Rachel Morris

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Asexuality in Esperanto

Trying to describe one’s sexuality and romantic orientation can be rather a mouth-full in Esperanto. It’s not quite as mono-syllabic as saying “straight”, “gay”, “bi”, and so on. I, in particular, have a difficult time remembering terms I’ve seen suggested to describe asexual people in Esperanto, so I’m going to keep this blog post so …

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Why I find myself wanting to leave the software development field.

I love Computer Science. I love programming video games. I love building cool websites. But I’ve been working professionally for 6 years now, and I’ve never been happy with any job I’ve had. A few years ago, I attempted to escape this career path and explore an alternative, which did not work out. Running out …

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Rayto: Language Fantasy Dev Log #1

What is Rayto? Now that life is beginning to calm down a bit, I’ve been working on gaining momentum with my game development again. My current project is called “Rayto: Language Fantasy”, which I’m writing with C++, SDL2, and Lua 5.2. Once I get more work done, I’ll post a video about it, but right …

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On Being a Woman and Negotiating Salary

I originally posted this to a different blog of mine, rather than my more visible one here, because this is such an awkward topic. Honestly, I’m afraid of being shamed (“It’s your own fault you’re not getting paid fairly – you never asked!” sort of thing), but I think that it’s also important to get …

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Douglas G

I would be greatly honored of THE (pronounced with a long e) Rachel Morris would write me a congratulatory letter. Usually they tell Eagle Scouts to e-mail politicians and such, but I wanted to request people who left a lasting impact on my life. I do not think I would have developed such an interest …

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The Magic of SDL

For a while, it felt like C++ was falling behind in usefulness, when it came to indie game development. With my C++ games, I’d have to compile for Windows, Linux, and OSX (or rely on someone else to build for OSX for me), but games that could be played in a browser, or on a …

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The Problem with Video Game Character Creators

For video games where you build your own character, why does it only give you the option of “male” or “female” to choose from? The first character creator that stood out to me, honestly, was in My Sims, an adequate Wii game spin-off of The Sims. You create your character in it, but you don’t …

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La Ido Linguo and Sharing it with Others

Esperanto has a problem with branding. Can Ido be a blank slate for introducing others to Auxiliary languages? Most people who have already heard of Esperanto, regard it with disdain, for some reason. I think part of the problem is that they see it as egotistical for one man to invent a language. Some people …

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Inspiro

Only available in Esperanto

Languages, Text Parsers, and Video Games

I can speak English and Esperanto. I’ve started learning a handful of other languages, though I tend to have a hard time sticking with one. Oddly, sticking with Esperanto is easy, perhaps because I already have communities I’m part of, and uses for it, while with other languages – say, Korean – I really only …

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