As if feeding hungry children could ever be wrong, Trump's budget director says "there's no demonstrable evidence" that school meal programs increase academic performance.

Actually there is lots of evidence, but, like the rest of the Republican Party, Trump is too heartless and stupid to care.

"Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election. Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments."

— A joint assessment by the FBI, CIA, and NSA

Magister

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?