At the bathtub of madness

The smell of paint is strong in my home so instead of coding I spent the time in the bathtub. Some people solve problems for kings in the bathtub, I start to wonder how much of a bookshelf my geek books would fill. Time well spent. Now I feel the need to buy more books to fill all of it. Don’t worry if you plan to get into game development, you do not need to read that many books. Gamedev is easy, the free floating of the mind in the bathtub is hard.

All the books about AI did not make me smart enough to avoid buying two of AI Game Programming Wisdom.

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Paint it white

Still hard to walk around in my new home. Tomorrow a painter will show up and paint two of my rooms so i need to keep them empty. My geek room is less geek and more stuffed to the roof with things. Will end the day with some fallout 4 and then sleep. The painter, like all craftspeople, enjoy showing up 2 hours before any sane person get out of bed. I’m sure they bring a power tool to use until i leave .

Yes, i need a reminder what i was doing last time i played this. Quest log, show me the way.

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En dikt till min nya bostad

I now also have internet in my new apartment. Time to clean up a bit so it is possible to walk around. My brother also wrote a poem (in Swedish) about my new home.

Lägenheten den är stor.
Lita på din vise bror.
Sannerligen dig jag säger
att från fakta jag ej väjer.
Bostaden är helt enorm
oaktat dess färg och form.

Yta, kropp och areal.
Världslig? Nej nog mer sakral.
Tänk dig stora siffrors tal.
Står du i en katedral?

Nej, du är på jorden kvar
i en trerumsutopi.
Genom dessa blicken far.
Sinnlig psykoterapi.

Jimmy: Glöm den gamla, lyan,
den som sargat själen tunn.
Glöm den svartmögliga spyan.
Glöm dess onda djävulsmun.

Nu är nu och då var då.
Nya livet ros i hamn.
Badkarsnymfen pockar på.
Sjunk nu in i hennes famn.

Så nu har ni lärt er att
bussåkandet tråkigt är.
Utan glädje, utan skratt..

…dock nödrimsleken är mig kär.

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Feed Me

I now follow around 100 blogs. The topics so far is gamedev, role-playing games and retro games. If you know any cool blog that are worth following tweet me the link. Pimp your blog :).

Tomorrow i move to my new home. See if I’m lucky enough to have a working internet on my first day.

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When I’m not leading my dwarfs to ruin and horrible death in Dwarf Fortress I play DUSK. It’s like a old 90’s shooter where you shoot everything as you try to find the exit. The game is not released yet but it is possible to pre-purchase it and get to play each episode when they are done. Playing episode 2 now and then I have to wait for episode 3. Waiting will be done in Fallout 4 :).

Epic 4.3 for the true 90’s feel

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C++ like it’s 1998

My first  compiler was Borland C++ 4 so i clock in at 22 years of C++ now. So much experience and the most used button on my keyboard is still F1. Looking over my code most of it could as well been written in 1998. The only modern part of C++ i use often is nullptr. Time to code away and try to catch up on all the awful mistakes they have added the the language of the last seven years.

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Dwarf Fortress – Lanternfell

Time to play Dwarf Fortress with my new fort Lanternfell. I’ll write updates here as I progress towards the end fun of it. So far the it is still the first year (125-06-16) in the game and I have three floors in my fort. Nothing on the surface yet.

The main floor contains the trade depot, main stairway and living quarters.

My craft floor contains three workshops; Carpenter, Mason and Mechanic. I also started on a wood furnace and a Smelter.

The food floor is a farm and a still for the booze.

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Updated my blog and so far it looks like nothing is on fire, yet. Might switch a static website in the future. Now it’s time to drink some tea and put things in boxes in preparation for the move this weekend. I hope to get the key tomorrow and if so i will move one of my smiley’s

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The Year of the Rubber Duck

Time for a new year and also a new home for me. Not that far, only around half a kilometer away but it will be nice to get a working bathtub and a use for my rubber duck collection.

It also feels like a good time to try to correct some character flaws one has collected over the years. The two i will focus on that matter to anyone else is less use of social media and to update my blog at a steady pace.

I have used twitter for social media and it is a waste of life. It’s like a lunatic asylum where each visitor is locked up screaming inside the cell. They can select to listen in on each other and a few times a day they also get to enjoy the promoted messages from the warden. Echo chambers form and listening in on opposing factions let you realize how far disconnected from reality they all are. There might be wise people whose rambling screams one day will be a published masterpiece. No point waiting for it , I rather get out from my cell and buy the complete edition when it released.

So i will escape twitter. I will only feed myself with knowledge once a week in the future so i can focus on my own things and avoid distractions.

The time free from the cell will be spent programming, playing games and writing blog post. I enjoy reading text longer then 280 characters on these topics so i will share the fun by writing my own articles. I’ll keep my cell on twitter for now if anyone wish to contact me about my future blog posts.

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Titan Quest: Ragnarök

The game I have worked on for the last year was released about a week ago. Titan Quest: Ragnarök is a expansion for Titan Quest from 2006. Enjoy.

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