Sunday, August 12, 2018

exponential projection

In need of a scanner for my deep space simulation experiments my exponential projection idea for mojo viewports is a bit of a head scratcher.

Discovering log scale models already existed for the solar system and they looked extremely cool was motivational.

Advise from the pub is youtube videos are on the ascendancy.

For now a simple screenshot:

Am now off to consider implications / play with a plot(x,y,r,power) function

Monday night viewport.pow projection testing

Thursday, June 7, 2018

by the end of the decade

by the end of the decade

the lives of 2 billionaires have been lost in space
lego figurine population surpasses bird population
immortality jars on the show futurama increase

Monday, June 4, 2018

hell intro

confronted the same freedom camper in hall at work this morning,

for domestic homeless I would bring blankets, the euro variety with brand name backpacks just get my goat

yelling "get out of this building" into the stair well was a reminder to bring saxaphone to work on weekends, especially the long ones.

where will it end?

out in the street yelling "get off my pavement"?

"are you part of a network?" I asked

"last week you on your phone you was trying to look like you were" I said

"you have only pretend friends?" I asked and immediately regretted.

I know someone that loves you....

God loves you. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

ono sendai

On the tile front my next generation of .gltf terrain tiles feature matching 1K rgb and height maps.

The vertex per texel counts means no urgent need for bump map.

Recently Windows10 updgrade cycle began failing daily so I finally purchased new system drive, unplugged others and did a clean install.

With a basic development environment we begin baking tiles and find virtual memory configured as suspected in an unconfigured highly crashable state.

After several more crashes and restarts we end up hardcoding 100GB of new high performance SSD for swap space or in windows lingo minumum - maximum fixed virtual memory advanced performance settings

After only 1 day the old SSD feels sluggish and slow and the HD completely retarded. Never mind.

half baked tile cache configured with large virtual memory footprint

the more things change

As was made evident in March 2015 - I love monkey.

I am also continuing to support steamstub for BlitzMax - the unattributed 2D game compiler of champions.


Recent additions to the steamstub user group include:

The popular 2D counterstrike game CS2D

And the very cool 3030 Deathwar Redux

It is very humbling to see BlitzMax continue to shine as a development platform, it's completely anonymous presence glowing in the corner...

With very little notice the blitz archives moved from to where interestingly, they were indexed by googlebot in record time.

The good news this week is the available of amazon linux 2 instances featuring gcc 7.2.1 a big step up from the default instances featuring version 4.8.5.

My AWS linux2 instance recipe uses a small instance with 2GB and is now compiling my primary work binary pipelines and django server:

   sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
   sudo amazon-linux-extras install python3
   sudo pip3 install django

The bad news is the free tier nano instance has too little memory and no swap space so after last months spend up on EC2 experiments a separate build machine is instanced to run on demand.\

As reference the following history represents basics of setting up an amazon linux 2 environment.

fresh ec2 history

[ec2-user@ip-172-31-6-102 build]$ history
    1  sudo yum update
    2  git
    3  sudo yum install git
    4  git clone
    5  ls aws-sdk-cpp/
    6  mkdir build
    7  cd build
    8  cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/
    9  cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/CMakeLists.txt
   10  sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
   11  cmake
   12  sudo amazon-linux-extras install cmake
   13  cd ..
   14  pwd
   15  wget
   16  tarr -xvf cmake-3.11.0-rc3.tar.gz
   17  tar -xvf cmake-3.11.0-rc3.tar.gz
   18  cd cmake-3.11.0-rc3/
   19  ls
   20  ./bootstrap & make & make install
   21  ./bootstrap  &make -j8 & make install
   22  sudo make install
   23  cd ..
   24  cmake --version
   25  pwd
   26  cd build
   27  ls
   28  dir
   29  ls
   30  pwd
   31  cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/
   32  sudo yum install zlib-devel
   33  sudo yum install openssl-devel
   34  sudo yum install curl-devel
   35  cmake ../aws-sdk-cpp/
   36  sudo yum install libpulse-devel
   37  make -j8
   38  history