"Well That Went Poorly"

Digital Painting

by Cory on August 1, 2020

In the past few weeks, I've been trying to figure out how to paint digitally. I made these studies using Clip Studio Paint:

Using the "oc 2" brush in this pack for reference.


  • Trollmegle

    [NSFW] The Horse Chronicles

    by Cory on May 24, 2020

    I was spring cleaning and spelunking through my old hard-drive and I realized I still haven't posted the rest of my trollmegle archive. So, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you:

    THE HORSE CHRONICLES

    Ok, this one needs a bit of context. I heard...

  • Trollmegle

    A Strange Situation...

    by Cory on May 21, 2020

    ...wherin I find Stranger 2 to be quite endearing, and yet have to admit that he gets super pwned by Stranger 1, who is probably a dick.

  • Emulators

    Conceptualizing

    by Cory on May 10, 2020

    I had some fun making this mock-up of how I want the casing and stuff to be. As I said before, I'm basically copying the bottom half of a New Nintendo 3DS.

    FIrst of all, it has 2 analog sticks because, c'mon. Let's be real here. I want to emula...

  • Corys Blog

    I Got Taken for a Ride

    by Cory on May 6, 2020

    So... I bought a car on Sunday.

    I regretted it immediately. I was a huge fucking moron who knows nothing about buying cars. This is a story of a shit dealership, a sly salesman, and how I made every rookie mistake in the book.

    My old car's trans...

  • Emulators

    Jumping down the Raspberry Pi Rabbit Hole

    by Cory on May 1, 2020

    Everything's comin' up Milhouse!

    Last weekend I remembered that I bought a tiiiiny 1.8" TFT LCD display from adafruit and I decided to pull it out and see if I can hook it up to the raspberry pi. I tried it, failed, tried again and again, failed ...

  • Emulators

    Portable Retro Pie?!?

    by Cory on April 16, 2020

    My raspberry pi 3 came in the mail today! What a perfect time to have one during a pandemic. Especially now that Nintendo Switches are sold out. I might be missing out on all the Animal Crossing stuff with the cool kids, but at least now I can que...

  • Game Programming

    Bouncy Block is Released!

    by Cory on April 14, 2020

    I uploaded Bouncy Block to itch.io!

    https://slackerparadise.itch.io/bouncy-block

    Only took nearly a year... Well, most of that was me not working on it and doing random shit with my life, but it still took maybe about 10 days of worktime.

    I add...

  • Game Programming

    Bouncy Block Update

    by Cory on April 5, 2020

    I'm dusting off Godot engine again to finish the Bouncy block demo. This should be the second to last update before I move on.

    I spent the weekend adding a background image and parallax grass in the foreground. It really pulls everything togeth...

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This was a really hard read. It took me literally years to sit down and concentrate on this. I needed a computer or phone in hand to google a lot of stuff, but this book is really educational. It's surprising how timeless stocks and finance is and really gives context to TYOOL 2020. I recommend reading this for giving historical examples to attach to concepts from the 4 Pillars of Investing. Also it's pretty fucking nuts reading about all the fraud and stock manipulation tactics that were done in the past and how tame things are today in comparison. Reading about the great depression (1930's) was also very enlightening. It's too bad this was written in 1998 because I'm interesting in what the author would say about the Great Recession and now.

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I found this on a table at work that said "FREE". I think the concept of the book is nice. There's definitely something to being a "rebel", in that some people are content with being office drones and others want to blaze their own path. And going down one option vs the other doesn't happen by accident. All leaders consciously work towards it over lifetimes. I don't think the book had any particularly actionable tips, but the stories and anecdotes were very inspiring.

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Rework

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This book is simply a pile of shit; a real turd. It makes it even more obvious after reading The Lean Startup. While that book uses data, examples from experience, and case studies to capture starting a company in the framework of the scientific method, this book is a mish mash of click bait-y tripe. The front and back jackets are covered in sensational words and phrases, which already turned me off. Then I opened the book and it's like the discourse just doesn't move past the introductory paragraph. I realized about a third into it that the entire thing is going to be marketing blog posts in book form. Seriously, each chapter is like 1-2 pages long and follows this formula: "Don't do [this thing that everybody does]. Do the exact opposite. That's what we do. Because why not???" There's no real analysis going on. I'm sure 37signals is a great place to work and are super productive but it's clear they have no clue how their success works. I'm giving anything they make a wide berth. PS: Ruby on rails fucking sucks

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The Lean Startup

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I was freaking out in one of the break rooms at work when I saw this on the bookshelf. It's an amazing book. Sometimes you come across a book so amazing it's usually the definitive intro for beginners to get into a new subject. For instance, wanna learn stocks? Read 4 pillars of investing by Bernstein. Wanna learn how to built things and start a company? Read this book. Ries breaks things down into a science and makes extremely useful observations out of complex scenarios. It's intuitive and revolutionary. I hope to need this advice someday.

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