“You look like them, like one of father’s derelicts,” says Bianca O’blivion.
“I think it’s a style. It’s coming back,” says Max Wren.
“In that case, Mr. Wren, it’s not a style. It’s a disease forced upon them from lack of access to the Cathode Ray tube.”
- ask and guess culture: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/vs3kzjLhbdKsndnBy/ask-and-guess
- tell culture: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/rEBXN3x6kXgD4pLxs/tell-culture
@shapr very few of my steam friends play the games, so i’m usually not motivated to improve my solutions a lot. there’s always the tension between spending time improving a solution and moving on to the next level.
one day a couple of years ago i was demoing the zachtronics games to one of my brothers. while showing him an early shenzen level, i realized i could reverse the order of a test (tgt to tlt or something like that), and made it run faster. he didn’t find it all that impressive, heh.
@thomasfuchs the other day i came across this thread on an old ‘040 vmebus system: https://twitter.com/LuigiThirty/status/1291119649841709062?s=19
i miss having the variety of computers we had back then, but i don’t miss how slow and limited they used to be.
@shapr i did some of that on an old XT in the 1980s too, but didn’t do a lot in assembly. i remember using debug but my memory’s faded, don’t remember if i used a proper assembler for anything substantial.
i think zach of zachtronics also grades exapunks as easier than the others — with spacechem probably the hardest. they got batter at making them, i suppose.
@shapr I found exapunks to be a lot easier than tis-100 or shenzen, maybe because the limit on code size is relaxed. I made it to the second last level in exapunks without having to look up hints or anything online. still haven’t reached the bottom row in tis-100.
the one game a lot of people say is easier to get into is infinifactory, but I apparently don’t think very well spatially.
I wish I understood Japanese; this guy makes beautiful machines: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjXyy7VvX1IbXaT4kOYpUN6kzI_voqMXC
@kensanata I bought/put together one a couple of years ago: Core i5-8400, 32 GB RAM, 250 GB nvme and a 2 TB hard drive for data. For games I bought an Nvidia 1660 Ti last year (had a 1050 before that) to play Wolfenstein II on max settings. It was also necessary for Cloudpunk, which I played earlier this summer. I play most games under Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) and rarely reboot to Windows; a lot of stuff works pretty much out of the box on Linux.
I meant to use the desktop for everyday work, not just games. I work with Python and Go (trying Elixir), and Python’s the only one that doesn’t automatically benefit from the six processor cores. (Emacs, too, but that’s a given.) My current problem is finding the time to speed up email processing using bogofilter because the gnus way is s-l-o-w.
I stopped writing Android apps a while ago, so it turned out to be overkill for all my other needs. Still, it should last me the better part of a decade, give or take component failures. The only upgrade I anticipate is replacing the hard drive with an SSD if/when they fall in price.
@Husky why did you select this library over the Android one? is there a lot of variation in how Android’s library operates on different devices/Android releases?
being a senior software engineer means being able to architect an entire end-to-end application in your head but having to Google how to check if a JS array contains an element because you can only remember how to do it in three other languages