Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


I don't usually publicize my own website, as I tend to find too many flaws in my older work, but I just happened upon this old game prototype I did, and heck, for the 15 minutes of gameplay it has, I still think it's pretty darn good!


(I then started working on a visually revamped version with 3D graphics, nice effects etc... but then I got a job, and... yeah... jobs)

Phew! I found a few of the security codes! I'm safe! (for now)

Well, because of some unfortunate circumstances, I seem to have lost both the 2FA auth data and the recovery keys to my Github account. I do still have pull/push access to my repos, as I did set up my laptop's SSH key in there... but I can't log in to the website 😓

Any ideas on how to solve this?

@matthewseiji and this is partly your fault, for putting all the Moogs in Eliza

Oh God I've started writing my own music synthesizer.
And not only that, but I intend to use it to make a semi-procedural music system.

This is gonna end badly. Very badly

So... apparently this is how a teammate who's living in Florida deals with hurricanes.

Huh, just watched ARQ, a low budget, Canadian sci fi film about a couple in a time loop, and found it to be pretty good. It's one of those that can't rely on special effects because they don't have the budget, so they keep everything in one building, and try to be inventive instead. Not the best movie of the decade, but it's clever and interesting

A while ago I was told how one of my team mates (quite a young kid) was hired: "he did a screenshot mode for Battlefield, and DICE just decided to hire him. Then they realized he was too much of a hacker for the gameplay team, so they gave him to the rendering team 🤷🏻‍♂️".

Today I discovered he's not only a hacker, but a semi-famous hacker at that! kotaku.com/creator-of-amazing-

Fucking kids these days. They're doing good shit

right after i joined mastodon i saw a post (idr who it was from) that said smthn like "it's really painful how things like art and dancing are considered something you have to be good at instead of things that all humans do, as naturally as eating or breathing" and i think about that all the time. the things that we naturally do have been commodified and portrayed as somethint to struggle for, as things that only The Best are allowed to do. when without that pressure, we would all just do them??

Overheard conversation at work:
– Hey, we want to do X
– You can't
– Why not?
– It's not supported by the engine
– What do you mean it's not supported, we did that 2 games ago, and it was fine
– Yeah, but we removed it
– Why??
– Because it made everything twice as fast
– Fuck

This is gonna be a fun day 😅

Regarding LB, and expectations of what a "real man" is, this is something I've been thinking a lot about lately.

Traditional man roles of "protector", "provider", "warrior", etc have become not just useless, but harmful in modern life.

We need better man archetypes. Ones that don't feed the toxic masculinity monster.

Myself, I seem to have unconsciously gravitated to one of the few good (I think) man archetypes left: artisan. And even that one is quite anachronistic nowadays.

For the men/boys/guys 

Walking next to a big traffic jam, and there's this guy in a car playing Total Eclipse of the Heart at full volume, drowning the sound of all the other cars. As I get closer I realize he's also singing as loud as he can. Fantastic

"A team of Swedish archeologists recently excavated what appears to be an ancient transportation device..."

Hah! And this gave me an idea for generating uniform random values on a circle really fast. This is gonna be useful 😊

Ok, there's still a _bit_ of clustering and I'm not sure where it's coming from, because there shouldn't be any. I'll investigate tomorrow...

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