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Since I've played 'Escape from cnossus' by @notimetoplay I started to read a lot about the ZX Spectrum. I think I start to love this computer.
I have a soft spot for 80's homecomputers but never pait the attention to the Sinclair computers deserve.
I wish I could get a real working Spectrum but they were not very common here in germany so this would become too expensive. :-(

And by the way, Gamasutra, "Hong Kong protesters shine, but don't quite spark at BlizzCon"? Do you live under the impression that's a show put on for your entertainment?

GamesIndustry.biz rightfully savages Blizzard: "We censor less than any other sport, provided that sport is also known for censoring people." gamesindustry.biz/articles/201

For the longest time, I was all "well, actually" about it. I'm starting to change my mind.

Look. has been around for decades. It's one of the most popular programming languages right now, and still trending. Yet people still hate its indentation-based syntax. You'd think those in charge would have gotten a clue by now.

Because I've seen people asking: you can disable on your public profile by going to Preferences -> Appearance -> Discovery -> Show today's trends. It's shown by default right in front of you after clicking the gear icon.

Most of the remaining mourned the closing of retrogamecoding.org and welcomed refugees. Only on the FreeBasic forums there was not a word said about it.

Hello, everyone! Issue #294 of my newsletter is out, with a game announcement and word of the various game jams and other similar events taking place these days. Enjoy! notimetoplay.org/blog/weekly-l

So now I have a game, but no good place to put it online, and no audience except for a small niche. Hardly a waste of time, but not exactly a win, either. I'm tired.

TFW a trivial expression calculator you banged together in a day for fun has no less than 7 command line options and two modes of operation.

Who needs yet another expression calculator? Likely no-one. It was still fun to make, and taught me new things. Besides, gotta love those colorful buttons.

Just wrote my first program with an embedded Lua scripting engine. It really is as easy as it seems.

@dulsi Sorry I snapped at you, by the way. How about you? Are you the same dulsi from Itch.io, by any chance?

In happier news, my text-based port of Space Cruiser Orion is at last making visible progress. A good feeling.

Guide to if a videogame has POLITIC'S in it 

A few months ago, people were complaining that I don't have my games built for 64-bit Linux. Now that I do, nobody's downloading those builds. Yet another way in which Linux users prove to be just noisy.

Hello, everyone! Issue #293 of my newsletter is out. This week: musings on business and education, an interview with the creator of several classic 4X games, and a retrospective of a horror classic, as befits the season. Enjoy! notimetoplay.org/blog/weekly-l

To everyone who still makes text-based tutorials, thank you!

I'd much rather follow a text tutorial than wait 15+ minutes for a video tutorial to load.

Your work is very much underappreciated. Thanks again! 💜

Ted talks aren’t as fun when you realize they’re all villains monologuing before they kill the audience

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