Jul 9, 2011
Blame it on the algo-algo-algorithms: Basic Math Equations to use in 2D game development

3D game development gets into another dimension of complexity, literally. But sometimes simple is better. Let’s see some simple math equations and structures used in 2D game development. more »

Jul 6, 2011
How to save Windows XP desktop icon layout

I know it can be a pain to rearrange your Windows desktop icons rather it be after playing a game or for some reason or another your screen resolution changes. Well, after scouring the Interwebs for a solution, I found this: more »

Jun 26, 2011
More efficient Internet Image Format

JPEG is king. For now. But Google’s got their WebP image format. Microsoft’s got their JPEG-XR. BUT, as images get more high-rez, and users become less patient with downloading more content at high speeds (although higher bandwidth is becoming more household and hopefully more affordable), what needs to be done with the Internet “image” in order to make it a little more efficient? more »

Jun 25, 2011
Custom Font Javascript + CSS Implementation

Copyright © 2011 By Chongchen Saelee

There’s only a handful of “websafe” fonts, a collection of fonts that any Internet user’s computer will most likely already have preloaded whether with their operating system or Internet browser. So when a webpage designer is feeling limited with his font selection, he either has to rasterize that custom font into an image or force the user to download the custom font. If the user has to download a custom font, it’s never a gaurantee that it will be compatible as there are many formats of fonts. Even with rasterized fonts as images, depending on how much text needs to be shown, the graphic might get really big and weigh down the downloading speed or drawing performance.

The most efficient method is probably to create a real font using a font editor and hope it works on the user’s end. But font editors cost money, and if you’re not a hardcore typographer, what’s the point of investing in it? So I’m going to attempt to create a “free” solution: implement a simple javascript font system based on a sprite sheet. This is a technique commonly used in game development and I’m sure others out there have done similar thing.

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Jun 23, 2011
Agent S: Defining distinctive archetypes

And, here we go… more »

Jun 17, 2011
Webpage design guidelines for 2011 ad infinitum

While tinkering with my Blogger blog’s template, and consulting with the experts online regarding the latest webpage design standards, I began to wonder myself how adaptable my designs were. At times, I’m looking at my handiwork stretched to fill these 16:9 or 16:10 monitors and am satisfied it takes advantage of all that space. However, then I remember back to my 4:3 CRT monitors and how I was able to design to best utilize its space. So whatever was designed for 4:3 in mind now looks constrained for 16:9 because of the extra space on the sides. So what is the right way to design? more »

Jun 12, 2011
How to make a feature film for less than $200

Originally published on May 29, 2011 at Facebook, the lucky bastards.

1. Acquire USD$200
2. Acquire a quality camcorder that costs less than $200
3. Write a script
4. Distribute the script to prospective collaborators more »

May 26, 2011
Nineteen Eighty Four 1984 film adaptation of George Orwell novel

Freedom isn’t free.
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May 1, 2011
Should I replace my 35mm film camera with Nikon D5100 16 megapixel DSLR?

As technology advances, those of us who have utilized older technologies are left questioning whether we continue using our tools until it becomes obsolete or replace it. Here, I compare the quality of two images from my film SLR camera and one provided by Nikon from their D5100 DSLR. more »

Apr 16, 2011
How Men Grocery Shop and Saving Costs

Ever since I got two privileges (driving and disposable income), I realized I had a choice what my diet was. It’s not to say homecooked meals aren’t nourishing or delicious, sometimes you just want to indulge in variety or junk food. It’s like when you were a kid grocery shopping with your mother and you see that bright, colorful box of fruit chews but you can’t get it because it costs too much. Well, now that you’re a grown 27-year-old man, you can actually pick up a box of Roundy’s Sharks fruit chews and say you’re buying it for your little cousin (the box will be empty by the time you get home, of course). There are no rules to grocery shopping, but here are some of my observations of the whole thing. more »