Grumpy Gamer

Ron Gilbert's often incoherent and bitter ramblings about the Game Industry

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Lego Report 4

Making progress. I expected to be farther along but New Years has taken more time away than I wanted and tomorrow it's back to work. This thing is way over engineered. Lost of small sub-pieces like this: But the more I put it together the more I realize that it's actually engineered for "fun". The whole thing could have been constructed a lot...

Monkey Island with Various Sound Cards

Lego Report 3

I didn't get as much done today as I wanted due to having to "work". I put "work" in quotes because I make games and is that really work? My college adviser didn't think it was. I'm also assuming, much like Ikea furniture, it's ok to have left over parts. I'm sure the builders of the ancient coliseum had this same issue. A couple of left over...

Lego Report 2

Almost done. Much like making a game, it's just polish from here on out.

Lego Report 1

The lego kit is packaged in four different boxes that need to be completed in order. I was relived to see this. It keeps the 9000+ piece set from being completely overwhelming. The pieces come in numbered bags and each step of the instructions tell you what bag you'll need. Wish me luck.

Lego

Look what I bought myself for xmas: It's Lego's largest set. As a kid I played with and build Lego's non-stop. I'm sure it's like riding a bike. I'll post regular picture of my progress.

Pop Quiz #1

Which of these is the newer version? 1.9.8 or 1.9.13

AppVeyor CI

I posted before over my frustrations with Microsoft Azure taking so long to do a Windows+Mac build. The frustration reached a boiling point last week when for no reason the Windows build started generating compile errors in stdlib headers. I reverted back to the last build that compiled but the errors continued. I've got to assume something changed...

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