I'm not saying that #gamedev should be done on bare metal or anything, but if you have a reasonably simple project that doesn't require a lot of bells and whistles then it might be worth your time to learn how to code it all by hand. It will take a lot longer and require you stretch your #programming skills, but you'll get a much more optimized product than you would from just using a general-purpose game engine that contains a bunch of features you don't need.
You know, between the third-party licenses I have to keep track of and the weird issue of imprecise collision detection, I wonder if it's not beneficial to avoid general-purpose game engines.
Obviously it's nice to not have to re-write code in-between projects, but no engine will run your game as optimally as one written specifically for that game, and you don't get pixel-perfect refinement unless you have full control over the core.
So apparently the #OSI, an organization which only exists to arbitrarily give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to #opensource software licenses, is expanding their scope "beyond license approval." It's not really clear what that means, which makes me nervous.
Not long ago there were efforts by the likes of Coraline Ada Ehmke to infiltrate the #freesw movement and undermine the #meritocracy that makes #FOSS software work. We'll have to keep an eye on this; the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Apparently there was some dispute because Steem has come into new ownership, so a bunch of concerned citizens are doing the #opensource thing and taking it in their own direction. The cool thing is that your accounts will all migrate over seamlessly, and all of your content and posts before the fork will be preserved.
It makes me wonder if they're going to insist that nothing is good enough until it's all #GNU licensed, since that seems to be their usual MO. Well, we'll see how it goes.
The #EFF has spoken out against the sale of the .org domain, arguing that "the current system is stable and functional," and that changing it brings "no countervailing benefit."
Before you get too excited, I'm fairly certain it would be almost impossible to build one of these from home, though certain clever peeps have managed it before. What do you think about open-source nuclear energy? Think the government will allow it?
Man, devs are the best. I love all you guys, whether you're in #opensource or not. I posted a question about #GitHub pages and #git repo based web hosting at 3 in the morning and now I've got tons of replies listing alternatives.
I'm not planning on switching git hosts any time soon, because GitHub just has the most eyes on it, but if I do in the future now I've got a list of options. Thank you all.
I currently have two websites up and running and both of them are hosted on #GitHub Pages. It would be super awesome if I could find another website that allows me to manage a website using a #git repository like that but so far this feature seems to be unique to GitHub and I can't for the life of me figure out why. It's actually really useful for giving an #opensource project a simple online presence. Is it an #SEO problem or what?
The woman who's been harassing random #freesoftware developers to use her "Code of Conduct" and writing software specifically designed to mock and exclude people is running for the Board the Open Source Initiative.
Shit like this is why I keep telling you guys, you can't rely on organizations to dictate to you what #opensource is no matter how good their intentions are.
VVVVVV has gone #opensource in celebration of its tenth anniversary.
I forgot this game even existed, to be honest, so this is quite the blast from the past.
I finally have a proper level generator for my #roguelike. It's much like most traditional maps, with rooms, twisty little passages, and mold growing on the walls. Sacrificing quantity of rooms for size was the right choice, I think; it will allow for more diversity in the maps as time goes on.
Of Google's growing #monopoly on #Internet services expressed through their dominance of the web browser market, and the importance of #opensource software. http://blairreeves.me/2019/08/20/the-browser-monopoly/
This isn't 100% accurate; private browsing modes and tabbed browsing predate Google Chrome by a lot, but the author still nails a lot of Google's sneaky business tactics and dismissive approach to online privacy.
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