"To have the president-elect of the United States simply reject the fact-based narrative that the intelligence community puts together because it conflicts with his a priori assumptions — wow."

— General Michael Hayden, Director of NSA and CIA for George W. Bush

Think about the time and energy that Americans waste on football. Now imagine how things would be if they spent even half that time studying history or economics, or reading a reputable news source, or doing any of the things it takes to be an effective voter.

Don't wave that goddamn flag if you're not willing to do the work.


Roguelike game — Windows — C++, WinAPI

Magister is a roguelike game I started developing many years ago. I like roguelikes (especially Stone Soup and Moria) because they are fun and direct. They focus always on gameplay, which is what games are about.

This particular roguelike is meant to provide denser tactical play than others, and I hope it will avoid some of the tedious elements common to CRPG. Inventory management, for instance, can produce interesting tactical challenges, but it often devolves into irritating busywork. The level grind appeals even less.

Magister will be free, and at some point the code will be made open source. The project is somewhat more than half complete; a recent build is pictured here:

As often happens in roguelike projects, the work is now in extended hibernation. Check back in a few years?