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RT @NoCovidCert
Jetzt online: Unser Kampagnenclip! Wir wollen deutlich machen, dass beim Covid-Gesetz eine differenzierte Betrachtung und Debattenkultur notwendig ist. Mehr in der
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RT @SichereSchule
Wer noch immer behauptet, Kinder seien nicht ansteckend, muss sich nur mal die Infektionszahlen anschauen.
Jetzt handeln! Briefe schreiben! sichereschule.ch/de/was-kann-i
Bitte RT.

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RT @LangstrumpfPipo
@aendu Muss man ein Nein zum offensichtlich gescheiterten Plan ein Virus mit QR-Codes zu bekämpfen wirklich noch weitergehend begründen? Wenn wir der Kartoffelregierung ihr wirkungsloses chinesisches Kontrollspielzeug verbieten, besinnt sich diese zurück zu evidenzbasierten Massnahmen.

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RT @RadioToolbox
@Mail_Gun We used to use this service for mail distribution, and now we have found that someone has been using our domain's reputation to spam through your service. Only since leaving your service has this become obvious.

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Dieser Vortrag zeigt ein bisschen, warum ich alte Spiele viel interessanter finde, als aktuelle.

Limitierte Ressourcen gut ausnutzen finde ich viel spektakulärer als „Kauf halt mehr CPU/GPU/RAM“

Strageloop Conference - „game development in 8 bits”
youtube.com/watch?v=TPbroUDHG0

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How to create a openworld space simulation in only 32kb of RAM

Developers today are no longer able to do so, with very few exception.

#Elite #Acorn #bbc

youtu.be/Da3AQ7cteY4

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linux game bug report copy pasta 

38% of my bug reports come from the Linux community
My game - ΔV: Rings of Saturn (shameless plug) - is out in Early Access for two years now, and as you can expect, there are bugs. But I did find that a disproportionally big amount of these bugs was reported by players using Linux to play. I started to investigate, and my findings did surprise me.

Let’s talk numbers.
Percentages are easy to talk about, but when I read just them, I always wonder - what is the sample size? Is it small enough for the percentage to be just noise? As of today, I sold a little over 12,000 units of ΔV in total. 700 of these units were bought by Linux players. That’s 5.8%. I got 1040 bug reports in total, out of which roughly 400 are made by Linux players. That’s one report per 11.5 users on average, and one report per 1.75 Linux players. That’s right, an average Linux player will get you 650% more bug reports.

A lot of extra work for just 5.8% of extra units, right?

Wrong. Bugs exist whenever you know about them, or not.
Do you know how many of these 400 bug reports were actually platform-specific? 3. Literally only 3 things were problems that came out just on Linux. The rest of them were affecting everyone - the thing is, the Linux community is exceptionally well trained in reporting bugs. That is just the open-source way. This 5.8% of players found 38% of all the bugs that affected everyone. Just like having your own 700-person strong QA team. That was not 38% extra work for me, that was just free QA!

But that’s not all. The report quality is stellar.
I mean we have all seen bug reports like: “it crashes for me after a few hours”. Do you know what a developer can do with such a report? Feel sorry at best. You can’t really fix any bug unless you can replicate it, see it with your own eyes, peek inside and finally see that it’s fixed.

And with bug reports from Linux players is just something else. You get all the software/os versions, all the logs, you get core dumps and you get replication steps. Sometimes I got with the player over discord and we quickly iterated a few versions with progressive fixes to isolate the problem. You just don’t get that kind of engagement from anyone else.

Worth it?
Oh, yes - at least for me. Not for the extra sales - although it’s nice. It’s worth it to get the massive feedback boost and free, hundred-people strong QA team on your side. An invaluable asset for an independent game studio.

From birdsite 

RT @HolyCow_Inc
When you lie on your resume 🤦‍♂️

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RT @NoCovidCert
Die Webseite des unabhängigen Komitees der Geimpften gegen das - @NoCovidCert - ist jetzt online:

👩‍💻 zertifikat-nein.ch/

NEIN zur - NEIN zum !

(Sprachen EN, FR und IT folgen asap.)

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RT @randommandelbot
-1.3057060063809538 + -0.05891601410436028i at zoom 6.6408281094e+04. jit:20210127083002

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RT @pEpFoundation
Am nächsten Dienstag (26. Oktober, ab 19 Uhr): mit @vecirex im Infoladen Rabia in - zu automatisierter Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung bei E-Mail.

👩‍💻 cryptoparty.in/winterthur

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The GDQuest team is working on something that will finally allow people who are completely new to programming to learn it smoothly using the amazing, open-source Godot Game Engine.

youtu.be/yQZKXdwyh-Q

#GodotEngine #Godot #GDQuest #programming #gamedev #games #learning

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