Thu Jan 18 14:12:48 MST 2018
Re: Brian Eno's oblique strategies:
My own "opaque strategies", for example,
What if it were a ham?
Imagine you're in Cincinnati.
Take the left-hand path. No, the other left. No, the OTHER left. I, not my left, your left.
Sun Dec 17 16:53:08 MST 2017
Fun fact: If you want to import a non-skeletal fbx into UnrealEngine, make sure to check the totally hidden "combine mesh" checkbox, or you'll end up with like the 100 different pieces that constituted the fbx.
Sun Nov 19 16:44:33 MST 2017
Political party affiliation should be like D&D alignment: you can start with whatever one you like, but if you behave like a different one, you'll eventually change to that. Also, this would give us parties like Repiblican Evil and True Libertarian.
Sat Nov 18 11:29:19 MST 2017
I have the feeling that I can probably make an equation that proves that one of my Actor classes needs to be refactored:
(# of times the Game Mode is referenced * how icky do I feel when I have to open that Actor)/Should I really be working on a new feature instead of endlessly refactoring? > # fucks left to give
Thu Nov 09 22:42:07 MST 2017
Is the Windows AntiMalware Service Executable a joke? I feel like I would be more productive just running Wannacry.
Tue Nov 07 13:51:01 MST 2017
First, some back story on the production of records. They are made of some kind of plastic material: vinyl, shellac, wax, whatever.
A sound wave is frozen in time as a circular groove in the record. This sound wave was produced by musicians and captured by a sound engineer.
The musicians probably sang and played instruments. It took years of practice to develop the skills to produce the music that they wanted to perform.
The instruments and equipment required to generate and store the sound waves were built upon a technological infrastructure that goes back hundreds and thousands of years.
It is easy to imagine yourself as the needle down in the groove, moving through life, reacting to the waves as they arrive, feeling the timbre of the song.
But this is missing the point entirely:
You are not the needle in the groove. You are the song.
Sun Nov 05 11:48:29 MST 2017
I've realized that my school of game design is the "peanut butter in my chocolate" school. Allow me to explain: currently, I'm working on two main projects. One is a board game where I said, "I love deckbuikders. Wouldn't it be cool to do a deck builder that was also a 4x space game?" The other is a computer game where I said, "I like twin stick shooters. Wouldn't it be cool to have one where there were tower defense elements plus a technology unlock meta game?"
I like to put peanut butter in my chocolate.
Wed Oct 25 19:48:16 MST 2017
When using Unreal Engine 4, when you need a custom DataTable, you must first create a Structure (Blueprints > Structure).
Once the Structure has been created, you can add fields. Once the fields are added, you can import a CSV file as the type of custom Structure.
Fri Aug 25 09:10:36 MST 2017
I think I have an impulse control problem. I control them too much.
Sat Jun 17 20:49:19 MST 2017
Why aren't there any French fries in a California Roll?