@birdstare yeah I feel like since they're made by people who've played games their whole lives, while games got incrementally more detailed, they don't know how hard it is to process?
Here's a really good Twitter thread about the "Orc discourse" and the real world racism parallels to Orc stereotypes and why white people need to shut the fuck up about how it's a non-issue.
for years, computers being more useful was cool. the nerds would make computers more useful, and i'd be like "this computer thing is now even more cool than it was!!"
but now the nerds have made computers about as useful as they seem to be able to. so theyve stopped making them useful, and started making them cool - based on what their idea of Cool is. nerds love all those new software frameworks. they love abstraction!! they love a Complicated Thing Inside A Thing. and now computers are shitass
bones, blood, and wings
It was a black light party, naturally
Cool functionality in Apple A/UX 3.0.1 (a Unix OS from 1991): opening a Unix command/script from the Finder opens an interactive dialog (like 'adduser' in this case). It writes out a terminal command based on the input you give. This is perfect if you're new to Unix.
covid-19, seattle area
cdc has stated that covid-19 is now endemic in the state of washington. that means it's spreading through the community, no longer just from cases coming here from abroad.
if you're in the area, make sure you are washing your hands frequently, staying out of places where there are lots of people if you can, working from home if you can, and if you have symptoms of a fever and coughing - call the hotline, get tested, and stay home!
if you *do* have symptoms and your doctor says you don't qualify, make sure they know the cdc updated their guidance and is no longer restricting tests!
UI design is fun! (inspirational ways of looking at UI, and discussing how to better understand UI’s place in game design…)
some of this would have been my GDC talk, but it's much longer & more insightful...
if you think UI design is boring, this post is for you!
made a lil essay in domino. it's about the idea of a self replicating self modifying web tool: https://kool.tools/domino/digital-organism.html#0,0
Today in all-staff emails, my hospital is down to a 7-day supply of masks. This is essential protective equipment for workers at high risk of exposure to a variety of nasties, not just #covid19.
DON'T BUY OR USE SURGICAL MASKS IF YOU'RE HEALTHY.
If you want to wear something to remind you not to touch your face, use a scarf or a bandanna. Or, here is a free sewing pattern for a cloth mask: https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern/
Designer of games, tools, and tiny things. ~they/them