Pythonism

writing about my life

Game using Python Curses (Linux)

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I set out to try and make a short script to create a playable game using the fewest lines of code. I opted to run the game in a terminal, because setting up a low res graphics window using this was what I reckoned would be the shortest code listing.
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Written by Luke Dunn

August 15, 2018 at 11:10 am

Posted in programming

Dear Aleister (ii) (poem)

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A spell is a trigger

it is not a computer program or blueprint
A spell is a potentiator for the power of imagination

it does not achieve its results by mechanics 
but by pointing mind in the right direction 

in search of the miraculous
You may devour tomes and books of lore 
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Written by Luke Dunn

August 2, 2018 at 7:57 am

Posted in Poems

The Epic Cure of Ian (poem)

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part (i)

Not taking so many an opportunity
gift horses lie scattered behind me

But all those plans were built on ambition vain
that I should prove superior­ never within range
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Written by Luke Dunn

August 1, 2018 at 8:00 am

Posted in Poems

These and so many things (poem)

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Like the reassurance of the media 

When a voice booms out what we already know
and so desperately need to confirm and show

because for it to be known it must be true 
and, for it to be true, simply right to you

Like the avoidance of psychedelia 

the bizarre, an irritant to our complacency 
showing us a world we say don’t need to see 
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 31, 2018 at 8:00 am

Posted in Poems

Mirror, Mirror (poem)

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Kingdoms, realms of order have beguiled me
And I have sought to make my mind so tidy 

while the great chaos vents fury outside 
your sand drawings all erased by the tide

amazing that beings confined to a boundary layer
our earth’s biosphere sandwiched by rock and air

can still ferret truths out at all
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

Posted in Poems

The Autodidact (poem)

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Deaden the pupil’s mind with repetition
till she succumbs to the correct delusion 

that human knowledge splits so neatly 
into art, science, history, geography

Instead of being an explorer in the mists
and connecting facts into their synthesis

so we end up believing in that division
ignoring the real while lost in revision
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 30, 2018 at 8:20 am

Posted in Poems

The Arrow Of Time (poem)

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Time is just the squelching of moments together
a quantity in physics, or change in the weather

which describes it all but doesn’t help

Time is only there when things are warm
So ignore it and rebel against its form

for a frozen world is utterly unmoving
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 29, 2018 at 10:26 am

Posted in Poems