Recently, a piece of NSFW (or semi-safe-for-work) content was added to my site, and it got me thinking.
The content itself is quite cute and inventive. It was a small platform game called “Free the Nipple”, and the opening sequence is absolutely hilarious:
But should I allow content like this (or much much more blatant) to be included on the website?
I run a site for sharing games in WebGL format and I’m trying to figure out whether I should or should not censor games on the site. Now this particular game is a piece of art in my…
Over the past year I helped a lot of people learn and even made a few bucks in the process. A few unexpected things happened as well.
So here’s the story of my 17+ months as a Udemy instructor.
I got started in early 2017 — spending evenings and weekends recording a tech class about Google Chrome Developer Tools. It was a subject that I knew deeply, and, after purchasing a few of the top sellers on the subject, I knew that I could produce a course that would be significantly more detailed.
I grabbed more than a grand with half a day of research.
A quick disclaimer — my grandma asked me about buying cryptocurrency a few weeks ago. I gave her the best advice, but basically encouraged her to do her own research, and not bet the farm with my inheritance ;-). That goes for you too. Don’t take anything I write here as canon, and read, read, read before you decide to risk any funds, crypto or otherwise.
The backstory — I bought just under 1 BTC back in the Mt Gox days for about $80 bucks. Thankfully I withdrew…
You can create dozens of integrations into other web-apps with one implementation of OEmbed.
So what is it? If you’re a Medium writer and you’ve ever pasted a youtube link (like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) into an article, it expands into a full video like this:
Or if I paste a page from TED (https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_blackmore_on_memes_and_temes), TED’s own video player comes up:
But did you know that OEmbed supports rich content (even as rich as 3D and full video games)? Basically with OEmbed you can fill a responsive iFrame with virtually anything.
There are two possible scenarios, and I don’t like either of them.
In reality SIMMER is really a content delivery platform, and will require lots of bandwidth as more people start to use the site.
I use Google Cloud to deliver the games over a content delivery network for fast speeds whether gamers live in Dallas, Denmark or Dubai.
I’m one of the little people. A guy with a…
This is a followup to https://hackernoon.com/introducing-simmer-industries-c1025f001e68.
It has all the details about my new website, SIMMER industries (update: it’s now SIMMER.io), a place for Unity Developers to upload their content in WebGL format.
I’ve done some informal surveying of developers who sell assets on the Unity Asset Store. The folks who had a link to a web demo claimed that it increased their sales rates significantly.
So, there’s a prominent backlink to the Asset Store that will hopefully help increase sales.
To increase the viral nature, of your content, I’ve added share buttons. …