I've just had the pleasure of watching 25 minutes of game-programming kingpin John Carmack reminisce and talk about the development process for the seminal Wolfenstein 3D. A thoroughly enjoyable video from a technical standpoint, although I do wonder if John Carmack is a real-life version of The Simpsons' Professor Frink.
An online version of Wolfenstein is now available, too (warning: press x to shoot, not Ctrl).
If you want to dig in to the online version's source code, viewing this page is a good place to start.
Best of luck maintaining productivity for the rest of the week.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.