Corys Blog

Mirage Editor

by Cory on August 11, 2019

I've been slowly chipping away at making a text editor using React. Damn, I thought I could make something quick and simple real quick but text processing has so many corner cases and shit. This isn't even a simple react app.

The progre...

Highlights from the web

The Uninhabitable Earth

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

It's a comprehensive summary of global climate change. Also read the comments for a bit... (Read More)


  • Game Programming

    Godot Jam 2: Bouncy Block

    by Cory on May 12, 2019

    Yeah that's right. I'm not done.

    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU: BOUNCY BLOCK

    This is what I have at the end of the day. I know it's not Saturday, but better late than never. I was going to just go for a white cube, but this image of a...

  • Slacker Zen

    Session 1

    by Cory on May 11, 2019

    Current State of Mind:

    Heart beat is fast. Burning in my chest, that feeling you get when something bad happens. I think people usually say "pit in my stomach". Quite bad, almost 24/7.

    Fearful

    Almost in a loop, I experience these three thoughts...

  • Game Programming

    ...Aaaand We're LIVE!

    by Cory on May 11, 2019

    I put the pong demo on itch.io. I had to set up a new account in the process, but it wasn't as difficult as I thoght it would be.

    https://slackerparadise.itch.io/space-pong

    I didn't know itch.io got so big. It already looks so different from a f...

  • Game Programming

    Pong Milestone

    by Cory on May 11, 2019

    I've managed to eek this milestone in just before my second week jam. I've implemented the main loop, so now it's technically a game.

    On startup, it shows a title screen that you can click through to start the game. I also added a 3 second coun...

  • Corys Blog

    Anatomy of a Mood a Swing

    by Cory on May 9, 2019

    I wish I could understand why this happens. Maybe I'm just crazy and that's that.

    Monday - 3PM

    Start to feel a little anxious. Triggered by some relatively uncomfortable social interaction. (I saw some dude at work who I was working on an app wi...

  • Game Programming

    Pong WIP

    by Cory on May 9, 2019

    Here's what I have so far:

    I've instanced a second player paddle, and parameterized the player input. The left (P1) is controlled with "A" and "Z" and the right (P2) is controlled with arrow keys. I also put in a scoreboard and callbacks to res...

  • Game Programming

    A New Hope

    by Cory on May 5, 2019

    I "finished" my first mini-self-game-jam week today. I tried to make pong and as expected, it took way longer than I had time for.

    Github: https://github.com/CoryParsnipson/pong

    All I finished today was some nice feeling paddle movement. You c...

  • Trollmegle

    Today I was Someone's Last Straw

    by Cory on May 4, 2019

    It was just 4 words, but I've found a powerful combination.

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