on the decline of game shops

So I log onto Twitter today, and an awful lot of devs and other games-related people are talking about the decline of GameStop. GameStop, for those of you who didn’t know, was/is basically America’s answer to GAME, that place that was once relevant but now really isn’t worth visiting much. I’m not going to try… Continue reading on the decline of game shops

on being “stuck”

So begins a new year, and I suppose another one of those blog posts where I muse on updating regularly here. It seems that I am actually not that great at maintaining a blog, at least regularly… and I regularly promise that I will remedy this! Indeed, I wondered what was causing me not to… Continue reading on being “stuck”

vulkan ubuntu 18.04 upgrade problems: the road to happiness

Maybe I should make “The Road To Happiness” a series or something, but I’ve been having some knotty little problems with getting the Vulkan SDK working since upgrading from my old Ubuntu 16.04 installation to the nice, shiny new Ubuntu 18.04. One of the helpful things that happened was that my Vulkan SDK I downloaded from… Continue reading vulkan ubuntu 18.04 upgrade problems: the road to happiness

freetype 2: the road to happiness

I’m going to write a post about coding your own games from scratch later: it’s a topic I have quite strong feelings on (both ways), however right now I feel a pressing need to share with the world a fix for issues with CMake and a certain library that is widely used – FreeType 2.… Continue reading freetype 2: the road to happiness

book review: the subtle art of not giving a f*ck

That was a long week, I can tell you. Everyone seems to like self-help books. I see people in cafes reading them, and usually it’s something like The Secret or The Cosmic Ordering Service which appears to be a religion/mystical thing in disguise as advice. These never clicked with me, as a lot of them seem to revolve around… Continue reading book review: the subtle art of not giving a f*ck