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"I'd like to thank everyone. Yes, everyone. I've never encountered a person who didn't inspire me, either to laughter with their gullible stupidity, or to joy with their intelligence and determination."
-- Mike "Doctor Randomercam" Stephenson.

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Use the Godot engine, it's super easy to use and it's permissively licensed.

By the way the Godot engine uses like a bajillion third-party assets that have their own licensing conditions that you have to abide by, which means you'll have to include a bunch of licensing info in any binaries that you distribute.

Thanks, past me. You're so full of good advice.

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Side note: writing music is an amazing time, but it's also fucking hard.

Taking some idea that's in your head and sounding it all out, adding different parts, and putting the ol razzle dazzle on the whole thing often requires hours of playing around with a composition, figuring out just the right words, playing with scales and harmonies / dissonance, and then having creeping doubts about whether or not it's still missing something.
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What people think when they hear a great musician: "Wow, they're so talented! This must come naturally to them."

What people don't see: the musician yelling "fuck!" every time they get a note wrong and restarting over and over again.

So a friend of mine who hoards computer parts and books mentioned to me that he has an old Russian book on .

Apparently it contains a line that goes something like "don't try to make your indecipherable to make yourself irreplaceable. Stalin knew what to do with people who make themselves irreplaceable."

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This isn't the first app from to give me problems, either. I tried out a virtual keyboard called FlorisBoard a while back that for some reason would occasionally slow right down and then lock my screen.

FlorisBoard is a one-man project from what I understand though, and is a major project from a midrange company, so I don't know why they would display similar symptoms.

Could be I just need to upgrade my (perhaps to a PinePhone).

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hmmm, weird, my has been getting a lot of slowdown and periodically locking the screen by itself ever since I installed .

It could be a coincidence since the worst slowdown happens in and the random lockups usually happen in , but I'll uninstall the VPN and see if it gets better.

Holy shit, I just went to check on a webcomic for updates and I got a installation screen. It even generated a password for me.

I have to wonder if this would have allowed me to lock the authors out of their own website.

I hope this is a mistake on their part and not a flaw in WordPress itself.

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My timeline is awash with blue ticks. Twitter's algorithmic timeline buries all the people I actually care for. I have to remember to switch to latest tweets first, and then still check a lot. It's a painful way to keep in touch. Some people have voice. Others don't.

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Dropped into a couple of Spaces. Both times someone commented that a Blue Tick has arrived, and addressed me with a "sir". 😯

The only reason I have a badge is because something happened five years ago. No one even remembers what.

But the more interesting thing is…

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I was doing some research on and perusing their curated list of websites to try and I found this awesome site at cdrom.tokyo

I only wish I could read Japanese.

Didn't get any gamedev done today.

I did get to drive on some woodland mountain roads, though.

The utter lack of guard rails and general disregard for safety scared the bajeezus out of me.

So overall actually a pretty good day.

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