I think this is pretty common knowledge by now but plenty of kids are taught to go to a... (Read More)
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? ...
by Cory on August 29, 2018
I don't actually have a plant update today, but I met homeless mike again. (Hilariously enough, I got the picture above by googling "homeless mike" and the results that came up look almost exactly like him)
He had a flat tire and came walking up ...
by Cory on August 28, 2018
I added Velocity and Acceleration components to the MegamanScene. I also put in a PhysicsSystem to do collision detection, but everything's all wrong. This is way harder than I thought it was.
So what I have so far is pretty crap right now. The...
by Cory on August 27, 2018
Well, whoever it was who stole the bucket hasn't come back. Not yet at least.
It's been about 10 degrees colder than usual for the past few weeks and I think it might be because of the smog from the california wildfires. This isn't really good fo...
by Cory on August 22, 2018
Someone stole one of my buckets. :(
This fucker just up and stole the entire bucket string and all. I really don't understand why they would want it, I mean the one they stole didn't have any fruit on it and the thing weighed like 30 or 40 pounds...
by Cory on August 21, 2018
I switched the API I used to query books from Amazon to Google! So it turns out the amazon product api access you get is revoked after like 6 months if you don't get a certain number of referral links, which is fucking bullshit. Basically this mea...
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