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New applications of paint (31 May at 17:43)
Ha! This month I remembered to post on time. Nothing that interesting to share yet, but I continue to make progress on my game project (getting over some of the annoying and frustrating hurdles like making the somewhat unique physics work well), and had a couple new weird applications of computers ideas that I played around with and that might become something but who knows. I'm also the kind of person now who spends a long weekend organizing his basement. For example, there was this gross old rusty metal cabinet down there,
The cabinet was fixed by closing it
The cabinet was fixed by closing it


just covered in this disease-like rust, and I spent rather a long time sanding it down and repainting it in a tastefully selected tri-tone and then painting it again when the rust disease just poked grossly through the paint right away, like four times. And then I realized that the shelves are not actually good for storing the kind of hoard of miscellaneous electronics bits and other weird parts that I might use for something someday, so I started making some unreasonably nice wood boxes to put in the shelves, and that's what I was up to yesterday evening. And this is in like a spider-webby moist corner of my basement. Meanwhile I have like a pile of clothes in a bag on the floor of my bedroom that I still haven't put away since moving in. Difficult-to-justify prioritization, evidence of eccentricity, and such.

I played a couple of video games recently, and one that I really liked was called Environmental Station Alpha. It is mostly a straightforward Metroid-style game (with even some blatant inspiration/homages), but for me it had a nice difficulty curve and just the right balance of abusable bugs, as well as some great music and weird secrets. (The depth of different endings and things you can do if you really get into the game is quite impressive.) That was one of my favorites in recent memory, and if anybody has recommendations in that vein I'd be delighted to hear 'em. I didn't write a review of this one yet, but I do write a fair number of reviews on Steam (here's my reviews page).

Tonight I am going to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals! :) Let's go Pittsburgh!
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graue (104.193.170-14.public.monkeybrains.net) – 06.11.17 01:18:16
Nice cabinet! Damn, I too have a bag of clothes on my bedroom floor, but since I've not been painting or sanding down any rusted metal cabinets either, I have no excuse.
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Harley (cpe-173-172-152-164.tx.res.rr.com) – 06.23.17 22:06:03
Hi! This has nothing to do with your blog, I just wanted to say I love your fonts and thank you for posting them free to use! They are great and so are you!!
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Tom 7 (pool-74-109-242-55.pitbpa.fios.verizon.net) – 06.24.17 08:20:44
Thanks Harley :)
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