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Heisenberg, Schrodinger and Ohm are in a car. CC @lmorchard

Tempted to use the name "heisenberg_compensator" for the module where I'm keeping my game code related to position & velocity, but that's just weird

Haven't played Elite Dangerous in a long while. Just fired it up again and remembered I was on my way to the black hole at Cygnus X-1. Just finished that trip.

Teenage Rush fan me would be proud of adult Rush fan me. toot.lmorchard.com/media/TZshH

It's not super awesome yet, but my in has progressed to a space ship that shoots bullets that make janky falling asteroids disappear. toot.lmorchard.com/media/TEvaz

@craigmaloney Yeah, it's like a Metroid 2D platformer with Legend of Zelda dungeons

Playing Blaster Master Zero on Switch and I suddenly remember that I was about as obsessed with this game on NES as I was with Metroid. Also have the distinct memory of pizza, because that was video store & pizza night.

@craigmaloney Heh, not sure I'd be ready to commit to something then. Want to do some more interesting things with it first. But yeah, I should probably think about talking about it.

Kind of intimidating, though: It's been so long since I did anything comparable in C / C++ / etc. Been mainly in JS & Python worlds for years. Would be hard-pressed to answer questions from folks who actually do low-level systems programming

Re that last boost: Mastodon is hard to get into without a guide and some focused usage.

The things that make it less toxic also make it harder to discover people to follow.

Without people, you just kind of feel like you're tooting into the void. It makes Mastodon a lonely place that you're less likely to return to. I mean, this is why Twitter and Facebook put so much energy into recommendations.

I don't think Mastodon should try to solve this problem. But let's acknowledge the hurdles.

I haven't been posting here lately, but I feel compelled to inform you of this:

This kitten just sprinted down very noisily from somewhere in the attic, down the stairs, across the house, finally to jump onto my chest and immediately curl up purring.

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