Alright, so in general video games have really really bad writing in them. And a lot of them can get away with that, because they’re still fun. But there are quite a few video games that actually manage to have good stories. Here’s a list of some that I’ve played. Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magicka Obscura Bastion Bioshock Chrono Trigger Golden Sun 1 & 2 Her Story Persona 5 Planescape: Torment Portal Puzzle Agent The Stanley Parable Thomas Was Alone To The Moon Transistor Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines The Witcher series (especially the 2nd and 3rd games) The Wolf Among Us The World Ends With You

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Here’s a collection of talks or articles that I really enjoy. The Error Model Joe Duffy describes the error model in an experimental programming language that he worked on. Starts off by describing different ways that programming languages give programmers to express and deal with errors. He discusses the pros and cons of each strategy, and then goes on to describe how they designed around those problems to create something truly unique.

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Books I Love

books lists

I can expand more or add to this list later, but here’s a quick list of books I love: Albert Camus - The Fall Aldous Huxley - Brave New World Aldous Huxley - Island Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby Franz Kafka - Metamorphosis George Orwell - 1984 George Orwell - Animal Farm George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia H.

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Java Willing to take a small speed decrease in order to have a much better time programming than C/C++ Need to interface with <~Obscure Technology~>. Because Java probably has a library for it Kotlin Want/need to use Java libraries but want to feel modern Groovy I want to write a version of Java that gets rid of everything good about Java while keeping all of the bad C Need the maximum amount of speed possible C++ Need the maximum amount of speed possible while also having the maximum number of language features that don’t fit together Javascript Need to write something quick for the browser Typescript Need to write something large for the browser Python Short scripts, one-offs Want to have a good time programming while not caring about speed or ease of refactoring Go Want the power of concurrency, but don’t want to actually learn concurrency Clojure Want/need to use Java libraries but are a hipster Rich Hickey is my spirit animal Rust I’m a sub and I want my compiler to be the dom Haskell Want to prove that all those years of mathematics were useful Want to feel superior to the plebs that can’t understand your beautiful monads

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Tips

Best Practices Everything is Code Advantages: Copy paste! Easily take concepts from one project and use them in another Source control. See who changed what why. Rebuilding. If you have everything in source control, it becomes way easier to rebuild in case of a disaster. Editing. You know what computers are really good at? Manipulating text. Take advantage of that by expressing everything as text. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING that you possibly can.

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