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I’m Foltz. I like programming, do you like programming?

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Game of Life: multi-threaded code analysis and review

April 9th, 2014 by

Some months ago I began experimenting with multi-threading and OpenGL. I decided that a Game of Life simulator would be a good target for my pet project, being ripe for parallel processing and requiring little graphics know-how. I’ve met my goals, so here I’ll be describing how I implemented the various features and some of…

My personal Motorola Moto G review

February 16th, 2014 by

I’ll say up front that this is only my second “smart phone”, and you should take my opinion with a grain of salt. That said, I’m no fool and I’m not about to write the same review every other website on the internet saying “Oh look at this cool budget smartphone! It’s got good specs…

Game of Life: my tour of multi-threading and OpenGL

December 28th, 2013 by

It’s long overdue that I try my hand at writing a multi-threaded program. Being a wanna-be game technology developer, it’s past time for me to learn to use OpenGL for graphics as well. So why not roll both of these learning exercises in to one? If you’re not familiar with Conways Game of Life, [see…

Shortcuts to create and verify checksums easily in terminal

December 12th, 2013 by

Since I’ve started working in digital data preservation, I’ve thought a lot more about the importance of assuring the continued integrity of data files. We use checksum verification all the time at work, but I don’t know many people who hold their own personal data to the same standard. Is it not as significant or…