Redesign with Bootstrap
17 Nov 2013
This website just got a lifting. With the help of Bootstrap the site looks spiffy and the effort to get it work was about 15 minutes. This is the fastest redesign to date.
The design is based on the Narrow Jumbotron. Which was easy a quite easy conversion. I dropped the twitter, github and RSS links at the top.
MinGW-w64 for the Uninitiated
16 Oct 2013
The recent version of MinGW32 fully and totally broke on me this weekend. Actually it broke earlier, I just did not register it. But after SDL2 was unable to load OpenGL on code that worked before the upgrade, the cat was out of the box. All the little issues I had with libraries acting odd are related to something with MinGW’s internals being broken; probably something in glibc. (Before someone disses me for this, yes I know the upgrade to GCC 4.7.0 is ABI incompatible, I spent about two days recompiling ALL third party libraries from source.) Finally the MinGW package definition for the installer was updated, but in a broken unusable state, which even ensured that MinGW would not install.
So after some detours I ended up using the MinGW-w64 fork. If you listen to the community, the w64 version is better and more up to date, so that is a plus. The only thing that put me off was the ease of use of getting MinGW32 up and running with the automated installer.
As it turns out it is not that hard to get MinGW-w64 up and running. The only problem is it is not obvious. For that reason I will show you here and now how to get your MinGW-w64 environment in about 5 minutes. (Shorter than it takes you to read this post.)
Not Invented Here?
18 Sep 2013
Ups, I did it again! I just built a library for functionality that already exists; I just built a JSON library for C++.
By looking at my “successful” and failed projects on github or rather the projects that provide concise functionality and meses of disconnected code, you can easily come to the conclusion that I have a serious case of Not Invented Here syndrome.