Thanks, man. It’s been a tumultuous couple years but the last couple have been great…professionally.
Thanks :) We have a “how to learn to code?” thread but it’s more hobbyist-focused. We could certainly start a thread. Not a bad idea, maybe I’ll do it over lunch or something if nobody beats me to it.
This is great advice. Seconded!
@BloodyBattleBrain it sounds like you’re approaching this the right way and are in a good spot life-wise and mentally to take on a bootcamp. Happy to answer any other questions, and good luck regardless!
Well I was gonna start a thread but it turns out I made one back in '17 when I was where @BloodyBattleBrain is now, except replace “passive income” with “borrowing shitloads of money to live while I did the thing” heh.
Reading through my posts there, I still feel all those feels.
I’ll copy my big post above up there for posterity while I’m at it.
One of the best businesses in the local area has been saved by converting into a gaming store after its arcade has been shut down. With next-gen consoles being mostly streaming, they kinda know their business is on borrowed time though, despite having a community that loves them (and being known as the best friends of cats in the Triad after Crooked Tail)
I know i’m getting old because Steam seems old and busted to me now, yet it’s experiencing big growth. That’s clearly because aside from a few games, the vast majority of popular stuff now is just Not For Me.
The world of board games can be serious business, too!
Ion Games has announced that it will no longer include historical notes in the games of Phil Eklund, who has used them to praise British colonialism, question climate science, and also recently promoted the notion that COVID is not a pandemic and doesn’t warrant lockdowns.
And at about the same time, publishers of games by Italian designer Daniele Tascini (Teotihuican, Tzolk’in) are distancing themselves after he made remarks about skin color in the context of a discussion of fantasy races. The dust-up was exacerbated by Tascini’s “I’m sorry if you were offended”-style apology.