(Windows||Mac) + Android Studio + git + Google Cloud SDK

(Windows||Mac) + Android Studio + git + Google Cloud SDK
This post is just a rant about using Mac and Windows with Android Studio and Git and Google Cloud SDK. So if you want read my rants about Mac vs Windows, the continue reading. I never knew that Apple ships git in their Mac OS X versions. Source can be found at https://opensource.apple.com/source/Git/ and its amazing that Apple has a fork of git. So I think it was pretty cool that I had no trouble with git and I can easily upload Repositories at GitHub or any other SCM software that uses git. So I had no trouble with the Macs dealing with gits. in Windows, however... I always carry my work on my thumbdrive or use the cloud for small projects. There are times Continue reading

Sprite vs Sprites

Sprite vs Sprites
When Nintendo introduce NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) in 1983, many video programmers had to find ways to animate an object in the screen with sprites. For example, the NES game Mega Man has a character that opens his mouth when he jumps. Another game in for the NES was Little Samson that had gorgeous graphics that had huge enemies: a giant detailed crab that Samson had to fight. Nevertheless, today we have games that rely on 3d wire models and there are very few games that require sprites. So is learning to draw or build sprites in games is dead? NO! Even today's games have some sprites elements and not necessarily look like games made in the 80’s. Continue reading

Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A30

I wont call this a review, but this 2016 Android Tablet needs to be mentioned. I just want to explain why it justifies the average rating. This 16GB model Marshmallow Android tablet has many reviews that gets like 3 of 5 ★s and the Amazon customer reviews are like 3.5 stars. Now I will spare you reasons why this tablet receives an average reviews, but I will try to explain why I bought this for my mother. Its a great alarm clock and does a great job as a digital photo frame. Can I download apps from the play store? Yes, but keep in mind you only have 1gb of ram, so you will experience a slow down if you have too many apps open. However, there is something Continue reading