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re-do for pinning purposes. I'm Brad Murray, of VSCA Publishing and I make and am a . Currently working on Elysium Flare. I wear all the hats.

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: Brad Murray, Game designer, part-time amateur artist, and pro grade procrastinator. diaspora, Hollowpoint, Callisto, Deluge.

I think social media needs much better time dependent actions. I want to mute somebody for a few weeks. I want to let somebody follow me for a few days but then block them unless they have written something that lets me believe they are not a bot. I want to block keywords temporarily. I want to be asked whether to renew temporary blocks with a longer time span. This is something clients have to do.

When 2,000 Brits were asked the best way to decide how we should respond to aliens contacting humans, the least popular option was to hold a referendum.

Every once in a while I remember that Stanislaw Lem was a huge fan of Phillip K Dick and wrote him letters, but PKD was in the middle of a paranoid episode and sent all the letters to the FBI, and I get a little sad about how they never got to be friends.

We flipped our creative roles on this one. The kiddo wrote me a script, and I did the art.…

Want to have fun and make some Shit posts check out this game jam: and if you are over there check out my badly written sonnet in the worst colours and formatting I could think of:

Fretting about your emoji grammar? Don't - in a recent study, linguists @superlinguo and @GretchenAMc have determined that emoji aren't really substitutes for words. Rather, they function like gestures in spoken language.

Until 1979, Sweden classified homosexuality as a mental illness. That year, activists took the classification as an illness to its logical extent - Swedes called in too gay to go to work.

Scientists successfully mapped a worm’s brain and then uploaded it into a Lego robot.

Sad, not sleeping properly, half designing games I can't quite write down.

Every time Japanese train drivers perform a task, they have to make a physical gesture related to it and announce the task out loud e.g. when checking their speed, they point at the speedometer and announce ‘speed check: 80’. The system reduces errors by up to 85%

Hey, what's your favorite gunfighter ballad?
Gent@arthograph@twitter.comt, my solo RPG set in the American Old West, is on Itch!

♣️ Weave your tale as the titular rogue
♦️ Mark your misdeeds with poetry
♠️ Cards & dice steer your versifying
♥️ Replay & multiplayer guides too

if you pronounce gif as "jiff", then i'm pronouncing jpg as "gaypeg", it's only fair


Jack update!

Some definite improvement. She has a couple of infections and apparently a systemic infection has a known temporary effect on MS patients, exacerbating their symptoms. Anti-biotics are certainly having an effect. She's less confused and her eye has stopped wandering.

A couple more days in the hospital and then we start trying to figure out how to get her back up the stairs. I'll have some help on that.

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