Andy Lundell 💭
I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work on creating interactive haptic systems.
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@profoundlynerdy @fribbledom

Ok, but go back in time to 1980 and ask a programmer to describe how he'd implement an internet-enabled service with cloud backups.

You're not asking for programmers as knowledgeable as ones from the 80s, you're asking for some union of both sets of knowledge and experience.

That's going to be rare in any era.

November 02, 2018
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Apparently controversial opinion, re bikes and the city

@sanspoint
In an ideal world I would agree.

But most cities stack the odds so strongly against cyclists, I recommend they do whatever is best for them.

When I see cyclists on the sidewalk, I don't blame the cyclists, I blame city planners and cops for hating cyclists.

November 02, 2018
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RT @apLundell Decided it was time to double-check the first-aid kit I've kept in my kitchen for years.

Ok then. I guess I'm prepared for anything.

November 02, 2018
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@KitRedgrave But ... Today is the first!

You can't end a resolution on the first day!

November 02, 2018
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Decided it was time to double-check the first-aid kit I've kept in my kitchen for years.

Ok then. I guess I'm prepared for anything.

November 02, 2018
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November 01, 2018
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Bobby Boris Pickett did a lot of sequels to "The Monster Mash", and most of them were terrible.

His final one was pretty good, though.

IT'S ALIVE!

youtube.com/watch?v=a4tX3yuk2y

October 31, 2018
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@mew

If you've got a library card, see if your library offers free access to HooplaDigital.com They've got a large audio book selection.

If everybody knew about Hoopla, I think Audible would make a lot less money.

October 31, 2018
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@er1n The best part is, we're probably going to get both, so we'll be able to compare.

October 31, 2018
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Wow, Early prototypes of the Apollo program were certainly very different.

October 29, 2018
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@rdh @KitRedgrave

I agree ... but my suspicion is that most toots wouldn't become more interesting, just longer.

I guess I just care more about easily reading the feed than I do easily writing to it.

October 29, 2018
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@KitRedgrave

I don't think Larger post size would contribute to discussion.

Cite : Wikipedia discussion pages. People engaged in actual, useful discussion rarely make long posts. But people who think they're the smartest person in the room will regularly post pages and pages of text with no substance.

October 29, 2018
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@vronline Almost as bad as that Universal Pictures logo where giant pillars of flame engulf the Earth.

October 28, 2018
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@dosnostalgic is it? Oh. Nm then.

From that screenshot I assumed that was 8 bit vga.

October 28, 2018
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@dosnostalgic

It's not really a dump of the buffer, though? It's translating some low-bit color pallet to a modern one.

October 28, 2018
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@dosnostalgic I'm intrigued.

Why is DOSBOX your target implementation?

There was a lot of variation in visuals back in the day, so you could put almost any colors there and nobody could say you were "wrong".
Is DOSBOX known to be more standards-compliant or something?

October 28, 2018
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Don't they stop serving beer during the 7th inning?

That means there have now been more innings without beer than innings with beer!

October 27, 2018
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Ok, look. I only watch a couple Baseball games per year.

The least they could do is end it in a timely fashion.

October 27, 2018
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Baseball games sure do have a lot of innings.

October 27, 2018
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@gargron
Also, L-Shaped desk?

Obviously you want your biggest monitor in the corner diagonally, so you can sit in the middle and feel like you're in a cool control center.

October 26, 2018