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Month: December 2012

BOINC, World Community Grid on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

A lot of people have heard of the SETI@Home project which uses the BOINC software to download and process tons of information from satellites in the hopes that we can find life on other planets. I used to do the SETI@Home thing 24/7 but have recently come to know of a different project; one which can actually benefit humanity in the hopefully nearer-future. That project is called the World Community Grid. You can check it out by clicking here. Basically, this set of projects puts your computer to work on curing different diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, etc. The full set of projects you can link up to are: Say No to Schistosoma GO Fight Against Malaria Drug Search for Leishmaniasis The Clean Energy Project Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Help Fight Childhood Cancer Help Conquer Cancer Human Proteome Folding FightAIDS@Home If you’re running a headless Ubuntu Server, you can…

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Starting a new browser-based MMO

I am currently in the process of starting a brand new browser-based MMO titled “Our Lives Rebuilt.” This MMO is going to take on the perspective of a post-apocalyptic world (no, not a zombie one, those are getting a little out of hand) where the player takes control of a group of survivors and must work to rebuild society as the world once knew it. I haven’t had my hands in a new project for quite a few months now and I’m itching to get back into the browser-based game world. I’ve always loved browser-based games and after selling RockTycoon and then RockTycoon pretty much becoming unresponsive and basically disappearing, I feel that it’s time to bring back the lovely game community that I once knew with that game. I’m hoping that some of the players from RockTycoon check my blog from time to time to see that I’m working…

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