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A night with the Source SDK

February 26th, 2009 6 comments

I have this crazy desire to know at least the basics about everything tech related and tonight was time to tackle game development. Having read up a little bit about the Source SDK (software developers kit) I figured it would be something I could jump into fairly quickly. The interface reminds me of and odd mix between 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio Max) and Adobe Photoshop. Using the excellent Valve Developer Community Wiki I came up with a simple alleyway map featured below:

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The Top 10 songs You Can’t Live Without

February 19th, 2009 No comments

 

 

Here is the scenario; you are stuck on a desert island with a solar powered CD-player and only one mix CD to list to, what songs would you pick? The rules are basic; you are limited to 10 tracks and no two tracks from the artists.

Here’s my top 10, in order:

01. Sneaker Pimps – Half Life

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02. Collective Soul – She Said

03. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge

04. All-American Rejects – Move Along

05. Massive Attack – Butterfly Caught (RJD2 Remix)

06. Linkin Park – Bleed It Out

07. INXS – Need You Tonight

08. Counting Crows – Hanginaround

09. Bush – Machine Head

10. Tomoyasu Hotei – Battle Without Honor or Humanity

Now let’s see your list, feel free to post them in comments.

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What happened to philipstraatsma.com? Let me explain…

February 11th, 2009 3 comments

Due to a security hole in older versions of wordpress (sub 2.7) I needed to upgrade the back end of my site which no only broke all of my addins but it also broke my theme. I am currently riding with a default theme until the time at which I can create a new one.

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