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Unity3D | Unreal Engine & Godot | What to choose?

They are all great Engines and nothing is ever 100%. Utlimately it boils down to what kind of work your going to be doing, solo or team and/or creative art style 2D or 3D? Myself, I like to DIY everything and not use other peoples assets (I use Gimp(2D art) Blender(3D art) and FlStudio (Music Production).

If i were a starting Developer and making only solo games, using simple pixel art style, I would choose GoDot hands down. If i were a more 3D enclined artist, maybe have a team, dont mind lisencing agreements, then I would go with Unity3D, and if i wanted to focus on c++ and Realistic Environments, I would go with Unreal, However I would expect it would be a large investment of time to master.

Unity: Pragmatic Choice

  • Familiarity: Unity’s user-friendly interface and C# scripting language align with my existing skills, i have about 20+ projects in Unity3D since 2018 and used it for my University assignments.
  • Quick Deployment & Prototyping: Unity’s rapid development cycle and cross-platform support. Prototyping is easy, building on mobile is easy.
  • Strong Community: Extensive documentation and a supportive community aid in troubleshooting and learning.

Our Webster Game - Still in Development

Unreal Engine: The Tempting Beast

  • Impressive Graphics: Unreal’s graphical capabilities are unmatched, creating stunning visual experiences. My machine struggles with the Matrix Demo running a $600 video card. We also lack an artist.
  • High Learning Curve: Unreal’s complexity and resource requirements can be challenging, especially for solo developers.
  • Potentially Overkill: Unreal Engine 5’s advanced features may be excessive for my current projects.
  • HOWEVER if i was a newbie, id start with structured Unreal courses and/or playing around in GoDot.

Godot: The Open-Source Appeal

  • Simplicity and Flexibility: Godot’s lightweight nature and intuitive design provide a refreshing alternative.
  • Open-Source Philosophy: Godot’s open-source nature aligns with my values and provides freedom in development.
  • Limited Experience: While intrigued by Godot’s potential, I haven’t fully explored its capabilities yet. I did start to re-create an existing project in it, and got quite far however I struggled with its Sprite system and had to start using 3rd party apps to do splicing and things.

Unity as the Practical Choice

Less delays, less procrastination, when using unity and it meets my current demands, I remain open to exploring Unreal Engine and Godot further as my skills progress.

In Conclusion

  • Practicality Prevails: Unity’s practical advantages make it my engine of choice for current projects.
  • Openness to Exploration: While committed to Unity, I acknowledge the potential of Unreal Engine and Godot for future endeavors.
  • Game Development Journey: As I continue to grow and learn, the dynamic landscape of game development promises new adventures and discoveries.
  • My dream would to be able to make full envrionments in Blender and UE5 utilizing Nanite and Lumen on my own models, but that would take up my entire life.

 

Orange NSW 5G Reading on 2022 05 17

Pretty bad actually, but not as bad as the Illumba Way Tower in Kelso NSW – https://youtu.be/WwXsjUXwDgc

We’re still here and going strong!

Hey everyone! We hope you’re all doing well. Just a quick update to let you know that we’re still here and going strong! We’ve been pretty busy lately, which is why we haven’t been as active on social media. We believe in being hands-on and efficient, which is why we handle our social media in-house rather than outsourcing it. At the moment, we haven’t found a compelling reason to post aside from letting you know we’re still around. However, we’re open to suggestions! If you have any questions or ideas for interesting content, feel free to share them with us. Your feedback means a lot to us. Thanks for your continued support!

Dead Internet is FACT not Theory

As a veteran IT consultant with over two decades of experience, I’ve witnessed the evolution of the internet from its nascent stages to its current state. I have noticed I am spending more time away from the internet. Why? One theory that has garnered significant attention in recent years is the “Dead Internet” Theory, which posits that a substantial portion of online engagement is artificial and that users are effectively segregated into algorithmically defined bubbles.

Not every individual online is truly connected to one another but rather exists within a curated subset of connections. While some may dismiss this as nostalgia for the early days of the internet, there are compelling trends and circumstances that lend credence to this notion.

It’s worth noting that they have had AI for much longer than the population has, the cat is out of the bag, and they are trying to put it back in.

Several factors contribute to the plausibility of the Dead Internet Theory:

  1. Immense Bot Traffic: A significant portion of web traffic is attributed to bots rather than humans. These bots, whether benign or malicious, contribute to the distortion of online interactions.
  2. Content Generation Tools: Advancements in AI have lowered the barrier for bots to mimic human behavior, blurring the lines between genuine and artificial engagement.
  3. Big Tech Consolidation: The dominance of a few major online platforms facilitates control over information dissemination and user behavior.
  4. Reach Control: Major platforms exert control over what content users see, effectively shaping narratives and controlling information flow.
  5. Virtualized Segregation: Users may be segregated into algorithmically defined bubbles, limiting exposure to diverse perspectives and interactions.
  6. Internet Censorship & Shutdowns: Escalating censorship threatens the openness of the internet, transforming it into a tool for propaganda and control.
  7. Human Disengagement: Despite increased online presence, genuine participation has stagnated, leading to a disconnect between online interactions and real-life engagement.

While the internet isn’t dead, it’s undeniably facing existential threats. However, there’s hope for reclaiming cyberspace:

  • Maintain a non-commercial web space: By fostering independent and personal online spaces, individuals can resist censorship and foster meaningful interactions.
  • Use open protocols and opensource: Embracing open protocols and opensource platforms can empower users to break free from corporate control and engage in genuine online interactions.

Through collective action and a commitment to open and independent online spaces, we can steer the internet away from its current trajectory towards a more vibrant and inclusive future.

Taviolo 60 – Recreating in Unity3D

Just playing around with a Taviolo 60 map we found at Stanford. we can get 4x better resolutions using 600MB JP2 file. So, we did that, now were going to reverse engineer the source code of QGIS to make unity3D manage rendering it at a much higher level of detail, were talking an image that takes up 10GB memory without QGIS.

Progress on Taviolo 60 map we found at Stanford. Zooming | Panning and Environment systems. working with 12MB file, to replace with 600MB JP2 file and write custom code. We show the difference between our projects details and using specialist app QGIS in this video.

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“Jamie was available to assist me on short notice, remotely on a Saturday afternoon.  I was so relieved to get the help.  We worked through the tasks together and everything was resolved on the first call.  I found Jamie to be very professional, delivering on a commitment with warmth and humour.  I am so please to have found Jamie and will always engage him for any IT support.  I highly recommend Boss IT to anyone needing easy to access and easy to follow tech support.”

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Navigating the Sea of SEO and Web Design Sales: How to Identify Genuine Providers Amidst Automated Harassment

Navigating the Sea of SEO and Web Design Sales: How to Identify Genuine Providers Amidst Automated Harassment

Businesses are inundated with offers from SEO and web design salespeople promising to boost their online presence and transform their websites. However, many of these offers are generic and lack any understanding of the unique needs and challenges of the businesses they target. This article explores the prevalent issue of automated harassment by salespeople and offers guidance on how businesses can differentiate genuine providers who prioritize conducting proper due diligence.

The Problem with Automated Harassment:

Automated sales tactics, such as mass emails and cold calls, have become ubiquitous in the digital marketing landscape. Unfortunately, these impersonal approaches often result in businesses being bombarded with irrelevant offers that do little to address their specific needs. Instead of taking the time to understand the nuances of each business, salespeople rely on generic pitches that fail to resonate with their audience.

Lack of Due Diligence:

One of the primary issues stemming from automated harassment is the lack of due diligence on the part of salespeople. Instead of researching the businesses they target, salespeople often resort to a one-size-fits-all approach, offering cookie-cutter solutions that may not align with the unique goals and challenges of their prospective clients. This not only leads to frustration and annoyance for businesses but also undermines the effectiveness of the services being offered.

How to Differentiate Genuine Providers

So, how can businesses separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to SEO and web design providers? The key lies in identifying providers who prioritize conducting proper due diligence:

  • Look for providers who take the time to research your business before making contact. Genuine providers will demonstrate a clear understanding of your industry, target audience, and current online presence.
  • Seek out companies that ask insightful questions about your goals, challenges, and previous marketing efforts. A provider who is genuinely interested in helping your business succeed will take the time to understand your unique needs and tailor their approach accordingly.
  • Request case studies or examples of previous work that demonstrate a track record of success. Genuine providers will be more than happy to showcase their expertise and highlight how they have helped businesses similar to yours achieve their goals.
  • Ensure their website is accessible and SSL secured. A reputable provider will prioritize the security and accessibility of their own website, reflecting their commitment to best practices in web design and digital security.
  • Evaluate the performance of their website using tools like Google PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix. A reputable provider will prioritize website performance, including fast loading times and optimized user experience.
  • Check if their website is mobile-friendly using Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test. With mobile usage on the rise, it’s crucial for websites to be optimized for mobile devices to ensure a seamless browsing experience for visitors.
  • Research their own search engine rankings for relevant keywords related to their services. A provider that excels in SEO should have a strong presence in search engine results pages (SERPs) for relevant industry keywords.
  • Review their portfolio and case studies to assess the quality of their work and the results they’ve achieved for previous clients. Look for evidence of successful projects that align with your business goals.
  • Inquire about their technical expertise and certifications. Look for providers who have certifications or accreditations from reputable organizations in the field of SEO, web design, or digital marketing.
  • Request references or testimonials from past clients to get insights into their experience working with the provider. Hearing from satisfied clients can provide valuable reassurance about the provider’s capabilities and professionalism.
  • Evaluate their communication style and transparency in discussing their services, pricing, and timelines. A trustworthy provider will be open and honest in their communication, providing clear explanations and setting realistic expectations.
  • Look for social proof on platforms like LinkedIn, where you can verify their professional credentials and see endorsements from colleagues or clients. Active engagement and positive feedback from their professional network can further validate their credibility.

The Importance of Due Diligence in Provider Selection

Choosing the right SEO and web design provider is crucial for the success of your online endeavors. By conducting proper due diligence and selecting a provider that truly understands your business, you can ensure that your investment yields tangible results. Genuine providers will work collaboratively with you to develop a customized strategy that addresses your specific needs and delivers measurable outcomes.

Alternatives to Traditional Sales Approaches

In addition to conducting due diligence when selecting a provider, businesses can also explore alternative approaches to engaging with potential partners:

  • Look for providers who offer free consultations or audits to assess your current online presence and identify areas for improvement. This demonstrates a commitment to understanding your business and providing tailored solutions.
  • Seek out providers who prioritize building relationships and long-term partnerships over making a quick sale. Genuine providers will invest the time and effort to earn your trust and demonstrate their value as a strategic partner.

It’s more important than ever for businesses to be discerning in their selection of SEO and web design providers. By prioritizing providers who demonstrate a commitment to conducting proper due diligence and understanding their clients’ unique needs, businesses can ensure that their investment in digital marketing yields meaningful results. Remember, the right provider is not just selling a service – they’re offering a partnership that can propel your business to new heights of success.

By thoroughly assessing these technical aspects and conducting due diligence, you can better evaluate the validity of SEO and web design salespeople and make informed decisions when selecting a provider for your business.


This comprehensive guide provides businesses with practical strategies to navigate the influx of sales pitches and identify genuine providers who prioritize understanding and meeting their specific needs.

BOSS IT – Blasts a Windows Vista Machine

BOSS IT – Blasts the Dust out of an Old Vista Box
We essentially Migrated a Windows Vista Machine and Mail across to a newer machine running Windows 10 and Thunderbird. We had to use 3rd party tools to achieve this and most Techs wouldn’t have bothered. But not BOSS IT. 🙂 We go the extra mile.

How To Setup & Play Brutal Doom on Linux

Linux Mint / Arch Linux

We have 2 Tutorials for the people out there who remember the times when you had to configure your OS to play games. Well, here we go again, except its because we want to 🙂 Brutal Doom Mod is amazing, so we decided as part of our christmas party plans and a gift to the world to Multiplayer this game. We have released 2 videos on how to setup on Windows or Linux (mint). We may release one on port forwarding later (to enable internet multiplayer)

Please Note: We had some sound issues on our new Linux Mint System we did not resolve before making the video, so may hear cracks, and sounds.
We’re also working on improving our resolutions of videos to at least 1080 but we always like to conserve space where we host.

We also made it work on ARCH LINUX 2024 Below

NOTES for ARCH

use YAY for installing zandronum –> https://linux-packages.com/aur/package/zandronum
BUILD Doomseeker –> https://doomseeker.drdteam.org/git.php
Most other things are simular to the MINT install Video

If your using Arch we assume you know what your doing 😉

MAC Attack at BOSS IT

DEMONSTRATION – 5 Mac Devices desperately seek our help.
– Wiped 2 iPhones and 1 Android completely
– Migrated 1 Mac across to 2 other Macs
– Recovered files customer thought they had lost on old Mac
– Returned to Site | Setup printers | Internet etc.