modern programming is less about not reinventing the wheel and more about using a sports car to move firewood across the yard
@InspectorCaracal doors are locked? Good thing there's no roof! Also, square wheels are good, because you can calculate how far you're moved by counting the number of bumps the car makes as it lands on a new side. The trick is to get all the wheels to stay lined up on an uneven surface, but that's why we have firewood! We can lay that out over the worst of the holes and approximate a flat wooden floor, so it'll be easier to calculate how far the car has moved!
@zatnosk this is the best possible response I could have gotten omg XD
@InspectorCaracal I'm a certified Think-Like-A-Programmer-Er™
@InspectorCaracal this is why i tend to prefer Real-Ass Homebrew for real retro consoles to stuff like the pico-8. you can squeeze some genuine power out of, say, an SNES or an amiga
@InspectorCaracal alternatively, do what im doing and design your fantasy consoles as though they're actual consoles you could theoretically manufacture (the pocketchip doesn't count)
@typhlosion now THAT is a cool idea
@InspectorCaracal that's what i'm doing!! from the hardware up. im designing my own cpu architecture and everything, which actually goes a step beyond what a sensible (consumer-hardware-using) console of the era would do, but the point remains i'm designing it as though it's real hardware. which i find way more interesting than "arbitrarily constrained lua environment"
Last time I tried this I bottomed out and got the car high centered
@InspectorCaracal before you can start the sportscar you need to also build a garage for it, but you might need to tear the garage down and rebuild it whenever the state building code changes.
@ItsTheManOnTheMoon who said anything about the sports car actually being turned on
@InspectorCaracal web pages tend to use a C5 galaxy to move a takeout coffee cup.
@sashahamilton I had to look up what a C5 galaxy is but now I'm laughing way too hard
Welcome to the Planet! We're a small but unrestrictive community and customized Mastodon server.
We welcome anyone who wants to come join and whatever language you speak! Especially if you're a creative type, queer, a nerdy enthusiast of Something, you'll feel right at home, but we're proud to be a friendly and welcoming community.
We also have certain features that don't exist on most mastodon servers, such as being able to post to only other members of the Planet.