SDL2 Test 02

Background Welcome back! Or welcome for the first time! If you do happen to be stopping by for the first time you may want to read the first two posts in this little series. Of course if you want to stay here you are most welcome. So, what are we doing? Creating prototypes that can form together into something resembling a game. Lets Get Shaking Looking back on our last post I noted at the end that it’d be nice to add a screen shake effect. …

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SDL2 Test 01

Background Welcome back! This is the first release of a few bits of SDL2/Go prototype code. The plan is to combine those bits together into a whole at some point. This method may work out well. We’ve had a good start on our build and release tooling. As part of that, we also have a very simple example of displaying an image on screen. Looking Back The Windows build script worked as expected! …

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Game Dev 2020

Background Having grown up with the rise of entertainment software I have a pretty long history with gaming. As part of that, I’ve flirted off and on with making games. This takes the form of some general messing around. I’ll do that until something else catches my scattered attention. I’ve been thinking since the beginning of the year that I want to try to cobble something together. I’d be a good reason for me to blog and gives me a nice excuse to continue messing around with Go and SDL2. …

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Adding a Book Cover Shortcode for Hugo

Background There has been some chatter on the micro.blog timeline about adding some better tools for book covers when sharing book suggestions, etc. @michaelfransen started off asking about a gallery of images similar to the way the Photos page works. As the conversation went on @jsonbecker brought up the idea of ISBN to cover image inside of a Hugo data page. There are a few services that have APIs that should get the image, Goodreads (Amazon) and Google Books are the biggest. …

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Webmentions are Great (Mostly)

Oh No Why are there two author icons?! We’ll get back to that in a moment. Webmetion Bliss After setting up and documenting how I deployed webmentions on micro.blog it got picked up by a few people on the site! That was really nice - especially since it worked for the most part. I attempted to make it as clear as possible so others could follow in my footsteps and I succeeded - a few people got set up and were running with mentions. …

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