My #introduction toot!
I'm Andy and I'm the admin of mentalhealth.social.
My interests are covered in my profile. On #mentalhealth I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with #BPD bundled with #anxiety and #depression (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about #MH support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. 👍
Latest personal #GameDev 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. 😄
If you tried #nextcloud out a while ago and found it lacking, I highly recommend giving it another look. It really is ace.
More #GameDev. 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). 😂
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. 😦
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.
Minor injury references. Show more
An entertaining evening only made more entertaining by eldest slipping while using my (stupidly sharp) pocket knife and putting a good slash in his hand. Now cleaned, with a large wound plaster taped tightly over it and bound with gauze. Hopefully it'll have knitted together by morning; else, if it reopens, it'll be a journey to A&E for stitches.
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. 🤠
Dev. AppSec/InfoSec guy. Writer. Hubs. Dad. Punk of Many Colours. Mental Health First Aider & Advocate. Middle-aged Northern Brit. Sweary. Simplifying life.
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