Just wanted to throw it out there for reference: I don't approve all follower requests. 90% of the time this is not personal, and really revolves around the fact that I don't know the people trying to follow me.
Sometimes I decline because I use the "follower's-only" mode to keep private things private, and I can't envision how the new follower would respond to some of the things I say.
I also prune my follower list from time to time as I get to know certain accounts. Again, not personal.
This is a really good rendition of Hikari from Kingdom Hearts. Not as tight as the original, but she does a good job of really feeling out the emotion of the song and playing with that a bit.
Security threat for Galaxy S10 phones
If you own a Galaxy S10/S10+, you should disable fingerprint unlocking immediately. A pretty serious security breach has been discovered where any piece of clear material (such as a screen protector or piece of plastic) will allow *anyone's* fingerprint to unlock the phone.
Samsung claims it can fix it with a software patch but that could take a while.
Kingdom Hearts 1 Ending Spoilers
And that moment was made so much more powerful because it contrasts with the end of Kingdom Hearts 1, where Sora and Riku have a shared moment but ultimately part ways in what very well may be forever. But with very few words, and expressions alone, it's obvious that all is forgiven between Sora and Riku, and Riku is trying to make amends.
It's art folks. That's just all there is to it.
Kingdom Hearts 3 Ending Spoilers
I love Kingdom Hearts because it allows every character to get a redemption arc. And it somehow manages to do so in a way that doesn't feel like the over-the-top "power of love and friendship" way.
Like, it would have made *zero* sense for Sora to have redeemed Xehanort. Sora was nothing to him. But Eraqus showing up at the very end and offering him forgiveness?
Damn. Very powerful stuff.
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Arkham Knight, no spoilers
Finally got around to trying AK and, despite my best efforts, I can't bring myself to hate it.
It's more focused than Arkham City was and manages to strike a sort of balance between Asylum and City by focusing missions on specific villains.
And it's a Kevin Conroy Batman... really hard to dislike that.
Once I finish it I'll probably do a full write-up/critique of it though, cause it ain't perfect and you can really feel the dev team's internal struggles on this one.
A bunch of MS-DOS games are free on archive.org and are playable right within the browser! This includes Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Elder Scrolls: Redguard, and Descent!
Go nuts and have fun! https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games?sort=-publicdate
Musings about programming, learning, "junior" devs
The fallback seems to be "show me your portfolio," but this doesn't quite capture it either. It's better because it neatly encapsulates a lot of skills and techniques, but if all I did was copy-paste things does that really give you a meaningful idea of what I can do?
I don't have answers here. This is just some observations I'm having that I'm sure are not at all original.
Musings about programming, learning, "junior" devs
We need a better way to talk about progression in learning how to code.
The current way we talk about it is far too broad and has far too much overlap. It makes it really hard to gauge personal growth. The best we seem to be able to do is to measure things in terms of length of time spent coding (junior = 0-3 years, senior = 6+...?), and even here there's disagreement.
And this isn't even a useful metric bc we all learn at different rates.
Code hygiene reminder
Always have your code backed up somewhere, even for personal projects.
Somehow the project I'm working on reverted to a previous version, and I ended up losing about an hours worth of work.
*Thankfully* I had backed it up to a git repo before logging out for the day, and was able to restore my progress.
I have *no idea* how this happened. I'm the only person working on it and the project is locally stored. But it still happened.
Always "git push origin master"!
"“These arguments for corporate supremacy and technological progress are so deeply connected in the American mind,” ... “It’s really tied to the whole American manifest destiny and the broader history of American settler colonialism.” The attitude is that we must march on, forward, westward, no matter what stands in our way. Going back is simply not an option."
This is a really interesting talk about why FP hasn't been widely adopted in programming yet. I found it really interesting as it covers the history and evolution of programming languages and uses historical trends to draw some pretty compelling conclusions.
Tagging @socks as I know you're pretty big on FP stuff and thought you might find this interesting :).
I made a Hollow Knight character!
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