So there might not be a lot of good programming-related content on here for a little while. Maybe there never is any good programming content. Today's comic once again pokes fun at the need for organizations to hire mythical software developers that can perform 10 times the work of "regular" software devs like myself. I'm no Rock Star Programmer. But then, who is?
|I spent a lot of time here.|
|Code Page 437 - The only graphics you'll ever need|
ZZT has always stuck with me as a gaming ideal.
- Why don't all games come with editors for making your own worlds? (I've had to seek out some unauthorized editors like Lunar Magic in the past, but Super Mario Maker looks like a winner)
- Graphics don't matter as much as player engagement. ZZT's ASCII graphics were already dated when it came out. Who cares?
- Community matters. People shared their own ZZT worlds on BBS's. It wasn't a "forced" community like the Facebook-integrated games of today.
That's enough of my ramblings and nostalgia for now. Check out today's comic. As usual, it asks the tough questions. Like why do we hire Rock Stars instead of Country Music Stars? I know why we don're hire Classical Music Stars (they've all been dead for hundreds years and are therefore less than desirable team members).
|Amphibian.com comic for 22 June 2015|