As I travel down the rabbit hole that is needlepoint, I grow more acquainted with the designs one can purchase on ready-made canvases. One common type of needlepoint canvas is Christmas ornament designs. Since I want to make a geeky one as a gift and canvas painters avoid others’ IP, I had to make up…
Overlap Between Buying Experiences and Material Goods
I’m taking a Coursera/Yale class on happiness called The Science of Well-Being. It covers the lies our brains tell us about what will make us happy and how to get around it. It’s loaded with good information. The major focus of the first video in week four is spending money on experiences will make you…
I feel like I should have seen #GameStruck4 coming. It’s a permutation of #FilmStruck4, which started with this one tweet: I’d never heard of Filmstruck before. As someone who does PR, I’d say this social media campaign is a resounding success. Filmstruck started by tagging four big people in film, who cascaded the modern-era chain…
ALL the Updates
It’s been basically forever since I updated my blog. A lot has been going on, some good and some not so good. I had trouble finding a job I wanted and eventually had to settle for a low-income position at a hotel. That threw me into depression for the entirety of November. I was doing…
Peter Molydeux and the only FPS that ever made me cry
I have a list on Twitter that just has amusing accounts in it. Most of those accounts are ones I don’t actually follow. I want them around to look at them when I have the time and inclination to do so, but I don’t want their tweets clogging up my general feed for everyday use….
Phonics Shmupdate: Colorblind friendliness and phonemes for days
It’s been a while since I did any updates regarding my phonics shmup; the stress of leaving a job and moving intercontinentally took its tool. When I stopped working on the game in April, I had broken it in magnificent ways. Now the broken is gone and I’ve added some colorblind friendliness features and built…
Let’s Talk About Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim
Finally back with another Let’s Talk About video, this time on Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim. I like this game, but the devs had an overly ambitious plan for the budget they crowdfunded, and that makes this a great example of why we need both AAA and indie games. Transcript is below the break.
Now in New Mexico
It’s been a while since I posted anything here and the reason is that I’ve been busy moving from one side of the Pacific Ocean to the other. I am now in New Mexico. As I get settled in, there will be more content here. Soon. Soon.
Phonics Shmupdate: Phoneme Display Swap!
There’s some work to be done here involving the animations’ timing and the feel of things… but it functions. Hurrah! There’s definitely a bug that allows one button to change position without the other button moving to swap places with it. I need to play around with it more. Making it so that the player…
Phonics Shmupdate: Visible Progress! :D
Here’s the proof that all the recent effort spent on refactoring my phonics shmup was worth it — things are visibly changing and gameplay is evolving. :D