Apparently I’ve started to work on a #TokiPona learning tool. The idea is to provide alternate vocabulary and translations exercises in parallel with each official lesson (and possibly for other popular courses as well.)
The cool thing is that I have to study again every lesson in great detail and to learn how to code the tool properly. And that it will be useful not only to me, but to anyone interested in the language.
The upcoming update to my #TokiPona dictionary will include 10 unofficial words. The most popular ones, as far as I can tell, since they're part of the linja pona glyph font.
Speaking of which, I've decided to use only this font and ditch sitelen pona pona. While I find the latter more visually pleasing, it's heavily stylized and not really beginner-friendly.
Unofficial words are filtered with the "non-pu" button, and bear a light strikethrough line. More may come in the future.
I’ve started to write down game design notes in #TokiPona with the silly idea of later making a game using exclusively Toki Pona.
So far it makes an interesting challenge and an excellent exercise, since game design tends to be something involving both complexity and precision while aiming at simplicity.
I might publish these notes at some point, I’ve always wanted to document a game design process. But I have other projects to finish first, of course...
I'm diving into old code from Opuscule, my pseudo text editor that is also a basic website generator and some kind of note-taking and writing tool, and it's a bottomless abyss of programming suckitude.
But a few people are finding it useful, and while banging my head against #GodotEngine's logic is painful, it's also very rewarding. There's nothing like using your own tool and shaping it the way you want it.
I might include some #TokiPona features in an upcoming release...
That feeling when, after not touching your project for one week, you manage to spot and fix almost instantly the bug which was driving you batshit crazy.
I have a new personal website. It's a "now" page I intend to update monthly, so... it's also a kind of blog. Daily time tracking feels more like a chore than actually useful at this point, and I have no time for a full blog. It feels optimal for my needs.
I tried to go the minimal way. Simple HTML, no JS, no web font, SVG images, classless CSS.
I can't believe I'm actually thinking about making my own conlang. It's way too early for that. But... I can clearly see how it would fit with another ancient project of mine, like the new piece, and possibly the last, of a very old puzzle.
The enhanced version of my Hyperjam entry is getting out of control. It will not only feature roguelike/puzzle mechanics and card-based combat, but also this kind of artwork. And don't even get me started on the soundtrack.
Seems like I suddenly fell once again down the Puredata rabbithole, except this time I almost understand what I’m doing.
I wanted to use my Zynthian as a sample player for finger drumming. The easiest way was with a custom soundfont, but it sounded awfully boring, so I thought, why not give a try to the Pd special layer?
And here I am, messing with one of the ugliest software ever made, slowly discovering that its sheer brutalism also makes it insanely powerful.
Computers ate my soul.
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