Day 1 (Ugrhh is it December already edition):
Ugrhh!? Is it December already?
I’ll be honest I had more motivation and excitement for this last month. I spent like 3 hours yesterday sorting the admin for the central Devember Thread, and now some of that excitement has leached out.
As I write this I am waiting for the rust toolchain to install on my server. I learnt last time around that to be successful at this you need to be able to develop easily, So only having access to the source on my desktop isn’t going to cut it. Of course it occurs to me that my server doesn’t have a GPU, and trying to link an OpenGL application on a headless machine could be a pain in the ass.
False starts: 1
I am now updating the toolchain on my laptop and copying the source across. Trivia while I wait for it to copy: This is the 6th time I have tried to start this project. Once I even tried to build it in Unreal.
One copy and two compiles later, and boom:
Hmm I swear I made more progress than this last time I was working on this? Whoops… Wrong Repo…
False starts: 2
Ahh that’s better, I remember that error. I was building a font handling package.
I spent the next two hours trying to fix that bug. I Don’t like the freetype bindings.
That concludes day 1. I am already pretty burnt out.