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The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Video Games Being Socially Acceptable (IE, Cool.)

Just got off the phone with The Wichita Eagle for an interview about how gaming has changed into something “cool” (Basic premise – there’s more too it than that.) One of my things I realized when he asked me about it, and I told him this, was that it’s actually a cyclic thing. Games have …

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Internships

Our Video Game Development Internship Program With Butler Community College IT Institute Starting March 2016, we began accepting internships through Butler Community College for video game development.  While the paperwork for the Internship that Butler provides gives some information, it’s nowhere near as in-depth as I feel it should be before someone applies for the internship, along …

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Ways to Help Defend WordPress From Attackers and BotNets

As I’m writing this, MidnightRyder.com is under continuous attack from a BotNet. Of course, you might notice that it’s still up and running just fine – there’s reasons for that, and I’m going to help you keep yours up and running, too. Not familiar with the term “BotNet”? I’ll simplify a bit here: it’s a …

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Scrolling to specific Div (or other) ID’s with iScroll 4

A while back I did a little hacking on iScroll 4, which I use quite a bit for PhoneGap based applications (though, it works nice for anything mobile except Windows phones. IE doesn’t like iScroll). iScroll is becoming a bit less necessary (particularly after iOS 5 was released, which made some changes to mobile Safari), …

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Why I’m Still Using DreamHost, 10 Years Later (And Lessons For Other Businesses To Consider)

10 years ago I got burned by my host.  Almost without warning, they went out of business – I didn’t have a whole lot of time to evaluate who I wanted to move to, so I did some quick Googling.  Well, actually, I didn’t Google it.  At that time Alta-Vista would have been the major …

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Launching External URL’s in PhoneGap… Again. (Phonegap 2.4.x)

One of the disadvantages of using PhoneGap / Cordova for app development: sometimes it’s like hitting a moving target.  Not just the API, but the methodologies for projects change frequently.  It’s not bad enough to make the platform undesirable for iOS and Android development, but sometimes it makes you pull your hair out wondering why something from …

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How To Fix A Randomly Rebooting Mac (OS X 10.8 – Mountain Lion)

My iMac was rock stable, right up until I installed Mountain Lion on it.  Then, at random times, it would suddenly reboot.  Fortunately, most of it seemed to happen at night – I’d get up in the morning and find my Mac had rebooted. Weird. So, I finally got around to investigating the problem – …

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