Flapjack the dog


my name is Alec Troemel, and you found my website. Here’s some things about me.

here's some longer stuff that resembles blog posts.

Recent short thoughts.

(2023-4-01) Wrong Assumptions

I've learned that when given the oppritunity to make a wrong assumption, I will 99% of the time.. Though I honestly have never had the thought to apply that idea to coding and abstractions!

(2023-3-20) Social Flatline

"... the dynamic at play on Facebook, where the company throws family members, lifelong friends, and chance acquaintances — strong ties and weak ties, to use the sociological terminology — into your feed so that, over time, you stop being able to distinguish them, stop being able to tell who your real friends are or what a real friend even is."

(2023-3-19) Jelly Physics

the creator of Jelly Car made a video explaining its physics system. Some edge cases you dont really need to worry about, but one you do is maintaining a rigid body's shape after deformation! (Consider simulating gas within the shape like a balloon)

(2023-3-17) Humility

Saint Augustine once said

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.
God help me to be humble.

(2023-03-15) Shorts

This is a a place for short stuff, lets see if I use it...

Here's some links to other places you can find me.

Here's some people that resemble friends

Games played this year.

Title Maker Status
Splatoon 3 Single Player Nintendo :complete
Outer Wilds: Echo of the Eye Mobius Games :complete
Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask Nintendo :complete
Wavetale Thunderful :complete
Metroid Prime: Remastered Retro Studios :complete
the Racheteer (Playdate Season 1) Shaun Inman, Matthew Grimm, Charlie Davis :in-progress
Zniw Adventure Azure Mountain :in-progress
Portal Valve :complete
Portal 2 Valve :complete
Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo :complete

Books read this year.

Title Author Status
Fairy Tale Stephen King :complete
Water from a Deep Well Gerald L. Sittser :in-progress
The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle :complete
Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne :complete
The Mote in God's Eye Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle :in-progress