The Ladies: When did they enter your life?

Dear Bob,

When did you have your first girlfriend? I have been reading a lot lately about how true geeks end up building their first computers, establishing a project and eventually hitting a cornerstone where they eventually get over themselves and find a girl that will put up with them. So when did you get yours dude?

Inquiring {Ivan}

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Why I don’t have a webcam.


For some reason there are a number of you viewers who have written to me over the last couple months about getting a webcam for my room so you could watch me as I work… far too hard I might add …on my game, applications, utilities etc, or just plain gaming. I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and I am fairly certain that this wont be happening any time soon, and don’t plan for it to happen in the future. There are many reasons for this to be, but ill highlight a couple of them.

1) You really don’t want to watch me masturbate.

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Letter to the HL2 Mod Community

I began modding Source in January of 2005. I spent just about every day of the next two years doing everything in my power, free time permitting, to help the amateur modders get accustomed to the drama and pure unadulterated bullshit that was lurking just out of their sight. I was there when the community came together and I have been here watching it dwindle into the dark corner of the room that no one dares look. There is no doubt in my mind that the Source Engine is feeling under used, under appreciated and sad. More shocking to me, even though I have more than devoted two years of my life to it, a dark portion of my heart is very glad to see it as such.

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Chronicles of Swallowbush – An exercise in user tracking

Users – we have all been one at some point in our lives. The concept of being one is very straight forward. We users navigate to a site and are unknowingly a part of a case study being conducted by a person or group of people controlling the website we have chosen to land on. Our habits, search phrases, and personal information (I’m not talking credit cards…) are all subject to the developer’s needs and intelligence; if they choose to keep track of who I am and what I like on their site it will be very beneficial to them. This is the first in a possible series of more technical journeys into Swallowbush, and PHP in general. I plan to open up the door to show you how and why things are tracked, and what benefit you can take from that. Continue reading “Chronicles of Swallowbush – An exercise in user tracking”

Viewer Mail # 3


Man, you are too fuckin much! I love the work you have been doing and hope that you don’t disappear on us developers that have been following your tutorials for the last couple years! Anyways – Dude, I want you to know that despite my asskissing I have a request for you and its not gonna be as simple for you as I would like it to be but man! How cool would it be for you to put together a podcast about the gneu idea, btw how do you pronounce that gneu thing? Its kinda cool that its not normal, I love the site too!


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Viewer Mail #2

I received an email a couple days ago and I have been trying to figure out how to approach it, until now.

Hey man,

I am new to coding, obviously, and I love your tutorials on hl2, but I have this distinct feeling that I’m missing something. I coded in VB for a while and it was a lot of fun to see what I was able to do with a few nouns and verbs, talk about words in action, but there was something that has always blown my mind, and I figured I would bounce it off of you. So here goes bro.

When I was in class a couple nights ago we went over random access files, which are neat in their own right, but since I ran into that I have been trying to figure out a file type to use for my own application. The values are going to have to be user editable/readable, but what are some of the options for it?

Thanks a bunch and keep up the good work!

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