Hi there everybody, my name's Séamus, and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my partner and two cats. Lovely to meet you all!
My passions are mainly music, illustration, design, gamedev, tabletop role-playing, rock climbing, vegan cooking and figuring out how to live well with bipolar.
I'll be using this account to post about my creative work, blather about game design, and make notes about mental health.
New Telefon Tel Aviv album is the best news I've had all month
Managed to get myself roped into helping out on a project analysing and interpreting Dragon's Dogma Online's encrypted network traffic. I've been interested in getting involved with game / software preservation efforts for a while, and the whole thing is going to be a huge trial by fire, as frankly I don't know enough about network protocols, and far less about cryptography. Hopefully at the very least I can learn a few things in the process.
Oh wow, this looks *incredibly* slick. Completely custom FW, really pretty UI design. Love that this device still has such a strong little following.
Chatting about space games here and on other social networks really makes me wish for one that ditched almost all of the simulation, and just focused purely on atmosphere and the feeling of scale; that particular contemplative vibe you get from being completely alone and insignificant in the vastness of space.
Currently feeling conflicted. I have some people asking me if I'd consider releasing my music on Spotify, and while I'm fully willing to put it down to personal stubbornness, I absolutely detest Spotify as a platform.
I genuinely don't know if keeping my music exclusively on Bandcamp is pointlessly limiting (and a little selfish), or whether I should try and stick to my principles on this. Hrrrm.
In my observation of tech culture as an unsuccessful drifter through it is that it's very easy to lose sight to how overvalued programming is monetarily to all the other labor needed for society to function
I know too many tired and broke nurses, teachers, and janitors and too many uncomfortably well off code slingers
mental health, post-gig blues
It just struck me that whereas previously I'd play gigs, get a massive high, and then have my brain chemistry be agonisingly fucked for weeks afterwards; after the show last weekend I just kind of floated down from said high and became a functional human again.
I can't really overstate how nice it feels to go out and have a good time, and still be in full control of myself afterwards. Still eternally grateful for the year of therapy I got free on the NHS.
broken bones, phantom limbs
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