All programmers have a favorite, go to, text editor. This is mine. Sublime text.

This editor is extremely hackable. Almost all of it’s attributes can be modified to have it work exactly as you prefer. Wanna replace tabs with spaces? No problem, or not. Trim whitespace on save, sure, or maybe not. Insert a snippet of prepared text, easy peasy. I like the dark theme and dark syntax highlighting to be gentle to my aging eyes. So many options. But then… it just gets better…

Sublime Merge

Sublime Text has a sister called Sublime Merge. Sublime Merge is a graphic GIT client that is tightly interwoven with Sublime Text.

Sublime Merge makes it very easy to visualize the status of your GIT repository, be it local or remote. It makes committing locally and pushing to a remote site very easy. While there are just some GIT tasks that will require dropping to the command line, you can manage most of your day to day tasks in Sublime Merge quickly and easily, with superb visual feedback.

For more information, see Sublime Text

End of a long road

It’s been a busy year. I’m finally finished moving into town, have a decent internet connection, have built a dynamite computer workstation, and now can get down to some serious business. I’ve added XOJO to my toolkit, and can finally get back to some serious development. I’ll be adding a lot more status updates, now that I’m finally settled.


Finally got the bare bones of an MMORPG game constructed. Login screens, Character generation, MySQL database on a remote server which the game clients can use to update the gamestate. I’ve been compiling a fairly thorough Game Design Document that lays out the path of development. My aim is to make it work in VR. I think I can do both a desktop 2D client and a 3D VR client from the same project files. I’ll be setting up a Development Page soon, with screenshots and progress timelines.

Hello world!

The Sylkie is back! My old domain name is being squatted on by a bunch of smelly Koreans, so I have had to modify my domain name a bit, but this actually fits better I think. There is not much here yet. But more to come! My thanks to Bob Woods for his help in sorting out the intricacies of the Interwebz!