Education

More on the cost of schooling

On a recent post in reddit, someone else was complaining about the cost of schools in the US. This is fairly similar to an earlier comment I wrote a few years back, but though I should post it here. The question was about if the US actually supports students, why do so many people get expensive student loans. In some nations the cost to attend government-owned schools is often fully paid by the government. In other nations the government pays a large subsidy, but not the full cost. In the US it seems that many vocal people shout about how the acquired several hundred thousand dollars in student debt, often more than the cost of a home.   The US strongly supports citizens getting education. Millions of people use those programs every year. Unfortunately there are also many thousands of idiots willing to enter into hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt without considering the consequences. There are (or were when the stats were published in 2010) 5758 post-secondary schools (colleges and universities) in the US. Relative …more

What does it take to make a game?
From Gamedev.net

What does it take to make a game?

Over on Gamedev.net, somebody asked if it was possible to finish a game using only the time available in nights …more

Life Advice about changing careers, depression, and games.
From Gamedev.net

Life Advice about changing careers, depression, and games.

This is mostly a repeat of what I wrote on gamedev. Someone was asking a question about job hunting and …more

Textbook Selection Committee Should Be Fired.  Then Re-Hired, and Fired Again.
Education

Textbook Selection Committee Should Be Fired. Then Re-Hired, and Fired Again.

Okay, I just got a preview of what my daughter’s math textbook will be next year. I was looking over …more

Musings on pigeonholes.
Work

Musings on pigeonholes.

A recent forum post over on gamedev.net just inspired me to write a bit. The question is about owning features, …more

Game Development with Unity, 2nd Edition
Books

Game Development with Unity, 2nd Edition

Those who know me personally have heard that Cengage contacted me looking for someone to help update a book on Unity. …more

Ocean Lost, a new YA novel
Books

Ocean Lost, a new YA novel

Sarah has finished her latest book, Ocean Lost. You can find the book on Amazon, and you can find more …more

Making a Game in Two Weeks: Day 9
Games

Making a Game in Two Weeks: Day 9

Day 9 and of my Game in Two Weeks and things are starting to come together nicely. All the parts …more

Making a Game in 2 Weeks: Day 8
Games

Making a Game in 2 Weeks: Day 8

Day 8 of my Game in Two Weeks brings to me to animation. It is also a good day to …more

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