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It does not in any way respect your time, but at the same time I can't help but respect it.

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Regarding last boost: I have really fond memories of playing Enigma ~15 years ago. What a variety of levels!

found a legit incredible blog about obscure electronic games. beautifully observed write-ups of tons of games i've never encountered, such as this 1988 game by an afro-caribbean woman about subvertng and overthrowing a slave plantation:

Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness

or a 2500+ level puzzle game that is almost literally impossible to complete:


just great

Is "nuanced on alt" the equivalent sin to "horny on main"?

What's the best way to get a bash shell on Windows? I'm trying Windows Subsystem for Linux but it has some annoyances. Before I was using babun, but that was also not perfect.

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Spent today playing Obra Dinn. Neat, but anticlimactic ending - I think you won't be missing much if you just stop at whatever point the deductions feel like too much work.

Advice needed: what are some things I might forget to back up/copy to my new computer before I wipe and recycle my old laptop?

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new laptop complaints 

This laptop has really bad text ghosting when scrolling - seems like the display isn't great. Not sure if this is something I'll get used to or not.

laptop recommendations 

What's a good laptop with a good balance of specs/price/size? I haven't bought a new computer in a very long time but I definitely need to soon, this one is dying in at least four different ways.

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Blergh, my laptop has decided it doesn't have a wifi card πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

Anecdote, make of this what you will:

I released an update that removed native Linux support so that people could use Steam Play instead: people replying within hours.

I released an update that crashed and showed an error message on Mac: no one told me for a week.

unity griping 

Unity uses a LOT of disk transfer and freezes up for 1-20 minutes whenever I leave play mode, or try to close Unity. This is on an SSD. Any ideas for what might be causing this?

I'm on the excellent podcast The Dialog Box, talking about nomad game dev life, puzzle games, Steam,, probably more I wasn't paying attention at the time

Announcement: Sokobond and A Good Snowman have been updated with new soundtracks. Thanks to the new musicians for doing a great job.
Sokobond now has a lovely ambient soundtrack from Allison Walker:
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build now has a beautiful score from @ghoulnoise:

Why is everyone on Melbourne public transport playing Ludo? How is that the new thing?

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