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Repeat after me: Games are supposed to be fun 2017/12/19 11:50 AM
So over the last few weeks I've been dividing my time between Divinity: Original Sin and Horizon Zero Dawn. I stated playing Divinity first so I've plowed much more time into it, lets say 60 hours. Whereas I've put about 25 hours into Horizon. I love H
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Riding the Nostalgia Wave: How Old is too Old? 2017/12/5 9:12 PM
Over my years as a software developer I have on occasion stopped and asked myself, "What exactly is the point?" I realize that on the surface that sounds a bit depressing, but you have to recognize that over the last forty years virtually every
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PEngine.core beta is live! 2017/10/2 3:28 AM
Let me start this off by saying: It's been a hell of a journey. The last time I ported this app to a new platform was back in late 2012 when I ported it to ASP.NET MVC. I honestly forgot how much work it was. But it was worth it. So worth it. Why? Beca
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My Plans for Presentation Engine Version 5 2015/12/5 5:42 PM
The time for a new version of the Presentation Engine is almost upon us. Only this time, the up front visible changes will be rather minimal. No instead my intention for the V5 release (which is not currently in active development, just in the planning
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Ode to GoldBox RPGs 2015/5/19 2:33 AM
As many of you know, I self identify as a retro and an indie gamer. That pretty much means that for the most part, I don't play many of the modern AAA games out there. Of course as a retro gamer, one must avoid going full hipster (otherwise known as ass
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Lenovo X1 Carbon: My New Ultrabook 2015/3/12 3:18 PM
So as some of you know, I tend to get a new laptop every 12 to 18 months. Over the years my preferences for laptops have changed drastically however and this has been reflected by my latest purchase, a third generation Lenovo X1 Carbon ultrabook. Long g
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Presentation Engine 4.1 Beta 2014/6/23 11:33 PM
Well it's that time again my friends. A new version of Presentation Engine is imminent. The major changes are as follows: [1] After a ten year hiatus, a forums area has been added to the Presentation Engine. It's relatively basic right now but I plan o
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New Theme 2013/8/1 9:45 PM
Because making the existing theme responsive just wasn't enough - I've finally decided to give this site the visual overhaul that it has been begging me for. This is of course long overdue as the existing theme has existed in one form or another for at l
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Responsive Design 2013/7/30 11:56 PM
In the spirit of keeping this site as cutting edge as possible - I've been toying with a responsive theme for the last month. While I have uploaded some tiny tweaks here and there over the last month as I played with various concepts - today I've gone ah
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PEngine4 MVC has now been released! 2012/12/19 2:37 AM
After several days of testing, bug fixing, more testing and some release preparation, the release of Presentation Engine 4.0 has become a reality! The project page for it has been updated appropriately so if you are interested, click on through and grab
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PEngine4 MVC is now running this site! 2012/12/14 9:58 PM
So it appears that development is moving along at a far faster pace than I expected. With the exception of the Uploader admin feature, PEngine4 MVC is largely complete. In order to test the codebase, I have now moved my website to it in an effort to wor
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PEngine4 MVC coming soon! 2012/12/13 4:32 PM
While it might appear that the engine driving this site (aka PEngine) has been allowed to atrophy and die over the last few years, nothing could be further from the case. I've spent a great deal of time over the last few weeks slinging code for the upcom
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Dear PBS Nightly News... 2011/6/2 4:20 AM
Subject: In regards to your "Computer Hacking" story To whom it does concern, To start I would like to say: I've been a fan of PBS for years and for the most part I appreciate the dedication and the impartiality of the PBS News Hour staff. In
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Presentation Engine 3.5 Beta 1 available 2008/7/10 5:00 AM
As indicated in the title, the next version of the Presentation Engine application that powers this site has been released for download. The download version is Beta 1. While I was planning on not offering a public download until Beta 2, not enough chan
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This site is Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional! 2008/5/23 10:51 PM
When I rewrote the Presentation Engine from scratch, it never even occurred to me validate it using the w3 validation tools available online. Then while chatting on a forum today, the thought suddenly occurred to me. So I initially ran the site through t
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Presentation Engine 3.5 Beta 1 2008/3/8 7:34 AM
Wow. It has been a number of years since I have even made an attempt to update the code for this website. Although I don't have a regular set of readers or anything, I still like to use this site as a demonstration of the fact that I can code in hopes th
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Presentation Engine 3.1 pushed back 2004/10/3 7:25 PM
That didn't take long did it? Yes I have pushed back the release of the 3.1 version of the Presentation Engine due to some major internal changes that I have decided to recently make to the ASP.NET version of the Engine. Essentially to sum up the change
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Presentation Engine 3.1 is slated for release soon 2004/9/16 1:16 AM
I have finally gotten the time to sit down and clean up some of the messier portions of the Presentation Engine 3.1 BETA code. In addition to cleaning things up, eliminating bloat and improving some of the admin interfaces - I have added yet another new
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Presentation Engine 3.1 BETA 2 released! 2004/6/7 9:49 PM
After some more changes I have finally decided to release a new version of the code. Some major internal improvements have been made and another script has been added that will convert your old settings.asp file into the new format. This version also ma
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Presentation Engine 3.1 Beta 2 on the way! 2004/6/5 6:34 AM
I've just finished completing the first phase of a number of reworks involving the current beta version of the code for the Presentation Engine. First off a number of bugs which appeared in the 3.1 BETA have been fixed. These bugs were mostly constraine
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Presentation Engine 3.1-BETA Source Available for download! 2004/5/26 6:31 PM
Do you want to get a preview of my ASP.NET coding skills? Do you want to see if I got what it takes for a position writing marvelous applications in .NET/ASP.NET? Well wonder no longer as I've just finished uploading the .NET source code for the BETA ve
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Presentation Engine 3.1 is now in testing 2004/5/25 10:34 PM
Well the time of reckoning is finally here. While not 100% complete - I've uploaded the cutting edge ASP.NET version of the Presentation Engine codebase to the site for testing. Right now this code is very very raw and while most of the "memory lea
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Presentation Engine 3.? is on the way! 2004/5/21 10:19 PM
You heard it here first ladies and gentlemen. Over the last week I've been putting the blood, sweat and tears into a new version of the Presentation Engine. There is however something a bit different about this release.... Presentation Engine has gone
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Jay Little the world's #1 stud got hitched. 2004/4/12 10:20 PM
Okay well maybe I wasn't rated number one - but I was pretty darn close - let me tell you. Anyway as most of you likely already know, Annette and I got married yesterday on April 11th, 2004. I've written a little piece on the wedding and provided some p
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I'm getting married today - w00t! 2004/4/11 4:14 PM
Thats right. Today is my wedding day. Annette and I decided to get married earlier this week and thanks in a large part to my family we have a nice little ceremony planned for today. This is the best thing that has ever happened to me - so hopefully th
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