installing renderdoc on linux: the road to happiness

If like me you enjoy messing around with Vulkan, I’m sure you’ll be familiar with Renderdoc, the awesomest open-source graphics debugger ever. RenderDoc is a vital tool in sorting out most weird graphical errors that you’ll encounter in your graphics development adventures (it sure is for me), however on Linux things are a bit… homespun.… Continue reading installing renderdoc on linux: the road to happiness

and finally, a snow storm broke out in hell today…

So for a large chunk of my life, I didn’t like using Microsoft products. Why? Well, a youth of Visual Basic 6 high school computing assignments for one. VB6 has made more money than God, but on the other hand it epitomised for my everything I disliked about Microsoft: it was slow, locked down to… Continue reading and finally, a snow storm broke out in hell today…

have i not got news for you

Maybe it was the SARS reboot that did it. Or Harley Quinn fans going to war with Sonic the Hedgehog fans. Or Election 2020 fever over the seeming inevitability of a Bernie Sanders candidacy and the apparent extreme socialism he will bring in (in the UK he’d be a fairly mainstream social democrat), or the… Continue reading have i not got news for you

rhel 7 to centos 7 migration: the road to happiness

So in my professional life I do a lot of work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It’s stable, rock-solid (mostly) and easy to use… but however unlike many distros, it comes with a subscription. This is fine: developers gotta eat, and however many anti-capitalist rants people like to go off on, if Linux wasn’t making… Continue reading rhel 7 to centos 7 migration: the road to happiness

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”