President Rump says "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated".

That's right, nobody knew. Nobody but Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and everyone else in this country who actually gives a shit.

Democrats won more votes for the 2012 House of Representatives, but because of Republican gerrymandering, 234 Republicans were elected — versus only 201 Democrats.

A recent poll shows that Republicans are more likely to hold a negative opinion of President Obama (81%) than they are of Vladimir Putin, a warmongering tyrant who consistently opposes US interests (47%).

I'm not a big Obama fan myself, but these people have lost their fucking minds.


Roguelike game — Windows — C++, WinAPI

Magister is a roguelike game I started developing some years ago. I like roguelikes (especially Stone Soup and Moria) because they are fun and direct. They contain no loading screens, no cutscenes, no time-wasting animations; they focus always on gameplay, which is what games are really about.

This particular game is meant to provide denser tactical play than other roguelikes, and I hope it will avoid some of the tedious elements common to CRPG. Inventory management, for instance, can produce interesting tactical challenges, but often it devolves into irritating busywork. The level grind appeals even less. With Magister, I hope to exercise the player's imagination, not their patience.

Magister will be free, and at some point the code will be made open source. Current builds target Windows, but the game is written for portability, so other platforms may be supported. 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?