These tutorials focus mainly on OpenGL, Win32 programming and the ODE physics engine. OpenGL has moved on to great heights and I don't cover the newest features but cover all of the basic concepts you will need with working example programs.
Working with the Win32 API is a great way to get to the heart of Windows and is just as relevant today as ever before. Whereas ODE has been marginalized as hardware accelerated physics becomes more common.
Games and graphics utilities can be made quickly and easily using game engines like Unity so this and Linux development in general will be the focus of my next tutorials.
To the Children of the Modern Age and Beyond
By Alan Baylis
When learning, why should we try for an A? Certainly there are people who excel at some subjects while they fail others, but the majority of people are average in most subjects. In schools the average grade is a C, but the teachers (blindly following orders) and the parents (following suit) push children to reach the upper grades. This is done in the misconception that it will help enable the children to get a job. While I was doing math in school I wondered why there was an over emphasis on probability and matrices to name but two fields. The most likely truth is that they are directed towards the remaining areas of the unknown. For example, probability is now used to explain the inner working of the sub-atomic realm and matrices are the core of high level 3D rendering. So the schools are teaching levels of these subjects that far transcend the needs of commerce or general industry so that they can push the frontiers of human knowledge. But it is at the expense of the children's sanity.
If the children survive the ordeal of selection and categorization and do go on to discover new areas of knowledge then the knowledge will most likely only be used to produce a new range of white goods or a switch that is guaranteed to break after 200 uses to further the practice of built in redundancy. And as planned, the majority of the children will leave the school system disheartened and broken to the point that they will believe that they failed. In reality they know more than many of the great thinkers of history. At the time when Einstein conceived of the theory of relativity it was reported that only two people on the planet could understand it, but now (only sixty years or so later) it is taught as elementary physics. Are the children being taught to feed themselves or work for a paint company that requires a new compound?
See the Bible for the true needs of the people and for spiritual knowledge. (yeah, that strange subject about different levels of existence.)