gnuciDictionary

1 min. read Submitted 17/08/2020 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #programming

gnuciDictionary is an offline nuget port of the GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English for .Net. Defining a word is simple: Simply give a string, and you will be given a list of definitions for that string, or null if no definition can be found.


narlang

1 min. read Submitted 13/07/2020 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #programming #writing

Narlang (Narrative Language) is a markup language for generating documents. It was designed as a tool to assist in the composition of long, complex documents, specifically novels. Its purpose is to combine many of the features of a code language with general document production.

This came out of a rejection of the plethora of WYSIWYG document editors, towards something more like LaTeX – but with a few more fancy features that programmers are used to like symbol recognition and semantics.


Sense - A Comic

1 min. read Submitted 04/06/2020 Last Edited 20/02/2021 #comic #creative

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Rent Based Transitory Ownership - A Blueprint For Just Rent

5 min. read Submitted 14/05/2019 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #writing #politics

As income inequality increases, one mechanism for the movement of wealth from the general population to an increasingly insular property-owning class is through rent of residential property. While it cannot be said that landlords do not have some responsibilities to their tenants in most countries, the power relationship between landlord and tenant remains unbalanced. It is solely the landlord who decides if a lease should remain or expire, regardless of how many years the tenant has spent in the home. The tenants labor in maintaining and protecting the home is unrewarded, and we must rely on punitive incentives such as bonds to encourage responsible tenancy.

Many Marxists espouse the necessity of eliminating this form of rent-seeking private property, but few propose tangible ideas that could replace them beyond vague statements about government-run allocation programs. We reject this as being excessively rooted in bureaucracy, inefficient in allocation and overly centralised. Land allocation is fundamentally unsuitable to central control, due to its heterogeneous properties. Simply put, every piece of land is distinct from every other, and so determining the real value requires an enormous amount of information. A centralized system simply cannot compete with an emergent market in terms of this ability to gather large amounts of contextual information.


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Hurtworld - An Open-World Surival Game for PC

1 min. read Submitted 04/06/2018 Last Edited 19/02/2021 #unity #programming #resume

Between 2014 to 2018, I worked at an independent games studio called Bankroll as a programmer and game designer. The studio was only between 3 and 5 people in size over the course of the 4 years. We created the open-world multiplayer survival game Hurtworld.

This game ran on PC, Mac and Linux and was built with the Unity engine. My role here touched most aspects of design and programming, such as networking, UI design, tools creation, and the creation of multiple complex runtime systems. There were lots of interesting problems to solve - from building a realtime icon-rendering system that could render dynamically generated items into an inventory system, to environmental systems that emulated dynamic weather and time of day, to shaders and graphics. It was a heck of an experience!


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