Reminder that I wrote a book for struggling programmers called "The Mediocre Programmer". It's a book about helping folks along on their journey with programming, including advice on finding communities, ranking ourselves (spoiler: it's not helpful), backstage vs. performance, and even the emotions surrounding programming. It's a free eBook released under a Creative Commons license. I hope you'll check it out:
I liked Alex a lot. For quite a few Gen Cons in a row I played at least one after hours game with him. He was creative and always let a game take him wherever it wanted. I liked gaming with him a lot.
My friend @unwyn died recently. I published one his RPGs in 2014. I think the best way to send him off is to put a copy of that game into out into the ether. Here's a PDF of Snowball (inspired by @jvwest's The Pool)…
Got my cool new hackers.town stickers, so I'm playing around with Google Translate to read the Chinese text. Usually it proffers "New World Cyber Defense Force", but if I move the camera around quickly, I occaisonally get this enjoyable alternate reading.
Also sometimes the center bug is read as (black) or (fruit) but it's brief and hard to screenshot.
Still I like the sound of "Hackers.town: black fruit of the Fedi"
Anyone interested in hiring a software engineer who is comfortable with low level programming, including embedded work? Now that 2021 is here, it's high time I start considering re-entering the work force.
I'm comfortable working in assembly language for several different processors, C, Python, Ruby, and C++ (in order of most recent to least recent experience).
My professional resume isn't terribly impressive in this area (who does low-level work anymore?), but I like to think that my Kestrel-3 and Kestrel-2 work shows my skills.
Let me know if you think I might be a good fit for your organization. Thank you.
My highly creative spouse has created a print & assemble countdown calendar for the Jan 20th presidential inauguration - each window reveals a milestone event in the history of voting rights in the USA. Pay what you want, with all proceeds to be donated to voting rights organizations https://gumroad.com/l/ieACN
Such a great read: inspecting the source code of an mRNA vaccine! https://berthub.eu/articles/posts/reverse-engineering-source-code-of-the-biontech-pfizer-vaccine/
Got a response on Google Maps to a restaurant I visited over a year ago, and had rated 4 stars (out of 5). They said "we are sorry we did not live up your expectations" ... I'm sorry that we have a review culture where the only possible responses are 5 stars or 1 star. Not everything is the best thing that ever happened to you or the worst
Just had my first outing in Tabletop Simulator, playing _Pax Pamir_. Using a physics engine to play a board game was just as fiddly and miserable as I suspected it would be. That said, Vassal, the only thing I have to compare it is just clunky in a different way. I'm very much looking forward to _not_ ever playing boardgames online in the post-pandemic future. #boardgame #tts
At length, on what you'd be getting: https://www.arkenstonepublishing.net/isabout/2020/12/16/treatment-for-muster-the-old-school-dd-primer/
If an intellectually rigorous yet pragmatic exploration of how to run an old-school D&D campaign with a focus on challenge and exploration seems like it might be your kind of thing, you should check out "Muster: an Old School Primer"
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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.