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You know what I like about old videogames? There's no bullshit of "winning". No Chosen One story. No weepy cutscenes. No checklist of shit you have to do. Only 1-3 hit points, one wrong move and you're dead. You play until you die.

Maybe you get to write 3 letters on the high score list, maybe not. You will *never win*, only die. Just like life.

You say your love is bona fide
But that don't coincide
With the things that you do
And when I ask you to be nice, you say

You've gotta be cruel to be kind in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it's a very good sign
Cruel to be kind means that I love you, baby

New Godzilla trailer!
It's super weird to be excited to see a western Godzilla movie.

I just figured out why Marie Kondo annoys the shit out of me:

Almost everything I like pisses me off and "does not spark joy" sometimes. What kind of vapid dimwit always classifies things as "joy" or "not joy"? The world is complex and annoying, and I'm not destroying everything just because it's floating point and not boolean.

Throw her out, she does not spark joy.

while True:
while not frustrated():
while not bored():
read( articles_about_old_games )

Hm. Walking around surface of BBS doorgame works, stairs work. Now I need to draw a bunch of dungeon floors and I'm clearly not ready for this much planning for a half-assed weekend project. I wish '80s Mark had been a better digital archivist, because I could use his old level files.

I could randomize, but that's actual work I should do more of for Perilar, and it's not good for a multiplayer game.

I could rip off an old game or D&D modules, but then players who recognize it will just auto-win.

First actual view of my BBS doorgame (I haven't coded moving yet):

Also, in dark mode news, I just realized Feedbin has a dark mode (hit settings cog, and you can pick font & 4 color themes). Hooray!

Now if I could just get to have a glowing-green-on-black input box…

Tim Bray on office spaces

I could never work in a veal pen again, I don't understand why anyone accepts that as a condition of employment.

@tindall I have never had any important task on Linux not turn into an hours-long slog through cranky package management, incomprehensible configuration files, and arcane rituals involving command-line gibberish found on sketchy web forums where Linux geeks generally duck legitimate questions.

I detest working with free software and always avoid it where possible, although this is rapidly becoming an untenable position to cling to

In non-coding news, either my breakfast is tearing a new one in my colon, or I've got appendicitis. I'll let you know if I live to dawn.

Don't never get old, kids, it ain't worth it.

Got a table (list of dicts) you want to select a row from? Fuck SQL, we got Python.

[x for x in allUserNames if x["name"].lower() == name.lower()]

OK, got my BBS somewhat themed correctly, and all the login/user database shit for a doorgame written, on 4 shots. Imagine what I could do on that Apple schnapps IV.

But my hosted Mini's not coming up after OS upgrade, :( may have to have it shipped back to me.

Will get BBS hosted somewhere else this weekend.

I shoulda been asleep long ago.

Python's super annoying because after using other languages, I have to stop writing punctuation and verbosity everywhere. Just indent it right.

if (s.toLowerCase() === "quit") {
if s.lower() == "quit":

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