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Member Since 02 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active May 14 2015 03:28 AM

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Freelancer gone wrong!

29 April 2015 - 03:03 PM

I'd like to see if I can get the communities opinion on a sticky situation that happened earlier this morning.  First some backstory.  I'm 2 days away from my final days at work as a software engineer, I gave in my two week notice and piled up some money that I can live off of to buy me 1 years worth of time to work and invest in a project I want to work on.

Time is what is most valuable to me right now, and I have hired a few very good freelancer who have been working with me to bring an indie game I'd like to complete to life.  I recently reached out to receive some help with getting a web page designed, in the transaction we had a work agreement where no content I share with the person is supposed to be publish without my permission.  This is important because I gave the person about 10 weeks worth of art updates I planned to stretch out in weekly intervals just incase I have a slow week of development so I can still have content to post on my twitter or facebook to keep the project always looking active.


Long story short, he decided to take it upon himself and register a facebook page in my projects name where he proceeded to release all the art I gave him (luckily I still have more art, but thats beside the point).  He messaged me letting me know he also wants to be in charge of my facebook + twitter + social media & customer service, for many reasons I can't have someone else acting on behalf of my project that isn't me or authorized by me since I'm taking this project very seriously for obvious reasons (i.e quitting job)

I told him to remove the content and he did, but he refused to delete the facebook page because he wants to be in charge of the social media, he apologized profusely.  At this point I'm not to sure if there is any real bad intentions or not, but as of right now I can't trust him to work on the project with me and I don't exactly know how to handle it.  We did have an agreemant where I would pay him to design the look and feel of the website, should I just pay him the amount we agreed and tell him we should go our seperate ways? will this send him into a defensive position where he might want to continue acting as me or my project and try to make his own page or twitter? Should I only pay him a partial amount since there was a breach of agreement? 


Development in 4k

16 December 2014 - 01:36 PM

Hello I'm thinking of going from my 2 monitor set up to a 1 monitor 4k (or maybe other resolution display).


I was wondering if anyone has had some experience with doing development work on 1 large display and could share some insight at some of the pros and cons? like is 28" to small for a 4K display? or anything else that comes to mind.

4K monitor vs Multiple Displays

26 August 2013 - 09:02 AM

Hey I was wondering if anyone here had experience with coding on a HIGH resolution display vs multiple monitor set ups?  pros and cons?  I'm really tempted to make the jump from the 2 monitor set up to one big 4k monitor, that verticle pixel display sounds very tempting for coding.

The legality behind games that make obvious references to another

01 May 2013 - 02:31 PM

I was playing guacamelee the other day and I noticed that they have obvious references to some metroid elements such as chozo statues and metroids themselves.  I found it a little weird since the game is for playstation and metroid is Nintendos IP, they even went as far as actually calling their chozo statues "chozo statues", so I found it hard to believe that nintendo would of actually OK-ed it which leads me to question if they even needed permission in the game?

Not only that but what would be the legality of say Saints Row 4 having in their commercial something along the lines of "If you like grand theft auto, you'll love this!!!"  or someone making a DR Mario inspired game and promoting it online using a title along the lines of "I made this 3D DR Mario inspired game"

What would be the legality behind mentioning another IP in reference to yours?

What is your employers policy on coming in late?

08 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Out of curiosity I wanted to know what was everyones experience with coming in late to work? Do your employers care as long as you work 7 or 8 hours?  If so how tolerant are they?  is there 0 minute tolerance, 5 minute, 15 minute etc...