Dev Vlog #2: Tools of the Trade

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A quick run through of the programs and tools I commonly use to develop games and related content such as art assets and videos (like this one). All are free, and many are open source.

Doughnut Economics

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It’s not very often that I get the urge to write about a book on economics, but Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist is too interesting to miss out on. It’s a fascinating and thoroughly readable book by Kate Raworth which argues … Read More

Brexit and Beyond

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Friday was a very surreal day. It was an utterly heartbreaking day. I spent much of it in an almost dreamlike daze. I honestly hadn’t expected to be hit so hard by the result of the EU referendum, and I … Read More

Trees for Life

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Trees for Life (TFL) is “Scotland’s leading conservation volunteering charity,” working to restore the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands. The forest once covered vast areas of the Highlands, but has suffered from massive deforestation and overgrazing by deer and … Read More

New Job, New Site, New Logo, New!

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Prior to my Dear Rare post I hadn’t published a new blog post in nearly three years. I’ve been updating my portfolio intermittently but I’ve been meaning to breathe some new life into this site for a while. And now … Read More

Dear Rare

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Dear Rare, It is with a heavy heart that I pen my final correspondence to you. After a total of more than three years here, today marks my last jaunt across your picturesque landscapes. I’ve had a ridiculous run during … Read More

Pomodoro to Productivity

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The Pomodoro Technique is a time management strategy that was designed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s to boost productivity. According to the technique’s official website it is now practised by “professional teams and individuals around the world.” It’s simple, … Read More

Let’s Learn Python!

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Unbeknownst to me ’till recently, Google provides an excellent (and free) introductory class for learning Python, which you can find right here. I found the link via Reddit and decided that after a solid week of reaping the benefits of … Read More