I must not fear, fear is the mind-killer

18 December 2005

Sunday weekly update? Too bad there’s nothing to update on. Still no time to do the important work. Good news is that Valkyrie soon will be open source (GPL). And that’s about it.

Today I’ve added a couple of tweaks to the DoomRL Forum, and worked a little bit on the new DoomRL webpage (will be available till the 5th of January). Then it hit me — I do all that just NOT to work on DoomRL itself. I try to find things to do NOT to have to touch DoomRL’s source code.

The truth is that DoomRL’s sources scare me. And by that I don’t mean the funny “tentacle stuff” I wrote about earlier. What realy scares me is the need for a drastical rewrite of some of the core units. Without that DRL 0.9.9 is not possible. And hell, I’m not eager to do that.

What can be said? Only a litany against fear, that many of you probably know:

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain…


Malek · 18 December 2005, 14:31 Ha-hah ... dune for ever ... now be a good programer and write that doomRl 0.9.9 :>