Goddamnit. Sometimes I think about whether or not it's infinitesimally possible for rea... (Read More)
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...
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 ...
by Cory on September 25, 2018
After I added those extra conditions, I added more platforms to play around with and then a new system to move the camera around based on where the player character sprite is. I'm using a new component with the system called a "CameraAnchor" that ...
by Cory on September 17, 2018
On Friday, I ate home grown tomatoes of all three varieties. I started all this gardening hoohah to answer one very simple question. What the eff do these tomatoes taste like? That douchy guy in the Doritos flavoring book made such a big deal out ...
by Cory on September 15, 2018
I think I finally fucking figured it out. I've been using these two website guides for the "swept AABB" collision detection algorithm and I couldn't figure out why it wasn't completely right.
1. Gamedev.net Swept AABB Collision Detection and Resp...
by Cory on September 15, 2018
I've implemented the "regular" AABB collision detection, which is basically just seeing if two squares overlap. According to the internet, this algorithm isn't good when things start moving because you can get a tunneling effect.
I also spent a c...
by Cory on September 6, 2018
I forgot to metnion something I noticed like two weeks ago.
In the bucket with the big garden treasure and the watermelon plants, one of them (I think the tomato) sent a root up through the white tack I put in my olla and started growing roots ...
by Cory on September 2, 2018
I picked two garden gem tomatoes on Friday. The first one was from garden gem 1. It's the first "properly" shaped tomato with no surface blemishes on it.
Apparently normal garden gems should be bigger than this.
Also, you know garden gem 0? ...
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
I didn't know that Theranos was so fucking crazy. Just from casually listening to the news I thought it was just some girl who bit off more than she could chew and then started lying. No, this is the Final Fantasy 7 house of silicon valley start ups. I was captivated by this guys book the whole way through. I thought 350 pages would be long but it flew by. Also the stereotype pairing of young girl engineer and creepy piece.of shit incompetent old guy is really common in Silicon Valley. It's the worst. I need to get out of here.
Added on January 20, 2019 3:54 AM★
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
This book is life anecdotes backed up with psychology for how to become an enlightened person. He also really likes the Bible. (Belief not necessary to enjoy the book). I think he has some interesting points but I disagree on a couple things, for instance when he says it's completely unreasonable to not want to have kids or that "striving the maximum good for most people" is specific enough to let you figure out what you should do in a day. I learned a lot of cool things about lobsters though.
Added on January 7, 2019 6:42 AM
Flowers for Algernon
Wow this is a really sad book. I never had to read this for school but I'm glad I read it now.
Added on November 22, 2018 1:17 AM★
Small Business For Dummies
I found this on a table at work and it was from 1998 which is funny because computers and the internet were super new back then. This is an overview for someone who has no clue how to start a business
Added on November 20, 2018 2:25 AM
Web Client Programming with Perl
This is a basic and outdated book but it's good for learning about perl and html request interactions. It's another textbook though so that was kind of boring to read.
Added on August 4, 2018 1:26 AM