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Global Game Jam 2017: A Failed Postmortem

So Global Game Jam just happened last weekend. I didn’t have the time to participate all weekend but got a lot of work done on Saturday. Sadly, the team I worked with didn’t quite finish because we ran into quite a few issues with Unreal 4. This year’s theme was Waves which to me is actually a pretty good theme. This was the first year I’ve had a super large team. I ended up being on a team with 8 people including me. Overall, while we didn’t quite finish, I think we came up with some cool stuff and I discovered a few cool things to do with Unreal 4. But as always I had a great time at GGJ and I’m super glad I got to participate for my 4th year in a row.

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A Quick Guide to Game Jams

If you’ve been interested in game development for almost any decent length of time you’ve probably heard of a game jam. For those that don’t know a game jam is an event where you take a short period of time to create a game. These normally last 48 hours, but I’ve seen game jams ranging from 1 hour to 2 weeks. This might sound like a very hard task, and it can be, but it’s one of the best learning tools I’ve ever come across. In this post I’m going to talk a bit about my experience with game jams and why you should participate in game jams as well.

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Weekly 3D Print Cobra Fan Mount

This weeks 3D print was a much needed fan upgrade for my printer. There are a lot of fan mounts out there for the Wanhao style printer. I went with the Cobra - Rear mounted cooler because of it’s looks and placement on the printer. You can check out the .STL and other files over at Thingiverse.com/thing:1090433.

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Scheduling Posts with Jekyll

One major down side to using a static site generator like Jekyll is the lack of dynamic updates. CMS tools like Wordpress allow for scheduling posts for the future which is almost essential for consistent blog posts. So what do you do if you want a static site but also want to schedule posts for the future? Well if you are hosting your site on your own sever then you can easily automate your site update process. In this post I’ll be showing you how I schedule posts for my own site. This is a slightly specific usage so your millage my vary but these ideas should be easily adaptable to many situations.

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Weekly 3D Print: Hamilton Statue

This weeks 3D printing project is actually a recap of a present I created during the holidays. My significant other is a huge fan of the Broadway play Hamilton, and I thought the logo would make for an awesome statue.

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