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After seeing that shit with Naughty Dog go down, I'm even more on the side of letting perfectionism go in games. I mean, good lord, a game is hard enough to make already.

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@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?

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Current Triple A games really require you to process too much visual information IMO.

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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.

twitter.com/ammourazz/status/1

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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

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I have a project that has been on my mind for ages. It started as a parody of dropbox when I bought the domain floppybox.cloud.

The idea was that people could sign up and get 1.44MB of webspace to do with what they wanted; even going so far as to mounting that storage so it appeared as a floppy drive on their computer.

I purchased the domain on a whim over a year ago and while I haven't had time to work on the project itself. I have thought about its concept.

I think it would work nicely as an website based digital art project.

Given the space constraint of 1.44MB it would be interesting to see how that challenege shapes how people develop their content.

It would be fascinating to see if any static generated magazine style websites popped up had a similar low digital cost and aethetic to the solar powered LOW←TECH MAGAZINE.

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com

Tomorrow: it's a leap year, so it's actually still March! (April Fools!)

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bones, blood, and wings 

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bones, blood, and wings 

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I'm too stoked about this lizard game I'm making to not post a screenshot of it. Ohhh why is it so hard to make stuff without wanting to post about it.

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domino is now "in beta" so please try it out and gimme feedback
kool.tools/domino/

ssri’s & anxiety 

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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.
dada78641

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covid-19, seattle area 

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new post:
UI design is fun! (inspirational ways of looking at UI, and discussing how to better understand UI’s place in game design…)
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/u
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!

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made a lil essay in domino. it's about the idea of a self replicating self modifying web tool: kool.tools/domino/digital-orga

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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: craftpassion.com/face-mask-sew

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