Welcome to Book of Hook
Welcome to Book of Hook, a Web site I created to collate various reviews and articles that I've posted to different message boards, mailing lists or in private e-mails. Instead of relying on the persistence of mail boxes and forum software, I've opted to put this stuff under one (hopefully) stable umbrella. ((Edit: Site went stale for FOUR YEARS before I came back...holy crap))
If you're a programmer interested in software portability, I highly recommend the wonderful book Write Portable Code written by yours truly. There is a potential for bias in my recommendation, however. You may also want to take a peek at POSH, the portable open source harness that takes a lot of the evil out of writing portable software.
I also run a site devoted to the concerns of Gaming Mercenaries.
January 4, 2007
December 23, 2006
October 6, 2006
Re-added article The Copy Protection Dilemma
August 12, 2006
Re-added article on isometric fixed point engines (a reader prodded me about it so I finally unassed myself to make the move).
I'm not a big fan of the blog post + comments feature. If there's going to be a discussion, let's make it non-modal and allow for everyone to be on equal ground. In that spirit, I'm using Discussion forums for conversation.
Currently my articles are divided into the following categories:
- Other Reviews
- Game Reviews
- Random Crap
- Game Design & Development
- Web Design & Development
Here's a brief blurb AboutMe for those curious, and if you're looking to hire me as remote contractor, you should visit the page of my consulting firm, Hooka Tooka. Or if you're just curious, check out MyResume. If you'd like to contact me, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org, of course, you can post in the forums, which I read several times a day.
About This Site
The original Web site was created using CityDesk by Fog Creek Software, but due to its lack of updates, difficulty of use, non-portability, and inability to perform remote edits, I've switched to something a bit cheaper and friendlier, Trac wiki. A lot of older content has not been ported over, but if there's an article you were searching for and it's gone, just let me know and I'll move it over.
The Book of Hook logo was done by Darren Shaw of Shawdraw Inc.