Republican congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama argues that sea levels are rising not because of climate change, but because rocks are falling into the earth's oceans.

According to the congressman, "Now you have got less space in those oceans because the bottom is moving up".

"I’ve been in this town for 26 years. I have never seen anything like this. I genuinely do not think this is a mentally healthy president."

— Eliot Cohen, who served on the NSA for George W. Bush

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says "I haven't seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular political party".

But here's what the FBI, CIA, and NSA said: "Russia's goals were to... denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability... Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. We have high confidence in these judgments."

Don't tell me she didn't read that report. Nielsen is just another rotten, miserable liar, like the rest of the Republicans.

Magister

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?