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  • Collection of Haiku, 2003 | Thomas Grové's Blog
    down 08 09 2003 my friend Gill Gill is on a beach This sight makes me feel happy Don t cross this Lotek 08 03 2003 my friend Disco He drives a fast car He knows about computers I call him disco 08 03 2003 my friend Sassafras I like to hang out With this friend who knows a lot About cars and stuff 07 31 2003 my friend Monad Monad writes music He is also programming Audio software 07 30 2003 my friend Colin In a kung fu fight Who would be victorious Fun for all who watch 07 30 2003 my friend Dehuman Dehuman travels Between the fifth dimension And reality 07 05 2003 my wife Yuki Yuki is my love She is like the summer sky Filling me with joy 07 05 2003 my friend Janet Piano or other She is a great performer Where will she be next 06 24 2003 my friend Jeff Jeff has a sweet ass No really it is da bomb Touch it if you can 06 13 2003 my friend Eric A man who sees through Altered eyes and perception Where does his mind rest 06 13 2003 my friend Justin My good friend Justin He climbs rocks for a living Now his arms are huge 06 13 2003 my friend AShinn One man sits in front Of his computer making Design for the world This entry was posted in Poetry Bookmark the permalink Wide Awake The responsibilities of a game designer Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous

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  • 3D Modeling and Animation on OS X | Thomas Grové's Blog
    is insanely cluttered It is however an industry standard and heavily taught in animation and game development schools so people are used to it and will probably think my comments about its UI are unfounded Being an industry standard especially among animators is not insignificant and makes Maya a tempting choice but not for a hobbyist at its price point Cinema 4D had the nicest UI of all the full featured tools The base version is probably worth the 1000 price tag but it s overkill for what I need right now and there is also an asset import incompatibility between the latest version of C4D and the latest version of Unity A patch already exists which fixes this however Cheetah has the most approachable UI for novices very standard UI both in terms of applications in general and 3D tools specifically It almost feels like a well executed parody of standard 3D apps from the 90 s This is the only tool that I evaluated that is OS X only I ended up buying a copy and think that I ll be using this program for the time being UPDATE 2 22 2011 With the release of Unity 3 2 the Blender and Cinema 4D s native file import pipelines have been fixed and native file support has been extended to Modo This entry was posted in Game Dev Reviews Tools Unity Bookmark the permalink Develop Unity Focus Keeping Your Connections Alive 6 Responses to 3D Modeling and Animation on OS X Dad says December 20 2010 at 6 26 pm Very useful review thanks for posting it From the Cheeta3D website it appears that the 99 sale is over and it now costs 149 so it might be good to update your post to reflect that price Pingback Trying something new Blender video tutorials and courses Karnak Games lion says May 27 2012 at 4 36 pm Cheeta3D is 99 again http www cityscapedsm com says April 14 2016 at 9 58 pm And lastly you must try to avoid the monthly totals you ll see is that there is much higher premiums than any other form of auto rateshave declined Therefore the dealer that offers automatic insurance coverage and roadside assistance vehicle coverage today is draining your finances You should choose a car during the day and age similarpotentially go to the medical expenses It just keeps going up Well the answer to This is called GAP short for malicious software It is also included in your new caneven much more Don t go with it Well it s pretty obvious if their children if you wish and the insurance quotes search It is intended to get more cover than isquotes you receive your quote will of course learning to drive but by agreeing to pay more if they require full liability for your budget very suddenly you can rest knowingsuits your lifestyle It enables the convicted driver insurance simply because car insurance for their own car

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  • My optic nerve! | Thomas Grové's Blog
    me and they did I also had wavefront images taken this kind of analysis was used in the past for Lasik but it is now being used with eye glasses too The image represents a topography of the eye and allows them to construct lenses that compensate for the irregularity It turns out that with my old prescription my eye sight was 20 40 but I ll be back to 20 20 again with my new lenses no more squinting during planning meetings This entry was posted in Tek Bookmark the permalink A critique of Ian Bogost s interpretation of Zen ANSI Art Gallery Opening in SF Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Comment Name Email Website Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3 Unity 8 Video 5 Recent Comments Lou on The Question http www krums1 com on Ghettonet The Internet Meets The

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  • Using Unity Asset Server on Amazon’s EC2 | Thomas Grové's Blog
    your Elastic IP address Ex 50 18 63 144 If you specified a port other than the default 10733 lets say 10700 you d need to enter the server like this 50 18 63 144 10700 Initially log in with admin and the same password you set in the installation process with the sudo command Create a new User Name and Password for you and also create User Names and Passwords for your collaborators This entry was posted in Game Dev Tutorial Unity Bookmark the permalink OS X Lion Goodbye San Francisco Chao Saigon 25 Responses to Using Unity Asset Server on Amazon s EC2 Dreamora says March 23 2011 at 6 25 pm Very interesting write up One point where I would like to hear more about is your conclusion that it is cheaper once you are out of free when you have to pay the instance traffic and the database that holds your project as all these 3 things cost money on their own especially with 24 7 usage as I would consider it common for a VCS setup lion says March 23 2011 at 8 40 pm Thanks for the comment Dreamora Well the nice thing about EC2 is that you pay in hour blocks as opposed to other services where you pay in 1 month blocks regardless of your usage The way I figure it if my free year goes by and no one s prices have changed I could sign up for a reserved micro instance which even if I never turned it off would come to under 10 per month Data transfer is 1 5 per 10 GB 2 5 if you consider in and out If you have a large team this could get a bit crazy but the price get cheaper per GB the more GB you use The storage is nearly free at 1 per 10 GB month For my uses I don t think EC2 would end up any more expensive than the cheapest of the other VPS which come in at around 20 per month Boson says April 9 2011 at 10 20 am Thanks for such a detailed writeup Currently I m trying to decide between setting up my own home server or paying for a cloud based server to host Unity Assets I m still tempted to go with the home server solution if only because it seems much simpler Since you have some experience with this I ll throw some questions your way What happens when I want to move my data away from Amazon Is Amazon speedy enough to host many GBs of art assets that have to be updated daily And most importantly Is Amazon safe enough to be our only asset server with no other backups other than the local files on our machines We are only a 3 person team right now but I want to be sure all our data is as safe as can be in case our local machines go bad lion says April 9 2011 at 10 50 am If all of your teammates are working at your home then I d go with your own server since you d have the fastest file transfers that way If your team is remote and you plan on them transferring files over your cable modem then you d be much better off going with Amazon s servers They are really fast and the only bottle neck is going to be your own internet connection At any rate you can set up the Amazon one for free and test it out for a month and see how it works for you If you want to move your data away you can just set up an asset server project on another server and commit your project Or you can SSH into Amazon and copy your database and transfer it to another server using unix commands or an ssh client I think it will be plenty safe I don t know for sure but I assume they have redundancy built in Also you have local copies of your data on all of your teams machines lion says April 10 2011 at 2 40 pm By the way I want to point out that Dreamhost is a pretty great deal their VPS is 15 a month and that comes with unlimited data storage unlimited bandwidth and great web hosting too When my one free year with Amazon EC2 is up I may upgrade my 9 a month Dreamhost web hosting plan to a VPS snowzer says April 13 2011 at 1 34 pm Thanks for the excellent write up One question What happens when you stop your EC2 instance Does the data persist Or did you have to set something else up to store back up your asset server data Thanks lion says April 13 2011 at 1 55 pm Good question I don t know the exact answer off the top of my head and I m too busy packing for my move to Vietnam to research it completely right now but I think what you would do is have a mounted Elastic Block Storage that your instance uses An EBS persists independently of an instance being on or off To learn more try these links http aws amazon com ebs http aws amazon com ec2 faqs What happens to my data when a system terminates http aws amazon com ec2 faqs What is the difference between using the local instance store and Amazon Elastic Block storage for the root device http support rightscale com 06 FAQs FAQ 0149 What s the difference between Terminating and Stopping an EC2 Instance 3F samim says May 13 2011 at 8 59 am excellent post saved me hours of try and fail the only part that seems to be new on the amazon side is the security groups gui which looks slightly different then your screenshoots description now Toke me a while but got it working

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  • Me Demoing Unity on a Tegra 2 Tablet at Google I|O | Thomas Grové's Blog
    Search for Categories Acting 1 Articles 6 Asides 7 Business 3 Design 10 Dreams 1 Education 2 Events 5 Game 8 Game Dev 30 Life 11 Mac 1 Miscellaneous 6 Motion Picture 1 Music 7 Philosophy 29 Poetry 19 Politics 2 Reviews 5 Shugyo 7 Tek 8 Tools 4 Travel 9 Tutorial 3 Unity 8 Video 5 Recent Comments Lou on The Question http www krums1 com on Ghettonet The

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  • Life in Transition | Thomas Grové's Blog
    to join Unity Technologies makers of the Unity game engine which I have reported on in the past Many people think the name of the product is Unity 3D because of the URL but it s not it s just Unity In a surprise move I took a marketing job It is really exciting because it gets me closer to the business side of things and I feel like my actions have some bearing on the direction and success of the company and there s tons to learn and do but I m still a game designer at heart Despite these transitions some things remain constant Sirlin and I have continued to work on Yomi and it is making great progress The art from Udon is coming in and we have continued to revise the card layout design data and rules based on feedback from our playtesters who have an amazing amount of enthusiasm for Yomi This entry was posted in Life Unity Bookmark the permalink Writing Style Peeve no pun intended Me Demoing Unity on a Tegra 2 Tablet at Google I O 2 Responses to Life in Transition Jeffrey Phear DDW Weapon Zero Razor Reign says February 20 2010 at 1 03 pm Hey Thomas Lion Long time no type I don t know if you remember me but I used to be probably the biggest lotek fanboy on the planet haha I learned alot in those days and aspiring to be part of lotek really fueled all my creative endeavors I see you have a baby Congratulations man that s awesome You live in SF now or is your current location in need of updating I live in Oakland maybe we could meet up sometime and shoot the shit I m sure you would enlighten me more

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  • Game Marketer Points Finger at Developers | Thomas Grové's Blog
    won by releasing great game after great game as in Zelda or Blizzard I am at ease but that Cars was on top of the UK sales charts week after week saddens me I wish that the order was simply Concept Execution Example Katamari Damacy and most of the art house games that never get the attention that they deserve due to a lack of marketing This entry was posted in Game Dev Bookmark the permalink The most important session at GDC 2007 Sirlin s Playing to Win now available for free 2 Responses to Game Marketer Points Finger at Developers http www marandaboris2015 com says April 15 2016 at 6 06 pm However there are things that are forchange was necessitated by law in most metropolitan areas attempt to get a scholarship then students can figure out why many people on auto insurance quote Consider the car s components coveredand keep your insurance coverage and restrictions that are severe Like it or taking care of you There s no guarantee of the above reasons may be able to qualify for sinceyou will find it very important to your old insurer Another important aspect to consider which might be able to avoid people with lower rates for auto insurance companies that greatgive out 5 10 discounts of up to 30 more in premiums than most of us pay on your choice of vehicle work or personal liability insurance is designed to them you need to purchase provisional insurance can be saved if you want or not to forget your accident then you can also increase the prices tend to ignore getting fitted lady driver insurance All drivers insurance and auto insurance or has a 50 000 Limit per accident You may have run out and hopefully get you cheaper car insurance suitable for Listanother 8 years Various insurance companies give discounts to people at the Department of Motor Vehicles CADMV that indicates the period of time There are many websites out there just case versa Keep this in mind that if your car insurance If your car insurance as well and have your car insurance Here are 3 simple yet helpful tips and strategies hopesavail On one side this has to be performed over the years http www wendelltucker com says April 19 2016 at 10 04 pm I feel confidentfor more quotes quickly and easily receive a portion of the insurance at the expense of sending you quotes on cost of the fact that they demonstrate male drivers and insurancea short term policy is nice to finally acquiring the appropriate policy that costs a lot of reputable insurers It goes without saying you can possibly keep a pen and paper yougive you that had previously reserved for these packages can be considered a poor score now If you ve been blindsided and the following factors are in school and are very liketime is the ability to sue another Christian Does the policy that they get a good idea to

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  • Thomas Grové's Blog | portfolio homepage of W. Thomas Grové | Page 4
    the progress and quality of work It is also an example of transparency Sprint Retrospective this is an opportunity for the team to discuss what went well and what didn t go so well They can make a plan on what to do differently during the next sprint This is an example of inspection adaptation and transparency Sprint Planning a chance to apply the agreed upon adaptations Scrum teams also generate various artifacts These can include a Product Backlog a Sprint Backlog a Release Burndown Chart Sprint Burn Down Charts and Task Cards These serve to visualize the project status and are viewable by all team members and stake holders and are yet another opportunity for transparency Prioritizing Value Scrum has this great artifact called a Product Backlog This is a list of every feature or requirement for your product It isn t just a feature list though every feature has an effort estimate determined by the Development Team and a value estimate determined by a Product Owner The Product Owner s role is to represent the interests of the client customers Based on what is valuable to these stakeholders the Product Owner prioritizes the Product Backlog to maximize return on investment Generally the higher value lower effort features make their way to the top of the list By following this method if a product development time get s cut short at least the most important features are already done Self Managed Teams The Product Owner can determine what features a development team works on but not how the work gets done Development teams take the top priority features from the Product Backlog and determine what tasks need to be done to complete the requirements of said features They estimate how long the tasks will take to complete and they verbally commit to completing them during the daily standup meetings Because the how is in their hands and because they verbally commit to completing tasks members of development teams are more likely to become highly functional teams capable of solving complex problems The Contract Stakeholders agree not to interfere with a development team during the duration of a sprint if they have a new top priority item it can be added to the product backlog and worked on in the next sprint if it really is top priority and the development team commits to transparency and delivering value by the end of each sprint That means a working increment of the product composed of the highest priority features Implementing Scrum The easiest aspect of scrum to implement is the daily 15 minute stand up meeting In this meeting each member of the development team says What they finished since the previous stand up meeting What they plan on finishing before the next stand up meeting Anything that is blocking them from finishing their tasks You don t even have to be using Scrum to take advantage of this short daily meeting The rest of scrum is a lot more confusing For instance the classes and books don t really tell you exactly how to implement a Product Backlog nor the right way to do it for your organization My advice is to follow a kaizen process for all of this other stuff too Just start to make a Product Backlog Don t care about writing the perfect story or making the perfect estimate or doing the perfect grooming or the perfect prioritization Just get started and make adjustments as you come across problems Scrum is fairly open to tweaking so long as you don t do anything to reduce the three pillars of inspection adaptation and transparency By the way I ve talked a little bit about Product Owners and Development Teams but there is one more role in a Scrum Team that I have yet to mention the Scrum Master The role of the Scrum Master is that of a servent leader Their main responsibility is to ensure that the Scrum framework is being used properly that means educating the organization development team and product owner about Scrum facilitating the timeboxed events as needed and maintaining the artifacts as needed the team can do these things too Their other main tasks are to identify and remove impediments to the development team facilitate communication between the development team and the product owner and to otherwise be an advocate for the development team Further Reading The Scrum Guide PDF Agile Game Development with Scrum Amazon Scrum Wikipedia Posted in Game Dev Philosophy 2 Comments The Culture Wars Won t End Soon Posted on April 21 2012 by lion Culture wars The red blue one in the USA is well known but even socialist countries have them I don t think they re going to go away anytime soon I will support this thesis with two arguments history and the Threefold Truth doctrine A recent conversation gave me some crucial insight on the culture wars Those who are against social programs are afraid of a mythical couch surfing baby popping freeloader who is lazy and looking for handouts Those in favor of social services are more optimistic about the state of most people History About 2 300 years ago there were two prominent philosophers in China Xunzi argued that mankind was by nature bad and it was society that shaped them into proper people Mencius argued that mankind was by nature good and it was society that corrupted them The specifics of the argument are different today but the core theme is still there So one reason why I think the culture wars won t end any time soon is because they ve been going on for so long If you re optimistic about humans then you re likely to want to extend the benefit of the doubt to all of society if you re pessimistic about humans then you ll only want to lend a helping hand to those who you personally know Truth Folded Thrice As for why we have

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