I'm a weird guy who decided to base his profile on the movie Sneakers. I love technology, probably more than is healthy. My interests tend to revolve in a cycle but in the spirit of hackers.town I try to keep it to infosec and general internet nerdery.
I live with a migraine 24/7 so don't be surprised to see the occasional related toot.
Fun STA Fact #4 (collect them all!): A Canadian goose once attempted to carjack me.
WiFi Hides Inside a USB Cable
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I've been trying to sort out in-space navigation in #SolarWindsMud for a little while now. I'm not a huge fan of the current "Exits in space" method, which has it's roots in a previous attempt from another engine.
@ryen also pointed out that my exit scheme was inconsistent. I had the eight directional exits (NSEW plus the diagonals) and then Up/Down, but there were no diagonals including Up or Down such as "Down North" or "Up Southeast". Ideally it needs to be a sphere with exits on every 45 degree angle both horizontally and vertically.
While I agree we need to be able to move in all those directions, I want to ditch the naming scheme, ditch the exits all together. I was looking at using lat/lon assuming all systems/rooms had the same reference point (IE, 0,0 always pointed in the same direction relative to any other system).
I like the way this works, except that it's a real pain to convert the lat/lon of the ship heading into the coordinates of the next room. I tried using a series of If statements, and it mostly worked, but there are so many corner cases (90 degree lat or lon zeros the other, 180 degrees in lat or lon inverting the other, etc) that it ended up not working properly. Plus I never could devise an automated way to test it. There's only something like 64 lat/lon combinations when limited to 45 degree increments...
This isn't a new problem. Although initially I lacked even enough basic knowledge to know where to look to solve it. Apparently vector math is the answer. Except that I can't seem to get my head wrapped around it at all. At my current mental capacity that's not going to happen either. It's just beyond me.
So the TL;DR is that after a bunch of work there's still no working navigation, and I have no idea how to proceed.
The only other option I can think of is to display a list of surrounding systems and let you simply pick which one you want to jump into next. That's great for one-system jumps, but for exploration or longer transits that's going to be a problem.
I am very much open to discussion, ideas, or assistance.
This Logitech Solar Keyboard is the perfect keyboard to use with the lap tray on the bed. Except for the solar part. There's not enough light in here and it's been yelling that it's at 1% all evening.
I _need_ to go leave it under a lamp tonight, but I just don't have to spoons to get up and do it.
Maybe I'll crack the curtains open tomorrow? Ha. Like that's gonna happen.
Flight Facilities - Crave You
Rehearsed steps on an empty stage
That boy's got my heart in a silver cage
@Harena You're lucky I happened to spot you hiding in my pending followers. I tend to just let them pile up all ignored like.
I am alive.
Thursday was a bad day for a very long list of reasons I don't particularly care to get in to.
Since then I've been dealing with high pain, and about the only thing I've been able to do is lie in bed and read.
I'll be back at some point, hopefully soon, but I don't know when. Feel free to come find me elsewhere, this place is just a little too busy right now. Drop me a DM if you need details.
#TIL about ALT+F7, a hotkey (which Windows needs) that says "Move Window"
It will unmaximize the current window and stick it to your mouse cursor, which is really really handy if it's off screen.
I've been using it a lot because one of my three monitors is in a different physical location than the other two. I added a panel icon called "Window List" where I can select any open window from a list, and then I hit ALT+F7 and move the mouse back over to my current monitor. _Very_ handy for moving windows back and forth.
Well here's a new one. Someone trying to use the MUD to make a SIP call:
[_log_io] Failed connect 15908: OPTIONS sip:nm S from 22.214.171.124. desc->5
[_log_io] Failed connect 15908: From: <sip:nm@nm from 126.96.36.199. desc->5
[_log_io] Failed connect 15908: Call-ID: 50000 from 188.8.131.52. desc->5
Flight Facilities - Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
"Let's just stop and think, before I lose faith"
You should listen to the original too, this version pretty much cut out the verses, which have some good lines.
This version is still my favorite though.
Digital refugee from the hellscape of RL. Fan of the movie Sneakers. Lover of technology and it's many uses.
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