Archives for July 2011

Mac OS X Lion: First Thoughts

Posted on July 22, 2011 in General

As you would all know, OS X Lion was released less than two days ago, gathering over a million downloads in the first day. I bought it a few hours after it came out, and so I thought I'd write down a few first impressions. Once downloaded, the upgrade process was very smooth and took a bit over thirty minutes. The first thing I noticed is that I no longer see the blue screen before...

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Style Changes

Posted on July 20, 2011 in General

I've beefed up the styling a fair bit on the website, especially regarding the menu. The colour scheme is now different; I've gone for more "modest", grey look. The text is now a little bluish, and the the links are darker. So anyway, that's about it for now. I'm hoping to have a bit more to say (or time to write it more like!) in the future.

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Glow Effect for Lined Shapes in Love2D

Posted on July 16, 2011 in Tutorials

Recently I experimented with an easy way to make lined shapes glow (using LÖVE of course). There are of course other ways of doing it, and there are many styles of glow that can be used, but this is the one I came up with. love.graphics.setColor(r, g, b, 15) for i = 7, 2, -1 do if i == 2 then i = 1 love.graphics.setColor(r, g, b, 255) end love.graphics.setLineWidth(i) -- draw lined shape here...

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