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Particle Art

Now that the Fall semester classes are starting to wind down as we make the switch into preparing for the big end-of-semester projects, I’ve had a few minutes to put into one of my side projects. These are a series of screenshots from a touch-screen based artist tool that I’m …

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Cross-Platform Mobile Development

A colleague recently sent me a link to the following: Google Releases Open-Source Code to Convert Java to Objective-C Yeah, that’s cool and all. But to me, that’s like saying: Google Releases Open-Source Code to Convert Ebonics to Spanglish. Just saying. Come to think of it, I haven’t checked Google …

It Takes A Village Idiot

There has been a lot of discussion lately on sexism, bigotry, harassment, and masochistic behavior by players of online games. See: Sexual Harassment In Online Gaming Stirs Anger A Call To Arms Internet Trolls and Anita Sarkeesian Here are my thoughts: With online games, we have created an artificial ecosystem …

aliEnd for Android

I’m happy to announce that the Android release of aliEnd is now available on Google Play. Artwork by Geoff GunningProgramming by John PileMusic by Dev Jana The game is written in C#/XNA and ported to Android via MonoGame. Once I’ve completed porting aliEnd to a few other platforms, I’ll post …

Replace your KVM with Synergy

Every once in a while I am amazed by the cleverness of some people. This time, its the guys who made Synergy. Synergy is a free, open-source, cross-platform, application that allows you to share one mouse and keyboard across multiple computers using your network connection (And I thought KVM switches …