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Site Mining Monero

Site Mining Monero

If you’re a regular reader here you may have noticed a little widget in the sidebar to your right, it looks something like this:

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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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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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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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Degu Jump: My First Completed Project

Degu Jump: My First Completed Project

This is something I’ve been working on for a while now.  Between lessons in Java and Python, during lunchbreaks and downtime I’ve plugged away at this little game.  All told I would say it took me a bit over twenty hours of work to hack it together.

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