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 succe...

  • RFID Door Unlocker

    Where is the Door Unlocker, Cory???

    by Cory on April 5, 2019

    Where is it Cory??? I thought you said it was gonna be a quick small project??? You said you were gonna change pace and do something small and simple????


    Uhhhhhh... I dunno. Ive been putting it off... The servo and RFID readers were simple eno...

  • Game Programming

    Layered TileMap Support

    by Cory on March 5, 2019

    About a month or two ago, I made the decision to simplify my TileMap class so that no tiles could overlap. I believe that's the way that almost everyone else does it. Previously I wanted to have it so that I only needed 1 TileMap object for everyt...

  • Megiddo

    Can't Sleep

    by Cory on March 2, 2019

    I'm standing here in front of this snowy cave but I can't remember why. I know I'm in the Arctic for some reason but it's not that cold. It feels almost like a warm spring night and all the snow is melting. I walk into the cave with her and pass i...

  • RFID Door Unlocker

    This is Gonna Get Me on a Watch List

    by Cory on February 27, 2019

    I bought a different thing off amazon because the first kit was supposed to come in mid april. Fuck that noise. This other kit throws in a bunch of random sensors, an LCD, and a number pad so I guess it's worth it.

    Apparently, the endorsed arduin...

  • RFID Door Unlocker

    Testing Out an Arduino

    by Cory on February 16, 2019

    So I pulled out the Arduino and I have an Uno R3. I was looking at the tutorials on the site and some data sheets and it's as user friendly as I remember. Downloading the IDE to use with Fedora Linux was a snap.

    I copied their program to blink th...

  • RFID Door Unlocker

    A Change of Pace

    by Cory on February 15, 2019

    Ok, it's time for a small detour! I'm getting burnt out trying to make a game engine. I might be sinking too much effort into it for this to be worth it. I think it's time to refresh myself with a bunch of different side projects before banging my...

  • Corys Blog

    That Time When I got Ambushed by a Bunch of 12-Year-Olds

    by Cory on February 9, 2019

    A few months ago I decided to go back to therapy and I was telling the new therapist about myself and I got into a whole bunch of anecdotes about how I hated being a kid. I actually ended up thinking a lot of them were pretty amusing in a Diary-of...

  • Game Programming

    The Move Tool

    by Cory on January 10, 2019

    I just put in a move tool that will let me select existing tiles and then drag them around to reposition them. I had to restructure the tile editor code to allow for swapping out mouse behavior. Check it out yo:

    It took waaaaaay longer than I t...

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