BuckraMega

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Programmer / Web Developer

Newport News, VA

January 1996


Learn Unity/C#

Awesome Thoery Idle



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This site is under construction. Don't mind the mess - maybe someday this will be worth reading!

Welcome to Derp...Derp...Code!, my programming journal/blog. This site is more for me than anyone else, but if you are here and reading, that's great! You might wonder about the name - I might be good at programming, but I am a bad programmer, so I tend to derp a lot before producing worthwhile code.

Avatar5 Jan 2019

Coding a random dungeon generator, pt 1


An exercise in sloppy spaghetti coding

Many years ago, 2008 if my guess is right, I had the idea to write a random dungeon generator. I succeeded but left it somewhat unfinished. I picked that little project back up in mid/late 2018 as part of my Awesome Theory 2.0 project. I am going to deconstruct it piece by piece in order to better understand what the heck I did 10+ years ago. I won't lie, some of the code is brilliant in my opinion, but some of my past decisions are hard to understand. Note that this is one way to accomplish this - there are probably many other better ways. This is just what I came up with to solve the problem.

First things first, the actual construction of a dungeon should be a function, and so...(more)

Tags: Awesome Theory code dungeon generator random


Avatar3 Jan 2019

Working links described


Though "working" is up for debate...

Acrophobia - once upon a time in the late 1990s there was a website called Bezerk, you can see a screen capture of it here, that hosted a game called Acrophobia where you had to come up with what a group of letters could stand for. It was hilarious and great fun. Some clones of it exist out there, but none, in my opinion, are done as well as that one. I thought it would make a good party game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity: people take turns being the judge and call out a randomly generated acronym then players have 1-2 minutes to come up with the best one they can and the judge de...(more)

Tags: Acrophobia Awesome Theory projects


Avatar2 Jan 2019

The past through tomorrow


Or how we got to where we are

I've always been a tech person. I was fascinated with video games as soon as I first saw them in arcades. Once I discovered the NES I saved up my paper route money and bought one as soon as I could. During grade school and junior high I was always excited about a trip to the computer lab, mostly due to Oregon Trail, but also for the potential that the computers presented. I convinced my parents to buy me a computer in 9th grade for "school work" but I obviously used it for games and Prodigy (old online service before AOL).

There was one event in particular that led me down the road of tinkering with computers from which I have never looked back. One day my computer was acting ...(more)

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Current Working Links:

Acrophobia

Awesome Theory Demo





Known Bugs

Tags list: top margin errors when only one item on a line