First union meeting tonight to discuss and vote on the company's first collective agreement. It's pretty good! I'd like to take credit for the last six years of talking it up but I don't think anyone listened to me lol

First time playing TF2 in a couple of weeks. It's good to see the gang again 😁

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Ugh walked into something at work this morning and bonked the top of my head pretty solidly. I was looking down at where I could put my feet.

It's one of those not so hard that I fell on my arse bleeding, but hard enough that I had to take a minute to make sure I was ok kinda things.

Mostly feeling good now though. It only took 4 hours lol

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My son's first covid vaccine appointment is booked! He's 10 so we've had to wait. Hopefully this means much more summer soccer and school events for him next year.

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To the awesome #N900 users of 2021: the pmOS port needs a new maintainer, reach out if interested.

Repeated tasks:
* update the kernel (build, verify, pmaports MR)
* test new releases
* fix bugs/make improvements

If we don't find a maintainer, we'll drop it from the next release. It's a hard decision for such a beloved device, but if it is barely used, we better focus our limited time/energy elsewhere. If dropped, it goes back to "testing" and can still be used in pmOS edge with pmbootstrap.

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@immersspace There are two paths to a decentralized the metaverse. Which side are you on?

Federation Cryptocurrency

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Insofar as Remembrance Day means "never forget: fuck you, Nazis and white nationalists," I'm for it

Insofar as Remembrance Day means some sort of pan-military "support the troops" sentiment, it can fuck off

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Discord, NFT/crypto shit, start cancelling your Nitro subs 

DIscord's CEO teasing Ethereum and NFT integration into the platform. It would be a good time to at least start cancelling your Nitro subs if you have any.

twitter.com/jasoncitron/status

(no pessimistic or depressing replies here please, dont wanna read them, this is just a PSA.)

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linux game bug report copy pasta 

38% of my bug reports come from the Linux community
My game - ΔV: Rings of Saturn (shameless plug) - is out in Early Access for two years now, and as you can expect, there are bugs. But I did find that a disproportionally big amount of these bugs was reported by players using Linux to play. I started to investigate, and my findings did surprise me.

Let’s talk numbers.
Percentages are easy to talk about, but when I read just them, I always wonder - what is the sample size? Is it small enough for the percentage to be just noise? As of today, I sold a little over 12,000 units of ΔV in total. 700 of these units were bought by Linux players. That’s 5.8%. I got 1040 bug reports in total, out of which roughly 400 are made by Linux players. That’s one report per 11.5 users on average, and one report per 1.75 Linux players. That’s right, an average Linux player will get you 650% more bug reports.

A lot of extra work for just 5.8% of extra units, right?

Wrong. Bugs exist whenever you know about them, or not.
Do you know how many of these 400 bug reports were actually platform-specific? 3. Literally only 3 things were problems that came out just on Linux. The rest of them were affecting everyone - the thing is, the Linux community is exceptionally well trained in reporting bugs. That is just the open-source way. This 5.8% of players found 38% of all the bugs that affected everyone. Just like having your own 700-person strong QA team. That was not 38% extra work for me, that was just free QA!

But that’s not all. The report quality is stellar.
I mean we have all seen bug reports like: “it crashes for me after a few hours”. Do you know what a developer can do with such a report? Feel sorry at best. You can’t really fix any bug unless you can replicate it, see it with your own eyes, peek inside and finally see that it’s fixed.

And with bug reports from Linux players is just something else. You get all the software/os versions, all the logs, you get core dumps and you get replication steps. Sometimes I got with the player over discord and we quickly iterated a few versions with progressive fixes to isolate the problem. You just don’t get that kind of engagement from anyone else.

Worth it?
Oh, yes - at least for me. Not for the extra sales - although it’s nice. It’s worth it to get the massive feedback boost and free, hundred-people strong QA team on your side. An invaluable asset for an independent game studio.

It's snowing here in Northern Ontario and I'm not impressed. I miss Australia 😂

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I don't remember how I came across it, but pointerpointer.com is basically my favourite website when I remember it exists.

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After a couple of hours fiddling and hea scratching, I got micropython flashed to my Huzzah ESP8266. I like this better than Arduino haha

Electronics rambling 

So it's been ages since I did anything electronics-wise. I have a few Pi's lying around, including an A+ for a robot, and an ESP8266 that I also thought I had killed.
Last week I tried to revive the Pi A+, and it turned out to just need a fresh install of RPiOS! Easy lol
Tonight I did the same with the 8266 and it too is alive!
I've never been so happy to have been the PEBKAC!

Now to properly learn python and arduino and maybe make something fun.

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