• Discontent

    Shi scratches hir face, frowning as hir hand runs across the still too human contours of hir jaw. Shi looks at hir hands and rubs them, sore. Everything was coming up fine, according to hir doctors. Things proceeding slightly quickly, not outside the error bars of the average range though. Hir ears were pointed, longer.…

  • Human Replacement Therapy

    “So,” My dad says, “you’re really sure you want to go through with this? I understand that it has effects that are irreversible past a certain point” His eyes are full of concern. It is misplaced concern, I think, but I can tell he is trying to be as kind to my ambitions as he…

  • The Sunlight

    This place has no rain. Nothing to block the suns above it. Just a baked hot surface, scarred by the thermal stresses of the heaving that occurred prior to the falling of the system into this configuration. Luckily, without an atmosphere, all I need is a wide, reflective parasol and more patience than our forebearers…

  • 3D Printing

    I am not new to 3d printers. In college I helped to run the 3d printing lab, fulfilling requests to make things for various classes(at the time, the most promising was how it could be used to demonstrate anatomy with relatively cheap modifiable parts). That was around 2017. At the time the printer lab consisted…

  • Rich and Warm and Light and Toxic

    The sun is warm and the air is humid. The sky is a rust color overhead, it’s not a very friendly atmosphere, but hospitable enough as a facsimile. Beneath the toxic atmosphere an ecology of immense volatility blossomed and sputtered and fell prey to the sort of cycles that ecosystems have that degrade their condition…

  • Navigation failure

    The darkness between the stars is very cold. And here I sit equidistant between a star and its companion matter sphere that cannot rightly be called a star as it is practically beyond fusion. It shines like a beacon, a cleansing swath of light and harder stuff and power that I can only just survive,…

  • Returning to simple-dots-game after a while

    It has been a while since I worked on this game. And after being away for a while, I can’t really see the sources of frustration that I felt before. They were probably residual feelings from the frustration of getting it to a functional state and figuring out the system. But there’s something that was…

  • Initial impressions of Orbtk

    I’ve been meaning to get into rust for a long time, but there were some pieces missing from the ecosystem(good rust bindings for GUI applications appear to be hard to come by), but rust isn’t like most of those other languages, it requires a different approach because many of the gui frameworks that have worked…

  • FFMPEG input/output as an abstraction

    I am currently working on writing code to support the usage pattern that I have used in the past for making animations using ffmpeg to encode video. Really though, how complex does it need to be? Well, let’s put together a wish-list: It should always shut down the pipe at the end of executionIt’s really…

  • L-Systems with shapes

    Rendering shapes is a relatively small addition to the L-System code I’ve been implementing over the last few weeks, it consists of a few manual dispatches to drawing code based on the first symbol in a sublist. The immediate alternative is using defgeneric and the common lisp object system, which is probably the correct thing…