Author Archives: Eric DeBrosse

About Eric DeBrosse

Lead developer of the Orion Engine.

Day Job

My day job doing robotics and automation keeps me busy.  My health has been playing tricks on me this year also.  Something has got to give though!  I want to get more work done on the engine than I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Changing Dynamics of the Web

The world wide web is becoming a more dangerous place than ever before.  It seems SSL encryption is a must for all web sites now.  The days of the http:// protocol are numbered, in favor of the more secure https:// … Continue reading

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Time Keeps on Ticking Away

The Rolling Stones once said “Time Waits For No One”.  The thought of this really bums me out.  There is never enough time in the day to do what I want!  Not only did I have the flu in January, … Continue reading

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Server Status Hardware

I’ve created a Raspberry Pi Zero W device that I can use to monitor my servers.  The software periodically checks to make sure the web server is responding, and all of the game servers in the cluster are accepting connections.  … Continue reading

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Network Driver

Well, I’m still working on the network driver code for the engine.  I just can’t seem to get everything exactly the way I want.  Network code is just so hard to troubleshoot!  However, I’m sure it will come together soon … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018!

Well, it’s a new year already!  I look forward to continue working on the Orion Engine SDK and the Been There Game software.  I feel this is going to be a great, productive year! I logged into the game servers … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

Well, I finally have a fairly complete plan for the new network architecture.  I’m hoping to fully utilize my Christmas break, by working on the code!  I pray nothing at my day job comes up, that could steal my time … Continue reading

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Network Code Refactoring

Something that has bugged me for a while is the current implementation of the network driver.  It was never meant to be production code, rather just a foundation to test and work from. The new implementation will use Windows Overlapped … Continue reading

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Web Site Performance

I have several domains and sub-domains that I like to have forwarded to various places on the Orion Engine site.  For example, support.orionengine.com redirects to www.orionengine.com/support/.  I used to use GoDaddy for this trivial service, but the performance and reliability … Continue reading

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Newegg

Not very happy with the folks over at Newegg.  I thought I would give them a chance on a recent purchase.  I’ve never used them before.  But now, I don’t think I will ever bother with them again.  They wasted … Continue reading

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