The top 3 game engines to learn and why

There are so many options when it comes to building games it’s sometimes hard to know where to start.  If you are a developer or a designer that is looking to get into the gaming space or find a gaming engine that is right for you then please read on!   Number 3: Amazon Lumberyard  Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source. The biggest advantage that you have with Lumberyard is that it’s 100% free. Amazon doesn’t take a single dime of your revenue. They intend on making money […]

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WordPress, SASS & Git on Godaddy. How I did it.

I decided the time had come to update the Skeleton Cru website to be on WordPress recently. There are a lot of benefits to moving to a CMS that align with the group’s growth goals, so it was time to roll up my sleeves and begin the process of getting the existing, static site changed over. I wanted to make a quick blog post about my process in doing that and my planning for ongoing workflow so that it may help some of you.   Get a Local wordpress running The first step for me, was to get a local […]

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How to remove file(s) from your remote repository that were added to the .gitignore file AFTER pushing.

I ran into an issue recently where I was setting up WordPress to be managed locally and pushed to the remote server. In doing so, I had to set up a .gitignore file to ensure that many of the always changing WordPress files were not tracked. I pushed up my local repo and noticed that many of my unused themes were still tagging along and this was undesirable.   After some ‘Googling’ I was coming up empty handed and found that the way to do it is to run this command: git ls-files -i –exclude-from=.gitignore | xargs git rm –cached […]

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Tinyvite

Getting together just got easier. Tinyvite is a mobile application built to make meeting up with friends and finding new groups to hang out with easier. It’s more than a text message but less than an invite. It’s a tinyvite. Join Beta List Team Members: Phillip Maddox Matthew Wallace […]

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Tech Pact

Real relationships, moments and focus are found in the spaces between email, texting, smart watches and instant messages. The idea that technology has become too pervasive to the point of distraction is widely accepted yet many people do nothing to regain control. Tech Pact is an app for challenging friends to abstain from their phones for a period of time. Use it in meetings, at dinner or in the movies. It doesn’t matter. Tech Pact wants you to do more with your moments.   Team Members Joey Vadala Matthew Wallace Phillip Maddox […]

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Socrates

The philosopher, Socrates popularized a concept that human-beings could manufacture happiness in their lives by their own efforts. This is the inspiration for the name and the brand. Socrates™ is a new SkeletonCru experiment that takes social posts and analyzes their inherent quality on a scale of negativity vs positivity using sentiment analysis. This yields a quality score that can be plotted on a timeline and aids users in understanding their affect on the masses as well as their own psychological well-being. This project is inspired by research recently released that proved social media posts can influence world happiness. Source: […]

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