Ethereum Is Going To Eat Silicon Valley Alive. Here’s Why

6 min. read Submitted 26/02/2018 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #writing #crypto

Many of the current dominators of technological business perform the same task. They serve as a trusted third party in a marketplace of providers and consumers. The trusted company enforces rules in the community, like how Facebook bans accounts that act outside the terms of service. Usually the same company that enforces the rules owns the service. They act as a trusted arbiter for disputes within the market. Usually, to help everything run smoothly, they provide a reputation system for both consumer and producer that enforces a level of good behaviour.

We can see at a glance how many Silicon Valley heavy-hitters act this way:


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Mad Maps - A Non-Destructive Terrain Pipeline for Unity

1 min. read Submitted 07/02/2018 Last Edited 20/02/2021 #unity #programming

Mad Maps was a set of tools I built in my time at Bankroll Studios in the period of 2017-2018 and then went on to sell on the Unity Asset Store as a standalone product.

Unfortunately, the IP for these tools is not in my control and so the asset fell out of maintainence, but I'm proud of this work. It helped enormously in the construction of the massive open worlds within Hurtworld, and while it was maintained I think it helped some people use the Unity terrain system a lot better. Here's the original pitch and Youtube tutorials!


An Intersection Test for Arbitrary Rectangular Prisms

1 min. read Submitted 07/12/2017 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #unity #programming

Have you ever had two arbitrarily rotated and sized rectangular prisms, and wanted to check if they’re intersecting? I know I have! Just an old AABB won’t do the trick, as very snug fitting rectangular prisms need to be detected and dismissed. There are some dastardly configurations (for instance, imagine a very very small rectangular prism sitting just above the surface of a massive and highly skewed rectangular prism) which also need to be sussed out.

It turned out to be a surprisingly tricky problem, and I had to pull a lot of different things from a lot different places together to get it working.


God Only Wise

25 min. read Submitted 05/11/2010 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #writing #creative

I wrote this story in my final year of high school. It's about life-extension, death, and purpose. Jeez, teenage Sean, don't cut yourself with that edge!

We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree, and wither and perish—but naught changeth thee.


Nuclear

17 min. read Submitted 05/11/2010 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #writing #creative

This is a play I wrote in 2010. I am proud to say it was selected as the best play in the state of NSW and performed professionally in a program called Writers OnStage.

It's about a young man returning from war to a world he doesn't recognise. It's strange to read, all these years later, but some of the jokes still make me laugh.


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