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The CEO of Paradox Interactive talks about niche games. A few brilliant observations by a company that leads the market in niche gaming.
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Not being one for social media, as anyone who knows me knows. I still felt like I had to share this.

Last night I was reading, for the first time as a programmer, the Commodore 64 User's Guide. When I was a kid I remember going through it casually, wishing I had one small idea of what any of it meant. My father was an electronics engineer, because of that I was always enamored by the fancy diagrams in it.

Now I am reading it, understanding it, and once school frees up some time for me I'll be doing something I've waited thirty years for. Programming a Commodore 64.

I'll be honest, the thought brought up some emotion and I choked up a bit. And in case anyone is curious as to why I am learning how to program on a thirty year old computer; I'm using it to cut my teeth into low level assembly programming. It works like a more complex version of the assembler I learned on a simulated chip in my architecture class.

And the MOS 6502 processor is still used today. Produced by Western Digital, founded by Bill Mensch, father of the MOS 6502 and its decedents. Plus if you're a retro geek, it's really interesting stuff.
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+Monty Rasmussen Yeah, no way I am going to wrack up this amount of debt and not get a degree. So you should be glad if I wasn't. As the only way it could be interpreted is as my having graduated. Failure is not an option.
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Found this utterly amazing link off Reddit. I was surprised to find myself ranking in the upper levels of several categories. However what it also gave me is an excellent road map of where I am deficient.
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My boss showed me this a year or two ago, and we found it very useful. Glad you reintroduced it...
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"It's hard to get ahead when the system prefers that you remain behind." - With such a great quote, does it matter who said it?
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I wake up, check my email... I love seeing that the only email I have is my calendar reminder telling me I have no events scheduled for today. So, this semester I finished out with two A-, and one B+. I still don't know my trig grade and it's killin' me.
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+Monty Rasmussen Glad to know you liked it. Now give me one back by doing my homework for me. Give me an algorithm that, given any regular language L, determines whether or not L = L^*. And remember, Google is cheating ;)
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Looks like I found what I will be using in my Dungeon Game.
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Whoa. Who is that crazy-sexy guitarist on the left?  :)
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