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I hate how dishonest E3 is nowadays.  Let's stand in front of a giant screen showing a cg trailer while holding a controller and pretend to play the game. 
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But a 90 second trailer that won't be in the final release is so hype! Especially when 10 gaming sites upload it an hour later!
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Ordered a WASD keyboard. I am more excited than I probably should be about buying a keyboard.. I instantly got buyers remorse on my shipping option though. It should arrive tuesday, but still, I want it now. It can't get here fast enough. For the next few days, UPS's tracking site is going to be getting pounded with refreshes. I am very much impatient.  

I also spent way more time than I probably should have in the keyboard creator going though color and key choices. I ended up going with a classic old school light-grey/dark-grey mix with purple wasd and escape keys. I also did Triforce os keys because I am that kind of nerd. :)
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Gmail + Megaman = Missy Elliot;

Oh the 90's, how I miss you so. 

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My mother got a Kindl Fire HD for christmas and I hate it. Hardware wise it's not bad; it's just the software side of things is terrible. It's some fork of android 2.3 or something old and isn't anywhere near as nice as my nieces nexus7 running 4.2.
The most annoying thing though is that you pay like $199 for the device and at every point it's trying to upsell you something. Ads all over the place. Even the lockscreen has an advertisement on it. So annoying. 
if anyone thinking about getting one, don't. I can't recommend it. There are better tablets for the money. 


I think I am going to see if I can install android or ubuntu or something on it .
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Oh no! The liberals are comming for the guns! #NRA #GunControl  


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ETA NOTE: Skip to the 46s mark. Apparently google+ fails to respect the timestamp in the link.
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Rumor on the street is that Santa is bringing my niece a Nexus7 for Christmas .. So jealous. 

I'm excited. She's 7 and a total gamer. I got her hooked on Zelda and Mario at a young age.  I am going to teach her to program and make android games. Not too happy about teaching her Java as her first language(or at all...). Kinda wanted to go the javascript route. Maybe I'll look into PhoneGap or make the game in Unity or something. I am not sure.  I learned c++ first and for me that worked. I didn't mind being bogged down with the computer architecture aspect of coding at that low of a level. She's very much like me, so she probably wouldn't have a problem either, but still, I'd rather go something very high level where you don't have to worry about all that stuff. Something dynamically typed. 


I'm probably more excited about this than she will be when she unwraps it. lol I am so going to force her to do LudumDare in march. 
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Not a big fan of the action script style syntax really. The few times I've tried haxe I've had some issues compiling to various targets. Couldn't get some of them to work for the life of me. Though, that was when I was on Win8 and VS2012 dev previews. There were some conflicts with the beta sdks. Not really haxe's fault. I haven't tried haxe since though.

I'd like to keep the workflow as simple as possible. I don't want to have something mess up causing me to spend a bunch of time trying to fix it while she just sits there. I don't want to scare her away thinking it's too hard or get confused by me doing advanced stuff that's not really relevant to what she's learning. 

haXe is also statically typed. I know many claim statically typed languages are better and easier to debug, but I've read a few studies that have shown the opposite for the complete beginner. They were slightly faster at coding and debugging problems with a dynamically typed language. 

That's kinda why I was leaning towards javascript or python.  In the end, I'll probably go with which ever I find has the easiest workflow. The one with the shortest amount of steps needed to get what she writes onto the tablet for testing. That was, and still is, the biggest thing that held me back from linux programming. I had a hard time working with makefiles and autoconf. I spent more times messing with those and less time coding. I eventually gave up and went back to windows and visual studio because I could one click and run and debug programs. That's kind of what I am shooting for with her. Something where all the other stuff is streamlined so we can just concentrate on the code. 
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Mobile apps are getting ridiculous. Seriously, for what reason could a simple puzzle game possible need access to USB drives, or my call history, or any of the root system apis. That's going way beyond the data needed for targeting ads. 

Sadly, people probably treat the permissions screen just like they do with installers; mashing the next button without noticing all the garbage they just agreed to install.

Makes me want to go on a cloning rampage creating versions of all these apps so you can use them without needing to grant all access to your phone. 
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I am over engineering again. My January game for  #1GAM  is simple. It doesn't need a complex entity system. I'll never finish in time if I keep this up.
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Yeah that's pretty much me.
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My city and three neighboring schools just cancelled school for the rest of the week due to "threats of violence" by Mayan Doomsday'ers. Seriously people? #endoftheworld  
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Decided test out a stand up desk setup. Turns out that my tall dresser is the perfect height. I can pull out the second drawer for my keyboard & mouse.  

Not sure how long I am going to keep this. It's been 15 minutes and my feet are killing me. I need a bar stool. Yeah, my posture is better, and I also notice I squint less due to looking straight at the screen. Still my feet hurt and I don't that. I don't know, I'll give it a week. 
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WTH?! my whole g+ timeline is filled with what's hot boxes. No posts. 

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