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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Easy To Remember Unit Estimates

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Here is a short list of ballpark equivalents that are fairly easy to remember. Keep in mind these are only ballpark estimates and are purposefully kept to round numbers. So only use these for quick mental calculations and don't go building spaceships or anything with them.

  • 1 cup of water ~ 0.5 pounds
  • 1 pound ~ 0.5 kilograms
  • 1 kilometer ~ 0.5 mile
  • 1 gallon ~ 5 liter
  • 1 liter ~ 5 cups
  • 1 teaspoon ~ 5 milliliters …
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Weekly Picks - Savage Worlds

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Something a bit different this week.

Games:

  • Savage Worlds - This is a generic tabletop role-playing game system that is a lot of fun! Savage Worlds provides the toolkit for a wide variety of scenarios. The rules are fairly simple and the core rule book can be picked up for $10. This system is well suited for one-shots or longer campaigns.
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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.