Seventh Floor Studio – My (pre-startup) Game Studio

Seventh Floor Studio – My (pre-startup) Game Studio

Few things off the top here.  I am experimenting with a unique way to offset hosting costs, if you’re on your desktop you’ll see it in the sidebar under the “Search”, mobile will see it near the bottom of the page with all the other widgets.  Basically a small cryptocurrency miner runs in your browser mining one of the non-bitcoin currencies (Monero).  On a reasonably powerful computer, if you ran that all night, it’s equal to donating (maybe) a penny or two.  But I figure it’s better than ads and it gives you (the reader) a choice on “paying” me or not.  Really it’s to help with the small cost of hosting the website.  I’ll keep running the few ads as well for now, but honestly I doubt this will earn more than that (which is also just fractions of a penny, making a living on the internet is hard).  Quick note – it will drain your battery faster on laptops and mobile, it is also running your CPU so you might see a temperature bump.  Now onto the more exciting stuff.

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Finding A Passion (Funding a Passion)

Finding A Passion (Funding a Passion)

Having something to be passionate about is an amazing gift.  Something that I’m happy I finally found, or more so, found again.  Sadly it’s not my pay the bills job, hard to be passionate about what I do, so I have yet to earn a living off my passion but maybe one day.  Let me tell you though, it hasn’t been a straight road to finding my passion.

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Machine Learning, Game Design and Headaches

Machine Learning, Game Design and Headaches

Oh man I need to get this posting schedule down better, I really have been slacking off.  I guess I only have so much brainpower to go around.  I was going to say “bandwidth” instead of “brainpower” but that’s one of those corporate buzzwords I hate.  Anyway the title of this post basically explains why there have been so many long gaps between posts.  Here is a bit on a few things I’ve been struggling through lately.

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Where I’ve Been

Where I’ve Been

Went up North to one of my favorite places for a bit of rest and relaxation.  The Fall weather made the normally calm waters a little too crazy for swimming (well that and the cold).  It was a good trip and felt nice to shut down for a bit.  Not much else to say other than I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight.  Hoping to have a little more of an update regarding the game and other things early next week.  Until then check out this video (which is also a test of Google cloud storage as I’m starting to dabble in the Google cloud computing area to mess around with machine learning etc).

Here is the version hosted locally:

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On Appealing to the Lowest Common Denominator

On Appealing to the Lowest Common Denominator

I know this is not a new phenomenon, I know it is actually one of the core pillars of democracy and capitalism but I think it’s a real problem that we all need to be aware of.  It’s a problem because sometimes the lowest common denominator is not the best option.

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