2 articles filed under "tech-art":

Random Enough” - Hacking Past Your Problems When Prototyping

Posted on November 21, 2013 - category: tech-art

In this blog post I’ll talk a bit about prototyping games or apps and moving quickly when stuck in a tricky programming problem.

I’m currently prototyping a circular puzzle game. Part of the game is about matching colors to their neighbors. I wanted a way to start the level by randomizing the blocks while having no neighboring tiles that were the same color.

random tiles example

However, I didn’t want to spend the time to figure out if there was …

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The Fastest Way to Search API and Help Docs

Posted on September 24, 2013 - category: tech-art

You probably frequently visit at least one or two API documentation, help docs or reference websites when you are programming or learning a new language or software. Firefox and Chrome have a trick to use a custom search keyword in the location bar to quickly navigate API docs or any other frequently searched sites. If you take a few minutes to set this up, it will save you a lot of time and keystrokes, I promise.

custom-search-api

So for example, when …

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