Stuff that I have found interesting over a few weeks of avoiding work.
SDL3 migration notes
First I had heard of SDL3
Structured Bindings in CPP17
I found this very useful and informative
Breaking Change in Python 3.11
Packaging In CMake
Really glad I’ve not had to jump through these hoops yet but I’m grateful there is some guidance out there at least.
Bit Twiddling Hacks
Some really nice tricks in here. I haven’t looked at it for ages and it appeared in another conversation on HackerNews
Codon - compile python
Midpoint between two integers
SCCache compiler cache
Looks interesting but as ever doesn’t support MSVC it seems.
How pitfall creates it’s world
Lovely dive in to how clever the world generation is in pitfall. I’ve often wondered how so much was packed in to so little. Great reverse engineering here.
SDF in the console in Python
This is fun
QOIF Quite OK Image Format
We spend a lot of time on stuff like this.
Just use PostgreSQL for everything.
Yep, can’t say I disagree with any of this.
Ultimate Guide to FFMPeg
One of the most complex pieces of open software. Always good to get a guide but most people should just use something like HandBrake.
Interesting to see development of tools in the animation space.
Lib for Circular plots in Python pyCirclize
I love these kinds of plot but I have yet to find a use for them personally. This makes me sad.
Debug Texture Generator
Always useful to have things like this.
Windows Update Manager