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VR is the future

2015-01-21 12:08:25

I've been saying this for a while. Just wanted to log it for future reference :) It's kind of a nobrainer....


How strcut saved me

2015-01-19 12:13:59

Yesterday I accidentally discovered PHP has a function called mb_strcut, which is a substr with byte offets but which floors them to multi-byte character offsets. Now frankly, I can't think of many proper use cases for this....


JS1k demo page v4.1

2015-01-11 18:19:48

I've also updated the demo pages of the compo with v4 of the demo page. This was relatively painless although the verification takes a very long time. These demos are distracting yo :p The migration was fairly easy because everything uses a pretty...


JS1k demo page v4

2015-01-10 12:13:43

I've updated the js1k demo pages. This is where the actual magic happens. The first visit of this page had just the shim but I quickly decided I wanted a header at the top. At that point a plethora of demos were already submitted so I had to watch my...


Disk recovery in linux p1

2014-12-28 18:13:51

So I'm still wrestling with my broken disk. I decided to start writing my steps for posterity, random googlers, and a few masochists that enjoy reading this stuff. The situation is that I'm stuck with an SSD that's only half a year old. It started...


Linux woes

2014-12-23 01:12:18

The past week all of my computers seem to crash rather simultaneously, though seemingly independently. The four year old installation of ubuntu 13.10 (running gnome) on my laptop, freshly installed (from an official disk no less) win7 on a desktop, a...


Isaac 1.5

2014-10-29 12:09:27

It's about a week before the new version of The Binding of Isaac (BoI) is released. You can't really call it BoI 2 because it's basically the same game with (much) more content. But you can't really call it a DLC because the game has been completely ...


Touching keyboards

2014-10-15 12:15:18

So I may be using a 20 year old keyboard. But I can't say the design of current available keyboards impress me. Somewhere between then and now there was the "innovation" of adding additional keys, lit keys, and programmable keys. In fact, new boards ...


Trust ErgoTrack

2014-10-15 10:50:16

A keyboard is a coder's best friend. Or a gamer. Or any nerd really. It's easy to get hung up on your favorite keyboard too. Like myself, I'm still using a keyboard that's been out of sale for about 20 years now (Trust ErgoTrack!). I still have two o...


Pension pyramids

2014-10-13 12:43:57

Today Dutch news reported about a press release by the association of Dutch employers. They basically concluded that independent contractors should be forced to start saving for their pension. It also proposed more money for schooling should be made ...