PSA: proposals for Roguelike Celebration are due at the end of this weekend!

So often at work, I find myself assigned a task I have only the vaguest idea how to handle. Is this just me? Is it all engineers? Or is every job like this and I just don't remember.

I keep making games partly because I love it, but mostly because I don't want the most popular creative work of my life to be a reader-insert fanfic

Months ago I switched from Spotify to Tidal. And it's been great, except for the part where it absolutely eviscerates me

There is no high like the moment when your code does what you want it to

This soundtrack is pure summer vibes to me

And it's 54 degrees and rainy right now, so I could really use some summer vibes

As much as I love the -ass suffix, the hell- prefix may be my new favorite morpheme.

I didn't realize it was a full grown morpheme until just now, when I heard myself refer to this zoom call as a "hellmeeting".

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

(to the tune of Minimum Wage)


On a pair programming zoom call today, I found myself doing the thing where you lean away from the mic to yell

Not sure if I need to cut back on podcasts... or on programming

Hey! You should give a talk at this year's Roguelike Celebration!

What is the equivalent of a "mad scientist" for engineers?

... it's just "engineer," isn't it.

Attention game jammers:
Summer Slow Jams themes are here!

June: Character Creator
July: Stealth
August: Boss Battle for more info!

@vylion oh, just, I know the author is making a really wild claim, so I'm going in with the stance of "I probably disagree; you better do a good job if you want to change my mind." I am reading very closely, watching for any problems with his argument. Lots of notes in the margins about "you haven't defined this term!" And "what about X case" and so on.

It's been a long time since I've read a book adversarially; I'd forgotten both how much fun and how much WORK it is.

... I can't believe I haven't been kicked out of this book club yet

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