Game maps and Skyrim
Great post by from last year about maps in games, focusing on Skyrim.
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Filthy Pants: A Computer Blog: xBR vs HQx Interpolation Filter Comparison
xBR is a newer pixel art upscaling algorithm and seems to do better than HQ2x, HQ3x
gamedev  algorithms 
3 days ago
Butterick’s Practical Typography
Economics of writing books on the web without requiring payment
business  writing 
5 days ago
Toaster repairman: the strange (and unfinished) evolution of RPG character creation - SinisterDesign.net
History of RPG classes, skills, character customization, followed by some discussion of skills vs classes, players unknowingly making poor choices, role-playing variety
gamedev  history 
6 days ago
Twenty Milliseconds · Twenty Milliseconds
Virtual reality topics like simulator sickness and UI and user testing
10 days ago
Patent-free alternative to simplex noise in 3d
gamedev  graphics 
11 days ago
How Selections Work
d3 selections can be tricky to understand at first
d3  javascript  visualization 
12 days ago
Metaballs and Marching Squares - Zero Wind :: Jamie Wong
Metaballs, marching squares, contour lines, terrain rendering
algorithms  graphics  gamedev 
18 days ago
A Turn-Based Game Loop – journal.stuffwithstuff.com
Game loop that handles each actor having a different number of turns, invalid moves, inserting other actions. Uses the command pattern and handles event loops (e.g. running in the browser)
design  gamedev  structure 
20 days ago
Boilerplate Removal with Uniplate
Abstractions for common traversal patterns of recursive algebraic data types
haskell  programming  structure 
21 days ago
m2ym/popwin-el · GitHub
Get rid of annoying emacs windows like *help* and *completions* after you're done with them
22 days ago
New canvas features: path objects, hit regions and more
Proposed canvas features for 'hit' regions let you put mouse events and mouse pointers on shapes inside a <canvas>. Not implemented in any browser.
javascript  dhtml 
24 days ago
chrisdone/elisp-guide · GitHub
Quick overview of writing elisp for emacs customization and extensions
emacs  lisp  programming 
27 days ago
Leshy SFMaker
Tool to make simple sound effects for games
gamedev  audio 
27 days ago
Colour: Features
Color library for Python that includes tons of color spaces, notations, and operations
color  python  software 
28 days ago
[PDF] syntax-parse: better macro system for Scheme
Paper by Felleisen and Culpepper. Improves over previous macro systems by providing reusable abstractions and producing good error messages
lisp  structure 
5 weeks ago
Geometric Algebra FAQ
Geometric Algebra is a vector algebra for geometry, with vectors, bivectors, and other objects, as well as cross products and other operations. For me it solved the mystery of why cross products only work in 3D. Useful for game development (3D in particular).
math  gamedev 
5 weeks ago
Current Status : Standard C++
C++98 (major), C++03 (minor), C++11 (major), C++14 (minor), C++17 (major) list of features and changes
5 weeks ago
Game of Life dwarfputing megaproject
Someone made Conway's Game of Life inside Dwarf Fortress
5 weeks ago
Game Level Layout from Design Specification
Designer chooses an overall layout and the system fills in the rest of the level
gamedev  procedural 
6 weeks ago
Gamasutra: Daniel Cook's Blog - 11 Tips for Maximizing Player Expression
"As game developers, we talk quite a bit about how we can build games that allow an author to express themselves more clearly. What about the flip side of the game equation? How can we build games that allow the player to express themselves in a rich and meaningful fashion?"
6 weeks ago
C++11/14 idioms I use every day | Seshbot Programs
C++ is on a tick/tock schedule now, with C++11 being the big features and C++14 being cleanup and C++17 being more big features. This article has some of the conveniences in C++11 and C++14.
6 weeks ago
Rule of Zero @ Flaming Dangerzone
C++ move constructors and how many classes don't need any user-defined constructors or destructors
6 weeks ago
The Future of College? - The Atlantic
Minerva has online classrooms where people interact
education  learning 
6 weeks ago
Video games and urban simulation: new tools or new tricks?
City builder games allow simulation of complex systems. "Games induce players to learn the model but not to challenge or produce new knowledge"
structure  games  simulation  gamedev 
6 weeks ago
FF Franziska
The making of the Franziska font, explaining weights, heights, styles, kerning, etc.
typography  design 
6 weeks ago
module TotalSpaces2 - RDoc Documentation
TotalSpaces for Mac has a Ruby API that lets you move windows to different virtual desktops and monitor for changes
programming  mac  software 
7 weeks ago
Affinity Designer - Vector art & design
Vector (+pixel) drawing app for Mac, with svg/png export
mac  software 
7 weeks ago
Neural networks and deep learning
Online book showing how neural networks work, using Python/NumPy code examples
algorithms  math 
7 weeks ago
Church vs Curry Types | LispCast
Intrinsic vs extrinsic type systems. Intrinsic: types are inherently part of the program. Extrinsic: the program logic is independent of types.
7 weeks ago
dat.GUI lets you export some js variables to make them editable with a gui as the program runs
7 weeks ago
Python for Programmers
Packages, virtualenv, debugging, ipython
programming  python 
7 weeks ago
Javascript version of bxfr/sxfr - for making simple sound effects for games, especially if you don't have any sound effects already
audio  gamedev 
8 weeks ago
2D Sprites that Look 3D
Normal mapping on 2d sprites to add lighting effects, with WebGL demo
gamedev  graphics 
8 weeks ago
EmacsWiki: Smart Tabs
Tabs or spaces for indentation? "Smart tabs" use tabs for *indentation* and spaces for *alignment*. This package is for emacs but there's also one for vim.
emacs  programming 
8 weeks ago
Input: Fonts for Code
Monospace and proportional fonts designed specifically for coding, serif and sans serif, many weights and variants. Free for personal use but not for publishing use. Preview and download pages lets you choose style of a, g, l, i, 0, * characters, as well as line height.
8 weeks ago
The design of a signage typeface | I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY
Analyzing font for signs with distance, fog, contrast in mind, and coming up with a new font for road signs, Wayfaring Sans
typography  fonts  design 
8 weeks ago
Multicolor fonts
Sadly, multicolor fonts are coming. Apple, Mozilla, Adobe, Google, Microsoft all have their own incompatible formats.
8 weeks ago
syohex/emacs-helm-ag · GitHub
recursive grep (using 'ag') with helm. Searches as you type.
9 weeks ago
chrisdone/god-mode · GitHub
Emacs mode that lets you use emacs commands without pressing ctrl. Sort of like vim but with emacs commands instead of vim commands, so it's not as powerful, but it might be easier to use for emacs users.
9 weeks ago
Lucky Lion Studios – Royalty-Free Video Game Music Library
Royalty-free music for games, priced between $5 and $10 each
gamedev  music 
9 weeks ago
sindresorhus/quick-look-plugins · GitHub
Mac Quick Look plugins for seeing source code, json, patch, csv, zip, webp files; can be installed via homebrew cask
mac  software 
9 weeks ago
(Also is a Julia notebook) Perceived color of any molecule, based on spectral lines, compared to photographs
9 weeks ago
"The Event Notify Test Runner is a general-purpose UNIX utility intended to make rapid feedback and automated testing natural and completely ordinary." -- run a command when some files change
unix  software 
10 weeks ago
MathML Torture Test - Mozilla | MDN
Testing various MathML features. On my system, Firefox has the best support, Safari is ok, and Chrome is terrible.
firefox  math  typography 
10 weeks ago
Firefox's multi-process architecture gets new test mode - gHacks Tech News
How to enable separate process per tab in firefox. I tried it but logins and flash plugins didn't work well.
firefox  hacks 
10 weeks ago
Lightroom 4 and 5 Hardware Performance Test: Single vs Dual CPUs, Hard Drive Configurations, Previews and More!
Lightroom performance tests suggest putting the catalog on SSD won't help that much, that multiple CPUs won't help much, and that Lightroom 4 is faster than Lightroom 5 :(
lightroom  photography 
10 weeks ago
Blazing Fast HTML
Functional programming, model -> rebuild html, then diff html with existing html to see what to tell the browser to change. Nice model.
structure  web 
10 weeks ago
elitekeyboards.com - Products
Topre switch keyboards feel different from cherry switches but I haven't had a chance to try one in person. Interesting feature: different keys can be weighted differently to match the expected strength of the finger hitting it.
keyboard  getting 
10 weeks ago
Wireless Bluetooth + USB Mechanical Keyboards for the PC, Mac, PS3, iOS & Android - KBtalKingUSA.com
USB + bluetooth mechanical keyboard with 10 bluetooth pairings. Cherry blue or cherry brown. I got the cherry blue.
keyboard  getting 
10 weeks ago
Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard for PC
Mechanical keyboard that claims to be rather quiet
getting  keyboard 
10 weeks ago
noto - Fonts that support all languages/characters in Unicode - Google Project Hosting
"Noto's goal is providing a beautiful reading experience for everyone and for all languages. With visual harmony when multiple languages share a page. With multiple styles and weights. Freely available to all."
11 weeks ago
Choosing Type Alignments for the Web
Justified vs left-aligned typography on the web, with images to show problems with both
11 weeks ago
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