Tag: programming

Lessons from the Jam

Another April, another Game Jam: in fact, it was time for Ludum Dare 26. After the mixed experience that was this year’s Global Game Jam, I was curious to see if we were able to apply any of the lessons learned. The theme of the Jam was “Minimalism”, which to me personally isn’t so much…

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On Failure

This past weekend, I joined a group to participate in the 2013 Global Game Jam – and all things considered, we failed. But that’s a good thing: while our game did not materialize in the way we envisioned, this coding session taught us a number of valuable lessons on how to make games in general,…

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Extracting ACDSee thumbnails

I recently lost a bunch of digital photos of mine in a tragic hard-drive accident. While I was unable to recover the actual images, I found that my image viewer ACDSee had created thumbnails for each of them. ACDSee automatically maintains a database of thumbnails for all folders that you browse through under your local…

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On Android Services

For the latest release of SharePlay, my media player for network shares, I wanted to get rid of a fairly annoying bug that I was encountering more and more whenever I was using the app for longer periods of time: sometimes, after playing a number of songs, playback would just stop without any indication of…

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