https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2021/1/7/22219284/epic-games-acquires-rad-game-tools-announcement Epic Games, yes, the people that make fort**** and Epic Games Store, they’ve just bought a company called RAD. There’s no information on how much they paid, but I doubt it was cheap. So what is RAD? They make various tools, but the main ones do compression. Like zip and MP4. Why bother buying …. Read More
Interesting video from Tom Scott which covers various things. In a broader sense, ideology. In specifics, sharing data between web servers/services. In terms of specifications, A-Level interfaces (not the interface between human and machine, but the interface between one system and another). It’s a good watch, and an essential watch for A-level students.
Matt Parker does some awesome maths stuff, particularly his spreadsheet standup routine which is an excellent look at how images are stored and displayed. This is an interesting puzzle, and one that can be modelled in Python….your task, is to model it in Python! Give it a go and I’ll do a couple of videos …. Read More
https://medium.com/@james_aka_yale/the-4-layer-internet-model-network-engineers-need-to-know-e78432614a4f GCSE students (and A-Level students) will be familiar with the network stack…well…they’ll know it’s something they should know. It is however something which people are often fuzzy on. This article explains it nicely and talks about TCP and UDP and how it fits within the stack. Don’t worry about the OSI model, that’s something …. Read More
This video looks at not only the game design principles, but also the tricks the developers used to get every bit of performance and push boundaries to make Crash Bandicoot a really ground breaking game for it’s time. Contains a nice section which compares the CPU and GPU. Also comparing RAM to secondary storage (CD)
https://towardsdatascience.com/4-common-mistakes-python-beginners-should-avoid-89bcebd2c628 The article says beginner mistakes. That’s a bit harsh. I’ve been programming for nearly 20 years (admittedly only in Python properly for 5) and I got caught out by the default arguments being mutable. I was traversing a map, using a default argument and ended up traversing a map of 5 items about 16 …. Read More