We're starting to make progress on the game we're developing. It has been dormant a while but now the graphics is starting to take shape and I'm implementing animation support for the background graphics. It starts to feel fun and positive again.

Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

@alcinnz One of my favourite talks ever (there's a video linked at the top): idlewords.com/talks/website_ob

> I want to share with you my simple two-step secret to improving the performance of any website.
>
> 1. Make sure that the most important elements of the page download and render first.
>
> 2. Stop there.

Having trouble keeping my grownup-sized mask on my small round face so I had to go to the supermarket with a bear face.

I'm listening to the Reformation 3 album by Matt Gray and my girlfriend is unknowingly whistling to the Last Ninja tunes. I just love that so much. ❤️

Rediscovering the Small Web

"Today's web is mostly commercial. The smaller web of individuals has neither the resources nor the will to compete for visibility and audience the way the commercial web does"

Another great post by @neustadt - welcome to Mastodon by the way, a part of the new small web!

neustadt.fr/essays/the-small-w

thinking about how software companies slowly chip away at the idea of consent by turning every "no" into "not right now," every "stop this" into "do this less often," every "i don't want that" into "maybe later"

Playing Stern Pinball with rotated screen on the Switch works really well!

I wrote a little blog post on why we in the Free Software movement need to have understanding, love and outstretched arms:

write.emacsen.net/the-value-of

I read something about Microsoft abusing the standard by allowing half characters, but I don’t know if it is true. It sounds horrifying and I won’t support that.

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I converted my assembler to drop wide string support and use utf8 instead. I got a 7% speed increase. I still use wide strings while tokenizing though because I’m not too happy about rolling my own character classification. I then discovered that the codecvt code I used is deprecated in C++17 so I rolled my own conversion code. I had to learn how utf16 works and it annoys me due to the endianness problem and conversion range hole.

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