Category: Programming

Fin ‘n’ Kit DevLog #7

Beyond all the other “hidden” changes going on, I’ve been working on cutscenes for the game. For now, we’re going to keep it simple with still images rather than something really animated. Here is the cutscene system implemented, but with WIP art: (Really, it’s just reusing the menu system to make a cutscene!)

You’re ignoring the issue – Diversity in Tech

Don’t read the comments. Sometimes, when I post a link to an article on my Facebook wall, I feel compelled to add the warning, “don’t read the comments” along with the article. This morning I posted a link to NPR’s Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying The Tech Industry’s Excuses article, and the comment responses …

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Offices

Have you ever had a college instructor who didn’t have an office? Most college instructors have office hours to help students outside of class. It’s required in most cases. So, therefore, instructors need offices. Sometimes it might be a room with several cubicles, or it could be their own room with lovely lovely sheetrock on …

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random test generator

What do you do when you want to write a take-home exam, but want to discourage students from simply copying off each other? If you’re a programmer, you write a random exam generator. 🙂 If you’re not a programmer, then you can probably find an existing one out there much nicer than mine… but oh …

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Fin ‘N’ Kit DevLog #2

I don’t have a lot of time to program today, since I teach class tomorrow and still would like to grade some assignments before then. Everything else I got done early today, so I snuck in some gamedev. Beginning the set up of the map editor. The original version of Fin ‘N’ Kit (originally Delfino …

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Fin ‘N’ Kit DevLog #1

The Moo team is working on updating Fin ‘N’ Kit – an old mobile game I made two years ago with Gideros and Lua. Because of some of the constraints with Gideros when it comes to PC support, I’ve spent the day creating a Fin ‘N’ Kit C++ project using my Kuko framework, which is …

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Why I find myself wanting to leave the software development field.

I love Computer Science. I love programming video games. I love building cool websites. But I’ve been working professionally for 6 years now, and I’ve never been happy with any job I’ve had. A few years ago, I attempted to escape this career path and explore an alternative, which did not work out. Running out …

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On Being a Woman and Negotiating Salary

I originally posted this to a different blog of mine, rather than my more visible one here, because this is such an awkward topic. Honestly, I’m afraid of being shamed (“It’s your own fault you’re not getting paid fairly – you never asked!” sort of thing), but I think that it’s also important to get …

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