Today I had a super intense day where I determined the direction of my graduation project game. I feel there is a unique feeling of (creative) mental exhaustion that I've only experienced after intense ideation sessions and creative decision-making.

I almost took the wrong train because I was standing on the wrong platform, I was just functioning on autopilot, no concious thought at all.

kicking a few bits of concept around wrt ADHD as passive psi defense

hostile telepath: "yes, Commander. strike order confirmed. i got her in my mind's eye. gimme a sec… augh! what the hell? i can't… there's… nothing coherent… shit, i lost her! it was like trying to read a library fed thru a leafblower! Commander, hard target, i repeat, hard target, bad feedback, i think i'm bl– yep. requesting Medical. god. how does she even function like that?"

me, unaware: *having a normal one*

Fuck man zuckerbergs crypto prison scares the hell out of me.

Reading in the garden is under-rated. I just finished The Word for World is Forrest by Ursula Le Guin and while I was reading I constantly noticed new things in my surroundings, a nest of baby birds in one of the shrubs, father and mother bird flying around bringing worms to feed them. A small mouse that lives in the walls of the shed. Just existing in-between all the life that is going on made me very relaxed.

youtu.be/ENjwexZnLPI
I think Death Stranding might be the thing that makes me buy a PlayStation 4. This is the wildest gameplay trailer I've ever seen. I hope that whoever gave Kojima a blank cheque to make this crazy game gets a raise.

There's a culture of negativity forming on the fediverse, similar to other platforms. The instinct is to call attention to it and critique it, but that itself is just creating more negativity

I think a better tactic is to make a conscious effort to create and spread more positive content, even simple stuff like the plants you're growing or the meal you're having

I just spotted the starlink satellites from my backyard, stayed up to 01:50 (gmt+1) to watch them. They where barely visible with the naked eye. It feels like an end of an era. Enjoy the 'natural' night sky while it lasts because we humans are going to fill it with all kinds of stuff.

1. Should I buy a new synth once I get some money back from the tax-man?
a). ⬜ yes
b). ⬜ yes

The closer I get to the finish line the harder it gets to take the next step. It's Zeno's paradox for productivity.

I'm slowly realizing that I've been sabotaging my own life for as long as I've been walking around. I'm in a time-warped trainwreck on an infinite train, where bystanders are happily waving at me because the image of the crash hasn't reached their retina's yet.

I fucking did it again, mismanaged my time and now I have to work al night to turn in this miserable report for my graduation project. The last 10% always takes 90% of the time. FUCK

it's like Brian Wilson sings: "they say I got brains / but they ain't doing me no good / I wish they would" :oh_no:

Today is 4th of may, the day of the Dodenherdenking (Remembrance of the Dead) in the Netherlands.

We commemorates all civilians and members of the armed forces of The Kingdom of The Netherlands who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the beginning of WWII, with 2 minutes of silence.

It's easy to take for granted that you live in a free, peaceful country. Countless strangers sacrificed their lives so we can live in freedom.

recommendation: Vandaag, Everyday a journalist of NRC talks about a story they reported on. I feel like this method might be an answer on the dropping levels of trust in journalism. By reporting not only on the story but also on the process of writing the story and showing the human being that uncovered the story it gets harder to dismiss the story.

nrc.nl/podcast/

The book depository is a perilous website. Bewitched by the prospect of owning even more books I accidentally bought the following:

Persepolis Rising – James SA Corey
The Word for World is Forest &
The Dispossessed &
The Lathe Of Heaven – Ursula K. Le Guin

If you find my body, crushed by an inordinate amount of unread books, know that I died doing what I loved :-)

Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

Rebuild the World After Climate Devastation

“Lichenia is a new web-based game from game designer Molleindustria (Paolo Pedercini) that’s about “reshaping the natural and built environment, reclaiming dead cities, and growing sustainable ones.” [...] Presented in an isometric perspective (and playable online for free), Lichenia tasks its player with placing some strange tiles on a polluted and ruined landscape.

molleindustria.org/lichenia

ps: why doesn't android have a build in way to reduce the size of photo's you take, such a hassle to get my 40MP image at a post-able size/resolution

One of my favourite podcasts just released an episode on wax cylinder. Sadly they are already sold out, but that can only be a sign of an impending phonograph resurgence. So dust your phonograph off and grab your top hat because podcasting has reached the 1900's

m.youtube.com/watch?v=nHR5yALb

Book recommendation: If you ever need to design games/interactions for kids you should check this book out. It's well structured so you can easily get the information you need.

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