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Category: The Drawing Board

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The Importance of Making Pong [Game Dev]

It’s not about Pong, it’s about what comes from Pong.

Game engines has really spoiled us developers, turning Pong into a 30 minute task. However, that doesn’t mean you have created Pong the right way. Back when Adobe Flash was popular; Flash presented a development environment that lead to many poor development practices. I took a step back and went back to basics. I took a calculated approach to recreating Pong. In fact I believe I did it a bit better. I added the paddle behavior from Brick Breaker and added perspective. Now the doors for many more game mechanics has opened.


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Rocksmith Songs 2.0 is Live!

2018 Annual Production Report

2019 Production Schedule

Production schedule as of January 10, 2019. The following information is a general overview of all projects slated for 2019 by Patcoola. This year’s headline graphic represents the hardships of 2018 with the lost of six months to take care of my father. This year aims to continue the work that was slated for 2019 and more.


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Web Audio API

Script: Text Flow [JS]

PHP: Words to Numeric

PHP: To Roman Numerals

Script: to_roman_num
Programming Language: PHP
Created Date: 2018-08-27

Purpose: Converts a number to Roman Numerals.

Description: Changes a positive integer to Roman Numerals up to 1999.


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PHP: fromCharCode

PHP: charAt

PHP: charCodeAt

Rocksmith Song Search 2.0 [Update: 2018-08-15]

Song packs are now searchable using a cross reference table containing artist and song IDs. Doing so was a major undertaking, 262 packs were modified and audited while 1094 reference entries were manually added into the database.

Big news, the search query has been greatly refined to just five generated conditions. The refinement is a big logic break through. I basically discovered that anything can be accurately found just by looking for the first and last word in the search terms. The spelling pattern now applies to words greater than four characters and has a simply applied “s” clause.


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