Winamp, a town-building game and more

It’s Memon Mondays!

This newsletter is my experiment to save all the cool things I find during the week and share them with my like-minded friends.

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COOL LINKS

Circle of Competence
This article talks about why it’s important to know your strengths and use them to your advantage. The central idea is that you should be playing the game you are best at and if you play games where other people have the aptitudes and you don’t, you’re going to lose.

Webemp
If you are a regular reader, you know I am big fan of old ‘nostalgic’ software. Winamp is one such software. I bet you have probably used it too as your main player at some point (as Windows Media Player was so bad). Here is a web-based Winamp clone. It even has a working equalizer!

It’s also open source.

Weighing a Car with Tire Pressures
This is an attempt to weigh a car using just its tire pressure. Do you think this is generally applicable to all cars/wheel-types?

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DEV

The JavaScript’s Double-Bang (!!) Operator And How It’s Misused
Do you know about the “!!” operator in JavaScript? I have (mis)used it very heavily to cast an expression into a Boolean, although I understand how JavaScript handles truthy/falsy expressions. It’s more of a personal preference. This article talks about how it’s misused in most codebases.

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GAME OF THE WEEK

Townscaper

I have been following this game’s development since it’s beginning. It’s a cute little toy game where you can build island towns with no real objective. The great thing about this game is how it automatically builds streets, houses, stairs, etc. The algorithm behind it all is really really impressive and more like magic, even to me (a developer). I am having fun playing this one and can’t wait to see how it evolves.

The game is currently in early access on Steam for $6. Check out some gameplay below:

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MEMES

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That’s it friends! Be safe, stay home, and wash your hands.
Also inbox me if you got something cool to share!

✌️~Asad