Programming in Godot

What Is It?

Godot is a an open source game engine that is becoming widely popular among developers. A co-worker of mine was the first to tell me about it, and a few days ago I decided to download Godot and take a look at it.

What About Game Maker Studio?

Coming from Game Maker Studio, I can say that the concepts of design are there, but Godot is very different in terms of how you make things work. Objects are replaced by scenes, and each scene has one parent node that can have multiple child nodes. The editor is open source, and can be changed to your liking.

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New Plugins New Style

So one of the biggest changes I have made in 2017 so far is this site. For starters I kicked in the new WordPress 2017 Theme. I really like the simple look and the functionality it brings to the table.

The second being I updated some of the plugins on the back-end, and removed some more.

Theme My Login:

This is probably one of my favorite plugins ever. I have been using WordPress for years now, and one of the biggest things that always got to me was the login page. A page not many people normally see if you run a blog by yourself, but still we need to show it some love. Theme My Login does exactly that. This plugin takes the CSS from the rest of your site and applies it to a new login page. It also through in some nice widgets to use instead of the standard META ones. I highly recommend it.

Yoast SEO:

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Weekly Updates Coming

I admit that I am awful when it comes to keeping this site up and running. Well lets say I am more awful at writing things down, the site has been running fine ever since I moved it off of a cruddy personal server and into the cloud. I just need to make sure there are updates being done to the site.

I plan to change all this with some weekly updates. The updates themselves can be about anything from a game I might be working on, to some tech news, to nothing really at all. Point is I need to start writing more and I need to flesh this thing out.

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Creating a Simple Menu in Powershell


I don’t claim to be the worlds best programmer, in fact I am far from it, but I do share something that all great programmers have. The love of simple code that is clean, and just works.

Recently I was working on a PowerShell project where I was trying to create a simple application that would ask the user for input, and then run an .exe int eh background with the passed data. The idea was to simply the program that we used to administer our Google Apps domain, called GAM.

We had already been using the program for a while, but it was becoming annoying to type out the same commands all the time such as:

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He's Dead Jim...

It pains me to admit that after years and years in the IT field, I was finally bit by my laziness in my own home network. My server crashed.

The Story

On November 5th 2014, I was at work when I needed to SSH back home to check on something. From my work machine I tried to SSH home, but I was greeted with a ‘Connection Refused’ message in my terminal. Thinking that it was odd, I tried to RDP back to the Windows Server at my house, but again the connection would not start. Checking on the sites that I normally run from my server, I began to get nervous when none of them would load.

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