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Calamity progress September 28, 2016, 6:57 am
There has been none.

Right now my programming focus is on Binderoo, the open-sourced rapid iteration framework using D that I'm developing at work.

Once it's up to a minimum level of functionality, I'm going to port everything I've done in Calamity so far to D. The reasons I stated for using C++ originally, eh, I'm over it. I've wasted far too much time in C++ doing stuff that's simple in D lately. It's time to move on.

More about my rationale for leaving C++ behind can be found in the presentation I made at GDC Europe last month.

Calamity will be a good testbed for expanding Binderoo to handle COM interfaces since the current implementation is DX11 based. This further helps out for UWP apps, as secretly UWP handles are just COM interfaces that the compiler manages for you.

Once the porting work is done, I can get on to the meat of the implementation.
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GDC Europe August 5, 2016, 2:41 pm
I'll be presenting there in a week and a bit.

Who am I scheduled against?

Take a guess.

No, really, go on.

If you guessed John Romero, you'd be spot on.
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Back on teh forums May 24, 2016, 2:26 pm
So rather than continue yet another circular argument with Graf, I decided my post-shipping-Quantum-Break holidays would be best spend avoiding the bulk of the internet. Which worked out rather well. My holidays started the day after release, and I very definitely needed to switch off from everything for a while.

So let's see if I can summarise all the things.

  • I got drunk a lot.
  • Went to London for a few days. Saw The Book of Mormon finally.
  • Finally knocked over The Witcher 3. Fuck that game's mechanically repetitive, but the world building is second-to-none.
  • Getting laid more often now that I have free time.
  • If I tried to talk about the PC release, I'd quickly break every NDA I've ever signed. It's getting better though (not that anyone cares anymore).
  • I actually have no recollection of January through March. Well, I saw Steven Wilson again live, but that's it. I can't even remember what I did with my girlfriend for our two year anniversary.
  • I had a moment where I went in to the supermarket and realised every movie I wanted to see at the theaters was already on Bluray.
  • I presented at DConf in Berlin earlier this month. Video 1, and Video 2 around 1:49:50. This conference had a better effect on restoring my morale than anything else did.
  • I've been designing future-proofed systems and doing SIMD optimisations at work. I'm starting to enjoy work again.
  • Tonight, I opened up Calamity and started tapping away at that once more. But I am considering converting all the code to D. Because fuck C++.
  • On the subject of programming in my spare time, a chunk of it will likely be taken up by some D code once we open source it.
  • I am sure there's some hilarious butthurt threads around about the new Doom. But I rather enjoyed it and I can't be fucked looking through any forum posts for hilarity.
  • Dark Souls 3, I am disappoint.
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SURPRISE February 11, 2016, 11:32 am
We're releasing on PC.
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Unsporting November 16, 2015, 1:15 pm
So, to unwind after my 12+ hour work days (and because I can't get to sleep straight away), I load up some multiplayer games at home on my Xbox/PS4 and murder some virtual avatars.

Last night, I grabbed the Win10 update for the Xbox One. Decided to download Doom 360 and give it a bash as a result (fairly smooth, but it's not the most demanding application). I looked for a random game, and joined someone starting up a match on E2M1. Not the best map for deathmatch, all the weapons are in the first 1/3 of the map so if you can control them you control the map. I did spawn right near the mega armor though, so that was a huge leg up for me. So I race back, pick off health with the pea shooter, die a few times, and finally get myself the shotgun.

That's when the fortunes changed for my opponents.

The map ended, 20 frags to me. I had only died five times, and the next highest scorer was on 5 frags.

They left the lobby immediately after, so I looked for another random game and wound up in the same lobby with them. Looked at their gamer cards. Then looked at mine and checked the reputation. Of the 4 people I had met on XB360 Live on the Xbox One, one of them gave me a bad rating.

Negative rating for being unsporting.

Did lol.
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Things I won't be doing until February October 26, 2015, 1:09 pm
  • Sleeping
  • Socialising
  • Enjoying life
  • Working on Calamity
  • Working on Z-Kart
  • Experiencing sobriety
  • Getting laid more than once a week
  • Spending my tax return
  • Maintaining the illusion of being in a good mood
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Things to do in Finland? May 28, 2012, 5:55 am
Some of you here must be locals, and I'll be moving there in a month or so for a new job. Just outside of Helsinki. I plan on jetting about all over Europe, but I might as well see what the country has to offer.

Already checked out Suomenlinna while I was over there earlier this month, and a couple of guys I know over there have already shown me a few good drinking holes.
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Remember when I quit mapping? August 23, 2011, 8:12 am
I've been secretly picking up an editor every two years or so and working on a map since then. My next burst of creativity should be at the beginning of 2012. And I might be able to release it in time for Doom's 20th anniversary.

It's a fairly modest map that can be expanded to a grand hub, but aims to recreate a familiar map in a unique way and feel like a scripted map without actually writing a single line of ACS.
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Ask me about Loom January 28, 2010, 2:01 am
Aye.
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