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Jason Carter
An Indie Game Designer out of Boston, MA
An Indie Game Designer out of Boston, MA

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BitBit - A little compression library
Ever needed to compress a bunch of settings in a JavaScript object down to fit in a couple of bytes worth of data?  No?  Well that's okay I didn't either until recently.  While working with some embedded systems I needed a way to take simple number and bool...

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New Year, New Job!
It has been a while since I have posted, and a lot has changed!  Recently I got a new job at SimpliSafe  as a Backend Software Engineer, continuing my work in NodeJS, which is really exciting.  Also, I now work at a place where there is no taboo on talking ...

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Heart of Winter - Poem
I wrote a poem for our work poetry contest for our holiday party, so here it is. Heart of Winter Angel feathers fall from a cotton sky As the arctic wind pinches my strawberry nose. I pull the wool scarf my mother knit, up around my face, Blinking with fros...

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Schema Check
It has been a while since I've done a post about side projects, but lately I've been working on a little NPM Module called Schema Check, available on NPM and Github  and wanted to share it.  Schema Check is a light JavaScript object type enforcer which uses...

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All The World's A Game
All the world's a game, And all the men and women merely players; They have their PKs and their respawns, And one man in his time plays many classes, His experience being seven ages. At first the neophyte, Mewling and button smashing in wanton alarm, Then ...

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Card Creator V2 - A smoother workflow
I had a couple goals in mind when I set out to rebuild the Card Creator.  First, I wanted to be able to update a Google Spreadsheet document, and have the card creator read directly from there for building the cards, and second, I wanted to remove the Cairo...

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Introduction to Caching in JavaScript and NodeJS
Disclaimer :  This article is intended for new web developers who don't know much about caching and would like to have a basic idea.  It is not a comprehensive post, nor is it supposed to accurately reflect advanced caching systems.  All of the scripts refe...

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JavaScript - Keeping your code DRY with Function Currying
If you are like me when I first heard about currying, you were probably thinking, well that sounds delicious, but what the heck is it?  Sadly, it is not the aromatic dish to the left, but it IS a super useful thing to know about in JavaScript, and really is...

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Home Sweet Home
My wife and I recently bought a house (first time home owners!) and it has been a whirlwind of busy.  We went the fixer-upper route and bought an old home from the 50s, and pretty much ripped everything out and refinished the interior, doing much of the wor...

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GGJ 2016 - Cockamimey!
This past weekend was the Global Game Jam , where you have 48 hours to make a game on the theme at one of a number of Jam sites from around the world.  First time and veteran game develops get together and group up to try and get something done start to fin...
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