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I've been completely fixated on tweaking player movement and physics this last week.

Yesterday I somehow implemented 's pm_slidemove and pm_stepslidemove into Ironwail. It mostly works, though there are some edge cases I'll have to figure out. It feels uncanny to play.'s avatar image // / 110070905086620607 Origin link. Source file.
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I found out a few days ago that Marshall Sutcliffe (who I know as a Magic: The Gathering match commentator) has a Youtube channel where he meticulously repairs wristwatches.

This video is particularly impressive I think:

This $25,000 Rolex Explorer Was Exposed to Seawater!

After Marshall made an appearance on a local news show (link below if you want to watch it!), he was contacted by a local woman with an amazing Rolex Explore...

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Just realized I should clarify: sliding up stairs when transitioning from being in the air to being on the ground. So you can jump into stairs and they won't block you and stop your momentum immediately.'s avatar image // / 110057370331315401 Origin link. Source file.
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So it turns out that the Darkplaces SV_FlyMove code is pretty similar to the same function in Ironwail. Using Darkplaces as a template I was able to implement sliding-up-stairs in Ironwail 0.7.0 last night.

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I'm playing & reading thru Shadowrun Hong Kong on stream again today at .

Been a little bit since I picked this up, let's see what I can remember.

SRHK pt 7 (+ bugfix mod)

andreaen went live on Twitch. Catch up on their Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition VOD now.

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CW: Horror movie talk, Psychic Vision: Jaganrei (1988)

Rough subtitles for the 1988 found footage horror film Psychic Vision: Jaganrei were linked on Reddit earlier today & that gave me the excuse I needed to watch it.

Watched in very low quality on youtube. Jaganrei is directed by Teruyoshi Ishii and written by Chiaki J. Konaka (!).

Unexpected supernatural events occur while a reporter and her crew are filming a behind-the-scenes piece on the production of an idol's new single.

There's a passage near the end where a crew assembles a set for a music video and all I could think was: this is it, it's all about to go wrong & you're building your own hell.

It's short, 45 minutes or around there. Really nails the particular tone of cursed documentary. It's kind of great? I liked it well enough anyway (though I haven't thought too hard about it).

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The second half of Dwell 2 episode 2 does not mess around. It was really challenging on hard (skill 2). The boss fight in particular can get out of control really fast.

Really good maps, good stuff.

WM_CLASS, Icons, and wine-proton

Window managers and taskbars use WM_CLASS to set resources or change behavior for windows on systems running X Windows. Newer versions of Wine set WM_CLASS to the process name, e.g. "Renoise.exe". According to this commit from 2019 wine-proton sets WM_CLASS to "steam_app_" plus the content of the environment variable "SteamAppId" or "steam_proton" if that env variable is empty. This means that if you use proton without using Steam (like me) then every program you run through Wine will have the same icon.

Fortunately this is very easy to fix. I write wrapper shell scripts for the MS Windows software I use anyway so it's simple enough to set "SteamAppId" to a value for each program (and then specify icons for the now-unique WM_CLASS). A probably unnecessary example:

export WINEPREFIX="/z/software/Win64/Renoise/"
export SteamAppId="renoise"
cd $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Renoise
/usr/local/wine-proton/bin/wine Renoise.exe 1>/tmp/rns.out 2>&1 &

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The second disc (CD2 at that same Bandcamp page) is also very good and is more chill, sleepy.

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I felt like doing a bit of desktop / user interface customization so I installed WindowMaker a few days ago. First time I've played with it in over a decade. It's still good, still kinda weird. Fun to play with.'s avatar image // / 109970940229594707 Origin link. Source file. This is a reply.
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I like this one way more than the previous comp "A". It works well listening straight through, had it on in the background while writing something.

This comp (and some of Skee Mask's other work) gives me a kind of Second Toughest In The Infants-era Underworld vibe. Not sure why exactly.

Track 10 "JPP263" is wild.