Introduction: I'm Tuukka, and like tinkering with code and little toy soldiers (mostly 15mm ancients). I try to pick up reading again, preferably something that isn't code related. Currently that something seems to be #ancient #history.
I have a blog (https://engineersjourney.wordpress.com/), where I try to post now and then.
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Was testing new software that holds personal information. After combination of divorces, remarrying and gender reassignments ended up with a child who has 3 mothers, 0 fathers and software had no problems dealing with it.
Even better, concept of father or mother has nothing to do with gender (Finnish social security number records gender). It's just extra info that can be filled in relationship.
I was positively surprised.
Readerfolk, would you be willing to take a survey on crowdfunding books?
12 general multiple-choice questions, it's quite a quick survey with no personal details asked.
Thank you! And thanks to everyone who has answered so far!
UPDATE: Up to 65 responses so far! Aiming for 100. It's going well!
Also, to be clear, I will be releasing the results for anyone who would find them useful. :)
went to skating yesterday. I wish I could have recorded the sounds the skates make on ice. There's that rmrmrmrmrmrblbmbmlbmrmrmr that they make sliding over slightly uneven surface.
and sshhhTszk at the end of each kick when skate leaves the ice.
and of course TSCshhct of quick stop, sometimes followed with THUMBBsssss of skater falling and sliding over ice.
in other words, I had grand time there with kid.
Latest #GnuWorldOrder episode where @klaatu talks about Lua reminded me that I should take a look at the language at some point and see what I could do with it. Been on my radar for years now, but never got around trying it out.
Their description of it sounds like it would be a good language for me. Minimal ceremony and easy to get started, yet powerful enough to be used creating games.
Latest Libre Lounge episode about free software games and a cup of hot coffee. Such a nice way to start the Saturday morning. Brings back memories too. I haven't played #Nethack in a long time and starting to get the itch to do so.
So I purchased Gary Grigsby's War in the West and tried it out last night (after spending couple evenings with manuals). And I'm feeling completely lost in the details. Massive game (no surprise there), with tons of things to fiddle with. I'm hoping I'll be eventually able to actually play it :D
I'm a coder, builder of worlds. I have too many prototypes and too few finished games.
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