Weekly Picks - A Strange Trio

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The picks this week all involve a group of friends dealing with a supernatural foe. While the premise of each is different, they share similar tones and pay homage to 80's era horror.


  • Oxenfree - A group of friends are tormented by a supernatural presence on an abandoned island. Fun, engaging, and only takes a few hours to play through.


  • It Follows - A girl is hunted by an unstoppable shape-shifting creature. Good execution of …
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Better Task Lists In AsciiDoc

NOTE: This is an update to a previous post.

Okay, it's been a while since the last post on this topic. Since then, I've switched from using the original AsciiDoc utility to Asciidoctor. This along with some minor tweaking has changed how my task lists look.

Here is the basic structure:

= My Task List

.Category Tags
    Code related tasks.
    Documentation related tasks.

== Current Tasks
.Updated 2017-01-06
NOTE: Arranged by priority.

  - [ ] `2017-01-05 …
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Question Drilldown - Processes, Threads

This is the first post using a format that I have been wanting to try out for a long time. The idea is to catalog the questions that might be asked when first learning about a topic. By reviewing these questions, hopefully newcomers can learn a great deal and the more experienced can brush up a bit. The goal is not to exhaustively review every detail on the topic but rather provide just enough information …

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Second Game Jam

The Youngstown Game Developers had our second annual game jam this past weekend. It was a great time and I learned a ton. It had been several months since doing any game dev stuff so I did spend a fair amount of time relearning Unity.

During the keynote, we were advised to avoid games with common mechanics like jumping. So of course I made a game about... jumping in the dark! Yeah, I know, not …

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Weekly Picks - Jesse Schell

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This week's pick is a legend of the video game industry: Jesse Schell.




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Weekly Picks - Podcasts

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Couple of random podcast episodes for this round of picks.


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Weekly Picks - Foreign Language Learning

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Ciao friends! Been a while since the last "weekly" picks but here are some to help you learn a new (spoken) language.


  • Anki - Great flashcard application! Lots of pre-made decks available to help build vocab.


  • Duolingo - Free and amazing language learning site. The mobile app is quite good too.
  • Forvo - Not sure how a word is supposed to be pronounce? Forvo's got your back!
  • Google Translate - Essential for those unknown words!
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DevLog - Doctrine Updates And Electron

In a previous post, I was kicking around some ideas for updating a pet project of mine called Doctrine. Here's a quick update on the progress of the second iteration of the project.

I decided to go the JavaScript/Electron route. Electron is easy to work with, it does what is expected (usually) and haven't run into too many surprises. The functionality of Doctrine2 is coming together nicely and I hope to make the code …

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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.