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GDC2019 and Google Stadia
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is about to wrap up this week, but we absolutely need to talk about what is arguably the biggest announcement at the conference—Google Stadia. Google announced this new project on Tuesday, March 19th and it has already taken the internet by storm. Basically, everyone has an opinion on the service, the way it's being implemented, or the surrounding industries and how they'll be affected. And, due to being part of &quo...
It was time to upgrade . . .
I recently started playing the new Resident Evil 2 remake (RE:2), as I'm sure many of you out there have. With the proper hardware, this game looks amazing! Having a good graphics processing unit (GPU), also known as a graphics card, is almost a requirement to get the full experience out of this game. The GPU I had when I got the game was an NVIDIA GT 740 4GB (GDDR5).
This card came out in mid-2014, and I got mine almost a year later. This ca...
Take a moment and think back to a time where you visited a website, any website, and you thought to yourself, "This particular feature of this website is really slick! I love the way it does the thing it does!" Well, maybe not exactly like that, but you get the picture. That feature we hypothetically thought of, however, is probably in some way the work of JavaScript.
So, What IS JavaScript?
JavaScript is a high-level interpreted programming language that is one of the three core...
We all have problems with electronics, especially with our computers. It is extremely frustrating when the devices we rely on do not work. It's okay . . . there are places to go to get them fixed or to buy a used or new one. The most common problems are still worth taking the time to repair. Buying a new device does not mean that it will be free of any issues. All devices, new and used, are still susceptible to common problems. This post is about the 5 most common computer pro...
Oh man, Wordpress 5 is a thing now, and has been for a while now (since December 6th, for those keeping count at home), but have you updated to it? The tone of a lot of these security updates might make you think I'm joking, but I'm not. Last month, we had several clients on our server who had to contact us because their sites had been completely compromised, and in every instance, the dashboard looked something like this when we logged in to start the cleanup process.
Well, that may ...
Composition is one of the most important aspects of visual art, and it is one of the easiest for beginners to overlook. Have you ever seen someone doing that thing where they frame a shot using their hands? It may look silly, but what they're doing is an important aspect of creating a compelling story. The framing of a shot has a subconscious effect on the audience and can be used to elicit a specific response.
The Rule of Thirds
One of the key aspects of framing is the "Rule of T...
Minecraft, while it was formally released in 2012, has been in active development for ten years: from its original inception as a single programmer's attempt to mimic and expand on the gameplay of the older and less successful Infiniminer, to a global platform that is used for entertainment and education.
Why should I worry, why should I care?
At this point, Minecraft is on everything. If your device doesn't have the grunt to run the Java edition, there is probably a platform-speci...
The Reasoning
The internet is a wonderful network. Despite being built on nothing but aging hardware and infrastructure not designed to withstand the use we are now putting it through, the advantages of it as a platform far outweigh the cons. It's (mostly) global, so your information can reach the largest audience imaginable. It's built of semantic building blocks designed for computers to understand, so building assistive technology to expand that audience even further to visually im...
So, relatively recently I wrote a post praising the CSS Grid system of styling websites and web applications. From the ease of implementation and use, to the fact that you have minute control over each element of your site, while still having a seamless transition from mobile to desktop, Grid is something I still recommend highly today.
CSS Grid has been widely supported for a few years at this point, so I was obviously under a rock for a while before I discovered just how useful it was. Comi...
Security Myths You Need To Stop Believing
This guest post was witten by Jack Foster
To read more of his work, head over to VPN Geeks.
The Internet is a fantastic resource for information, where anyone can upload his or her knowledge to the web. But anyone means anyone, so the data is not always correct and can, unfortunately, spread false reports about certain truths. Here, we debunk popular security myths that have crawled their way around the World Wide Web:
Myth #1 | Passwords are e...

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