FixedUpdate, Networking Cycles and Mirror Networking

Alright, it’s time for a blog update and this one might be a bit of a doozy but here goes nothing. Originally, I wanted to do a post of a rant about some “micro optimizations” being rejected from Mirror, but that’ll be another day. For those who aren’t familiar with Mirror Networking, it’s a network…

Google Cloud Servers: Unity says “Magic number is wrong: 542”

This apparently is a mono bug, and seems to happen if you try to invoke a Linux headless build on a Google Cloud VPS instance. From what I understand it’s something to do with the terminal emulator that the Google Cloud Console uses. If you used SSH to log into the server and started that…

Mirror Networking: List Server “Missing chunk error” (Outdated installed erlang version)

Time for a change of pace and this time it’s a Mirror Networking post. The Problem Sometimes when you have purchased the Mirror List Server, which is written in Erlang and is a very robust old-school list server (think Quake/Call of Duty/Battlefield 1942) interface following the KISS principle, you’ll face an error regarding Erlang on…

Another day, another bait…

In case you aren’t aware, I’m the developer of the Ignorance Reliable UDP transport, and I can’t help but shake my head (and maybe sometimes laugh) when I see comments like this from known trolls. This guy randomly tries to throw a dagger at me and hopes he can inflict a response or something. To…

30 Second Review of the TP-Link TL-SG1016DE Smart Ethernet Switch

It’s fucking good with 16 Gigabit LAN Ports. Easy to setup, unfortunately this model doesn’t have Power over Ethernet so I have to use 2 power bricks for my PTP Access Point and Security Camera. Very quiet too – no fan perhaps? I do see a huge heatsink on the CPU inside through the vents….

These attacks against the Mirror developers have gotta stop…

So I woke up to the news that there’s a group of people going around trying to break into not only the GitHub accounts of the Mirror Developers. They are also trying to reset passwords in a bid to compromise the developers and cause some serious damage to the reputation of the Mirror Networking stack….

The nightmares of MacBook Air data recovery

This is an on-going story but I’ll update you as I get pieces of the puzzle solved. The beginning… Before 2017’s year end I was given the job of data recovery from a old MacBook Air that stopped charging, and then it couldn’t power back up because obviously the battery was flat. I accepted the…

Unity Game Development: The horrors

Time for a change of pace from my regular blog posts and just to get a few things off my chest regarding Unity. Firstly, don’t get me wrong. I hold Unity in my books as probably the best engine I’ve used so far. Before using Unity, I used Multimedia Fusion 1.5 and 2 to make…

Thoughts: duinotech Yun WiFi Shield for Arduino-based devices

I have a little fleet of IoT things that are well, Internet of Things. Right now the latest addition to my fleet is a $80 koala buck duinotech Yun WiFi Shield, which looks like the one on the right. Basically, this seems to be a rebranded Dragino under Jaycar’s “duinotech” brand, and while the photo…