Month: March 2009

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For the Love of the Game

The plan, if there ever was one, was to make a game and give it out for free. There was this idea, this concept, that the game could maybe be released on Live Community Games and maybe we would be able to find some funding to help push the project through. A way to do…
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Warp(ed) Drive

Got the Lazarus drive installed into a brand new case yesterday. When I ripped it out of the laptop I felt a little like the priest from The Temple of Doom. The new case actually fits too, so now I should be able to get my data out. Yet, I can’t and I blame Vista.Once…
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PAX and The Summer of Love

I was wandering the wide breadth of internet, waiting for inspiration to hit me about my issue with the Cliffs (see below – although I think I’ve got it) and I wandered into the PAX site. It looks like you can get a booth there, like at Comic-Con, if you have something to show. I…
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Nostalgia Induced Stupidity

I’m in the process of building more of the Cliffs level, and the more that I play with it, the less that I like it. There are parts of it I am fond of and play really well, but as a rule the level seems to be missing something. I could cut it and start…
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New Vistas

I hate Vista. I really do. So much. Like, if it was hanging from a cliff and I was the only one around that could help it up, I would kick it down just to watch it die. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very pretty operating system and is all glassy and candy.The…
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…error message…

The computer is still in a coma. It still won’t load. I tried uninstalling the memory and putting it back in and trying to start it with only one of the chips in case the other is bad. So either memory chips are bad, or there is something else wrong. If the something else wrong…
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C:\ Surgery.exe

Something is rotten in the house that Thief built. My Laptop, my $1 Laptop, has crashed out. It will not boot. It will not load. It does not dream. I have The Fear. I know that the hard drive is okay. The system almost boots when I tell it to start in DOS mode. It…
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Frustration Unleashed

I’ll preface this post by saying this – I had to hard boot my computer, and I’m thinking that a lot of the “issues” stemmed from that. Right then, yesterday sucked, both for working and for play. As I had in the previous post, it turns out that the restart didn’t matter after all, the…
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Dr. Frankenstein

Yeah, that’s right. I got it. One of those things that has been requested day after day, and was, until about 20 minutes ago, beyond my grasp. Yep, Go-Go Gadget arms and booya, I can print the screen from a hot key. But wait, there’s more! I then built a script to do all of…
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Left Brain / Right Brain

Video games are a strange beast I’m finding. When people hear the term “Game Developer” they generally may think about Programmers and maybe if I’m lucky, Designers. They envision men with glasses and ill lit rooms with the colors of the screen dancing on the wall. Like an Indian spirit walk in 5.1 surround sound.…
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So What?

I’m hunting today. I’m trekking through the thick underbrush that is Internet seeking the most elusive of prey, indie contractors. I know they’re there, maybe to the left, maybe to the right. San Diego is full of them I find. Even more so than Los Angeles. Not big studios, heck, maybe not even consistent paychecks,…
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