Who am I?
Hi, I'm Mickael Pointier, and this is my Blog.
I'm originaly from France, but I moved to Norway quite a while ago.
What do I do?
I work as a video game developper at Funcom, mostly in the "Tech and tools" department.
Before that I worked in France in multiple companies, like Adeline Software, Heliovisions and Eden Games, where I worked on games released on PlayStation (1, 2, 3), PC, Xbox (1 and 360), Dreamcast, etc...
On the leisure side, I enjoy retro gaming and software development on old plateforms, demo-making, blogging, and doing the occasional YouTube video.
I know these days people like to consume bite-sized content, but I personally like to take my time and go in-depth on topics, and blogging is quite good for that
Regarding the topics, these days I tend to do a lot of documentation regarding past projects: There's been a surge of interest on all things retro, and I'd rather document myself the things I worked on, than less some people who were not there write some half-truths based on second or third hand information
Ok, that's interesting, where can I follow you?
You can follow what I'm doing on a number of locations
- My 'Dbug's Stuff' YouTube channel
- The 'Dbug' DemoZoo page
- My Twitter account
- I'm often on IRC (IRCnet) on the #Oric, #atariscene, #c-64 and a few other channels
FAQHere is a bunch of questions I've been asked, and what my current answers are:
Q: Which languages can you speak?
A: French, English, and some broken Norwegian
Q: I meant computer programming languages!
Q: Why C++ and not Rust. Why not Haskell?
A: I like the concepts introduced by Rust and Haskell, but I don't like the syntax: I like my code to read like litterature, not like magic incantations or mathematical formulas.
Q: Why just Oric and Atari, no love for the C64, Spectrum or Thomson TO7?
A: It's easy to fall in the trap of trying to collect everything and play with everything. These two machines were what I had when I was younger, and there are still things to do on them for a lifetime!
Q: Do you plan to go back to France?
A: For holidays, definitely ;)
Q: What's your favorite console?
A: That's an easy one: The Dreamcast
Q: Are you planning to release Encounter one day?
A: Yes. One day indeed.
Q: Are these actual questions asked by people?
A: Yes they are.