Tuesday, 19 June 2018

only a couple more weeks

There's a lot going on at the moment with work, both day job and private work, and homework for some exams I have to take, with 0 confidence of passing.

Hence, not too many updates to report, I just sleep, work, drink, sleep, work drink

not good for me really.
oh well, hic!


Monday, 28 May 2018

I've not yet succumbed to a heart attack

in spite of the weight gain.

Just been incredibly busy, and only just starting to make a little bit of headway on a few things....looking forward to the summer hols...only 8 more weeks to lots more work :(


Thursday, 26 April 2018

I'm sooo fat

I don't even want to type the number, its the worst ever..

ok thats it... I said it before, but thats it..

Jezuz I'm so faat


Friday, 20 April 2018

End of block....and a holiday

Been a busy stressful block, lots and lots of extra work to do, I had waaay too much on my plate, and just didn't say no..

Still got some things left to deal with but as far as students are concerned its all done now, just extensions to deal with and then a holiday for a week,.

Can't really rest, still have things I have to get done but I can dial back the pace a bit and tackle them in my own time.. Got to get ready for 2 gigs, so need to fit in some practice somewhere,  finish the Coleco project at flaming last, and get the last of the 3D games up on the site.

oh did I say I had less to do...yeah, well that is less.


Monday, 16 April 2018


top 3......wow...just wow...
kindle version too..the hardcopy has been sold out on amazon.co.uk for a week,.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

yeah shadows working again

I actually got stuck on this for several days,  which was frustrating, I have a shadow demo already and transferred the code to my main test demo, and it didn't work.. Utter confusion, why would it work one demo and not another... it took me several days to realize that my shadow demo project used a much smaller terrain and this one was much bigger and also the light source was stuck in a corner.....

grrr, oh well, its like most bugs, if you have never seen the behaviour before you simple can't see it. I assumed something was up with my code or the new Rasbpian Stretch..but no it was me, I didn't set it up right...but there you are, fixed now...with help from some of my facebook friends.

Behold shadowmapping shadows.
Not the best system for shadows, they tend to be hard and pixelly, but the fact is the Pi's GPU does not really have the power to do the sampling needed to create softer AA shadows so its as good as it will get for now.


Friday, 30 March 2018

how hot is too hot?

I'd say the hot and spicy chicken noodles I just ate qualify as too hot.. since after 30mins I am sat at my desk having drunk 2 liters of cold water and still have my tongue hanging breathing in cold air to sooth it.

wow..that was vindaloo levels of spicy.