Books I Have Read: Tools and Weapons

A colleague at my day job lent me a copy of the book Tools and Weapons by Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne.

The main premise of the book is that technology is a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, it has the potential to do so much good for individuals, organizations, . . . → Read More: Books I Have Read: Tools and Weapons

Screenshots Made Easy with Window Resizing Tool wmctrl

I needed to create screenshots for the iOS port of Toytles: Leaf Raking, my leaf-raking business simulation. My game doesn’t have a built-in screenshot shortcut key, and I needed screenshots that were 2688×1242, 2208×1242, and 2732×2048.

Immediately I knew I didn’t want to resize windows by hand, as it would be annoying and error-prone. . . . → Read More: Screenshots Made Easy with Window Resizing Tool wmctrl

10 Years Later: Look Inside the Source of Terry Cavanagh’s VVVVVV

Last week, Terry Cavanagh made an announcement with the post VVVVVV’s source code is now public, 10 year anniversary jam happening now!

Collectors of commercial indie game source code have another project to add alongside games such as Aquaria and Gish.

And people are swarming all over it.

In the first day . . . → Read More: 10 Years Later: Look Inside the Source of Terry Cavanagh’s VVVVVV

Derek Yu’s Updated Pixel Art Tutorial

In ancient times, around 2005, Derek Yu of Spelunky fame created a 10-step pixel art tutorial. It took you through the process of creating a cartoonish lucha lawyer, including brief discussions on lines, shading, dithering, and more.

As seen in archive.org’s history of Derek’s old site.Also, Derek, please don’t sue me.

Yu recently . . . → Read More: Derek Yu’s Updated Pixel Art Tutorial

Fixed SDL2 Android App Issue When Suspending and Resuming

Months ago, I needed to update the SDL2 libraries I was using in order to gain access to a new piece of functionality in SDL2 that lets me load SVG vector graphic file and create textures out of them. But then I found a problem was introduced. The app would hang whenever I would leave . . . → Read More: Fixed SDL2 Android App Issue When Suspending and Resuming

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