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Python Script to build a Texture Page or Sprite Sheet

Why pack textures/images?

If you're making a game then it's more efficient to tell the hardware:

HP ProLiant MicroServer: thoughts

I've been looking for a new home server for a few months. Recently (the last six years) have been running EPIA Mini-itx motherboards in Cubid cases. They are basically silent and powerful enough to run a small fileserver and webserver.

Mac OSX: starting postgres on boot

NOTE: This is an old article I wrote in July 2008, it's still relevant today. It was originally posted on luckydonkey.com which I am in the process of retiring.

Graphing Electricity Usage with Current Cost and Munin

Many years ago I bought a Current Cost meter. Infact it was so long ago now that they have called my version The Classic. I wanted to see how much electrical energy all my servers, home computers and gadgets were using.

Am I In The Main Thread?

When coding with multiple threads it can get pretty tricky using system resources. Many can only be used in the main thread. The main thread is the thread that the OS creates to run your code and your first look at it is the main() entry point.

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