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Dwight Everhart
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iPhone/iPad/Mac app developer
iPhone/iPad/Mac app developer

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I'm preparing to release a new version of my task planner app, Foresight. I'd love to have as many people as possible try it and give me feedback. If you have an iPhone and would like to try it, please let me know, and I'll have Apple send you a beta invite. Thanks!
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I love these reactions to the battle in this week's Game of Thrones​. It was pretty much the same at my house, except no Guinness. ;) SPOILERS for this week's Game of Thrones.

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Interesting interview with an anonymous Valve employee on what happened to Half-Life 3 and how projects get started and die at Valve.

War for the Planet of the Apes is wonderful! It's the best of the series and the best film I've seen in years. It's also the most human film I've seen in years, with wonderful character development, great acting, and a naturally unfolding sorry. My only regret use that I can't spend more time in this beautiful and amazing world. The film also looks great in 3D. Highly recommended, even if you haven't seen the other films in the series.

Valerian is an entertaining and imaginative but very pulpy science fantasy with great visuals and colorful art design but little character development or world building. It's written for young teenagers and demonstrates an understanding of human nature comparable to that of a 14-year-old boy. That's not to say it can't be enjoyed by adults, though, with expectations properly set.

It's a fun ride, although it is rather confusing at points with overlapping dimensions, swirly energy portals (I think), mysterious marbles, and super powerful hairless rainbow rats. I've been a science fiction fan all my life, but I had a hard time understanding some of the film's genre-heavy plot elements.

Valerian is the type of science fiction story that stereotyped the genre for decades as being immature and disconnected from reality, before shows like Star Trek showed the genre could be deep, intelligent, and insightful of human nature. If I were 12 again, I'd think this film is totally awesome, but, at 52, it's visual junk food: tasty but fleeting.

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My game reached a milestone today. I'm releasing the second alpha. It's the "Sea to Shining Sea" update, because you can now walk from the ocean on one side of the island to the ocean on the other side. Near the coasts you'll find rolling hills, which transition gradually into mountains in the interior. Can you walk all the way from the ocean to a snowy mountain peak? There are no monsters to stop you, just the terrain.

This release marks the end of the walking simulator phase of development and the beginning of the crafting and construction phase. This release features much better graphics than the first alpha, and it may not run well on older systems or even on newer, non-gamer systems, but you can adjust the graphics quality and resolution to make the game more playable. Please let me know how well (or if) it runs on your computer.

Thanks to my design partner +Mike Pettner​, who provided valuable feedback on the game's design. Mike will have a big role in the next update, where he is designing the game's crafting system.

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This looks awesome!

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There's going to be a total solar eclipse on August 21st, the first one in the US in 26 years! Unfortunately, California is not in the path of totality, but that just provides a good reason for a road trip! Are any of you going to see it?

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Very cool. Includes actual imagery of the Huygens probe landing on Titan!

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