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Now that that's official, I should do a re-​​:
Hi, I'm Spencer! I do a bunch of things; often with programming, sometimes with games, and almost always on a computer. Check my website for some of that. On Mastodon, I'm known for my bots @doctormccoy and @domainhacker​​​, an emoji importer script, the little 🗨️ in the corner of Glitchsoc statuses, for being a geometric shape, and for the dont_at_me emoji.

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Hi. I made a game (finally). Play it if you'd like:
It should only take a minute or two, and should run in your browser or on your phone.

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US politics 

Here are some of my political beliefs, in no particular order:
• De-fund the military
• End war
• De-militarize the police force
• Make the top tax bracket 100%
• Fund public schools
• Ban all guns
• Ban bump stocks
• Ban extended mags
• Ban semiauto
• Ban rifles
• Eliminate the death penalty
• Stop making games with guns in them

there are lots of others but these are the non-obvious ones

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Apropos of nothing, if you ever need a spare programmer or some programming help, especially for a game or game-related thing, let me know. I've used Unity, C, JS, Python, Java, and UE4, but I'm also quick to learn.

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Contact methods pinned post 

I'm not giving my phone number to anyone I haven't met in person, but if you need something more or less immediate than Mastodon, you can try my same username on Twitter, Reddit, FB Messenger, Gmail,, and maybe others.

What if the lifespan of a copyright or patent was inversely proportional to how much money it made? I mean I know it would be impossible to measure but it'd be cool if it worked

Home game consoles should have cheat engines built into the OS. Would help accessibility, and could be spun as a reason to not mod the console (which could enable piracy).

And while we're here, let's talk about the Elekk instance and how they've given a home to quite a few known harassers of PV who have built reputations on doing just that.

They are literally another haven for racism and anti-blackness on the fedi, but they have a couple of tokens that they constantly deploy to avoid criticism.

But they've hated us for years because they can't tokenize us.

That's why they can't keep our name out their mouth.

LOL, we're not the Good Blacks™.

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I don't get why "don't threaten to kill someone" isn't in most instances' ToS


Can a zombie shooter be done tastefully? subversively?


one thing I'd like to know is why I liked Shadow of the Colossus but hated The Last of Us, considering they both center a character that I had moral disagreements with. they're both supposed to have been morally ambiguous; SotC made no judgement, but I also can't point to where Joel was ever framed as Right or Wrong. both characters clearly do bad things for selfish reasons, why can I empathize with Wander but not Joel? do I just have to have been a (bad) father? does SoTC's fantasy distance me more? does aesthetic/presentation really make that much difference?


I know that this won't "fix" racism, but some members of the OpenStreetMap community have started to document the legacy of racism in the US, to help local communities raise awareness:
I created a MapRoulette project to help find places and things named after noted racists, or also human rights activists:

writing my name on some knee-length trousers so that I can say I have signed shorts

Games technology 

Like, take a PS3/X360, clock it higher and give it more memory, and see how far you can get with it. Maybe we could have had that if anybody had taken mobile/TV seriously.

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Games technology 

A few weeks back ( ) I mentioned that the 7th generation (PS3, X360) was the high point in console technology. I felt bad for saying that, because I knew that I was biased for having lived in that era. But I did have a reason: a programmable shader pipeline is super useful for a variety of artistic styles, a flexibility lacking in previous generations. So it's a shame that at that point the industry had really settled into grimy realism. The technological leaps of the following generations (GPGPU, raytracing) are much more useful for "realism" than general visual art, locking that trend into an expectation.

@impiaaa Writing code comments as though they're audiologs in a horror game:

// Viewing this utility library through the murky, distorted lens of its API, trying to divine the sinister purpose of those who came before.
// What did they intend, these twisted titans of a forgotten age?
// I must forge onward, and pray that I discover the answers – before it's too late…

I know it's summer but man I wish it would rain

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