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it.. it's finally happening? people who I know, are actually starting to use this site? I've been waiting for this day for so long

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"Magic numbers" by Gilles Dubuc (2018) calendar.perfplanet.com/2018/m

Pretty revealing look at the lack of scientific rigor behind a lot of web performance "best practices." Are we all really relying on a single study published in 1968?

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this whole 'Game Boy Advance' thing...

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Syntax highlighting makes coding fun because like you type things and the things turn different colors and you're like :blobmelt:
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If you put a substitution cipher in your game I will never expect it. I will just be like 'huh, that's some gibberish right there'

Someone please send me back to 2001 with all my current knowledge so I can make GBA games for a living

Woaa I think I solved GBA palette management once and for all.
Hopefully I can implement it tomorrow evening but this is very promising so far.

Each graphic you add to the game result in 4 bytes of additional RAM usage to keep track of palette allocation.

This sounds bad, but its actually fine because
- you can (and should) have shared palettes
- you would probably be storing this same information scattered around your program as static variables anyway.

Found an sprintf implementation from 2003, written for the GBA in Thumb assembler.

danposluns.com/gbadev/

Dropped it into an `asm` block in my Nim project and it Just Works ™️. I'm in awe.

In other news, I've been having a lot of fun with HBlank handlers! (sick space background by hot_pengu from our jam game)

Wow I've been a grown up for just 1 year and I'm already balding. Fuck this

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there's strong typing, weak typing and javascript typing

I needed to add some quick GUI prompts and file save dialog to a small SDL program, I tried like 5 different solutions including the Windows API.

I always suspected that IUP was underrated. Now that I've used it, I can confirm that it really is!

Like this GUI library is so good and so lightweight and it's simple and it Just Works ™️ using native controls. And I never see anyone talking about it, or hear about any applications that are built with it!

I don't understand

I can't believe we're getting poké-britain, this is so wild, I love it

Every time I hear the announcement “see it, say it, sorted” I feel like the British government is trying to brainwash me

I asked the staff on the platform if my ticket was valid for this virgin train and he was like "eh you're only on it for 9 minutes, the guy won't get to you in that time"

Uh, thanks?

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web development is just like the demoscene except the objective is to go slower

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Here's an amusingly written artical on the uselessness of tracking: apenwarr.ca/log/20190201

Now to find my favorite quotes...

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