Shawn Taylor's microblog

Piedmont Park photos

Posted on 2020-11-28 #photography

Clear Creek

Today I took photos of fall foliage and running water. [Flickr]

Solitaire collection updates

Posted on 2020-11-26 #gamedev

Flipping cards from the stock to the discard

Since the last post, I've made several improvements:

  • Forty Thieves variant
  • card flip tweens
  • tableau shadows
  • implemented a variant setting to deal cards face-down to tableau stacks
  • fixed many bugs

Multi-card movement

Posted on 2020-11-21 #gamedev

Dragging a sorted stack away from the tableau

Today, I implemented drag and click-to-move of multiple cards, when allowed. I also implemented undo functionality for this mechanic.


Posted on 2020-11-20 #gamedev

Classic playing cards

I finished the first draft of these classic playing cards today. I think they could still use some more work, but at least now I can try them out in-game.


Posted on 2020-11-20 #softwaredev

Today I wrote the code for this site. (I had previously been posting elsewhere.) We'll see how long this 90's style dev (and 90's style design) holds.

My microblog as of November 20, 2020

Solitaire updates

Posted on 2020-11-19 #gamedev

  • deal a new game
  • prefer moving cards to tableau stacks with cards vs to empty ones
  • cards now snap back after being held for longer than a click
  • tweens have consistent speed instead of duration
  • game selection screen
  • mouse cursor shows hand for clickable objects
  • bug fixes

Solitaire collection

Posted 2020-11-16 #gamedev

An in-progress game of Napoleon's Square

It’s nice to see my solitaire collection’s generalized rule system coming along. It only took me maybe an hour to whip up this Napoleon’s Square variant tonight. As part of that, I added optional rules for multiple decks and for allowing cards of the same suit (and only of the same suit) to move to the tableau.

Egg salad

Posted on 2020-11-16 #cooking

My first ever egg salad