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Computers & Programming, Linkage Program

Linkage 3.16.18 Beta!

I just made a new beta Linkage app available. And yes, I did just call it an “app” because “program” sounds too old-school. The beta is here: http://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkage.msi. The video above shows one of the newest simulation improvements. The little triangle link with two sliding connectors was not…

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Computers & Programming, Linkage Program

Linkage Pen Support

I got a complaint, albeit a very friendly and not “complainy” one, that the Linkage software isn’t handling the pen (stylus) on a Windows tablet properly. I implemented pen-to-mouse conversion code that seems to be working. My HP Spectre x360 came with a stylus so I was able…

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Computers & Programming

Problems With Asynchronous Operations

Asynchronous operations are commonplace in modern software. In C# (C-Sharp), opening a file can be asynchronous with the code asking the operating system to open the file and the operating system responding with “ok, I’ll do that. You can go do something while you wait.” This type of…

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Linkage Program

MPEG Encoder for Windows

I create videos using an MPEG encoder for Windows. It’s very hard to find a video encoder that can be used by software like the Linkage program – too many video programs just embed their encoder or require you to buy that software to use their encoder. Since…

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Linkage Program

Rotating Cams to Their Followers

I’m about ready to turn the Beta Linkage program into the official production version. The only problem is that I still want to do more work on it. It feels incomplete if it can’t move a cam to make it meet a follower. In other words, the follower…

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