Skillshare Course - Color Theory Dangerdom
Textmode demoscene winner of TDMC 2012 put together by Trauma - very impressive stylistically rendering 3D objects in ASCII.
Video embedded below:
Alternatively, you can download the demo yourself at Pouet here (it is much much better than the video above, sharper and cleaner, Windows only).
FlapFlapFlap is a game I made way back in, oh my, 2006-2007? It was made for a school project about exploring your past. I wanted to make something that was kind of like my half-remembered tetris effect dreams and it started as a combination of Joust and Fantasy Zone but ended up not being much like either. I had difficulty explaining the relevance of it to the assignment but I’m still a bit proud of it and it remains the only game I’ve really (sort of) finished on my own.
This was made in Game Maker entirely using drag and drop code blocks.
Apparently old Game Maker games have trouble on modern operating system, so I’m warning you now that this probably won’t run for you.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper would have been 107 today, and is being honored with a great Google Doodle. It’s quite literally impossible for us to imagine, as we sit here reading about her on the internet, but people used to use things like paper and pencils and chalk and slide rules to solve (and often not solve) complicated problems. Grace Hopper quite simply helped usher in the modern age, her impact, I think, is no less than the steam engine or the cotton gin.
Some awesome stuff she did: Grace Hopper developed first compiler, allowing computer calculations to move beyond simple arithmetic and into more complex problems. She also developed first standardized computer language, COBOL, which laid the groundwork for all the languages we use today.
One day she found a dead moth disrupting one of the electronic relays in the Mark 1 computer, and upon removing it (and fixing the computer), the term “debugging" was born. Here’s her daily log from that day, with the offending moth taped to the page:
Beyond that, she was a charming scientific communicator, and she possessed a marvelous ability to make people, and mind you this was in a time when almost no one owned their own computer, truly appreciate both the importance and the complexity of computing technology.
She famously carried around a bundle of nanoseconds in her purse for illustrative purposes. Here she is charming the socks off of David Letterman, and giving him a nanosecond of his very own (don’t miss the picosecond joke, either) :