Introducing Ubuild

I recently added a new project to GitHub: Ubuild

This project addresses something I've wanted for a long time: a way to unify the build process for various software projects. It shouldn't matter if the project is a C++ native application or a web app, there should be a simple interface that takes the guess-work out of the build process. Ubuild provides this unified interface.

A user can review the build options by running the …

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Weekly Picks - Naddpod

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One of my favorite podcasts is the pick this week.

Podcasts:

  • Not Another D&D Podcast - An excellent comedy D&D podcast with great characters and an intriguing story. This quickly became one of my all time favorite podcasts after listening to a few episodes. I introduced it to my wife and we are both hooked.
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Weekly Picks - HospitalRun

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The pick this week is a project with great intentions.

Software:

  • HospitalRun - Free and open source software intended to help administrate hospitals in developing countries. This project is currently looking for maintainers!
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Weekly Picks - Life And Kayaks

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Some random picks this week.

Podcasts:

  • JRE #1123 - Kevin Smith - Great talk covering various topics from owning pets to ancient Egypt. Kevin shares some interesting views on life and death following his recent heart attack.

Products:

  • Intex Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak - Admittedly, I was super skeptical about inflatable kayaks but these things are awesome! My wife and I bought two when they were on sale for about $50 each. They are light, portable, and durable …
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Debugging Godot With Visual Studio Code

I’ve been playing around with Godot a bit recently, a promising 2D/3D game engine that is completely open source. What most impressed me is that the entire engine is distributed as a 50MB binary. Compared to the 1GB+ installation size for Unity, this is pretty amazing.

Here are some quick instructions for debugging the Godot engine itself (i.e. rather than a game created in Godot) using VS Code:

  1. Make sure you have …

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Weekly Picks - Avengers

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Big blockbuster movie for this week's pick.

Movies:

  • Avengers: Infinity War - Was massively impressed by this movie. Marvel has really done something special with their cinematic universe and this movie is a remarkable feat.
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Weekly Picks - Jamie King

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Got a YouTube channel for this week's picks.

Videos:

  • Jamie King - This guy has some great instructional videos on the C# programming language and other computer science topics. I found his channel which searching for C# LINQ videos.
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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.