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Making it Pretty

by Cory on October 5, 2019

I got SASS setup and started plopping in css variables everywhere. I could get used to this. I read a little bit about semantic HTML5 tags and object-oriented CSS (OOCSS), block-element-modifier (BEM) methology, SMACSS, etc. Sounds cool....

  • Slacker Zen

    Session 5

    by Cory on May 28, 2019

    Note to self: need to do this more regularly. Every night before bed?

    Was unusually calm this time. Not sure if meditation is working because I was stressed and depressed and angry after getting bad news on Friday but then I felt strangely calm a...

  • Slacker Zen

    Session 4

    by Cory on May 22, 2019

    I'm sitting seiza on my bed. The lights are on and I'm staring at the books on my bookshelf.

    Slightly elevated heartbeat. Probably around 80bpm. Minor, dull pit in stomach but nothing extreme.

    I'm concerned about my definition of success and cha...

  • Slacker Zen

    Session 3

    by Cory on May 22, 2019

    Not sure if it's because I was so tired but it was really easy to keep my head empty this time.

    I was also able to slow my heart rate and dull the pang of anxiety for about 20 seconds at a time.

    Concentrate on breathing. Sitting on my bed in the...

  • Slacker Zen

    Session 2

    by Cory on May 17, 2019

    I tried to concentrate on not concentrating but my mind would wander. I think meditating must be like holding your breath, but right now I can't even stop wandering for more than 3 seconds.

    I have a song stuck in my head. That's ok.

    Keep replayi...

  • Game Programming

    Godot Jam 2: Bouncy Block

    by Cory on May 12, 2019

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


    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.


    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 I had to set up a new account in the process, but it wasn't as difficult as I thoght it would be.

    I didn't know 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...

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