Rachel Morris

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Programming Languages

Agghh, so I’ve been refactoring my ezha engine to make it more manageable but here’s the thing… I’m a C++ programmer and I don’t have the same depth of knowledge in Python as I do in C++. I keep trying to write everything like I would in C++, and I don’t fully understand the finer …

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To Do List

I was sick this entire Thanksgiving break. 🙁But, I’m also going to be out of a job until at least March once this semester is over. So the stuff I wanted to do this break, I just need to think about for this hiatus. Let’s see… Websites Update the Moosader.com website Update the Áya Dan website …

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The most loving game

I’ve never heard “I love you” so much in a game before. You can also play it on PC or on mobile In One Hour One Life, all the other characters are actual players. You begin as a baby (or an “Eve”, the first in a lineage), and, if you’re a female, you sporadically have …

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Zombie Maker – Ready to play!

It’s Thanksgiving Week… I caught a cold on Monday… But I FINISHED THE ZOMBIE MAKER TODAY! … Or well, I may add in additional items to it based on feedback, but it’s usable! Zombify yourself – use the Zombie Maker to turn yourself into a Zombie. Then, post a comment with your zombiness: …and then …

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Good Morning 2018: A game about mass shootings

This morning, I woke up to news about shootings in Chicago, Denver, and St Louis. But it’s not the first morning I’ve checked my phone and seen news like this. It happens all the time in the United States. I made this small clicker game, using real data from GunViolenceArchive.org, to illustrate what it’s like …

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I always beat myself up during holidays… (My internal monologue)

Oh, I have some free time? I don’t immediately have a ton of work to get done? Be productive. Utilize every second to make something. Don’t relax. You’re wasting a precious, finite resource: free time. Or, try to relax. Why aren’t you relaxing? Stop being bad at being a human. Stop working so much. Just …

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Planless

It’s the first time in a long time where I don’t have some plan Age 14: Begin college. Do college. Graduate. Age 19: Begin university. Do university. Graduate. Age 21: Get job as developer. Work. ???: Quit work, try to get masters. ???: Quit masters, go back to work as a developer. ???: Quit work, go …

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Trying to find “thehena”

Thehena – from Láadan – happiness despite negative circumstances It feels difficult to remember to be happy in my own life. I have some good things: my wonderful husband, my sweet cats, my natural family and families I’ve “adopted”. I also have some challenges: finding a job is hard, I’m worried about my career. But …

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Zombie Maker – Part 2 – Drawing Zombies

Store Stylez I’ve been having trouble envisioning a style to make this game, and I finally was just like “dood, just do it in your style .” I’m still going to make UI elements very chibi, but the main game art itself will be in more of the style I draw my web comics in. …

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Easy to go into teaching, hard to leave teaching

As I apply for software and web development jobs, I realize that even three years of not keeping up with the industry has left me far behind. I work teaching C++, and while there are some C++ jobs locally (not many), most jobs appear to be web development with newer frameworks – frameworks I don’t …

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