I'm a professional game developer from Wakefield, England, working for TickTock Games.
I'm a married father of five and I am also the director and lead programmer of Retroburn Ltd.
Martin 'Bytrix' Caine
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Thursday, September 29th 2011 / Web
I've recently been looking into options of adding relevant advertisements to my site and ran a test of some Google AdSense ads, which supports displaying ads relevant to the visitor's country.

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Tuesday, June 28th 2011 / Blog
If you've ever seen DSNs saying 'temporarily deferred' or 'too many recipients' it's likely you're sending too many emails to a particular MX server or ISP. You should make use of PowerMTA's backoff mode if you see these errors to slow down your sending speeds to a point which the ISP is willing to accept.

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Friday, June 24th 2011 / Blog
I've been meaning for some time now to start sharing some of my PowerMTA work and share some of my experience working within the field of Email Deliverability but it keeps me so busy I have very little time to write anything up!

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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web

<?
/******************************************************************
*  ProjectEuler.net  *  Problem 8  *  2010-05-31  *  Martin Caine *
******************************************************************/

$string  '73167176531330624919225119674426574742355349194934';
$string .= '96983520312774506326239578318016984801869478851843';
$string .= '85861560789112949495459501737958331952853208805511';
$string .= '12540698747158523863050715693290963295227443043557';
$string .= '66896648950445244523161731856403098711121722383113';
$string .= '62229893423380308135336276614282806444486645238749';
$string .= '30358907296290491560440772390713810515859307960866';
$string .= '70172427121883998797908792274921901699720888093776';
$string .= '65727333001053367881220235421809751254540594752243';
$string .= '52584907711670556013604839586446706324415722155397';
$string .= '53697817977846174064955149290862569321978468622482';
$string .= '83972241375657056057490261407972968652414535100474';
$string .= '82166370484403199890008895243450658541227588666881';
$string .= '16427171479924442928230863465674813919123162824586';
$string .= '17866458359124566529476545682848912883142607690042';
$string .= '24219022671055626321111109370544217506941658960408';
$string .= '07198403850962455444362981230987879927244284909188';
$string .= '84580156166097919133875499200524063689912560717606';
$string .= '05886116467109405077541002256983155200055935729725';
$string .= '71636269561882670428252483600823257530420752963450';

$max 0;

for( 
$i=0$i<996$i++ )
{
  
$sum intvalsubstr$string$i) ) *
         
intvalsubstr$string$i+1) ) *
         
intvalsubstr$string$i+2) ) *
         
intvalsubstr$string$i+3) ) *
         
intvalsubstr$string$i+4) );
  if( 
$sum $max )
  {
    
$max $sum;
  }  
}

echo 
$max;
?>



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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web

<?
/******************************************************************
*  ProjectEuler.net  *  Problem 7  *  2010-05-31  *  Martin Caine *
******************************************************************/

// create an array to store the primes
$primes = array();
$primes[] = 2;
// count the primes
$i 1;

$n 2;

// break when we get to 10001
while( $i 10001 )
{
  
$n++;
  
$isPrime true;
  foreach( 
$primes as $prime )
  {
    if( (
$n/$prime) == (int)($n/$prime) )
    {
      
$isPrime false;
      break;
    }
  }
  
  if( 
$isPrime )
  {
    
$primes[] = $n;
    
$i++;
  }
}

echo 
$primes[10000];

?>



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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web
It took less than a minute to complete puzzle number 6 from Project Euler:

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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web
Problem 5 (yes these are pretty quick ones) from Project Euler is a really easy one again:

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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web
Another pretty easy one from Project Euler, puzzle 4 simply required building an array of values based on calculations and sorting them to find the highest values:

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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web
The third problem from Project Euler was a little more complex:

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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web
The second Project Euler problem was another simple one:

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Monday, May 31st 2010 / Web
Someone I'm following on Twitter posted a link to an interesting site called Project Euler. It's full of interesting maths puzzles which are designed in such a way that you should create a program to calculate the result for you.

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Friday, May 21st 2010 / Web
Early during the development of my XNA game engine I started using a custom model processor which is integrated heavily into the deferred renderer and uses obj files as it's input.

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Tags:   obj   php   web
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