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Me staring at emails.... Sees email from Atari... pre-order now.... $389.99. At this point, I fell off my chair and suddenly a bowl of petunias and a sperm whale appeared.

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You think you're cool, but you're not goth girl with a raven on the subway cool.

So, Good Omens... Loved it! What a great year for TV so far! Chernobyl and now this. Oh, and Season 5 of Black Mirror has just landed. New Stranger Things better be good is all I can say :)

Note to self: Don't be a silly twat and eat a pack of refreshers before bed ever again. It's almost 5am and still wide awake!

Next thing I'll release in the same way is a mash-up of Defender and Moon Patrol (and a bit of Dropzone too). So if you're interested in how to make a Defender style game, that will help :)

Free GameMaker Studio 2 game for people to play around with. Source code is available for a small fee (which helps pay for tea so I can make more code available!): fivesprites.itch.io/gmsinvader Few bits of code in there to help newcomers out.

An "interesting" observation from a friend whilst we were sat looking through the Epic games store.... he commented: "You can barely tell the difference between an indie game and a AAA title - so you don't know if you're buying a really expensive indie game!"

Not sure what to take away from that comment - good that a store is indifferent to indie/AAA or that he's looking to differentiate based on price.

And I honestly can't stress that enough. In this day and age it's incredibly important to get away from work and spend time with family and friends. My family have suffered with this quite a lot so my wife has bought a log cabin (lots of long hours as a nurse) to help. Also, we're getting a big dog - so there's that too :)

Actually, I can't wait because when you work from home you *really* need a way to separate day job from normal life!

Still, once this is all built then I should have a nice office for work and play area for games and retro goodness :)

So, this long bank holiday weekend should be fun! Building the foundation for a log cabin which means walking 1.5 miles from a timber merchant with 6m lengths of wood. With 3 of my kids. Oh Lord, this is not going to go well.

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Thank you, #Microsoft, for sharing how many #Google services are looming in the #Chrome/#Chromium browser. I hope all projects that use Chromium take note and also start removing these. (slide was presented at BlinkOn conference)

@RobF Also, a tutorial on how to use Affinity 'cos, erm, eh? Bit weird :)

Dear @RobF Can you please do another glow tutorial but this time using Affinity instead of that stupid-expensive-sod-off-with-your-subscription-shite-photoshop. Please. ;-)

They better not bugger this up as it's going to be my xmas present... megadrivemini.sega.com/

and of course, it's never more than £2.80 meaning all you can afford is another pack of headache tablets to help with the sleep deprivation and headaches. Hey ho

Things that suck: getting an email from National Lottery saying you won a prize - at 2am in the morning and you can't log in to check HOW FK'n MUCH - until 7.30am. Always a sleepless night so I've vowed never to do lottery every again.

Wow. Affinity Photo is brill! Move over Adobe Photoshop with your feckin' expensive subscription crap. This cost me 50 quid, no subscription, does everything I want and is so much faster. Best purchase of the year so far! Ok, the interface takes a little bit of getting used to and there's still a few bugs here and there, but overall it's great.

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