Jadedgamer was a mostly single page news website that allowed you to quickly scan headlines of the most popular news outlets. I liked to consider it the front-page of video game news.
Getting the Ghost CMS setup is a pretty painless process with the prebuilt Digital Ocean Droplet. Out of the box, it will server 99% of the majority of users well as a simple blog. But what about scaling and better asset hosting support? That's where it can get tricky.
It's been a whole year since my last look at the state of blogging, so I figured it was time ti check to see where things are at.
Having still owned a bunch of ulost.* domains for years with no home, I finally had an idea what to do with them. Create a private URL shortening web app for myself. Granted, it’s not the shortest domain I own, but it could do the trick.
Surprisingly, the whole project wasn’t as complicated as I initially expected. I went with my framework of choice, Django to get started quickly. I threw in my coreExtend app I like to reuse for most personal projects to speed up the process a little more as w
With me launching a new design of underlost.net [https://underlost.net] again, I thought it would be fun to show some of the previous design iterations I came up with throughout the years. I never really realized how often I redesigned my site until I started looking back. In a lot of ways (besides acting as a portfolio), my site has always acted as my lab. An ongoing experiment of sorts.
Whenever I had some free time and a new idea, I used it as an opportunity to explore. Some things worked, s
I was obsessed with Star Wars as a kid. I had all the toys, read all the books, and of course, played every game. Yoda Stories, Tie Fighter, Knights of the Old Republic. If it was a Star Wars game, I played the hell out of it, no matter how bad it was…Even Empire At War. I had a weird compulsion to know everything I could about the Expanded Universe.
Another thing I was obsessed with growing up? Game development. Since the time I was introduced to Duke Nukem 3D and Quake II, I was fascinated wi
The way we approach these things is definitely kind of – they’re connected in weird ways. And definitely for Remedy fans, there will be a lot of familiar things from a Remedy game.
I can picture it now. At the end of Quantum Break, the camera pans away to reveal the entire thing was a show, written by Alan Wake.
The toolkit finally allows players to create official mods for The Witcher 2, ranging from new quests to new worlds to explore.
With Ouya’s Kickstarter [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console] page going live yesterday, people have been asking me what I thought of the new console. I’ve had some time to think it over, and I keep coming to the same conclusion. The Ouya is little more than a smartphone masquerading as a home console. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just what it is.
Hardware Lets start with the hardware. It’s near-identical to what’s found in the current gen
Preface Last week Django 1.4 was officially released. It brought a lot of new features, so I wanted to upgrade most of my projects as soon as I could. I use Heroku for almost all of my Django apps, and have a (dv) server from Media Temple for serving static content and database hosting. Up until Django’s new release, this worked really well. I soon discovered a problem though. A minimum of PostgreSQL 8.2 is now required. My server only had 8.1.
The Problem Now, there are all kinds of tutorials