Monthly Archives: May 2016

developer death threats.

By | May 31, 2016

Developer death threats. So prevalent that they’re ripe for satire. Destructoid does just that with a The Onion-like article that you can find here: https://www.destructoid.com/sociopathic-gamer-s-death-threats-just-aren-t-what-they-used-to-be-fauxclusive–364814.phtml Why do death threats happen so frequently in the gaming industry and not others? And remember, this is depraved criminal behavior deserving of contempt and criticism. Not praise. If you… Read More »

The living nightmare of trying to get rid of a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11E

By | May 30, 2016

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise (ie, I should’ve known) that Woot.com, being a closeout store, doesn’t accept returns for anything other than damaged products. I am now selling my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11E Touch Ultrabook, Quad Core, 128GB, 4GB RAM, 67% off!!! on ebay. If you’ve seen my earlier posts, you… Read More »

The end of code. All of June: No-Code Video Game Development Using Unity and Playmaker for Just $10!

By | May 28, 2016

The article is about machine learning, but Wired’s provocative and prescient June issue could’ve just as easily been about state machine technology. Also in June: the imminent release of the No-Code book and the beginnings of a new book and video course! June is shaping up to be a celebration of barrier breaking tech and… Read More »

The Living Nightmare of dealing with Lenovo support.

By | May 27, 2016

This is my life now. A Kafkaesque epic to determine if my new Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e 20D9 has Wacom functionality. Think that’s possible checking the User Guide? The English site’s User Guide is in Spanish. Oh, you’ve found the documentation page? There are 172 documents. Want to filter by language? You can’t. Want to… Read More »

The living nightmare of trying get Win7 touchscreen drivers to work on a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e

By | May 26, 2016

Yesterday was only the beginning (actually, it was only the midpoint as the struggle began Tuesday). I was unable to get the Acronis restore point to boot. Using it to create the partition as a workaround for Win7’s inability to do so didn’t work either. Eventually I was able to create a partition using the… Read More »

The living nightmare of trying to restore an Acronis save point to a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e

By | May 25, 2016

Previously I’ve advocated using software to clone and then replace OSes should they misbehave. Acronis claims its software can even do this across disparate hardware configurations. I’ll believe it when I see it. In a thus far misguided attempt to replace my failing ASUS tablet, I purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e (found out later… Read More »

Developer Blog – VR Design Document Part 3

By | May 24, 2016

While a good deal of this post remains redacted, it should still serve its purpose as a sample design document. All will be revealed in due time! III. Narrative Synopsis Shoot stuff and avoid being shot. III. Game Mechanics “Space Blast” is a mobile VR [redacted for the time being]. The game is played [redacted… Read More »