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A case for increasing pep8 line limits

After some work on a recent project, I started tripping over PEP8 (which is the Python style guide of reference, used by most everyone and their tools), specifically the requirement to use no more than 79 characters in a single line. A read of these requirements sounds mostly sane. The idea being twofold, that: Extremely long lines mean that you’re probably trying to cram too much functionality into a line, and should refactor your code It’s easier for people to read lots of content vertically than it is to read horizontally So far, so good.

Undertale: 2015 game of the year

This game’s definitely been making the rounds as of late. If you follow any gaming sites at all, you’ve probably been seeing 8 bit dogs, one-eyed skeletons, blue fish women, other random black and white characters, and wondering what in the sweet merciful hell the internet has gotten itself enamored with this week. The launch trailer does a good job of whetting your appetite for what it’s all about:

The King, Taken: How Bungie Ripped Off Its Most Loyal Fans

If you’re not familiar with Bungie, the original creators of the Halo series, and most recently, their MMO-come-FPS Destiny, I daresay you’ve been living under the video game equivalent of a rock. Destiny takes the better parts of a Halo-esque world design, mixes it with a Borderlands-like loot system, and serves up some deliciousness that is now one of the most fun experiences available on the modern console generations.