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A portable games console with a fun to use game editor/IDE and nothing else. Can only play games that were made by the device owner, or a nearby device owner they're hanging out with. Give these to all of the children and simply don't ever tell them about the big bad world outside.

For those crazy enough to try:

Don't build a workstation, build an ecosystem.

Scope aggressively and specialize. Learn to say no. Less is more.

GUIs are a black hole of productivity, don't sucked into them.

Make sure offline rendering happens on day one.

Do NOT multi-thread the audio rendering component.

Choose standards you intend to support very, very carefully.

Question every DAW design pattern or paradigm. Don't ever do anything by default.

Make sure everything can work headless or without a GUI.

Emphasize extendability. When in doubt, just build a canvas.

Manage your dependencies. Don't go crazy with packages.

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The highest mountain on Earth is known as Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) in Nepali, meaning “goddess of the sky” and Qomolangma (ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ) in Tibetan, meaning “holy mother”. The name “Everest” wasn’t given until 1865. Even the guy it was named after objected, and wanted them to keep a local name for it. Sadly, they did not.

The true names of places in the world always sound much nicer than the colonial names to me.

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Going back and listening to the stuff I wrote for Magical Girl Jam with @toffee, this is by far my favorite track. A genre I'd literally never touched before!

@neauoire This would make a moody semiabstract minimalist point and click adventure.

very preliminary. only works on linux. crashes after 10 minutes :P

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@dualhammers @jplebreton You should NOT envision tracking as a performance tool but as a self discovery or even care tool. A lot of us tracking our time do it not because we have something to prove to others but because we have poor memory of our accomplishments and of the time it takes to get things done. You chose what, when and how often you track things. I track weekly and only some hobbies because they are tiring and I need to reflect how much I exhaust myself.

spicy programming take I'm surprised I've never seen 

C is bad for writing large applications because the authors of C didn't want you to write large applications. Their concept of the system was that of composable pieces and having "bad" languages was a (possibly unconscious) part of that.

*playing Animal Crossing*

— Me: Ugh, I wanna dress like this IRL.
— In-game character: [black sweater + black pants + black shoes]

— Girlfriend: Ahm, and how are you dressed right now...?

— Me IRL: [black sweater + black pants + white shoes]
— Me:'s not the same.

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.