Bill Pollock

Sacto, Calif
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  • Mission Pinball Framework -- EVERYONE LOVES STANDARDIZATION, EVEN WHEN REPLACING YOUR PINBALL MACHINE'S CPU. I CODE MY GREAT GAME, YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAP IT TO YOUR PLAYFIELD. THESE THINGS ARE NOT MY ISSUE. WHILE WE'RE AT IT, WHY MUST THE STUPID THING BE THAT SHAPE? WHY NOT A BIG U OR DOUBLE-WIDE? EVERYONE LOVES STANDARDIZATION BUT DAVE AND BUSTERS IS FULL OF WEIRD FOOTPRINTS THESE DAYS.
  • The piggies on the bus go "help me" -- RIP Vine.
  • Weather, what the heck was it -- Sometimes tomorrow's weather is only contemplatable against the perspective of today's.
  • Faun Shoes -- Because neither high heels nor platform boots are enough sometimes.
  • Waffle House Density by Quad -- Because everyone needs more Waflfe House demographics.
  • Let Me Explain the Future -- Oh, Exploding Dog. At least you didn't go in 2016.
  • Russian airports be like -- Man, its apparently great to be drunk in Russia. This guy manages to catch zero bullets despite driving through an airport? What?
  • The Electric Kazoo -- Yes, this does sound like the stupidest thing anyone ever came up with. Then again, link it through enough effects and who knows what the hell comes up?
  • Otamatone -- Holy cow, I just saw one of these things in a video and it was like a virus that took several days to really kick in. What. The. F--k.
  • Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? -- evERyoNe LOvES FakE drUG hYSTeRIA!

I look down at my clothes late a'Friday and I feel a poseur.

There is no ink under my nails, no new flash of printer's black that will never come out. 

My hands are unchapped from constant washings and exposure to various light acids.  My nose is not still singed from the low odor of volatile compounds.

My metabolism is not up, my brain not pounded from the challenge of performing moerately physical work in a challenging social atmosphere.

Life is more grim without printing.

  • Godot Engine -- We got 3d, we got 4d, we got every d you want man. Scroller mapper thing? We got it. Thing that looks like Blender? We got it.
  • Pico-8 -- I read that experimenting is controlling variables which is what this game platform is all about.
  • Phaser.io -- Hot google for "24 hour games" which is about the stupid level I'm at.
  • Transitfeeds-dot-com -- A giant repository of normalized (GTFS) data for working with transit routes. Me? I just want to know how many minutes to the next few trains so I can do some planning-like.
  • Raspberry Pi MIDI Box -- ++ I think he hardwires it straight to the GPIO like a boss or something.
  • Test Print Collective -- Because the garage can be a fine print lab, just as soon as I throw each and every thing away.
  • Google Fonts: Unifraktur -- BLACKLETTER BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES BLACKLETTER.
  • The Plumas Junction -- Repurposing of an old vanity site into a much dreamed-of piece of trolling. Mostly a place for my ire of the editorial page hooligans to roost.
  • Reacted Font -- I had seen this font for doing mockups whose resulting text was not just meaningless but illegible. There was something charming about the handwriting variant.
  • Google Font's Special Elite -- I love my Selectric and gosh, to hear a font had been created from its famous Elite style was pretty cool. Looks extra nice but the Selectric was a monospace machine and this is a proportional font. Do no evil, Google, do no evil. There are many typewriter-like fonts but this has extra typerwritery wigglies that look great in a somewhat squished unrealistic manner.
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