Getting Started With Defold Game Engine

So, I’ve decided to evaluate Defold, the free 2D game engine. I’ve been struggling to settle on an engine, or whether to even use one. As a very established web developer, it is hard not to see everything with the same PHP and Javascript hammer I use for all my projects up till now. But […]

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The Search For A Game Development Engine

Having been a web developer for about 15 years, and finding myself able to re-invent my professional life safely from the hiatus of being a stay/work at home mom… I know that game development is in my future. I just have to merge my two loves of games and programming. Heaven! But, this adventure into […]

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Cord-Cutting – 1 Year Later Review

It’s been about a year since my husband and I cancelled our Cogeco cable service. We had a DVR and a single choice package and it came to about $90/month. With now two children, this money was needed elsewhere. Plus, we were watching WAAAY too much TV. I was all for it. I grew up […]

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Marketing Your Website: You Can Build It – But Will They Come?

Originally Written for VantageSmallBusiness.com in approximately 2010 You’ve heard it before: a website will increase sales, assist current and new clients, and improve your company’s image and competitiveness. You’ve got a website… so where are the visitors and why aren’t you reaping the rewards? The reason is that a website isn’t a magic bullet. Its […]

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PHP Password Security and Storage

Originally Written for PHPadvisory.com in approximately 2009 Introduction How secure IS secure enough? There’s no such thing. Period. Even the most secure systems created by the top experts can have a weak point. Despite the fact that passwords need to be treated seriously, many programmers have habits they are stuck with, or they fall into […]

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New Project – Roboid: A Browser RPG

While parenthood is keeping the personal side of life busier than ever, professionally things have been rolling but not, you know, exciting. Last summer I was struck by the urge to combine my two loves, programming and gaming. However for someone with limited artistic skills, most types of games would require major money for a […]

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Windows to Ubuntu Linux #2: Installation Tips (Video Series)

I’ve posted the second video in my series on migrating from Windows to Ubuntu. This video covers a good guide to the installation process, as well as special things to consider and watch for as you install Ubuntu on your computer. The video is not a step by step installation guide since there are many […]

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DIY Card Game Box Organizer – Fantasy Flight LCG

My husband and I are really enjoying Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Game for Lord Of The Rings. Many other Fantasy Flight card games also come in the same size box such as: Android Netrunner, A Game of Thrones, Warhammer Invasion, Call of Cthulhu, Star Wars and more. After purchasing the first core set and a […]

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Migrating From Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux #1 (Video Series)

As many people may be aware, Windows XP has reached it’s end of life for Microsoft support. This means that as of April 2014, Microsoft will no longer be publishing updates to fix bugs or security issues. In a few months, machines using Windows XP will be vulnerable to unpatched viruses and other security issues. […]

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