Letters From Somnolescent

Author: mariteaux


July 13, 2019

Cammy vs. the PhotoCam

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The AOL PhotoCam

I’ve long liked early digital cameras. There’s a really specific era of 95-98 or so where digital cameras were, by some measures, atrocious, and by others, absolutely fantastic. Their bad CCDs, chunky design, and inconsistent featureset makes them fascinating and a topic of my obsession for a few months now. I would absolutely take pictures […]

Tags: technology,


July 4, 2019

Somnoville

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Somnoville landscape

I can remember the last time I had a proper Minecraft server with a group of friends. It was in 2012 or so, when a close friend of mine bought me the game and invited me onto his little public server. (Naturally, since we were spergy kids, I was a co-admin. Too many roles and […]

Tags: Somnocraft,


June 3, 2019

On Purpose

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Less a rant and more musings about the pitfalls of storytelling without a goal for your characters, something I see a lot from amateur artists online.


May 9, 2019

The Web is a Shitty App Platform

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I’m a big believer in implementing as little as possible to get the task at hand done. I’m as minimalist as it gets. Proprietary, open source—ultimately doesn’t matter to me so long as it gets the job done as simply as it can.

So why in fuck’s name did we give everything away to the web?


April 30, 2019

How a Fusion Drive Ate Our Gopher

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The story of how I lost everything because I trusted the marketing.

Tags: technology,


April 25, 2019

Introducing the Somnolescent Blog

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One long-winded night ago, I had the idea of adding a group blog to the site. Maintaining our subsites is fun, but not all of the Somnolians are at that level yet, or have the time to. Plus, it’s a little tedious to do it by hand. I wanted something any one of us can […]


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