Last year I set out to rekindle my reading habit. That went well. This year’s reading has been enjoyable, but I’m not cozy with the ratio of non-fiction to fiction I’ve read this year…non-fiction (especially of the computing persuasion) far out balances the fiction I’ve read. I think this is mostly because I’ve been mired amidst a fiction book that I’ve found to be a slog…but enjoyable, too. I’d have abandoned it and moved on, elsewise. Onward!
Spring is quickly making way to summer here in Maine. The school year is fully geared up to end at any moment, and summer adventures are aching to start.
We don’t have anything huge planned this year — but we have more than we’ve had on deck for the past 5 years or so. I’m honestly a little anxious.
In an attempt to be more social, and not fake social-ness by occasionally posting these missives here, this weekend I was slated to attend an in-person game jam. Fate conspired against me, though, in the guise of an ill kid, and I was unable to attend. I was hoping to cobble together a game of some sort to help me think through what a simple game engine might be like implemented in apl, or another array language.
Here is a fun article on early computer art from Amy Goodchild.
Like so many other folks of late, my family has been deep into Zelda — but not the new Tears of the Kingdom game. We haven’t cracked that one, yet! We’ve been enjoying Links Awakening and Breath of the Wild.
…I joked about the Zelda games and pastoral art in another post a while back, I think, but can’t stop thinking about it in earnest now, especially Breath of the Wild, which literally features a flavor of pastoral art in cut scenes, all while relishing in an in-game art style that inches oh so close to romantic landscapes. Lots of juicy visuals to love.
Something left out of the original draft of this post:
I’ve started a fork of ngn-apl! My plan is to leave the core functionality in place, but to layer on some accessibility and mobile-friendly improvements to the web interface.
- original repository for ngn-apl (well, archival repository)
- my forked repository of ngn-apl
- my updated web interface for ngn-apl