RFID Door Unlocker

Testing Out an Arduino

by Cory on February 16, 2019

So I pulled out the Arduino and I have an Uno R3. I was looking at the tutorials on the site and some data sheets and it's as user friendly as I remember. Downloading the IDE to use with Fedora Linux was a snap.

I copied their program t...


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    A Change of Pace

    by Cory on February 15, 2019

    Ok, it's time for a small detour! I'm getting burnt out trying to make a game engine. I might be sinking too much effort into it for this to be worth it. I think it's time to refresh myself with a bunch of different side projects before banging my...

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    That Time When I got Ambushed by a Bunch of 12-Year-Olds

    by Cory on February 9, 2019

    A few months ago I decided to go back to therapy and I was telling the new therapist about myself and I got into a whole bunch of anecdotes about how I hated being a kid. I actually ended up thinking a lot of them were pretty amusing in a Diary-of...

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    The Move Tool

    by Cory on January 10, 2019

    I just put in a move tool that will let me select existing tiles and then drag them around to reposition them. I had to restructure the tile editor code to allow for swapping out mouse behavior. Check it out yo:

    It took waaaaaay longer than I t...

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    Tile Popup

    by Cory on December 25, 2018

    Progress is once again slow.

    I actually spent a few weeks refactoring my scene graph, making it go faster, and fixing memory leaks/slowdowns. I made the scenegraph it's own structure instead of a "Spatial" component because the ECS system is too ...

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    Behind the Scenes

    by Cory on November 19, 2018

    I spent the last two weeks upgrading Slacker Paradise! I realized that I wanted a new feature where I could queue up "Highlight of the Day" links and have it update the front page about every day. Up until now, I've been keeping a backlog of links...

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    Harry Potter and the Douchebag at the Google Interview

    by Cory on November 17, 2018

    I just had the fucking weirdest dream. It started out where I was in the middle of interviewing for Google.

    I was in an orientation room with a whole bunch of people and a small group of employees were giving a presentation about interview tips. ...

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    SO FUCKIN MAD

    by Cory on October 31, 2018

    I'M SO FUCKIN MAD!!! >:(

    Work is shitty this week and I got into a fight when biking home because some guy passed me so close he almost side swiped me. Anyway that has nothing to do with game programming. I need to fucking quit my job. >:(

    ...
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    Actually Using Tilemaps

    by Cory on October 23, 2018

    I finished the arc this weekend. I did all that modification to the BuilderScene to load and save stuff to text files. I added in a Tilemap in MegamanScene and deserialize it. I also pasted a scaled background picture to give it some atmosphere.

    ...

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