Andrew Miller

March 15, 2024

Game Dev Resources

Ultimately the language/tool you start with really isn't super important. Once you know one or two the rest becomes easy to learn. Scratch Gets you started thinking like a programmer, without a lot of fuss. A good place to start: Godot Learning Heartbeast:
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January 3, 2024

Supper of the Lamb: German Fried Potatoes and Onions

I've been cooking through Supper of the Lamb for about a year now, and I've still got 100 recipes to go. Don't know if I'll ever make it, but it's worth the attempt. I need to start documenting these, and my thoughts on each recipe. German Fried Potatoes and Onions Big old chunk of lard in our (now, sadly diseased) wok. Long story shor...
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June 30, 2023

Be Not Afraid

A beautiful, important article: The outraged, conspiratorial media continues to eat people.
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May 19, 2023

Terrible individualism

“Why, the isolation that prevails everywhere, above all in our age—it has not fully developed, it has not reached its limit yet. For every one strives to keep his individuality as apart as possible, wishes to secure the greatest possible fullness of life for himself; but meantime all his efforts result not in attaining fullness of life...
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February 16, 2023


Why aren't there any Where's Waldo competitors? Martin Handford would spend 8 weeks drawing each scene, working from early in the afternoon, through the night until 6 in the morning. That's unreasonable. It's an unreasonable amount of effort. Look at this pixel art piece: It was published this...
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January 17, 2023

Something that just happened to me

Mundane, perhaps, but I wanted to write it down as an example of how my mind works. Setting: I'm making lunch, casserole in the oven, in 20 minutes I'll need to grate some cheese on top. In about an hour I'll make a pot of coffee, so I'm thinking that I'll wash out the french press. Here's the process: 1. I find the french press in my ...
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January 11, 2023

Lock's Quest design notes

(If you randomly subscribed to this blog, welcome! Just writing down some notes when I finish a game to clarify my thoughts.) Lock's Quest for the DS. Just finished Day 100, and these are the thoughts that are uppermost in my mind. Padding Maybe this is just me getting old: there was a lot of padding. Each new event would run for 5 day...
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August 10, 2022

My new thing: Typography

Over the past day or two, I've been creating a typeface. It's a lot of work to make even a half-competent typeface. I've been basing said typeface on old newspaper comics, especially my favorite, "Krazy Kat". The creator of Krazy Kat, George Herriman, hand-lettered in a bunch of distinctive styles, but his disjointed blocky text is my ...
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August 9, 2022

Working things out: Failing to write.

Hi, I'm Andrew, known as AndHeDrew. I've attempted to start a blogging habit many times. Like most things, it didn't stick the first 2000 times. So here I am, pretty sure the 2001st time will work. Why? Why do I do it? Why does it fail? What should I blog about? I hope to answer these questions, at least partially. Why I fail Why I fai...
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