What are Trump's business holdings in Russia? How much does he owe Russian firms and banks? If he has nothing to hide, why won't he answer these simple questions?

Republicans wet their collective diaper imagining that Obama was born outside the U.S., or that he was secretly Muslim, but when confronted with a real conflict of interest, they are suddenly silent.

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.


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?