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Making games with Ruby and Gosu library.

Preface As a part of learning the Ruby programming language, while I continue the development of my Rails app (which I might go through in another series of posts), I thought it would neat to port my flagship computer game: Tokoton Shooter, which is a 2D, vertical shooter game that I created a long time […]

via Game Dev with Gosu, Ruby 1: Setting up the project – Part 1 — Boardsdon’thitback.org

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Java method overloading

Method overloading allows a class to have two or more methods having same name. But there are some conditions applied if you overload a method. Let’s discuss on then. First of all we should know “ Why do we use method overloading in Java?” . Suppose we have to perform addition of given number but there […]

via Dive into Java Method Overloading — Linux_Point

Science

Hello aurora!

Aurora is back!

Wild about Scotland

Last night the aurora came back for a brief visit.  The light show was slow to get going but for a brief five minutes the sky lit up and sent purple and green pillars reaching high up towards the stars.

Charged particles from a coronal hole were forecast to reach the Earth yesterday and sure enough, once it got dark (around 9pm now that the clocks have moved to British Summer Time) my camera picked up a weak auroral arc.  I’d headed out to my usual spot, up a hill and less than 15 minutes from my house.  Aurorawatch UK had issued a red alert, the first since October 2016, so I was hopeful for a good light show.

You can read more about what triggered the aurora and where it could be seen on the Aurorawatch UK blog.  I’m pleased to say one of my pictures also features…

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DevOps Is Bullshit: Why One Programmer Doesn’t Do It Anymore

jjmojojjmojo: In Effect

I’ve always been handy with hardware. I was one of “those kids” you hear about that keeps taking things apart just to see how they work – and driving their parents nuts in the process. When I was a teenager, I toyed with programming but didn’t get serious with it until I decided I wanted to get into graphic design. I found out that you don’t have to write HTML yourself, you can use programming to do it for you!

But I never stopped tinkering with hardware and systems. I used Linux and BSD on my desktop for years, built my LAMP stacks from source, and simulated the server environment when I couldn’t – when I used windows for work, and when I eventually adopted Apple as my primary platform, I first started with cross-compiled versions of the components, and eventually got into virtualization.

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Perl, Perl 6

Perl 6: Rakudo Linux Native Packages

Installing Rakudo on Linux can be a dissapointment. Either from compiling from source, or install the old ‘rakudo’ package from our Linux distribution repository.

Not anymore.

nxadm from Github has packaged the recent if not the most latest Rakudo Linux natives packages for Debian/Ubuntu and RPM based system (centos/fedora/opensuse).

A retweet –

Download your native linux packages here