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bio website reedbeta.com
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I'm a graphics programmer, an amateur physicist, and a sci-fi nerd. I teach computers how to make pretty pictures. I'm excited by beautiful, immersive, story-driven games and interactive fiction. I enjoy messing around with esoteric ideas. I like explaining things.

I currently work for NVIDIA DevTech. Previously, I worked for Sucker Punch Productions on the Infamous series of games for PS3 and PS4.

reedbeta.com - developer blog, OpenGL demos, and other projects. @reedbeta on Twitter.


Jul
2
awarded  Commentator
Jul
2
comment What should I say if I am not drunk but I feel that my head is heavy?
To me at least, light-headed is more like how you feel when you're ill, or when you haven't had enough to eat. It's not a pleasant feeling and I wouldn't describe mild drunkenness this way.
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
May
14
awarded  Popular Question
May
7
comment Single word to describe “make something worse”
Strictly speaking, I think "increase" should only be used for quantitative things (e.g. "...causes the error rate to increase") or for things that have an inherent degree or intensity ("...causes my unhappiness to increase"). Saying "causes the effect to increase" doesn't sound right to me, though "causes the effect's strength to increase" does.
May
1
awarded  Critic
May
1
comment A word for the heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can't have
The phrase "friend zone" needs to die - see this article for reasons.
Nov
27
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
comment A positive way to describe a know it all
@FumbleFingers Yeah, I agree the word probably doesn't exist. I'm not sure I like what it implies about our society and culture that we have no concise, positive way to describe someone who helpfully corrects misconceptions and mistakes! :) BTW, if I heard someone described as "meticulous" with no other context, I would probably think of appearance and manners first - meticulously dressed, groomed and polite. But that may just be me.
Sep
11
answered A positive way to describe a know it all
Jan
21
comment When to use a hyphen to coin a new word and when to omit a hyphen?
Personally, I like my laminate to be resistant to pink cracks, but not to other colors of cracks.
Jan
19
comment Word or phrase for 'a much hyped discovery which later turns out to be insignificant or of no value'
Downvoter, would you mind leaving a comment to say why you downvoted?
Jan
18
comment Word or phrase for 'a much hyped discovery which later turns out to be insignificant or of no value'
Good one. Thinking along the same lines, you could call it a mirage.
Jan
18
answered Word or phrase for 'a much hyped discovery which later turns out to be insignificant or of no value'
Jan
9
comment What is the word for the emotion I feel when I see someone being humiliated?
I think "cringe-making" may be more of a British expression. I've never heard it before (I'm American); I would've used "cringeworthy" in this situation.
Jan
9
answered Is it common to use the word “commute” instead of “go” in conversation?
Jan
8
answered Is “a topic about which I could talk for hours” correct?
Jan
7
answered The usage of relationship
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
You could just say "keep it simple".
Dec
18
awarded  Scholar