my generative concrete poetry zine, Shadows is complete! featuring:

- all of the poetry I've created this month
- four pages of meows
- nine pages of not-meows
- over fifty thousand words!!

download it here: notabug.org/eq/nanogenmo2018/r

dating site, but for finding an intellectual rival with whom to exchange polite yet cutting letters

Facebook's "suggested groups" sidebar is showing me a "Palantir Alumni" group and now I'm left wondering which of my friends is secretly evil

[staggers into GameStop wearing GAMES ARE LIFE t-shirt]
GAMER BRO: haha, yeah man! gamer pride!!!
ME: no. games are ALIVE. they are LIFE-FORMS. listen to me very carefully. this planet is in grave d

Hey, so I gave a talk at Queerness and Games Conf this weekend on making your own programming language, and it's up on the Twitch page!

The talk went over the power dynamics of making your own language, why small-scale languages can be useful in game dev, and there's a demo of making a simple language interpreter (embedded in a JavaScript game).

You can see the slides and the code from the demo here: mcclure.github.io/qgcon-2018/

You can watch the talk here:
twitch.tv/videos/316750486?t=0

a veteran of the War on Meaning, his name had long ago been amputated cleanly from his identity by a conceptual surgeon on some nonexistent battlefield, and his face was riddled with a thousand unwanted connotations

hello PRO-CURIOSITY UPBRINGING
can i have DIVERSE ARRAY OF INTERESTS to BUILD BRIDGES BETWEEN SEEMINGLY DISPARATE FIELDS

to BUILD BRIDGES BETWEEN SEEMINGLY DISPARATE FIELDS?

yeeeeeeeees

*actually STARTS TEN THOUSAND ILL-CONCEIVED SIDE PROJECTS like a boss*

I wonder if when Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 orbiter was more distant from any other human being in history—in a most blessedly perfect solitude, cut off from all communication—someone still found a way to recommend their favorite text editor to him

one point I made here that feels really important in hindsight: the Animal Crossing designers made Resetti so terrifying because Animal Crossing interprets the player’s interference with the integrity of the simulation as an act of violence, and needs a way to respond in kind

just realized I never got around to posting the video of my Roguelike Celebration talk! here it is: youtube.com/watch?v=TvlZinAvpw

this is probably the best existing articulation of my current thoughts on gardening games, & includes some hints at stuff I’m hoping to work on next

I went to the Roguelike Celebration a couple weeks ago and more than anything else I was struck by the fact that, unlike at perhaps every other games event I have ever attended, the majority of people there did not seem to be dying of stress

in roguelike dev it's normal to be working on a single game for decades, slowly growing it over time at a sustainable pace. mainstream indie feels like a bunch of people LARPing as industry-lite without the resources to keep anything going for longer than a couple of years

the roguelike tradition feels separate from & healthier than mainstream indie gamedev and I wonder why that is. maybe because it branched off earlier & didn't derive from a bunch of ex-game industry devs like mainstream indie did?

in-browser ansi stars (again w/xtermjs). this is pretty much all I ever wanted programming to be

in the end, what even really *is* a "life's work" but a decades-long yakshave

about to critically fail my saving throw against the rising urge to make an ill-advised impulse domain name purchase

how do plants choose to look like this. these patterns are so weird. what. i wanna make procgen glitch art that looks like this and say “this is fucking weird.”

not “AI research” as in the quest for artificial general intelligence, but “AI research” as in developing the equivalent of a horse for our minds

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