In 2010, we visited with my wife’s family for Thanksgiving. While we were winding down for the night, she and her cousins pulled out a game called Set. So we started playing…and I got absolutely crushed.
After I made "Snake", I took it to work the next day to show my coworkers. They all seemed interested, asking questions and looking at the code. Then, one issued an interesting challenge: “Dude, you should make ‘worm’”. The idea was an interesting incremental change. Rather than occupying discrete blocks within a grid like the snake, the worm position values would be continuous.
I was intrigued and pumped out the change that night.
Back in 2009, Chrome was brand-spankin’ new. Though it would be a while before it became the polished juggernaut it is today, its V8 engine had just fired a warning shot across the bow of Microsoft and Mozilla. You could tell that shit was about to get realz!
It’s been a while since I’ve had a place to put my thoughts. My previous site met an unfortunate end while running an upgrade on the server OS. Coincidentally, that’s also when I discovered that my backups…well…didn’t exist. Oops. Shoulda double checked on that.