It’s The Time Of The Season

By drakkos

This may come as some surprise, but I am something of a misanthrope. No, honest – I know that admission undoubtedly caused a chorus of shocked sputtering sounds as readers everywhere choked on their tea, but it’s true. As such, I am exactly the kind of maladjusted curmudgeon who will spend the festive period working…

A Legacy Of Cruft

By drakkos

One of the things that an old code-base accumulates is ‘cruft’. Cruft is a neat term that describes the code that is left behind when systems are changed – it once did something, but as the years went by and the context in which the code was operating was altered, it ceased to be useful.…

Meat On Meat – Part Four In An Occasional Series

By drakkos

The fourth of the immutable rules of Epitaph is this – Social is Collaborative. A multiplayer game has two important elements to manage, and they’re spelled out right there[1] in the name. It has to be a game, which I have written about at mind-numbing length and will continue to write about because I can’t…