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Jaymin Kessler
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Stratterical Cortmonics @ ADBAD. Or maybe just an odd SPU absolute value

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Wow, Twitter is down for 3 minutes and I am already posting on G+. It /feels/ a lot longer... Anyway, just found this:
BBL, going to buy a solid diamond macbook

"Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem. For example, if a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country 3 months after the U.S. release, and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate's service is more valuable" -- Gabe Newell ... Great, glad you realized it, now go f**king fix Steam!

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So, I made another #AltDevBlogADay video on a subject I only minimally understand
Feel free to watch it or not watch it

I just found out what the SCARY in C++'s SCARY iterators stands for: "Seemingly erroneous (Constrained by conflicting generic parameters), but Actually work with the Right implementation (unconstrained bY the conflict due to minimized dependencies).” At first I thought the acronym was asinine but now that I know what it stands for, I understand how it would appeal to C++ programmers

Stay classy, Microsoft...

"Should content not be shipped simultaneously with competing platforms in all regions where the content is available, or should the content and features available on the Xbox 360 not be in parity with versions on competing platforms, then Microsoft reserves the right to not allow that content to be published for Xbox 360 or released on Xbox Live marketplace"

Holy crap g+ has games! When did this happen?

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Spread the word! Its a recreation of my SIGGRAPH 2011 PixelJunk Shooter 2 talk on #AltDevBlogADay

Here's what happened with my ADBAD video. I had my SIGGRAPH keynote presentation saved on a thumb drive. Just to be safe, I also saved a copy locally on my hard drive. I then loaded what I /thought/ was the version off my hard drive into keynote, spent an hour making changes, saved the changes, and tried to eject the thumb drive since I wasn't using it. It looked like it had successfully ejected in finder so I physically removed it from the USB port. Suddenly I got the dreaded "disk was not properly ejected" data loss message. I didn't think much of it until I tried to save the keynote presentation again. It failed because it couldn't find any of my videos/images, since they were really on the thumb drive.

At this point I realized that I must be trying to edit the version off the thumb drive so I put the thumb drive back in but it was too late. That version was already corrupted and went from 150MB to 12MB. So I figured I'd at least save all the changes I made locally to my HDD somehow. Here's where it gets fun. Keynote tried to save the first few slides and then hit a video that didnt exist anymore and aborted the save. I later found out that keynote deleted my old presentation version before trying to save over it with the new one. The new one failed to save so basically the file disappeared alltogether. Then to top it all off, a few minutes later keynote just died.

The solution ended up being to remove all videos from my presentation so that I could at least save all my changes to my HDD. Then I downloaded my old (pre-SIGGRAPH) version of the presentation that I obsessively uploaded 10x to my ftp server and steal the videos off of that.

So yeah, all this is my fault. I am the one who pulled out the thumb drive while I was still working with the presentation in keynote. However, I think apple could have possibly handled everything a little more gracefully. I didn't pull the drive out DURING a save (unless an autosave was happening in the background) so I wouldn't have expected it to totally destroy my file. Who knoiws what keynote was doing with it. Also I think finder could have made it more clear that the drive was not successfully ejected, and that the disk was still in use. Finally, should saving a file on top of another file (replace) really completely delete the original file if the save fails?

I love OS X but sometimes I really think I need an ubuntu partition just in case...

If I die having never realized my dream of being in a TMBG cover band, my life will have been for nothing.
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