Defense Grid 2

Defense Grid 2

As I posted over on Square Extreme, Defense Grid 2 is being funded on Kickstarter. The way they’ve labeled the funding is misleading; they show that their minimum funding level is $250,000, and that this is for Defense Grid 2, but $250,000 actually only gets us a new DLC for the original Defense Grid (and a $15 pledge will net you the current base game on Steam along with the new DLC when it releases). However, if they get to $1 million, not only do we get the the DLC, we get the first game redone to work with Steam Play on Windows, Mac, and Linux, plus Defense Grid 2. As of now, they’re 65% of the way to their minimum goal with 17 days left. I really hope they make it to the minumum; Defense Grid is an amazing game. If you’d like to try the original, a $15 donation on this Kickstarter campaign will net it for you once funding is closed, or you can pick it up on...

Setting Up Git

I forget these steps frequently, so I thought I’d post them. These come from Github’s new repository page. For the purposes of this, [repo] is the repository name and [user] is your github username. Next steps: mkdir [repo] cd [repo] git init touch README git add README git commit -m ‘first commit’ git remote add origin git@github.com:[user]/[repo].git git push -u origin master Existing Git Repo? cd existing_git_repo git remote add origin git@github.com:[user]/[repo].git git push -u origin...
AMD vs. Intel Revisited

AMD vs. Intel Revisited

A few months back, my friend Pyotr asked me if I prefered AMD or Intel, and I put up a pointless blog post about it. Anyway, I’ve recently upgraded my home system, and have built a few new machines at work using both Intel and AMD, and want to say that I do honestly prefer AMD systems. Read on to see the new components. I really like this machine. It beats my old Phenom Triple Core out of the water. The only problem I had was a stupid one and I should have known better. If you order the motherboard listed, go to the ASRock website and look at the CPU list! These motherboards ship with BIOS revision 1.3, and some chips were not supported by 1.3 (The FX I bought is one). So I had to go buy another CPU just to flash the BIOS. To make matters, worse, I was going to buy a Phenom II X4 955 Black, which was the same price, supported, but out of stock. At least a friend has already bought the extra CPU at a little under what I paid. The other thing that jumps out at me is how quickly a 64GB OS drive can fill up with Windows 7. I think roughly 20GB+ has gone to Windows alone. When you consider that you cannot move a good bit of Visual Studio off your C drive, it drops even more quickly....
There’s #CENSORSHIPEVERYWHERE

There’s #CENSORSHIPEVERYWHERE...

I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet–a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/22993/uncensor I’m ████ █████ ████ the ████ ████ got ███████ █████ ████ ████, but the ████ ████ ████ █████ is on the ██████ to try to get ██████ is not...
RIP

RIP

    RIP Steve Jobs. You will be missed. (Image from Matthew Yohe, released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0...
Git on Bitbucket

Git on Bitbucket

So I’m very excited to see that I can now use all the features of github on bitbucket (mostly), including git, for free! It’s true! I’m switching everything to bitbucket already. Read all about it...