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I created a discord server for the project. It's not nearly ready to be an actual game, but if you're interested, feel free to check it out. If you code with Java, I'd be willing to walk you through how to get it running, and show you how it works. XD

discord.gg/AH89mfd6RF

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No work on array iteration yet, but I optimized world gen iteration. I had to increase the cap on how much data it can send from the server to the client to make that work, but now it runs buttery smooth. I'll need to optimize for sending less data though, I doubt it would work over a network at the moment, even if I added netcode. :/

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Well, I ended up using VisualVM - it's actually really handy, once you figure out how to use it. Anyway, I optimized a couple of things, so rendering and loading chunks is much more efficient now. But, now it seems like I need to optimize my array iteration - I have that turning up as a bottleneck in half a dozen places. I already started using ZOrderCurves, I'll need to see if I can figure out how to improve beyond that. :/

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Hmm. Is there any good federeted blogging software - that supports comments, and will show them on the blog? Neither WriteFreely nor Plu.me do this, so far as I can tell. :/

Think I know what kind of an aesthetic I want for my website. It's pretty simple: Flowers in Space.

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Thinking of writing an integrated profiling framework or something for Omnicraft. I made a dead simple one, involving just a pair of 'System.currentTimeMillis()' calls, and it was actually really useful - writing something more thorough might be handy. Anybody have any experience with that kind of thing? :/

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Well, I did some further optimization and things were running a lot better - so I implemented datagrams for sending data on light sources and sides to the client, and now it lags again. XD

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...How hard would it be to domesticate wasps? Like, nothing crazy, just getting ones that are non-aggressive with humans? I had thought of this as thing for a fantasy setting, but it's not actually technically impossible, is it?

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Michael Parenti’s brilliant response to the notion that the ruling class “don’t care about what we think” in Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies

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In 2022 I resolve to withhold my labor from anyone who does not value it.

Definitely decided to make myself a website with Drupal. Anybody have any advice on finding a host? I don't know if there's such a thing as a reputable FLOSS hosting company, or whatever, but if so I'd love to hear about it. XD

Thought of a great title for a blog post: 'Immanentizing the Eschaton: The Year of the Linux Desktop'.

Now I just need to think of a good blog post to go with it. :/

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Finally, it’s 2022. Year of the Linux Desktop.

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Reading a bit of alternate history fiction about a near future american civil war. Not terribly realistic, I felt, but it is interesting. The big thing that struck me so far is how spectacularly wrong it has everything going to start with, as it's precondition to war. :/

forums.sufficientvelocity.com/

...Is there a shorter term than 'Hammer and Sickle'? Maybe the soviets had something short and pithy? :/

Hmm A thought - Could you make glass with bubbles of air, or even vacuum in it, such that it increases it's insulation, and give it some kind of built in stresses to increase it's strength, like with Prince Rupert's Drops? Be a pretty novel technology, and probably very difficult, but it would be neat to pull it off. XD

youtube.com/watch?v=xe-f4gokRB

Finished reading this the other day. REALLY good story. Good plot, good characters, Epic D&D Magic - very good all round. XD

royalroad.com/fiction/21220/mo

Welp. Some big grass fires in my county. Nothing too close to me, but other people are losing their homes. :X

denver.cbslocal.com/2021/12/30

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