"GitLab U-turns on deleting dormant projects after backlash - Now makes vague pledge to shove inactive repos into slow object storage"

"our sources told us this afternoon that it was online pressure, led by The Register's reporting, that forced a dramatic rethink at the GitHub rival. "

(this remains an inappropriate thread to discuss your feelings or thoughts about this policy or its change.)

Yesterday I ran into a font I wanted to use but which didn't have a Bold weight. I figured out how to create a Bold variant, thought I'd share how to achieve this (and so I remember when I inevitably need to do this again...)


Finally got cmake and vcpkg to play ball.

This should make dependency management and external libraries much easier to handle... that's the theory anyway. We'll see.

Started thinking about the exploration component in my space game and ended up reading about astronomical spectroscopy.

How's your day going?

Started writing a Go program to fish for valid Shodan keys. People leave all kinds of things lying around...

"Sanctuary," the child cried, running into the library.
"Nice try," the guard following after sneered, "but only holy places can grant sanctuary."
The librarians glanced at each other. A small nod.
The head librarian gave the guard a stern look.
"Sanctuary granted."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Doing some coding, listening to EVE Online's "Below the Asteroids" track. Good memories.

One of the changes I want to make to the asset pipeline is to be able to modify an asset and have the game reload it.

This is particularly useful for shaders as those tend to need tons of iteration, and restarting the game every time I change a value got tiresome about four years ago.

While reading up on this I've found an article on how to get notified when a file changes on Windows, which I've found quite useful:


Area 51 operators 🤝 Math teachers

"How did you get this number?"

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Do not announce your intent to commit crimes on Reddit

Do not announce your intent to commit crimes, full stop

Still a great deal to do, but it's taking shape.

Custom model format being loaded into the engine, with in-progress PBR based on Michał Siejak's work (github.com/Nadrin/PBR).

Need to do some tidying up, then going to start working on the environment mapping.

My wife is now a true gamer: just spotted her save scumming. It's a beautiful day.

Should have a couple of hours to do some coding today, looking forward to it.

Let's write a custom model format to replace the older one, it will be fun they said.

One that makes changes to magical texts is a hex editor.

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