Category Archives: Developer Blog

Bone Marrow Transplant By the Numbers

By | May 1, 2017

The Latest Work has come to a screaching halt because of my Bone Marrow Transplant. I recently spent 40 days in-patient, most of which was spent in isolation, some of which was spent in a plastic tent. It was all the mental torment of solitary confinement plus the physical pain of battling cancer. There are… Read More »

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 »

Cancer. Game Over?

By | November 18, 2016

[olimometer id=olimometer_id css_class=olimometer_css]   In September, Michael was headhunted for his dream job: Evangelist for Unity Technologies (Asia) in Seoul, South Korea! In October, however, Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Now he must live within 40 miles of the Roswell Cancer Institute in order to qualify for treatment. And everything he did to qualify for… 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 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 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 »