"To have the president-elect of the United States simply reject the fact-based narrative that the intelligence community puts together because it conflicts with his a priori assumptions — wow."

— General Michael Hayden, Director of NSA and CIA for George W. Bush

The flag belongs to everyone, not just veterans, but not everyone enjoys the rights and protections it represents. That's what black football players are protesting, and that's what conservatives refuse to acknowledge, or even discuss. Instead they hide behind the flag. Conservatives aren't 'respecting' veterans when they do this, they're using veterans to turn the conversation from their own selfishness and racism.


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?