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Measure twice, order twice (30 Apr at 23:01)
Well, not a lot to report this month; I've been hard at work on this new project which I'll show off at the end of the month (Deconstruct and PoCSci, and probably a youtube video). It's turning out to be harder than I naively thought (isn't it always? and even taking that into account?) but at this point several things are working and I'm satisfied that it is at least possible, so I'm not giving up! Tonight I have to order some more printed circuit boards because the ones I got, although awesome, are very slightly wrong due to my own sloppy measurements. It's an amazing world we live in where you can get high quality custom PCBs from China in a week, but there are not many weeks left for me to wait for boards and realize I screwed up, so it's time to get this one right!

In post 1154 I mentioned that I had finished "most of the reasonable stuff" in Celeste, and now I've actually finished all of the reasonable stuff and some more possibly unreasonable stuff (all regular berries, b-sides, c-sides). That game continued to hold up for me through the c-sides, although it gets pretty grueling. I feel pretty good at it but then I watch the speedrunners and it's obvious I'm still in amateurville. But, I've had enough. Any new games to recommend?

Have kept up the running every day, now at like 8+ straight months. It's much easier now that the weather is getting nice and (especially) my neck is more or less okay. Not expecting to continue the every-day-no-excuses rule after the one year mark, though!
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jonas (catv-176-63-24-86.catv.broadband.hu) – 05.07.18 10:52:53
> Any new games to recommend?

Well, I heard rumors to the effect that *The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* is a pretty good game. Some gamers even called it the best game ever.
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Tom 7 (pool-108-32-43-250.pitbpa.fios.verizon.net) – 05.07.18 23:51:04
Alas, I already played through that one! I did really like it, though.
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jonas (catv-176-63-24-16.catv.broadband.hu) – 05.08.18 04:30:20
And I should have known that too, because you said it in the 2017-09-30 entry.
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Adhesion (73.238.153.49) – 05.20.18 20:53:32
Games-wise, I just finished Metroid: Samus Returns which was pretty solid, about what you would expect from a 2D metroid game. Not quite on the level of Super Metroid, but what is I suppose. I've also been playing a bunch of Horizon: Zero Dawn (also quite good and fairly similar to Breath of the Wild) and slowly grinding through a 100% run of the Final Fantasy XII remaster.
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