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2016. A Year of #Gamedev in Review. Also, Blood Cancer. (pinned)

By | December 31, 2016

2016 was a mixed bag. On the downside we lost Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali. Also I got cancer. On the plus side, I published my first game development book, was contracted for a second, and then again a third. Also I got cancer. That a cancer diagnosis could possibly improve my life is a grim… Read More »

My Top 5 #Indiedev Office Purchases of 2018!

By | December 19, 2018

Alas, it’s too late to reference this for purposes of bequeathing the #indiedev in your life. But if you are the #indiedev in question, bookmark this for boxing day! Here are my top 5 #indiedev office purchases of 2018! 5. Tie! BANDC Red Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Storage holder case and Zhanmai 140 Pieces Zip Ties… Read More »

PSA: SMB shares on NAS (and/or) NAS computer not visible in Windows 10 SOLVED

By | November 25, 2018

Are the computers you can successfully ping not visible in the Network window of Windows 10? Do you have Kaspersky Total Security? If so, check your Settings>Firewall>Networks> settings. Make sure that the network adapter connecting to your LAN is specified as a Local Network under Network Type. Of course, your other settings, such as Window’s… Read More »

PSA: Moodle Course (coursebox) window weird whitespace SOLVED

By | November 25, 2018

So only a very narrow part of the public will find service in this announcement, but I’d thought I’d make it anyway… If, like me, your Moodle page was marred be weird wide whitespace, here’s the solution; add the following code to the “Custom CSS” section of your afflicted theme: .coursebox .content:after, .coursebox .info:after{ content:… Read More »

Freebie Fridays! Top 5 Best Free WordPress Plugins!

By | November 9, 2018

Continuing a trend of Top 5 lists, here are my recommendations for the top 5 best free WordPress plugins. These plugins will help optimize your WordPress site for search engine results, and by extension, profit! 5. Smush: Image Compression and Optimization (https://WordPress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/) According to best-selling author Nell Patel, “a 1 second delay in page response… Read More »

Top 5 Best Paid System Utilities For Indie Developers

By | November 2, 2018

In stark contrast with NCP’s Freebie Fridays blog posts, I present my top 5 best paid system utilities For Indie Developers. These will help ensure your PCs function (fairly) flawlessly and keep your indie studio humming along. At number 5 is TorGuard, a highly rated VPN service. TorGuard provides secure tunneling and IP masking in… Read More »

Freebie Friday! Make Gimp Look Like Photoshop? Don’t. Get Krita.

By | September 7, 2018

I’ve spent several days trying to make Gimp look like Photoshop. I followed the instructions here, here, and here, with the latter two bringing me closest to success. I had the least success with Gimpshop. For one, the top-level folder in the sourceforge download is misnamed which means that the readme install instructions will fail.… Read More »