@ericd to my business associates, but you can call me Eric D..

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"I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe."
(Richard Feynman)

I make @apero, macOS pnut client.

Shiny is better. ⇄

@33MHz I highly recommend The Wolf's Call, and I also liked Saint Maud. And I've rediscovered Looker. And a few others, I've made a letterboxd list [boxd.it].
We get to enjoy @brian and @kyle's lovely faces, up on the wall [pnut.io] now! Thanks always to @bgr43_.πŸ––

/@thrrgilag @jdscolam @ludolphus @shawn @joanna @po @jvimedia @papierzeit @jws @hutattedonmyarm @ericd
@pnut omg omg this is incredible! Amazing! Nice work Greg! Thank you Robert ☺️ @thrrgilag @jdscolam @ludolphus @shawn @joanna @po @jvimedia @papierzeit @jws @hutattedonmyarm
With only one hand, Steve Vai plays guitar [youtube.com] levels of magnitude better than 99.99% of two-handed guitarists. He's such an adorable alien.
@33MHz I also play games that are in the same spirit. Dungeon Keeper of course, also Terraria, and other sandbox-typed games - with a preference for KeeperRL, which is a rogue-lite + dungeon master, kinda. Which ones do you play?
Been playing Dwarf Fortress... All I can say is: it's awesome and terrible at the same time. It's insanely deep and complex, the graphics are horrendous, the UX abysmal, the gameplay is punishing: yet, it's incredibly fun and addictive. Absolutely perfect!
@Kabuku @Streakmachine Well, you made me look. 😁 But no, not really possible with the Pico8. That would have been a fun hackathon though!
@Streakmachine Its limitations are its strengths, I mean the console is weak and powerful at the same time, it's really fun to code within such defined and peculiar specs. You can't make a big game, so you have to make a *tight* game. Great concept.
Surprisingly, although we can type the code in an external editor with auto-save then switch to the pico-8 to run it, it's a better experience to code directly into the tiny pico-8 window and its tiny font.
Pico-8 Fantasy Console [lexaloffle.com] is really fun. I feel like I'm coding on a C64 from a parallel universe. Sprites! Maps! Peek&Poke! So cool.
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@Kabuku @apero Yeah this is rather interesting, probably a bug in the resizing code (image is normal in the profile). It's pretty indeed πŸ˜…. Apero's code is too old (Swift 2), I can't even open the project with current tools. Never gonna be fixed. Sorry!
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Can confirm Apero 1.17 works just fine in macOS Monterey on my 2015 MacBook Pro.

Oh, and hi, everyone. Sorry I haven't been around and paying attention. Busy with a new career.

Hope everyone is doing well!
@33MHz @retrophisch Awesome news! That good old Apero... It still gives me warm feelings every time I see it mentioned on Pnut. I'm glad it's still useful! ☺️
@jeremycherfas Thank you Jeremy
@joe Thank you Joe.
@33MHz Thank you. I love this photo because it reminds me how happy he was that day.
Our beloved dog has lost his battle against cancer today. I'm heartbroken. Adieu, my friend, you were the best. Love you forever.
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Not sure how to use fader levels on a mixing console? Here's a quick recap.
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I'm giving food to wild birds *and* to stray cats.

Chaotic good?

You gave up too much to turn back now. ⇄