My name is Thomas, also known as Tingtom! I love to code and currently work as a Software Engineer.

I try to keep the site up to date with current projects I'm working on, most blog posts will be write-ups on features I've added to Source but I'm always working on something random.

Grafana Beginnings

After recently loosing a drive in my RAID array I decided it's probably a good idea to monitor my server.

Weapon script reloading in Source SDK

In Source SDK you have to restart after editing a weapon script, this code will let you use a console command to reload the script of the current weapon after editing it

Player bleeding in Source SDK

A random feature I added to a HL2MP mod was for the player to bleed for a bit after being shot, it uses HL2 particles to bleed from bullet holes for a specified amount of time.

Showing Legs in Source SDK

An interesting addition to Aftermath was to show the legs of the player, each player could look down at their own player model which allowed each player to have a kind of representation in the game as they can see themselves and know which character they are

HTML UI in Source SDK

I always think I've reached the limits of the Source engine but I think I'm just not giving the engine enough credit, for Resurgence we keep messing around with the UI and one day I had an idea for using the HTML control for it which will allow it to be prototyped faster and allow non-programmers to provide a proper representation instead of an image.

Enabling brush ladders

A request while working on Resurgence was to add brush ladders which are a simpler implementation that don't use dismount points but instead fling you off the ladder at the top or bottom.