Feel free to tell what you plan on doing this weekend and even ask for help or feedback.
Please keep in mind it’s more than OK to do nothing at all too!
idk, depression or something.
same. hope things get better for you, as meaningless as that sounds coming from an internet stranger.
Depression high five
Wanna go to an olive farm? Freshly pressed olive oil + salt on a baguette is a special thing.
I’d love to, if there were one within 1000 km of me.
I’m working on this web framework comparison:
It features a shellscript for each framework, which sets up a web application from scratch.
Some friends recommended it and I’m really enjoying the experience so far. I never played the original Deux Ex either and my friends say this is as close as you’re going to get to that experience.
You mean System Shock 3? :-P Excellent game, suggest playing it with good headphones in a dark room. It’s not quite a horror game but the sound design certainly does a good job of ramping the tension.
Will give it a try after I finish Prey. Thank you!
They’re joking that Prey is System Shock 3, just fyi
I totally read that comment wrong. Haha
Oooh, I did play the original Deux Ex and would also like something similar. I’ll have to pick it up on their recommendation then. Cheers for mentioning it 😀
It’s one of the best games that came out in the last decade, IMO. It’s closer to System Shock 1/2 and Bioshock in essence, Deus Ex is very plot-driven and Prey much less so.
I’d say Prey is more like System Shock 2. But it’s an incredible game regardless, and one that gets criminally slept on.
Oddly, as much as I love the subgenre of immersive sim, I thought SS2 aged like milk from a gameplay perspective. Prey corrects everything I didn’t like about it.
I thought SS2 aged like milk from a gameplay perspective
I thought SS2 aged like milk from a gameplay perspective
Really? I still find it very playable, much more so than a lot of other videogames from that era. Sure the combat is clunky and the middle click inventory system is a bit unusual, but I always found the experience very smooth.
If you want a game where the UI and the controls feel like they’re actively trying to fight you I recommend System Shock 1, even though you’d be surprised at how much it resembles more modern immersive sims if you can get past that. I really hope Night Dive’s remake comes out someday because underneath that mess of UI it’s one of the best immersive sims that there is, IMO.
More the approach and decisions. I really don’t like the respawning enemies and aggressive weapon degradation, considering they’re usually meant to be taken methodically. This is what I liked better about Prey, and when Prey did add some of these concepts (in Mooncrash), they were added in a way that felt more “fair” for lack of a better word and easier to control.
For what it’s worth, I find Deus Ex mostly aged pretty well by comparison. Thief is clunkier, but forgiven considering what it’s trying to do (except for the damned undead missions).
Praying for Ukraine.
Working on a new markup language for prose (working name: Sona). Example here. There’s no parser for this latest version. Still trying to nail down the syntax. Still trying to get rid of the braces. Can’t seem to figure out how and still preserve clear hierarchy in a sane way.
I just finished my entry to the 2022 Love2D Game Jam, so I’ll be unwinding from that, trying to catch up around the house, and on sleep.
If I have the energy for it, I may start a post-mortem on how it was made.
being happy again, applying to jobs. Gonna do some home brewing maybe
Running the Goggins Challenge.
Horrible, horrible things such as getting ancient Google production software to run in systemd
$foss: finishing an article on ‘the day of new command-line interfaces’ and PoC on Shell-life without vt100. Asynch jobs, folding, cat /dev/random without consequence. It’s glorious.
$housework: cleaning up making space in the lab by shoving unknowns into boxes and hiding the boxes. I’ve got some exotic hardware incoming (e.g. lookingglassfactory.com portrait) deserving of privileged desk space.
$depression: I have whiskey bottles labeled for various forms of “minutes to twelve” escalation. It’s time to dip into the good stuff.
I am getting an Oculus Quest 2 today. I’ve only used VR for a few minutes on one of the early Oculus Rift dev kits back around 2012 - and I felt sick. I hope the Quest 2 is better, and I’m looking forward to trying Beat Saber!
If it works out I’m hoping to use it for entertaining exercise; I’ve heard the Les Mills game is really good.
Heartily recommend Beat Saber for a basic cardio workout, spending 20-30 minutes every morning dancing has been a big quality of life improvement for me. There’s also a big and mostly-well-functioning modding scene for when you get sick of the included song packs.
Quest 2 is awesome. The game Red Matter is pretty awesome. I mainly got Quest 2 to workout and Eleven the table tennis game is great for that.
Thanks for the tip, I’ll check those out. I’ve just had time to spend a few minutes with it, and so far the comfort and immersion is much, much better than I expected. I had a blast with Beat Saber.
Some work to do on our place, painting etc. Buddy from Belgium is visiting so going to drink and eat with him. I also hope to bang out or at least work on some articles/blogposts about continued fractions. They are surprisingly nice mathematical things.
I’m working on my async/network/serialization framework
I’m testing out my message analyzer for my encoding. Originally I built it to create a cli tool, so I can set config file values in my custom encoding, but I realized that now I can create simple bash scripts to communicate with servers of mine which use that encoding :D
As long as the as the protocol isn’t to complicated of course.
Also I’m thinking about if I should implement http support, because sadly it isn’t really avoidable if I want to build some accessible application for other people.
And I should write some documentation, but I really don’t want to :(
Visiting my parents for my sister’s birthday. Playing with my son. Playing Elden Ring or working on my mobile app in the evening.
I should be sleeping a bit more too, but that’s hard to make happen.
Taking the risk of jinxing myself: I am continue to explore an idea I had yesterday. I am making a story that will be told inside a “game”, using some of the same feedback mechanisms as role playing games, such as health bars, perhaps a minimap, etc, but it won’t be a game, it will be a actual story that I am writing at the moment.
my long term plan is to actually make a little game in unity, and “act” the script I am writing inside of it, but the “game” itself won’t be meant to be released.
hopefully this won’t become yet another paper weight inside my computer…
You’ve made me very curious. How do draw the line between a game and an interactive story? Or do you mean that the final output won’t be interactive, you’re making a machinima-like thing, but with a custom game and presenting game-like visual elements to the viewer? Either way, it sounds like a fun project and I hope we get to see the result!
indeed the current goal is that the output be just a regular video, although I can conceive that the next phase to still not be interactive, but the story could be witnessed inside the “game”.
I also hope that I will see a result!
Hey, you might wanna check out Nicky Case’s games. Sounds quite like what you have in mind.
Two weeks ago my primary desktop died; today I get its replacement. So this weekend will probably have lots of setup, and also getting to experience open source development with 4x as many cores as before. This hardware is 9 years newer than the last one, so I’m looking forward to seeing performance I’ve never experienced before…
Traveling. Working my way through https://craftinginterpreters.com/
Something about my mobo died on my PC so the NVMe is no longer recognized. Looking to slap NixOS on an SSD that’s lying around to keep it on life support til I decide to do a new full build. It’ll be slower, but I think okay for what that machine’s purpose is.
Recover from forehead-slapping after spending a few hours (with many more hours invested in previous attempts) getting a Windows VM spun up for gaming, only to finally notice a crucial statement tucked away in one of the articles: you can’t use GPU pass-through with a single GPU.
Will prepare the garden for planting potatoes. Will also trim trees.
I’m on a LEGO bender but I should stop and get back to my writing.
Are you LEGO bending on this bender at all?
I tried, but I had to buy new parts.
I was planning to go ice skating with my five year old son. But, since we both caught a cold, I guess I will try to come up with something creative to do at home instead. All ideas are welcome.
Oh. And I will keep actively avoiding the news.
I get the sentiment behind avoiding the news. I’ve had a lot of anxiety/panic attacks recently due the stuff going on, so I’ve been trying my best to avoid it. Hope you and your son feel better!
$project - testing out some of the ip functions available in postgresql.
$free - playing disc golf at one of the better courses in my state.