a lengthy and precisely transcribed interview with me is available now on esoteric.codes http://esoteric.codes/post/173030072108/interview-with-allison-parrish topics include text mode DOS games, gertrude stein, constructed language, phonetic similarity, not knowing what to do with your life.
Plant seeds, tend your flowers while they grow, and watch the seasons change over time. You can try to master the crossbreeding mechanic, discover how to grow all four Magic Flowers, or just relax with arranging your flowers.
The game is free with a pay-what-you-want option and is playable in your web browser, or with downloads for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Touching Java for the first time in ages (one of my first student programming jobs was using Java 1.0)
The very first time I go to do some string manipulation I'm bitten by String == vs. String.equals() 😡
The brain is secured where Fenton's dust tray used to be, and I've fitted "glasses" to try to correct his far-sighted vision. Next I'm going to start projecting what his sensor bar sees into the Unity3d visualisation scene I've set up.
New Unity Linux builds for 2017.4.0f1 and 2018.1.0b13 are available!
Release notes and downloads at https://forum.unity.com/threads/unity-on-linux-release-notes-and-known-issues.350256/page-2#post-3450797
Does an "open source sabbatical" make sense for you?
I've been making progress with fighting my impostor syndrome.
Some things I learned, maybe they're helpful for other people as well:
Impostor Syndrome is not your fault. It is most likely an effect of the environment you grew up in, which told you that you couldn't do things, that your opinions didn't matter, that you were not enough.
This kind of social conditioning has drastic effects and is hard to fight. You can't "get over it" just like that. Don't beat yourself up for that.
The inevitable git stash poop
TFW when you open an unfamiliar project with the goal of making a small improvement:
Tak@computer:project$ find . -iname '*test*'
A guide to Ruby in ten lines of code http://david.quotient.space/blog/2018/03/17/ruby-10/
If you don't have access to a fancy decompiler, this might help: source code for the C# part of the Unity engine and editor.
I'm involved in organising this: it's a no-strings grant for marginalised developers to make a puzzle game.
If you have any questions or reservations please contact me! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
BTW I understand if you're apprehensive considering the association with J Blow and his repeated Very Bad Opinions about diversity on Twitter. Please do reach out to me if this is a concern to you, I don't think it should put you off applying.
TIL: If you have a window that can have either an OpenGL or a Vulkan context bound, and _every trace_ of that window is not completely expunged from OpenGL, creating a Vulkan swapchain for that window will fail with an utterly mysterious and undocumented VK_ERROR_INITIALIZATION_FAILED