much research into productivity or success, you’ve probably heard of the 80/20 rule which says that 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort. In other words, most of what we’re doing every day isn’t very valuable. I’ve been working on creating a more organized and productive life so that I can accomplish more of the things I want to get done. I want to see where my time is going so I can focus on the important things.

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