Paul King chronic tinkererer

Solving a fun Hackaday puzzle

Tonight I visited Hackaday to find they had a new landing page. Here's a quick walk-through of how I solved it.

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Installing Socket.io, NPM, and Centos 5.x

Centos 5 ships with a pretty old version of tar, that's incapable of unpacking one of the socket.io dependencies: websocket-client-1.0.0.

If you try to npm install socket.io, you'll hit a bunch of errors like:

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Scaling HTML5 Canvas For Cheap

Last night while trying boost the framerate of my canvas based Raycaster, I remembered a post I'd read on using CSS 3D transforms to optimize 2d canvas drawing on the iPhone 4.

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