Rachel Morris

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Why are we still doing this?

Software development is still a slog. “I need three monitors.” I think to myself, as I work on a feature that requires several microservices to be updated, which means I also need the database admin open, Postman open, I need to open Docker to run Kafka or Elastic Search or whatever, plus my notes. If …

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Haven’t done any work / depression

I don’t know if it’s just be, but I DON’T think it’s just me, but I have no idea how to cope with working a stressful full-time job and coming home in the afternoon and being too tired to do ANYTHING creative. I could be working on my language zine, I could work on a …

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Climate Change and Daily Life (survey / video project)

I’m thinking of making a video collecting peoples’ thoughts, experiences, and coping mechanisms with regards to Climate Change. If you feel like rambling about Climate Change for ten minutes, please consider taking my survey.https://forms.gle/yYijV11nVEraL5J48

Trying to find hope in the face of climate grief

The future is so unknowable. I’m sure in the cold war age there was a similar sense of dread as now, but the difference with climate change is that our fates aren’t determined by another government – it’s determined by an inter-tangled web of capitalists and government policies, and the degradation of our natural environment …

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Plans and time

[A post-it note with a drawing of an old person with a walker and a laptop on the walker. The text reads: Don’t worry, you can do your gamedev when you’re retired*! * Retirement not guaranteed for millennials, gen Z, and later.] I’ve been thinking a lot about goals lately, and just in general not …

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Game mockup

First attempt at a mockup of what I’d like Undead Debt to look like. The environment is the hardest part, since it will basically just be one big map with a few cities, and you have to fight zombies between towns as you make money through the gig economy to make loan payments. I want …

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Total student loans: $15,875.39

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m 31 years old now, and I have a full time developer job, and I’m currently working on paying off my student loans by throwing over half my monthly income into payments each month. It’s now August of 2019, and I last worked on this in December of last year. As I’ve …

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Lightning talk: Conlangs

Linkin’ it here so I don’t lose it. http://rejcx.moosader.com/dl/conlangs.pdf

Project slump – Analysis Paralysis

I’m working full time now, and I’m still adjusting to it. January I had time to work on a game (Math Kingdom Quest) and February we were in India most of the month. Now I’m finding myself in a project slump, and the longer I sit in this slump the more frustrated I feel. Project …

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Freedroid RPG (v0.16.1) walkthru

Introduction I’m currently trying to Let’s Play Freedroid RPG (and perhaps in the future other Open Source games), though I’m finding it hard to figure out where to go and what to do. There is, from what I can tell, one walkthru, and I am still finding myself stuck. Therefore, I’m going to write my …

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