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As the title says, v1.0 of Coinbase.NET, my C# wrapper for the Coinbase API is now released. You can get it here: https://github.com/chrisgwilliams/Coinbase.NET/releases

Hey everyone,I'm working on an open source library involving Bitcoin and I was wondering how many (if any) of you are currently working with cryptocurrencies in your apps & games? Whether you are buying/selling them, or just accepting them as a form of payment, I'd like to get some idea of what you're doing, what APIs you're hitting, what you think ......

The next 6 months are going to be pretty fun (and by fun, I mean hectic.) In addition to a couple of interesting side projects (writing & video), I'm also going back on the speaker circuit. Fortunately, I'll be able to tie a few of these stops to some "vacation" destinations. 3/18: GSP Developers (Greenville, SC) 4/22: Enterprise Developers Guild ......

Are Cryptocurrencies Ready For Mainstream Use? Are we? I'm a big fan of the major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and LiteCoin (LTC). I’m not really paying any attention to the dozens of derivative (and in some cases satirical) alternatives, such as Dogecoin and Coinye, but I think Bitcoin and Litecoin have a real shot at permanence. Having said ......

Gamers should be monitored and tracked? Oh, how the stupid burns. It burns. "why aren’t we looking at frequency of purchases per person? And also, how often they’re playing and how many..." It's a shame that blonde hair and a pretty face are mistaken for the ability to think. Who gave this nitwit a microphone, anyway? Oh right... Fox News. http://kotaku.com/after-mas... ......

I've recently updated my speaker bio..."After eating his rival siblings in utero and being raised by a pack of wild televisions, Chris G. Williams entered this industry with a passion for mobile game development and hash browns (scattered, covered and chunked, if you please.) He speaks on a variety of topics, and really enjoys Windows Phone, Game Development, ......

With only $10, a GOG account and a handful of patches, you too can play one of the greatest computer RPGs ever created. The patches mentioned in this Kotaku writeup go a long way in fixing bugs and also modernizing the UI of the game.http://kotaku.com/bald... BGII Enhanced Edition isn't terribly ......

In anticipation of the new movie, I picked up a copy of Enders Game about a week ago. I'm roughly 75% of the way through it, and I'm kicking myself for waiting so long. It's really good, and now I'm all worried that the movie will screw it up. So much so, I kind of don't want to go see it.Update: I finished it, a couple days ago. Totally didn't expect ......

Two words that explain why "Free to Play" games are evil... Coercive Monetization.http://www.gam... article, well worth reading. Especially if you're even remotely interested in finding out the psychology behind why your significant other (or your mom) is slowly ......

202,586 people (including over 13,000 from China) paid to apply (yes they paid just for the privilege of applying... soak on that for a minute) to be the first Martians, via the Mars One program. Application fees varied by country, ranging from $25 (USD equivalent) to well over $100 per person. That's approximately $5-10M raised from people willing ......

Every few months, someone (usually a customer) will ask me out of the blue what prompted me to open a game store. (Sometimes they call it a card shop, but it's not. Never that.)For some reason, the question always catches me off guard, and I never really have an answer at the ready. I usually mumble something about "this isn't my first store" (it's ......

Regardless of my personal beliefs about religion & racism, there are a few basic truths that I see being violated and twisted in this whole Miss America thing. Pretty much* every religious person I know feels that their way is the "one true way" and that their god is the "one true god" and that presumably while they might not like the fact that ......

Here's the short, non-spoily version: It's fun popcorn movie, with lots of action. A little too much interpersonal touchy-feely crap for an Iron Man movie, and not enough "suit blowing shit up" time, imo, but still good. Oh... and if you're a fan of The Mandarin character from the comics, oh boy are you gonna be pissed.There's some real silliness as ......

I've been messing around with RPG Maker VX Ace a bit ever since they put it on sale on Steam (and my parents just happened to give me Steam Points for my birthday.) So far, I like it. ViNull made the comment that's it's easier if you aren't a developer, and I can totally see that. Overall though, if you're looking to make games, I recommend it. It comes ......

A couple months ago, I announced I was leaving Magenic in order to take a break from consulting. I figured I'd post an update as to what I'm doing now, since I haven't exactly been slacking off.1) I accepted a position as a Lead Developer with RealPage. I work on a number of internal use applications for a subsidiary known as LevelOne. The majority ......

After a mostly great 6 years and 3 months, I'm leaving Magenic. My last day is officially 9/14/12.

I'm going to be taking a much needed break from consulting, to focus on parts of my life that have been, well... rather unfocused lately.



Caught the midnight showing of the Avengers last night. I won't get spoily on you, because I hate them myself, but I will leave you a few tidbits: 1) The Hulk totally steals every scene he's in. Mark Ruffalo totally nails it as Banner.2) There are TWO easter eggs in the credits, not just one. Stay until the lights come on.3) The movie rocked. People ......

I occasionally get asked if we travel "a lot" at Magenic. Sometimes the question comes from job candidates. Other times it's clients, recruiters or friends. To give a simple yes or no answer would be a disservice to the person asking the question. So here is my standard answer:It depends.(That was the short version. Here's the long version...)We do ......

Recently (as in, last night) I started playing with jQuery Mobile. My experiences with jQuery, while occasionally frustrating, have been overwhelmingly positive. So when a friend mentioned jQuery Mobile to me, I figured I'd give it a try. A little Googling revealed some helpful tutorials and other resources, one of which was this handy basic page (which ......

The last few days at the shop have been reminiscent of a marathon of Pawn Stars. Quite a few people have come in wanting to trade for store credit. Most of them have left disappointed. We did pick up a few things here and there (which hopefully I can sell.) The problem, in a nutshell, is that people get it in their head that a (YuGiOh) card is worth ......

Had to show someone the door today... bummer. At Big Robot Games we really only have one rule and it's not all that complex: If you're going to hang out here all day, you should satisfy AT LEAST one of the following criteria: 1) You buy some food and/or drinks. 2) You occasionally buy product. 3) You play as part of a sanctioned tournaent or gaming ......

Two months ago, almost to the day, I opened Big Robot Games. This is my 4th game store (the 3rd actual Brick & Mortar store, in the 4th physical location.) I opened my first store in 1999. It was called Roanoke Hobbies and was located in Roanoke, VA. I partnered up with a buddy from the Navy to open it. It was a really small space, in a terrible ......

I've got a bunch of technical books I'd like to get rid of. Some are more current than others. 3D Programming For Windows Introducing LINQ VB.NET Class Design Handbook ASP.NET MVC 1.0 ASP.NET MVC In Action FBML Essentials Test Driven Development in Microsoft .NET The Rational Guide To Building Technical User Communities Expression Web Step By Step Applications ......

About a month ago, I decided to delete my Twitter account. I didn't "rage quit" or make some tired farewell speech. I didn't even tell anyone I was going. I simply realized that I hadn't tweeted in quite some time and I also hadn't read anyone else's tweets in an equally long time. In short, I was neither contributing nor receiving any value from Twitter. ......

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