Complexity Theory: 8 Things a Game Programmer Needs to Know

For the most part, forget about space complexity. Time complexity is the important one. You can often trade off time for space, though, so be aware of how much you’re using. O(1), or constant time, is the best option: if you know the array index, great! Unfortunately, hash tables usually incur a space penalty. Beware… Continue reading Complexity Theory: 8 Things a Game Programmer Needs to Know

For what it’s worth

Mrs Elbeno and I have been wondering increasingly about how to deal with Mini-Elbeno best regarding preschools etc. This evening we gave him the Burt Reading Test. He is currently 2 years and 7 months old. The results showed a reading age of 8½.

Personality profiling

I recently took a DISC assessment at work. It’s similar to MBTI which I took a while back at my old company. When I last did MBTI, I came out as ESTP – but almost central on the E/I, S/N, and P/J scales. The only strong preference was T rather than F. When I did… Continue reading Personality profiling

Blizzcon 08

I kept this on the down low for a while because of my job situation, but better late than never. I went to Blizzcon with my brother-in-law, and we got the VIP treatment: front-of-line skips to play the games, free swag (and how!) from the store without waiting in the literally 4-5 hour lines, chatting… Continue reading Blizzcon 08

America comes to its senses

Sarah Palin can go back to obscurity. The rest of the world is cautiously optimistic. Shame on California though. I think we need a new constitutional amendment: that the state not recognise marriage at all. If the religious right are so attached to the word, let them have it. Let’s have a proper separation of… Continue reading America comes to its senses