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🐘 If you tried Mastodon and you "got bored" quickly, you were using it wrong.

Here's how to fix it:

C vs C++ output routine:

printf("Allegro Version: %d.%d.%d Release %d\n", major, minor, revision, release);

std::cout << "Allegro Version: " << major << '.' << minor << '.' << revision << ' ' << "Release " << release << std::endl;

C win

I'm studying the games design of 8-bit era games ( mainly old Commodore 64 games ), from a technological point of views those games are not particularly interesting, they lack from the point of view of the Artificial Intelligence, from the point of view of the the physics, and some times even from the point of view of sound and aesthetic, but many of them are still fun to play

I'm not going through object orienting what isn't object oriented, if I choose a C library for my project I'll use as it is intend to be used ( in a procedural way ) and because I certainly have to choose a C library because of OpenGL I'm going for that way, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to use OOP at all in my project

I'm still planning to develop a good retrogame for the GNU/Linux operating system, I'm in the process of choosing the best multimedia library for the task. I'm starting with the Allegro5 library only because I like more the website of the Allegro5 library and because I had the impression there is more to learn about the Allegro5 library than the others multimedia libraries. The SDL website simply state this library was used in those games, but say nothing about the library its self

I had the ( bad ? ) idea to compile the GNU Compiler Collection by my self instead of using the Debian 10 pre-packaged version. It's taking a lot πŸ™„

I would love to write some retrogames for the GNU operating system, I'm already studying the subject and setup my development
environment but I'm not sure if I'll go any further than that... Is painful to say but my life in Sicily sucks in many different levels or degrees so I'm thinking to leave my country again

Microsoft have enough money to buy the Open Source ecosphere and submit it to its will, be aware of that is already started IHMO

I read an article about the struggles of be a smart person, I commented I don't pretend to be a smart person and the author said that is very smart of you, so I'm fucked now I suppose

I'm thinking to ditch Debian for a fully free distro again, but that means I have to change my hardware again and after all I can't just avoid to use some proprietary software at all so why bothering, I mean even job advertising web sites require to run non-free javascript in your web browser... sorry RMS

I have heard terrible things about having to deal with a wife... I have heard terrible things about having to deal with any kind of female creature... I had several girlfriends in the past and I hated every single second I wasted with them... the sex was just plain boring normal stuff, and the rest a complete waste of my time, hopes and finances... So you know what ? Nothing!! I'm going to spend the rest of the night watching my favourites Anime and drinking my favourite brand of beer.

Internet made me a compulsive commenter, I can comment on everything even about the colour
of the poo πŸ’© even if I don't know anything about the colour of the poo πŸ’© I like the sound of the word poo πŸ’© !! And there is anythings that makes me feel better than doing a lot of poo fixing my wife in her eyes πŸ’© ( she is no longer my wife )Those pooπŸ’© related thoughts are all mine!! I never had nothing comparable to a wife in my real life so I suppose to be lucky.
Mokoto: "The net is vast and infinite"

I have watched the emancipation of Harley Queen and I'm still waiting for Batman showing himself and kicking the asses of all one

I'm not against any technology in principle even universal packages for the GNU/Linux landscape can come in handy but If a software isn't packaged for your distribution the less egoistic way is considering to packaging the software your self and become a package maintainer for your distribution. If this option isn't feasible for you you can ask if there are others willing to do the job, as last resort you can ask help for compiling the software from the source code.

Sometimes I miss my ex girlfriend Graziella even she decided to left me some years ago...The only thought that help me feel better in those moments is thinking that is nothing more than a sign of the past, just a trick of the mind in order to restore good memories where weren't any 😩

What does a Gentoo user do when he quickly need an application that isn't already installed in the system ?

I ended Clock Tower for the first time I have got the F ending and the B ending... It's a good game, anything special just some very good example of animated pixel art, my vote is 7/10

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