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I doubt there is anyone interested in game programming that hasn't heard of this book... but for those who haven't, read it. It's the game programmer's interpretation of the Big Four's more popular patterns.

Oh, and it's free online.
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Wow, man. That's all really cool. No shortage of jobs for C++ programmers, no doubt, if you end up wanting to go square.

It's very impressive how you started school, stuck it out, and are now so close to finishing. You seem to be doing well, and I'm really glad to hear it.

I still haven't put the time in to learn Linux properly, and I haven't compiled and built a C++ program in many years, so I'll probably have to wait for the Windows binaries to get a first-hand look at your projects.

I'll be talking about stuff like game loops at this next Dart meetup of mine, but on a very rudimentary level, suitable for beginners. Looks like you're well past that now. One of the disadvantages of pushing a new technology is that everyone you ever meet is a beginner with it, so it's hard to move on to the cool, advanced stuff.

Anyway, good to see you're still out there. Perhaps we'll run into each other again sometime.
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Okay, this is sad. There's no where to complain about this other than on social media. I was just forced to change my eBay password. It would seem force you to hand-type in your password. I can't begin to explain how horrible of a practice this is.

This will have two side effects.

First the least likely; this makes your password susceptible to key loggers. They typically don't monitor your clip-board for cut and pastes. Not that I have stopped typing in passwords manually because of this. I find it easier to not type them in, and I find it more secure to store my many, many passwords in a key-encrypted file.

Second, this also encourages users to use shorter passwords. My passwords are typically 128-bit randomly generated (assuming the site will let me enter in a password that long). Try typing that in by hand. I'm uber-glad that all the financial information I have stored in eBay is years outdated. Instead I had to rely on a 40-bit generated password that was still a pain in the ass to have to type in by hand.

Either way, I'd discourage anyone from using their service until they change this policy. Not that anyone will. Except me. Insecure is insecure, and Erin just got her credit card stolen from using it on insecure sites that promised to be secure.

I was forced to buy something off eBay because I couldn't find another source for it. I will try harder next time to not have to use it. Oh best part is there's no one to contact at eBay to explain this to them. Not that they'd listen.

#eBayInsecurityIssues
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+Monty Rasmussen Glad to know you liked it. Now give me one back by doing my homework for me. Give me an algorithm that, given any regular language L, determines whether or not L = L^*. And remember, Google is cheating ;)
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Found this utterly amazing link off Reddit. I was surprised to find myself ranking in the upper levels of several categories. However what it also gave me is an excellent road map of where I am deficient.
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My boss showed me this a year or two ago, and we found it very useful. Glad you reintroduced it...
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In case anyone is interested, not trying to advertise for them, but Black Sabbath's newest album... the first studio album with Ozzy, Tony, and Geezer, (Ward couldn't make it due to contractual obligations) in 35 years... It's absolutely fantastic. It's like they took up right after Vol. 4, instead of declining in to the bickering and eventual break up they did. I suggest if you are remotely interested, give it a listen.
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The CEO of Paradox Interactive talks about niche games. A few brilliant observations by a company that leads the market in niche gaming.
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Not being one for social media, as anyone who knows me knows. I still felt like I had to share this.

Last night I was reading, for the first time as a programmer, the Commodore 64 User's Guide. When I was a kid I remember going through it casually, wishing I had one small idea of what any of it meant. My father was an electronics engineer, because of that I was always enamored by the fancy diagrams in it.

Now I am reading it, understanding it, and once school frees up some time for me I'll be doing something I've waited thirty years for. Programming a Commodore 64.

I'll be honest, the thought brought up some emotion and I choked up a bit. And in case anyone is curious as to why I am learning how to program on a thirty year old computer; I'm using it to cut my teeth into low level assembly programming. It works like a more complex version of the assembler I learned on a simulated chip in my architecture class.

And the MOS 6502 processor is still used today. Produced by Western Digital, founded by Bill Mensch, father of the MOS 6502 and its decedents. Plus if you're a retro geek, it's really interesting stuff.
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+Monty Rasmussen Yeah, no way I am going to wrack up this amount of debt and not get a degree. So you should be glad if I wasn't. As the only way it could be interpreted is as my having graduated. Failure is not an option.
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Looks like I found what I will be using in my Dungeon Game.
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