Rachel Morris

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Lol I didn’t make it.

“This semester, I’ve begun at UMKC. I’m taking Advanced Software Engineering, which is doable. I can get through this semester and I can work with a small team to build an app. Piece of cake.” (http://rejcx.moosader.com/2018/09/exhaustion-depression-and-directionlessness/) Lol nope. I took an incomplete in the course because I was really unhappy with the structure of the …

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Exhaustion, depression, and directionlessness

Maybe if I hadn’t been so over-worked the last two years, I would be willing to stick with it longer. But, working up to 12-hour-days on days I have class, and then spending so much of my time off-campus also at a computer working – prepping, grading, answering questions, etc. – has thoroughly burnt me …

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DIALECT: A Game about Language and How it Dies

I love languages, and I love constructed languages. Years ago, I heard about a Kickstarter for this game: Dialect. I was excited, and so were other Esperantists. I finally received my physical copy of the game and I was so excited to play it with friends, and seeing the variety of Backdrops provided with the …

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Right to religion

People have a right to practice their religion. I generally see religion as a good thing, and I feel like any accusations that “this religion causes this!” or “that religion causes that!” is just scapegoating something that does bring happiness, value, community, and support to peoples’ lives. Religion isn’t what causes Bad Things. Humans, abuse …

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Right to choose, right to family planning

People have a right to birth control – you may not use it, but other people have a right to use it. People have a right to choose to have an abortion – you may not have one, but you don’t know every scenario that happens and you cannot make that choice for somebody else. …

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I miss Fin ‘N’ Kit

Where I was, job-wise Back in 2012 I quit my job as a software developer and decided to go back to school and use this chance to try to make and publish games. I was so sick of working in the basement in a 6’x6’x6′ cubicle (in retrospect, I was lucky to have a cubicle!) …

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About Visual Novel Art

This is just a quick post to highlight some features of Visual Novel art, as I’m currently looking to commission some art for a different game. A Visual Novel is essentially a “choose-your-own-adventure” style game for computers. Often heavy on story with a few choices that might branch off the story, or alter dialog, or twiddle …

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Canvas is bad and it should feel bad – March 19 – Quizzes are terrible.

View: Canvas LMS is bad and it should feel bad >> Quizzes aren’t exactly the most fun thing for students to do, but if they’re done well they can offer the student a way to practice and review topics and see what they’re getting wrong. Generally, I like to give my students multiple tries at …

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Done with KU

My time at KU so far has been largely unproductive. I’ve completed a seminar course and an Intro to Operating Systems course (which I had at UMKC as well when I was an undergrad), and for the two grad courses I’ve attempted so far (this and last semester), I’ve had to drop each one. Just …

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Canvas is bad and it should feel bad – Feb 22nd – Keyboard shortcuts??

View: Canvas LMS is bad and it should feel bad >> Um, just curious, Canvas, but… … Why is “next” assigned to “J” and “previous” assigned to “K”? … It’s not even vim keys, which I thought it might be at first; that would be This makes no sense.