Mitochondrion glow staff progress – where I’m at, where I want to go

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Back from Rainbow Serpent now and mostly recovered from having too much fun. So much fun that I haven’t any pics or vids. The Mitochondrion mark 4.2.3 got a great reception, someone described it as brain-melting, which is one of the feelings that I’m trying to create, and I got to meet lots of other …

Mark 4.2.3 – More grunt needed. As always.

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While everyone’s off to Kiwiburn, we’re off to Rainbow Serpent in Oz. It just worked out that way. Anyway, for the Mark 4.2.3 I’ve fixed lots of bugs, mended a couple of screws, implemented a couple of more structured modes, 24 modes in total, and doubled the speed – 10 ms per refresh. I’ve also …

Further Adventures in Time-Consuming Shelves

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One of the great joys of owning our own place is that if we what some shelves bolted to the walls, we can just bolt some shelves to the walls. One of the drawbacks of living in a beautiful house built by a master is that you really can’t be half-arsed. Just getting some plywood …

Follow-ups and references

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After my waffling on how we create meaningful stories, or rather on why we prioritise such a small and boring selection from the vast range of possible stories, I’ve enjoyed reading: Porpentine‘s Creation Under Capitalism essay (and pretty much everything on Nightmare Mode, for some actual thinking about games and gaming. Starship Reckless for biological …

On the exhaustion of science fiction, or why it’s all just capitalist realism…

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Today’s meaty read is Cowardice, Laziness and Irony: How Science Fiction Lost the Future by Jonathan McCalmont. He’s bitching. Ooo, he’s bitching, that science fiction has decided the future will be infinitely complex and therefore no-one can tell stories about it without dirtying their hands with the fantastic, that capitalism has decided that nothing is …