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Behind the Scenes

by Cory on November 19, 2018

I spent the last two weeks upgrading Slacker Paradise! I realized that I wanted a new feature where I could queue up "Highlight of the Day" links and have it update the front page about every day. Up until now, I've been keeping a backlo...


  • Dream Diary

    Harry Potter and the Douchebag at the Google Interview

    by Cory on November 17, 2018

    I just had the fucking weirdest dream. It started out where I was in the middle of interviewing for Google.

    I was in an orientation room with a whole bunch of people and a small group of employees were giving a presentation about interview tips. ...

  • Game Programming

    SO FUCKIN MAD

    by Cory on October 31, 2018

    I'M SO FUCKIN MAD!!! >:(

    Work is shitty this week and I got into a fight when biking home because some guy passed me so close he almost side swiped me. Anyway that has nothing to do with game programming. I need to fucking quit my job. >:(

    ...
  • Game Programming

    Actually Using Tilemaps

    by Cory on October 23, 2018

    I finished the arc this weekend. I did all that modification to the BuilderScene to load and save stuff to text files. I added in a Tilemap in MegamanScene and deserialize it. I also pasted a scaled background picture to give it some atmosphere.

    ...
  • Game Programming

    Loading Map Files

    by Cory on October 10, 2018

    I made some more code to create a flash notification that goes away when you click off of it and a textbox that you can type things into. I'm revealing a lot of rough edges of the codebase that I have right now which is kind of demotivating but al...

  • Cory's Hobo Garden

    Day 167: The Ultimate Pizza?!?!??!?

    by Cory on October 8, 2018

    I gathered like 10 garden gems along with a big ripe garden treasure. I had a few gems, a medium treasure, and a medium W hybrid from my friend that I threw in the freezer. On Sunday I made spaghetti sauce and bough ingrediants for pizza dough and...

  • Cory's Hobo Garden

    Day 164: Goodbye, Watermelon

    by Cory on October 3, 2018

    It's coming close to when I should tear everything down. Everything is almost ready now, I'm just waiting for all the garden treasures to ripen. I did a lot of garden shit today! I'm lucky I'm in California because I can't believe how long it took...

  • Cory's Hobo Garden

    Day 164: Winter is Coming

    by Cory on October 1, 2018

    One of my treasures was finally ripe. It looks really nice on the plant.

    I picked it today and it turns out to have blossom end rot. :(

    It tasted okay.

    It's very sweet, probably from the epsom salt and stuff. Needs more in the meaty d...

  • Cory's Hobo Garden

    Day 159: Watermelon Down

    by Cory on September 26, 2018

    My watermelon broke off the vine yesterday!

    It's slightly smaller than a softball, but also lopsided. I'm not too broken up about it though because it didn't seem like it was going to grow big or finish in time. The internet says you can't ...

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