This Is EVE (2014 - Uncensored Version)

Going through my Steam Queue and came across this again. I get chills every time I watch it.

Dec 23rd, 2015

Elite Dangerous Horizons Trailer

HandmadeCon VoD - December 5, 2015

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Landing

So it turns out that landing isn’t as simple as dropping your gear and getting the ship onto the pad. There’s even more to it than speed, proximity, and alignment to the pad. You also have to align a certain angle towards the station in order to dock, which I find very strange considering most stations will rotate your ship and the landing platform before pulling it into the bay. This is extremely frustrating to figure out when you are nearly empty on fuel after running from multiple pirates in a vessel equipped to attack space rocks, not space ships.

All things considered however, I love the experience. Having to shut down systems to conserve fuel while waiting for clearance to dock. Sitting completely still in a station’s mass lock while observing dogfights at the station, hoping they don’t try to pull you into the combat. The heart-racing experience of running from two pirates while you are low on fuel, that only caught you in interdiction because you were trying not to overshoot the station again.

I love this game

Fly safe pilots

Nov 27th, 2015

Elite: Dangerous, Single Monitor, and Audio Problems

To clarify now, I am NOT having audio problems with Elite: Dangerous. I was having crashes in the main menu, but haven’t seen one in a while (though I also haven’t spent much time there anymore, after setting up my settings). I think those crashes may have been related to the graphics driver I was on, so I upgraded to the latest NVIDIA driver (359.00 64-bit).

I picked up Elite: Dangerous and started playing it with a friend. The deeper I go into it, the more I find that it’s similar to EVE Online (which is not a bad thing). I rather much enjoy the similarities, because I’m able to pick up the game a lot faster. They are both amazingly beautiful and largely complex games. My friend suggested Netflix for longer runs, which I agreed was a good idea. However, the end setup was not what I expected.

Read on →

HandmadeDev

The official website of HandmadeDev has launched! Check it out and view the manifesto. Going to be helping out over there, hope you will join us!

Aug 30th, 2015

Mobile

It appears Ghost works very well on mobile devices out-of-the-box, which is a very nice feature.

Well it doesn’t quite work as well as I’d hoped. In terms of the blog itself it works fine, however if you have any secondary links or pages, there is no way to access them from what I can tell so far. Maybe there is a feature I need to change or theme edit I need to make.

Looks like the issue was specific to the particular theme. I may go back and edit it eventually but this one seems to be working fine.

Testing on my LG G3 using Chrome 44.0.2403.133.

Aug 23rd, 2015

Finally

I’ve wanted to try Ghost ever since the project went live, yet I was never able to get it running. Frankly I’ve never been able to get anything from NodeJS running, so I’ve always hated the platform. I decided to give it another shot and after some tinkering was able to get it to run! \o/

Not sure how often I’ll use it, but I love how fast, simple, and easy to use it is. Getting it running is not simple, but using it is. Also I need to learn Markdown by the looks of it… I know very little.

Aug 22nd, 2015