@mnem btw, have you ever sold a domain name? Or know anyone who has? Been made an offer on one, trying to figure out how legit it is!

Not sure how many Java developers might be hanging around here, but if anyone is interested in a job building services at Adobe, let me know!

Weekend reading sorted. Doom clone, entirely CC0, made for tinkering. And it’s tiny: gitlab.com/drummyfish/anarch/

Free GameMaker Studio 2 game for people to play around with. Source code is available for a small fee (which helps pay for tea so I can make more code available!): fivesprites.itch.io/gmsinvader Few bits of code in there to help newcomers out.

Always forget how much stuff goes into making even a relatively simple game.

How would one replace an entire government and parliament? Asking for a few million friends.

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Some serious problems with this "Bezier" by Niine.games, you know. First, it's difficult to take a screenshot when it's beautiful because beautiful==under attack. Second, screenshots don't look half as good as the game really is

btw when I said serious problems I was lying


Started to have a look at the @bureaulocal@twitter.com's homelessness deaths dataset (drive.google.com/drive/u/0/fol). It's great, but really sad. I've geocoded the 267 deaths in 2018 based on approximate location, and here's the first cut mapped. Bigger blob = more deaths. Needs work.

I’ve reverse engineered Amazon’s recommendation algorithm. It’s complex, but here’s some pseudocode to simplify:

observe search for x
sleep(60*60*24 + rand(60*60*12))
recommend x

/me awaits toot takedown notice

From a business perspective I can't make a case for a Don app yet. We've got too much other stuff on our plates.

If there's enough interest I can set up a Patreon for me to get something ported up to MVP level over nights and weekends.

Note: Any actual app would be paid, likely subscription based (not a fan of them but makes sense here for various reasons).



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