Divorcing Google

As of late its hard not to be disappointed with Googles new attitude to its customers, it’s a real disappointment that they no longer hold to their original mission statement. What with forcing customers to use “social media” whether they want to or not, and shuttering useful services again to funnel people into making life…

libgdx and Bullet – preventing accidental leaks…

Its all too easy when using Java to forget that old fashioned languages like C++ positively encourage bugs especially in regards to memory allocation. If you have only a small number of physics bodies in existence with little or no turn over, you’ll probably never notice anything amiss.  Many people use time consuming and complex…

Surviving Gnome 3

Call me old fashioned but all I really want from an desktop is an app launcher and a file manager, and if I must get over complicated I really must be able to configure it easily.  Having someone else deciding that something as simple as a minimize button is too complicated for me is just…

Libgdx v1.0 getting closer!

As version 1.0 nears the 3d side of the platform is taking solid shape, there have been some code breaking changes but they have definitely been worth it… The changes have been explained previously on the libgdx blog as well as Xoopa’s blog, which while not a comprehensive manual is well worth a read. I’ve…