Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Most Useful Wordpress Plugins

While this blog is hosted on Blogger I have managed a few Wordpress installations and wanted to share the plugins I found most useful for various purposes. Everyone else on the planet has written a "Top WordPress Plugins!" post and I guess I felt compelled to chip in my 2 cents.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Game Development Postmortems

One of my favorite things to read online are the developer postmortems for games I've played. Getting to learn what it was like for the people who made games like Age of Empires 2 is both entertaining and useful, in an educational sense. Developer blogs, especially for indie game developers, will often have posts about the development process of a game, but for some more popular titles you have to read an article on a site like Gamasutra to get a glimpse into the development process.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Getting More Free Dropbox Space

If you don't already use Dropbox you really should. It's like having a USB drive on the Internet that you can use to share files between all your different computers and smartphones. You can also use it to share files with other people remotely. It's also a great way to backup your most important files, like source code or crucial documents, and that's the main thing I use my account for. By default free accounts will get just 2GB of storage space, and while you can pay a monthly fee for more space there are a few ways you can get a bunch of extra space for free. My account is over 24GB, all for free.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Game of Thrones Kindle Screensavers

I saw something on Reddit that I thought was worth sharing. Someone took the house sigils that HBO had made for some of the great houses of Westeros from the Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Game of Thrones TV show and made black and white versions of them scaled for use as Kindle screensavers. I modified them with GIMP to be black logos on a grey field, instead of the original reverse.