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The strangest kind of problem

Posted by Trixter on April 18, 2014

For @party coming up in June of this year, I thought it would be fun to revisit 8088 Corruption with a spiritual sequel.  I designed two new ways to improve the tech and visual quality. I came up with a new disk I/O strategy to deal with the new tech.  I built a new model of handling color for it.  I’ve previewed the results for both monochrome and color test material, and I liked what I saw.

One problem:  I haven’t written a single line of code yet.  It’s all in my head.

At night, as I fall asleep, I “pull it out” and run it through with different test material and “watch” the results.

And with the puzzle solved, I’m “done”, and I no longer have the desire to actually write the code.

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