Joseph Miles

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The HOW And WHY Of RPG Character Creation And Development

Character creation in many RPGs consists of starting with a base set of ability scores for strength, dexterity, constitution, and others. These …

The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are …

Introduction to CSS Grid

You're reading Introduction to CSS Grid, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, …

CSS

Use ‘pushd’ and ‘popd’ for Efficient Filesystem Navigation in Linux

Sometimes it can be painful to navigate the Linux file system with commands, especially for the newbies. Normally, we primarily use the cd (Change …

How to build your own VPN if you’re (rightfully) wary of commercial options

While not perfect, either, cloud hosting providers have a better customer data record.<p>In the wake of this spring's Senate ruling nixing FCC privacy …

ISPs

Blasphemous Is Basically A 2D Dark Souls

There’s a Kickstarter campaign for <i>Blasphemous</i>, a game which looks very cool for a number of reasons, but mostly because it looked like some guys went …

Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that …

Program an SMS Bot Using Python and Twilio

This winter I went to Utah with some friends, and explored some of the most remote and beautiful places in the world. I hiked through Star Wars looking terrains, and was in awe at the bright red canyons. However, there was one problem: we were in such remote places, the cellular connection was …

Bill Gates once said 'definitely send me a résumé' if you finish this fiendishly difficult book

"If you think you're a really good programmer... read (Knuth's) <i>Art of Computer Programming</i>... You should definitely send me a résumé if you can read the whole thing," read a quote from Bill Gates on the cover of the third edition of the first volume.<p>That quote was taken from a syndicated newspaper …

Bill Gates

10 Amazing CSS & JavaScript Text Animation Snippets

You can make some pretty dazzling text effects with basic CSS and a few lines of JavaScript. These effects range from text display animations to 3D …

Web Design

YouTube Debuts Its First Personal Bespoke Typeface, Redraws Iconic ‘Play Button’

<b>Last month,</b> YouTube officially launched ‘YouTube TV’—a membership-based service that offers live TV streaming from major networks including ABC, CBS, …

YouTube Red

Want To Understand The Future Of Design? Read These Books

Upgrade your summer beach reading with these tomes about the future of cities, AI, big data, and more.<p>The president communicates via Tweet. Artificial intelligence rates our outfits. We talk to our devices like they’re children. Today’s reality is stranger than anything fiction could have …

Artificial Intelligence

Inclusive Design Patterns by Heydon Pickering (Hardcover Print + eBook

Accessibility has always been a slightly unsettling realm for developers. Surrounded with myths and misunderstandings, it used to be a domain for a …

Universal Design

Cleaning up your codebase with a clean architecture

Let's talk software architecture. Most of us know MVC, it's the foundation for pretty much every web framework. As your product grows though, …

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Jesse Engel is playing an instrument that's somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with 20th-century …

Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System

You're reading Meet Fluent, Microsoft’s New Design System, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Windows 10

How to Automatically Change Gboard’s Theme to Dark Mode at Night

On the XDA-Developer Forums, one of the most popular reasons why people still love to root their phone is so they can theme their phone however they …

Gboard

How to install a Linux desktop on your Android device

One of the things I love most about being a freelance writer and independent app developer is the amount of freedom it gives me to live and work as I like. Often this means travelling and working on the move. Some of my favorite memories involve typing away in bars in foreign countries while …

Linux

Ecological City Simulator Block'hood Launches on Steam

Love architectural video games like Minecraft or SimCity? Then it's worth checking out this ecological city simulator, Block'hood, which allows …

Dragon Quest XI Lets You Mount Giant Bees and More

And Yes, Dragons Too<p>Gematsu reports via the latest issue of Weekly Jump that the upcoming <i>Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time</i> will feature …

Which is the right git workflow for my next project?

So you want to adopt git to version your current or next project. There are quite a number of ways you to go about it and even collaborate with …

Flying to Europe? You Might Want to Encrypt Your Laptop First

With the start of the summer travel season looming, the Department of Homeland Security is considering extending a ban on laptops and tablets in …

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

Material Components page goes live on Material Design website

The Material Design website got a complete revamp last year, and since, Google has continually added more content and useful information. Recently, Material Design even got its own Twitter account. Now, the Material Design site has been updated with Material Components to “make it easy to build …

Material Design

Fuchsia, Google’s Experimental Mobile OS, Solves Glaring Problems That Apple Doesn’t Get

The “wall of apps” modality we’ve all reluctantly embraced isn’t scaling to the UX problems of today. Google has a solution.<p>Recently, I watched an eminent UX designer give a talk about the need for timelessness in digital design. He wanted to know: Why shouldn’t digital design be as long-lived and …

Röki, An Adventure Game About The Deep Dark Woods

<i>Röki</i> is an upcoming adventure game about a girl who heads out into the wild and runs into a lot more than just some deer and snow.<p>It’s the product of …

The tragedy of 100% code coverage

<i>This article originally appeared on IG's blog</i><p>It is funny how things turn around. ​ For fifteen years I have been preaching TDD, or at least for …

Eye tracking is a great idea for horror games

Video game eye tracking, like the kind offered by Tobii’s various peripherals, is often a kind of superpower. You can tag enemies or aim a weapon simply by staring, or do things like shoot lasers with your eyes. But it’s also a way of taking power away from players, letting games use an almost …

Move over Spielberg and make Way for this Script Writing AI

Robots are in offices. They’re in hotels. They can even be found at restaurants. And now, it seems they are spreading out to the realms of Hollywood …

Artificial Intelligence

The Bonkers Role-Playing World of Rifts Just Got Even Bigger

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>The <i>Rifts</i> pen …