remember when a bunch of open source projects adopted codes of conduct and the free speech of badass rockstar 10X programmers was trammeled unjustly, preventing them from being their true brilliant selves and grinding the productivity of all such projects to a halt? haha me neither, a lot of people just felt a little safer and more welcome to contribute.
WAD Wednesday happening at the regular time today, in about 30 minutes at 7pm PST: https://twitch.tv/jplebreton
Been too worn out in the evenings lately to do much on spare time projects or play games, so we've been watching lots of Deep Space 9. Season 4 has been quite good so far! This episode about labor organizing was great: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Bar_Association_(episode)
Damn, I guess the Linux distro I use on my home desktop is shutting down: https://antergos.com/blog/antergos-linux-project-ends
Basically it'll function like a normal Arch install from this point on, which is as graceful a failure mode as I could ask for.
@revenant hi, i was going to add a line to the in-game credits for WadSmoosh for omgifol, what name should i credit you under, and any others that should be included?
mention of hunting animals Show more
just remembered that there was a magazine called "Varmint Masters", i'd see it sometimes in gas stations growing up in Texas.
WAD Wednesday returns this evening in about 50 minutes (7pm PST): https://www.twitch.tv/jplebreton
Digital Antiquarian's march through games history has reached 1993, and I am pretty excited to read it. The author's policy on deadnames still drives me up a wall but the site is inarguably a valuable document. https://www.filfre.net/2019/05/out-with-1992-in-with-1993/
Aforementioned mapinfo was an experiment into the viability of a "Master Levels Deluxe Edition". Four of the mappers who contributed to the Master Levels were either making maps in a series - Kvernmo's Cabal, Dr Sleep's sadly unfinished Inferno series, and Jim Flynn's Titan series - or like Chris Klie submitted twice as many maps as made the cut. So it's a very natural fit for the equivalent of a "deluxe edition" album reissue of demos, outtakes, alt versions etc. Probably gonna try this.
1995 Doom map spoiler Show more
The rectilinear "brain" bits up top are textured with the grody organic spaghetti textures, lots of little touches like that. Very strong way to end a series of maps.
1995 Doom map spoiler Show more
Just finished Sverre Kvernmo's "Cabal" series from 1995, with a custom mapinfo that includes the relevant Master Levels in this progression: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Cabal
The final map, "Image of Evil", has a reeeally good reveal that I'll put behind a spoiler tag here.
Vanilla Essence is a very good GZDoom mod that lets you toggle between whatever modern defaults you have and a glorious 1994 look that is as pure as you need it to be, and back, with a single button press. https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?t=64677
Uber, IPO, come-uppance Show more
In case anyone ever tells you "strikes don't work": Uber is now the worst performing IPO debut in U.S. history. They lost $617 million today because their stock declined almost 8% (due to the double whammy of the strike and tariff increases), and their IPO valuation was $76.5 billion, far lower than $90 billion or $120 billion some "analaysts" (read: fortune tellers) were speculating they'd value at.
Power to the workers.
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