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grumpygamer

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Owner of Terrible Toybox, the designer/creator of Monkey Island, The Cave, Pajama Sam and the designer/co-creator of Maniac Mansion, DeathSpank and Thimbleweed Park. Co-designer of Return to Monkey Island.

All ideas are my own, but you'd be crazy not to agree.

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Real or The Onion headline: "Target confirms it’s all but completely ditching DVDs in physical stores"

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An incredibly cool WebGL demo from our good friends at Little Workshop, who can make amazing things happen in a web browser. https://equinox.space

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@cabel Witchcraft!

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I really dislike how Mastodon handles direct messages, as if there were just any other post with replies.

Twitter does this much better. Direct messages are grouped by person, as they should be. On Mastodon, though, it’s difficult to see your message history with a person, and it’s always unclear whether you should reply to an old, possibly unrelated direct message or start a new “thread”, which is more difficult than it should be.

grumpygamer,
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@lapcatsoftware And end-to-end encryption is a "solved" problem... for everyone but Mastodon.

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Every new home you move into contains at least one murder mystery.

grumpygamer,
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@Danc Have you found the dead body... that's always exciting.

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I pay for the no ad version of Paramount+. Yesterday I sat thought 2 minutes of ads for other shows of theirs. No ads means no ads! Now that they have canceled Lower Decks I'm canceling the service.

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@qristy 51

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Quickly trying to address an issue that the press is now calling "Pretzelgate" before it spins out of control.

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The town is coming together. It's got a bakery and a weapon shop, all you'll need before setting out on a day of questing.

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In the future, you'll press 0 for an operator and it will be an AI agent. We will sense this; the cadence of the voice, the narrow logic. Rote ask for the human manager. Which will just be another AI agent. With slightly different tuning. And so on.

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@Danc Tell me more about AI agent.

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@Danc

/logout
/quit
/reboot

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Carving out a lake and testing my teleporter code.

grumpygamer,
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@esg Spoilers

Net, to random

Hey @grumpygamer in your "Puzzle Dependency Charts" article you mention using OmniGraffle. Is that still something you use, or have you moved onto something else?

Oh, and would you have any have any reccos for windows-bound individuals too? :)

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@Net I still use it, I have not seen a windows equivalent.

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Xcode keep crashing with this error. Seems to make logical sense.

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United is now offering Premium Business Class so I don't have to sit with the normal Business Class riffraff.

https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-developing-new-premium-business-class-push-button-for-champagne/

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Names of three NPCs are Freeman, Megan and McDoodle. Thanks for asking.

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Three more NPCs added to RPGTBD. Follow me for the latest updates.

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For the dev of my new game I've ditched Slack in favor of Discord for the dev team. One advantage of Discord is that most devs have a Discord account so I am not asking them to sign up for something new. So far, it's a big win. Slack has turned into a mess.

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@sstadnicki That is true.

grumpygamer,
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@ClutchAbuse Not so far. I can see it being a problem for a large team made up from people that don't use Discord. In my case everyone on my project does already.

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Posts that make no sense if you don't have context:

"PowerWash Simulator maker FuturLab joins Miniclip Group"

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@Liquidream Slack was great until it was bought by Salesforce.

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Seems that every stock I've ever bought crashes and burns. Now I buy stock in companies I hate to hasten their demise.

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"But Roku the company is highly motivated to figure out more ways to make more money from more ads on Roku devices."

Ad people are about making your life as shitty as possible right up to the point of you leaving their service, etc. I don't own a Roku and never will.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/hdmi-customized-ad-insertion-patent-would-show-rokus-ads-atop-non-roku-video/

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@Number1SummerJam Welcome to the future.

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