Series review: Normal People

Normal People Sally Rooney (2020) It's always fun to watch a piece of fiction that was shot in places you are familiar with. But I definitely wasn't prepared to what I saw. Normal People follows the tumultuous relationship between Irish teenagers Connell and Marianne, at the end of secondary school and as they enter College.…

Coding update: 2D Text Rendering

Making things a lot simpler I've reworked the code for bitmap fonts that I had before. What I had previously was working but in the end was very complicated for no reason. The new font library has the following (limited) features: request any TrueType font installed on the system, with some options (size, italic, bold,…

Movie review: Young Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes vs demonic cupcakes Barry Levinson (1985) Another movie to add to the list of those I've seen many times when I was a kid, and that I haeve rediscovered with pleasure as an adult. In Victorian London, young John Watson enrolls in Brompton Academy boarding school, and meets highly gifted fellow student Sherlock…

Coding update – lighting and code removal

Slow progress is still progress These are the things I worked on since last article: Implemented the Lighting tutorials of LearnOpenGL - result visible hereAdded GLSL file types to code documentation (and added shader files to tutorial documentation)A LOT of code simplificationeffort to remove all needlessly complex structures and data typesremove all macros except dbuffer…

Coding update – tools, improvements and (re)Learn OpenGL

It's been a while since my last post, I was on holidays and also some of the things below kept me quite busy. Here is a non exhaustive list of what I've worked on: cmake scripts: I've finally managed to make targets dependent on files that are not source, so if that text or image…