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I'm Andy and I'm the admin of mentalhealth.social.

My interests are covered in my profile. On I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with bundled with and (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. ๐Ÿ‘

Grumble, grumble. Something kids something. I don't miss exam pressure at all.

Latest personal screenie. I'm fiddling with FOV in the sense (lolz...) of pings/sonar.

I *think* I might be able to use the GoRogue library to solve some of the maths that I've been putting off as well. This is good. ๐Ÿ˜„

Want to find new masto peeps to yap to!

Say hi! ๐Ÿ‘‹

Re-watching some Love, Death + Robots VERY selectively with youngest. Three Robots, Suits, Lucky 13, etc.

Evening Masto-peeps. I hope your Monday is tolerable and you're doing okay. โœŒ๏ธ

Finished Love, Death + Robots. Very cool. Now I must sleep.

If you tried #nextcloud out a while ago and found it lacking, I highly recommend giving it another look. It really is ace.

Fixing a hosed SQL Server. Which is basically me clearing up disk space and watching it rollback transactions until it becomes responsive.

At least I'll have time to fix my game rounding errors. ๐Ÿคฃ

More . Getting somewhere with colours now and have spent the morning absolutely wrangling with the code to put the little white outline that shows where you're moving to, onto the map. I'm also having to do some gnarly maths with viewports and relative positions and it's not pretty.

And it has rounding errors I need to fix.

And the overlay console blocks mouse events. So I need to fix that, too.

Hey! At least I have multiple world entities rendering now (the green dot). ๐Ÿ˜‚

A bit more work on my game map. Randomly adding a lighter colour to certain water cells gives points of reference when moving (though the colours need a bit of work I think).

So I chased up my IAPT counselling today, worried I'd missed something. Still on the list and probably will hear something in the next month or two. That's reassuring. ๐Ÿ™‚

Implemented an Observer pattern on my game. This is good - it means I can push notifications of player state changes to the UI, rather than having to poll for changes (and as I have different consoles for different things, they can all independently subscribe to updates).

Now... Queer Eye S3!

And the award for the cover of the week goes to โ€ฆ Bloomberg!

WFH on some data warehousing (which as anyone who's looked at Kimball will know, needs as much quiet concentration as possible).

Using SSDT and working on some Data Flow tasks to pull data from a MySQL DB into my MSSQL server. Hitting memory errors and the DTS logs point in the direction of MySQL. I do some poking around and DtsDebugHost.exe is crapping out at 2 GB of RAM, even though I'm sure everything is 64-bit. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It's going to be a long day...

With the earlier adrenaline (most of which ended up on the floor, lolz) I'm still awake. So fiddling with HashSets and trying to put some early optimisations (yeah, yeah, I know) into my game's ECS.

Components point to their Entities and Entities maintain a list of their components (naturally). It means fiddling around with accessors and making things private, adding helper methods, etc. but it's tightening up the code.

Seriously considering implementing IObserver for UI updates as well. Hm.

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We now seem to have Total Country as a music channel on our TV package. This will keep @Jo in plenty of yees and haws. ๐Ÿค 

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Mental Health dot Social

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