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A few Mac OSX tips

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Just a couple of notes regarding Terminal, Activity Monitor and more.

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Sublime Terminal

Terminal.app can have different looks per tab etc, I made one similar to Sublime Text default look - which I quite like (shown above). You just import the skin from the preferences panel. If you want it to be default hit the default button once it is selected.

You can download the file here

Activity Monitor Dock Icon



Activity monitor has a really cool realtime dock icon. You can have it show you various things, but I use it to monitor how my cpu cores are being used.

Quick screen lock



Colin showed this to me the other day, in Keychain Access preferences you can tell it to keep a lock icon in the menu bar. This gives you quick access to locking your screen without logging off entirely. Useful for offices etc.

Enjoy

A few Mac OSX tips

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Just a couple of notes regarding Terminal, Activity Monitor and more.

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Quality and Standards

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Breaking news on the internet:

Two men hold media to a higher standard of journalism.
The same media responds with childish, public belittling reminiscent of the school yard.



I imagine it wasn’t just these two men, but more - who hope for higher standards from them. Maybe those two they picked on would drive more hits to their page - but that’s just speculation.

More importantly,

These same two men not only demand a level of quality of their work that others only dream about, but who strive, fight and prove it possible, in the face of it all.

To these men and the ones just like them :

Your work is TRULY inspiring,
to so many more than just the sad and attention desperate out there.

Please, don’t forget that.

<3

Quality and Standards

.public.service.announcement

Breaking news on the internet:

Two men hold media to a higher standard of journalism.
The same media responds with childish, public belittling reminiscent of the school yard.

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Drifter Update

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The game we are working on for the last while is available if you want to preorder and get immediate access to the Beta. The game is a space trading game, for mobile and desktop and featuring a soundtrack by Danny Baranowski.
 

You can now preorder Drifter, and vote for our game to make it onto the Steam platform. You can vote for the game here, on the Steam Greenlight page.
 

The home page has a bunch more information.
 

If you like, please share this, and retweet this.

Drifter Update

.greenlight.preorder.trailer

The game we are working on for the last while is available if you want to preorder and get immediate access to the Beta. The game is a space trading game, for mobile and desktop and featuring a soundtrack by Danny Baranowski.

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New Photos

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We went touristing again today, this time visiting Cape Spear, traditionally the most east point of the whole of North America (and Canada). Cool lighthouses, world war II bunkers and battery guns and the ocean.



View the set on flickr

I have yet to upload these to my site, as there are a couple of panoramas to stitch and edit first.

Enjoy!

New Photos

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We went touristing again today, this time visiting Cape Spear, traditionally the most east point of the whole of North America (and Canada). Cool lighthouses, world war II bunkers and battery guns and the ocean.

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New Photos

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I have finally done some touristy things after arriving in Canada almost 3 months ago. I took a bunch of photos but here are a handful for your enjoyment.



View them on my site

View them on Flickr

New Photos

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I have finally done some touristy things after arriving in Canada almost 3 months ago. I took a bunch of photos but here are a handful for your enjoyment.

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Streaming : Texturing!

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About an hour of realtime texturing for a ship called the Aspis. 
For the game I am working on, Drifter



Link on Twitch.tv

Music by ABSRDST ! ♥

Streaming : Texturing!

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About an hour of realtime texturing for a ship called the Aspis. For the game I am working on, Drifter

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A general status update

"What have you been doing?" I hear you say.



I have moved

I now live in Canada. This is a new chapter and a really awesome turn of events, something that I have wanted for many years (to live somewhere new and exciting).

I have been busy

I haven’t posted in a while but this is to let you know that I have been busy working hard on Drifter doing the 3D art and general art stuff for the game (among other things).

I have posted some of the latest work on Polycount, along with some info on how I created the images.

My entire site is being remade

This time I am not being lazy and doing a hackish tumblr theme for the site and blog combined. I have separated the two and will finish the new site and all of the content soon. Each major section of the site will have it’s own RSS feed so you can follow what interests you from now on.

The blog has a lot of old content stashed away with bad formatting, I intend to go and fix them all - removing ones that are now on the main page.

I plan on writing more

So, rss this feed. I will be discussing art, programming, indie game development and game design.

Take care

And have fun, friends.

A general status update

"What have you been doing?" I hear you say.

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Star trails

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Star trail photography is super fun actually. More info and bigger resolution inside.


I picked up a camera of my own (finally) and a new wide lens and this was my second attempt at a star trail. 
Click to see full version or look at it here

Below is a single shot from the trail, showing how much of the stars you can see and the unedited look of the shot :

Star trails

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Star trail photography is super fun actually. More info and bigger resolution inside.

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DRIFTER Wallpaper

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This is for a space trading game called Drifter.
Click for the 1080p version and more info.


 Click here for the full 1080p version 

Preview

DRIFTER Wallpaper

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This is for a space trading game called Drifter. Click for the 1080p version and more info.

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Super Hexagon Wallpaper

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This is how I feel when I am playing super hexagon. Click for more colors and options.



A handful of color choices.

Super Hexagon Wallpaper

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This is how I feel when I am playing super hexagon. Click for more colors and options.

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Restarting the MacOSX Sound System with no reboot

Ever had Mac OSX sound just stop working? Here is a simple command line fix to restart the CoreAudio systems from the terminal without restarting your Mac.




Sometimes things go wrong, and we don’t always know why. I was debugging some code, at the same time I plugged in my headphones, or something, and my Mac suggested that I had no audio output anymore. After about 10 seconds the Volume controls stopped saying that, but no sound was heard (headphones or speakers, either way). 
The fix is quite simple if you don’t want to reboot to fix it : Usual disclaimer : Executing arbitrary command line stuff from the internet - is at your own risk. This though (if you can understand bash scripting) will just kill any processes that are associated with CoreAudio. You will be prompted to enter a password (due to sudo).

 sudo kill -9 `ps ax|grep 'coreaudio[a-z]' |awk '{print $1}'`



10~30 seconds later the Audio should return to normal behavior and you can carry on your day. Hope this helps!
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Restarting the MacOSX Sound System with no reboot

Ever had Mac OSX sound just stop working? Here is a simple command line fix to restart the CoreAudio systems from the terminal without restarting your Mac.

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Realtime Multiplayer in HTML5

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Article, demo in HTML5, socket.io, node.js.
Recently I wrote an slightly in-depth article talking about how to write multiplayer games, Full source and demo on github. 


The article has been featured in Javascript Weekly  and was bumped to the first page of hacker news when it was launched.

 Read article    Online Demo  Source Code on Github

Realtime Multiplayer in HTML5

.interactive.article

Article, demo in HTML5, socket.io, node.js. Recently I wrote an slightly in-depth article talking about how to write multiplayer games, Full source and demo on github.

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Mike Rose branding

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Mike Rose ( twitter, website ) asked me to do a business card for him. This is the printed results (photo taken by Mike).

Mike Rose branding

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Mike Rose ( twitter, website ) asked me to do a business card for him. This is the printed results (photo taken by Mike).


Tametick.com redesign

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Recently I worked with Ido, a fellow indie game developer, on redesigning his website and blog. You can check it out at tametick.com, and his blog is linked from there.

Tametick.com redesign

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Recently I worked with Ido, a fellow indie game developer, on redesigning his website and blog. You can check it out at tametick.com, and his blog is linked from there.


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