computer science programs should spend a LOT more time and effort teaching students how to do effective technical writing

US/Int Pol/Paperclips Show more

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opencritic.com/ is apparently going to start including rating flags in games based on how poisonous the business model is.

Maybe journalism isn't entirely dead yet!

With all current discourse it seems interesting to post again the paradox of tolerance:

> The paradox states that if a society is tolerant without limit, their ability to be tolerant will eventually be seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Popper came to the seemingly paradoxical conclusion that in order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_

For Android users, wanna see something fun ?

myactivity.google.com/myactivi

Say hello to the data Google collect on your Android πŸ€”

Dammit this was really not how I wanted to start the morning.

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IMO metrosexual should be redefined from "guys who get their eyebrows done" to "people who are only attracted to subterranean rail systems"

I'm definitely against fascism which is kinda why antifa scare me cause they sound kinda fascist.

"Yes we will advocate open organized violence against the people who disagree with us what's your point."

Gee, lemme think about that one. Maybe violence is a bad tool for solving problems and we should try to be better and more ethical than our opponents?

Antifa (-) Show more

#Inktober 8. An overdue gift/trade for a friend of her Charr guardian, Shah Stormwalker in a fanciful semi-heraldic style. I know it’s not terribly β€œtraditional” as far as style execution goes, I just wanted an excuse to see how well I could ink with a brush. I’m slowly but surely getting over my aversion to painting with India ink.

mastodon.social/media/AbGCvu3M

Fortunately it's seasonal.

I need to make some bat cutouts and position them to cast spooky shadows.

So my solar porch light thing works

But it also makes an eerie blue-white LED glow that makes my house generally look like it's expecting a visit from the Ghostbusters.

Tagging onto @teascade's #gamedev resources list, here's some engine-y stuff I found and still find to be helpful:

Robert Nystrom, "Game Programming Patterns": gameprogrammingpatterns.com/. Some of this will be familiar but other parts of it might be more novel, e.g. framerate-independent simulation and entity systems.

For entity system architecture reference, I like browsing through the links at entity-systems.wikidot.com/es-. I have so far enjoyed using and modifying github.com/alecthomas/entityx.

Alexander Overvoorde's open.gl. My OpenGL experience more or less stopped in the fixed-function era, and I found this to be a great help in getting up to speed. I also find Anton Gerdelan's OpenGL tutorials (antongerdelan.net/opengl/) very useful.

I have been told many, many times that Raph Koster's Theory Of Fun For Game Design (amazon.com/Theory-Game-Design-) is excellent. One of these days I will read it.

But seriously, when I read a wacky Geocities website made by some right-wing loonie and I'm like "yep sounds like BS, here's logical fallicies #1, 2 and 3" that's kinda what I expect

And then I read an NY Times article arguing the opposite and realize, wait a second, it's making the exact same sort of BS arguments, just polished up nicely with a journalism degree...

Shameful. Just fucking shameful. I thought we were supposed to be better than this, liberals.

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Ooo, idea:
"What kind of dog are you?" quiz with all kinds of complex personality test questions...

Except at the end there's no button to submit your answers, it just statically displays:

You are a good dog.

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