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Or do you like smaller games like , or ? Maybe naval warfare or ancient battles is what you're interested, or in general?

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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 .

When time permits, I work on Hy (docs.hylang.org/en/stable/) a cool build on top of . It has super friendly community and it was my first step into lisp.

I have a blog (engineersjourney.wordpress.com), where I try to post now and then.

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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!

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

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. :)

like herding a snake into barrel of gun.

just burning some ice cubes.

two ways of quantifying current Monday mood.

there were even two figure skaters there warming up and practicing in addition to usual hockey players doing a friendly game with pick up teams.

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.

Got to talk about shooting stars, atmosphere, meteors, craters and stuff too. It's nice to have captivated audience.

showed moon through telescope to kids. Got reply: "whoa, looks just like a real space photo"
I'm happy

I love how in winter there's so much contrast between dark and light (well, sometimes everything is just different hues of blue, which is even cooler) like this.

Latest 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.

Some have morning routine where they lift weights. I have morning routine where I lift functions.

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 in a long time and starting to get the itch to do so.

Been stacking monad transformers in different ways couple evenings now. All the time feeling that I'm doing some unspeakable things to them. It sort of works, but something keeps feeling odd and that's usually indication that there's something wrong with something, somewhere.

Dinner for One is such a nifty New Year's eve tradition and I'm loved watching it again as a family. Instead this time I wasn't kid.

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I'm trying to trade my time, labor and arcane computer knowledge for a living. 👨‍💻⏳ Please please please hire me! #typescript #kotlin #elm also consider boosting 🙏

I'm subscribed to like 40 podcasts. Some of them update rarely if at all, but when they do, I'm super happy to hear from them.

I wish more podcasters had a way to contact them that isn't a public forum. I like writing to them and thanking of their work.

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

recorded another episode for this morning. Still need to clean up show notes and it'll be ready for upload.

Then I'll have to code and see if I can have enough ready in couple weeks to record another one.

chill and snowy, just the way I like it. Powder snow is so beautiful.

Also, super happy how everything is so white now. Was a bit worried that winter wouldn't come until next year.

probably that just means that I should be taking smaller steps and having more tests around the code.

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