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Does He Have A Memory Leak?

My wife has this interesting problem of having vivid dreams about whatever she was last watching/discussing before bed. Last night, I was explaining to her all about memory leaks as I had a discussion with a coworker earlier in the day about them. She was curious, so I gave her a very simple explanation in which she could understand.

Later in the night (about 3 am), my son woke up screaming. He must have had a bad dream or something; so, I went in there, put him down and went back to bed. My wife rolls over, looks me straight in the eye and says in a groggy voice “Does he have a memory leak?”

I laughed so hard it woke her up. I then appropriately responded with “I have to go take a memory leak”.

Pocket MUD Update Approved

Wow, in record time (2 business days!), Apple approved the update to my iPhone app Pocket Mud. For those of you who don’t know, Pocket MUD is my FREE MUD client for the iPhone.

Here is whats included in the update:

  • Added support for Landscape!
  • Auto-reconnect on reopen
  • Multiple actions for triggers (just separate the actions with commas)
  • Added ability to play sounds when a trigger fires (please send sound suggestions to brandontreb@gmail.com)

The app is free, so please check it out and leave some (positive) feedback! :)

Download on iTunes

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So please give me a hand with these server costs, show off your sweet apps/site, and purchase an ad on the blog.

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That’s It! I Quit Programming.

Because I could never make something this cool/impressive:

YouTube – Introducing Word Lens.

Link: Minecraft Like Rendering Experiments in OpenGL 4 – Codeflow

I found this article while browsing reddit and was blown away. I have been a little mystified at the potential algorithms used by notch to render the terrain in Minecraft.

This provides a killer explanation of some interesting algorithms that can be used to generate such worlds. It also contains the source code that you can download and play with.

Minecraft Like Rendering Experiments in OpenGL 4 – Codeflow.