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New year, new honk.

tedu honked 24 Jun 2022 19:56 -0400

The post apoc honkers are doing fine.

Some gooses

tedu honked 24 Jun 2022 19:50 -0400

Change.org petition to revert all of reddit to old.reddit.com.

tedu honked 24 Jun 2022 18:06 -0400

The outer object is being strong-marshaled but the inner object is only normal-marshaled. That explains why we are seeing a double-release of the inner object: The Ro­Get­Agile­Reference function strong-marshaled the object, which means that it is going to call both Unmarshal­Interface and Release­Marshal­Data. However, the CWidget was normal-marshaled, which means that it expected to receive either Unmarshal­Interface or Release­Marshal­Data, but not both. If you call both, then the marshal data gets double-destroyed, and that’s where the double-release is coming from.

Good grief, the problems programmers will invent for themselves.

tedu honked 24 Jun 2022 17:23 -0400

A social network where readers are required to reply to each post before scrolling to the next, and you're required to read all replies before making your next post.

It sounds pretty terrible, but I imagine people would pretty quickly follow and post with focus and intention.

tedu honked 23 Jun 2022 04:12 -0400

"After running out of lives, the player is not allowed to continue up to five times before the game is entirely over."

Okay, so can you continue after the sixth time you run out of lives?

tedu honked 22 Jun 2022 23:44 -0400

I think if I were a real man, I'd take pride in owning a functioning muffler, but who knows.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2022 18:45 -0400

Heh, "amazing" underwater heat wave shader effect, except it doesn't apply to transparent objects. So everything is wobbly but the windows are all perfectly rigid.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2022 12:48 -0400

Bank changed the number on the credit card I use for newspaper subscriptions, so looks like there's going to be some serious cuts in the media budget.

tedu honked 22 Jun 2022 11:47 -0400

Wikipedia list of fictional works where the mindwipe works and list of fictional works where the mindwipe fails.

tedu honked 21 Jun 2022 19:18 -0400

I had the genius idea to write an SMP 6502 emulator, but it's kinda pointless since there's no software and nobody is going to write any, and also pretty high on the difficulty scale since you'd have to simulate clock cycles to get reasonable results.

tedu honked 21 Jun 2022 18:28 -0400

DZ: nightmare fuel

DZ: nightmare fuel

People watching me trying to assemble a fajita.

tedu honked 21 Jun 2022 16:03 -0400

"I have no interest in exchanging ideas with people like you."

tedu honked 21 Jun 2022 15:15 -0400

Experienced a fleeting moment of self doubt after dying to the bomb torizo, but turns out the d-pad on this controller is absolute jank. Unshakeable confidence restored.

tedu honked back 20 Jun 2022 13:05 -0400
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/y9tqn1DbNcZ16fpMc9

Spoiler alert, drivers were not the problem.

Basically the game does this at start up:

if (fullscreen)
    context = createFullScreen();
if (windowed)
    context = createWindowed();
if (!context)
    dieHorribly();

After you've run the game and created a settings file, it works. When there's a new install, there's no settings for either option, and no context created.

How this ever worked, or whether it was somehow broken in a later update, remains a bit of a mystery, but that's how it is.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2022 13:00 -0400

My favorite part about running a ten year old game is getting "can't initialize D3D" error messages, and then have the internet explain, "bro, you need to update your drivers. That's how the game talks to the GPU. Few understand this." Yeah, bro, my week old drivers are too old to run a ten year game. I'm sure you've nailed the problem.

tedu honked 20 Jun 2022 12:39 -0400

Stonks didn't go down at all today. Thanks Biden!

tedu honked 18 Jun 2022 21:34 -0400

TIL people watched The Boys and thought Homelander was the good guy.

tedu honked 18 Jun 2022 21:11 -0400

My US edition Super Metroid ROM has German subtitles. Seems legit.