To start this, aforementioned useless stuff was making this:
That is how bored I was. I didn't know what to do, but then a new upload in my Youtube feed reminded me that there they put GameMaker Studio onto Steam some time ago, with a free, basic version. I then looked for a short introduction video on Youtube and... made some very basic buttons and decided to do some dumb, basic menu screen.
I used the opportunity to actually go browse some free sound effects freesound.org because I felt like my buttons needed a clicking-sound, looked through some more resources, and went from there.
Afterwards I thought that my screen was too empty, so I googled up some images and went with a god-damn balloon and made it move up and down. Then birds for good measure, though I got too lazy to actually randomize their behavior or spawning. It also ain't pretty or anything.
Derp. I felt bored, not productive, duh.
FYI, I probably spent more time looking for bird sprites than putting them onto the screen...
While the program is really damn simplistic, it is fairly useful for wasting time. And let's be honest, there's only so many hundreds of hours you can spend playing sudoku-esque games over the years...
I honestly don't know what I'm gonna do with this thing now, but it kinda bugs me that the Play button does jack shit right now. Maybe I should add something interactive that isn't clicking the Quit button to exit the thing? :'D
But yeah, I guess if you want some basic toying with some simple "game dev" tool, you can do worse with the free version of GameMaker Studio, I think.