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V Cool T-shirt: Codierung Gedanken

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By Kodiak

Ich bin seit langem ein Bewunderer der ersten Zeilen von Heinrich Heines Gedicht, 'Nachtgedanken', daher fand ich es kein großes Verbrechen, es zu modifizieren.

Zeigen Sie also allen, wie kultiviert Sie mit dieser Version für das Computerzeitalter sind:

Denk ich an Codierung in der Nacht,
Dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht.


I have long been an admirer of the opening lines of Heinrich Heine's poem, "Nachtgedanken" ("Nighttime Thoughts") and so I deemed it no great offence to modify it; my version replaces Deutschland with Coding and says (interpreted to make it rhyme in English rather than merely verbatim translated, obviously!):

Thinking of Coding in the eventide,
I am of my sleep deprived.

Converted into my own special form of pseudo-code, it looks like this:

Coding Gedanken

And this, of course, resonates with me given the many occasions on which working on Parallaxian and Deep Winter has left me with an insomnia-inducing adrenaline surge at bedtime, with my mind a malestrom of unresolved coding issues.

I am quite sure I am not alone among programmers in that regard!

Anyway, feel free to show how cultured a geek you are with this t-shirt manifestation of my distinctly uncultured hijacking of a German literary classic, and if you need any other reasons to buy one, consider one of the following:

  • It would help me in a small way to keep going with my website + Parallaxian.
  • It might be an impulse buy, showing you're not entirely constrained by cold rationale and are still just a boy at heart.
  • It would show the world how hardcore about code you actually are... and that matters, don't let anyone tell you differently!
  • It could be a pity buy.
  • Or you could just do it to show your wife who's boss, which is what every woman secretly craves anyway, so that's win-win for all concerned ;-)

Coding Gedanken T-shirt

Available here: Kodiak64 Shop on Teespring


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If you really want to help get Parallaxian finished, kindly support the continuation of its development via one of the options below, so that I can devote the necessary time to it; it's a truly huge project and although the toughest technical challenges have been completed, there remains a lot of hard work to get it over the finishing line.

Way #1: Start Your Amazon Sessions via (Costs You Nothing!)

This one should be the easiest because it's a painless and indirect way to help me for something you would be doing anyway, regardless of my request for help.

So how does it work?

Well, it makes no difference what you're buying on Amazon... whether it's a garden gnome for your dad, jewellery for your wife, the new C64 Maxi for yourself or an obscure first edition by an even more obscure 17th century Belgian poet for someone you very much dislike.

The point is, if you buy anything on Amazon, even your groceries, I will automatically receive a commission as long as your Amazon session begins as a click on an Amazon product banner on this website or just on any generic Amazon link on this website (such as those listed below):

So, you would make your daily visit to to check out what's new and then, while you're here, enter Amazon via one of those links to order whatever you were planning on buying anyway, thus doing your bit to advance Parallaxian's development.


Way #2: Purchase Merch from the Kodiak64 Shop

Hosted externally (for now) on Teespring, the Kodiak64 shop features limited edition C64-related merchandise, for which I have mostly set my margin at 15% of the retail price (to keep it as low as worthwhile).

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I intend to change designs every month to keep things fresh, albeit with the core themes remaining Commodore 64 centric.

Way #3: PayPal Donation

Finally, at the highest rung of the altruism ladder among the 3 options, maybe you could consider a small, recurring monthly donation (and depending on your tax situation, you might even be able to designate it as a charitable donation rather than let the taxman have it).

And don't worry, you can cancel at any time... but in the meantime, it would be a welcome contribution, however petite.

Oh, and as a special thank you, all who do this will be credited in the game (unless you opt out of it if you have the same kind of incognito hermit tendencies I do).

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