Bitbucket is deleting your Mercurial repositories in June. "This deprecation will enable us to focus on building the best possible experience for our users."
When I was a kid I made a tape copy of the Nirvana CD "In Utero" by playing it on a Windows 98 computer one of my relatives had hooked up to a stereo system, but he had a G.I. Joe theme installed, and I was using the computer for other things at the same time, so the copy of the album I had was full of random samples of Cobra Commander shouting at people, and the real version of the album has never sounded quite right to me without the yelling
The Digital Antiquarian has been writing impressive early PC game dev history since 2011. There is a lot of good stuff to read there!
I really enjoyed this thoroughly-researched history of the development of Alone in the Dark.
After finding out about the "Berenstain" bears, I would not be in the least surprised that this is what the Beatles actually sounded like the whole time https://youtu.be/5GShV3iBEPk
vultures vomiting on vacation homes
"A New York couple’s luxurious vacation house in Florida has been taken over by dozens of black vultures that are vomiting and defecating everywhere.
The homeowners blame Katz’s neighbor, a woman who they claim is excessively feeding wildlife. Katz said she has seen the neighbor give bags of dog food and even a roasted chicken to the vultures."
This woman is a superhero.
More important Frog Fractions news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KGwMzNO19w
Wardialler, a Twine game about 80s-era hacking, was (seemingly) made soundtrack-first. I.e., first you make a album of chill moody techno, then make a game that fits that mood to get people interested.
To be clear I'm not talking about C++ specifically, I mean the skill of "here is a language and a code base, I will learn both and then be able to maintain and add to this project."
They couldn't find anyone, internally or externally, who could/wanted to do that. Whether that speaks to their company culture, their hiring practices, or the culture they're hiring out of, I couldn't say. Probably all of the above.
I've often wondered how VC funded companies with thousands of programmers somehow seem to get nearly nothing done.
This post describing how Dropbox gave up on C++ (in part) because their C++ programmers quit and they couldn't figure out how to hire new ones explains a whole lot.
Sandwich Imagineer at Twinbeard. Made Frog Fractions. May or may not have already made Frog Fractions 2. He/him.
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