Bi-weekly newsletter, July 4th

Hey hey you beautiful people, hopefully you had a great 4th of July weekend (at least, if you’re in the states). I’m back with more useful links and resources for you. Got anything that I should be aware of? MVP-run tech conference in the Poconos, TechBash Microsoft has a great community of MVPs, or Most Valuable…

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MVP-run tech conference in the Poconos, TechBash

Microsoft has a great community of MVPs, or Most Valuable Professionals, whom we acknowledge annually for their commitment to their community and helping others. Recently, a group of MVPs gathered to plan TechBash, a technical conference in the Poconos at Kalahari Resorts, about 2 hours north of Philadelphia, and 2 hours west of New York….

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Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 31 Pek Pongpaet and Daniel Pesina, Mortal Kombat

This week is a bit different. I’ve got my co-worker in DC, Shahed Chowdhuri on the show, along with Pek Pongpaet (pong-pat) and Daniel Pesina. Shahed and Pek grew up together, and Pek met Daniel while studying at his Wushu.  Daniel played Johnny Cage and ninjas Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Smoke, and Noob Saibot in several…

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A handful of free useful tools for streaming on Twitch

Follow my stream at Twitch.tv/DaveVoyles In the last few months I decided to start streaming the games I’m playing, podcasts I record, and programming tutorials that I create. I use OBS (Open Broadcast Software) for all of this, which is a free tool for recording and streaming audio and video from your computer. I created…

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The Construction Worker Who Changed His Life Through Video Games

Link to the podcast I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Bostic of Hello Tech Pros last week and join him on his podcast and share my story. Chad has a number of interesting topics covered each week, including entrepreneurship, motivation, and productivity, but what I like most is that he gets the human…

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Using a Gamepad for HTML5 projects

The HTML5 gamepad API allows you interact with the web browser through a traditional gamepad, whether it is from Microsoft, Sony, or some other third party product. Bear in mind that it is an experimental technology, so that means it isn’t implemented in every browser (yet). Mozilla has some fantastic docs and examples for the…

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Once I used a motorized desk, I never looked back

@DaveVoyles I recently picked up a motorized desk after reading this review from Wirecutter . I wound up going with the Jarvis Standing Desk Frame ($525 at Amazon), then throwing a $29 IKEA  Linmon table top on it. I also wanted to cover how I wired things up, to allow things to seamless transition between sitting…

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Indie Dev Podcast, Ep 30 – Anthony Swinnich, Neon Deity Games

Developed by Neon Deity Games, Shutshimi: Seriously Swole is a randomized shoot’em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems defending the seven seas. But there’s a catch (there’s always a catch): you’ve been cursed with an incredibly short attention span. Combat waves and upgrade cycles only last 10 seconds a piece. ———————– @DaveVoyles #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff;…

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Quick Dev: Debugging mobile web apps using VorlonJS

@JamesQQuick@DaveVoyles So you’ve created a web app (a website designed for a mobile device), but now you need to figure out how to debug it, because the mobile browser just doesn’t have the tool built in. In comes Vorlon, a free tool to do exactly that. Dave Voyles joins James Quick to show us how…

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Recap of the Unity Roadshow in Philadelphia for game devs

@DaveVoyles This weekend the team at Unity stopped by Philadelphia to attend not only Dev Night  on Thursday at the Philly Game Forge, but also to Pipeline Philly on Saturday to host a day-long workshop and testing for certifications. All of Unity’s upcoming events can be found at unity3d.com/events. I had a chance to stop by…

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