How come you didn't tell me about Theremin? You know me! You know tech, music and sci-fi are my favourite things!
There's literally a Star Trek episode where an alien plays an instrument by waving hands in the air and such a thing actually exists?
(or is everyone like "yea we had that in the kindergarten, what are you on about?")
The "Ritual Of The Moon diary" series of articles by Alice Bell of @rockpapershot is basically the best piece of video game writing I've read in ages.
Game sounds great, the author's commentary is raw & honest & brilliant.
Obvs start with day 1 if you're going to read it, innit
The Play Station itself it a mixed bag. It boots up fast and there are no hardware or driver compatibility issues. Presumably no OS falling on its arse either.
BUT: multiplayer support in games is a (paid) PlayStation Plus subscription. And I still had to wait 2 hours to download an update.
I did not know this up front frankly, the idea of Sony upselling a gameplay feature like that never even crossed my mind.
Not it did and crossed I remain.
For games where I've got a choice, I'll stick with PC.
Lukewarm take: Into The Breach is really very good indeed!
I'm not into tactical games that much, but this one is forgiving enough (especially on easy), lets you experiment (you can try out different ideas before you commit) and it's fun.
Lot's of cool squad types with very different approaches.
Plus just like in FTL the music is gorgeous.
So the old Einstein's line "God does not play dice" apparently actually reads as follows:
"Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the 'old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice."
Clearly, this is a Lovecraftian remark.
Einstein was talking about Cthulhu.
I've just emailed the MEPs who are for the current version of the EU copyright reform (with its deeply problematic article 13).
The final vote is going to happen in a few weeks and the MEP elections will be in a couple of months so they might actually listen!
You can find more info as well as the list of MEPs from your country and their stance here:
This list of statements from various people and orgs is particularly interesting:
Here's a little guide on how to write a roguelike in Rust that works on Windows, macOS, Linux and the web via WebAssembly:
You can also just play with the final result (~300 lines of pretty straightforward code) here:
I hop to do a #7DRL with this.
Finally caught up on Doctor Who. I love the Doctor, the characters, visuals, themes, everything.
But I did not really enjoy most of the season for some reason. Maybe writing, maybe just how it all fit (or didn't) together.
The 9th episode was absolutely fantastic though, 10th was quite good and so was the New Year's special.
Seeing as I've had the same feelings with the first Capaldi's and Smith's seasons, I'm optimistic.
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