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Re: Gems ...
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 05:44:12 PM »
LOL, now that is some serious editing.
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 08:18:16 PM »
There are risks with being sociable and responding to people on public transport.
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 10:24:31 PM »
Not quite .Net but easy to implement :)

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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 07:32:30 PM »
I can imagine that being taken as a serious option.
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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 07:18:30 PM »

From my time in another life ,,, but the message still holds valid



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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2017, 06:52:59 PM »

As a technical writer who has focused as much on the “technical” as on the “writing,” I came up with a phrase that describes my reaction when a programmer tells me something “can’t” be done: “Its just software.”

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“Can’t” is shorthand. What it’s shorthand for depends. It could mean there’s no time to do the work. It could mean there are no resources to do the work. It could mean that the work does not provide enough value. (A reason that’s especially tough to hear when you’re trying to make a product better.) Heck, it could mean that the underlying system was designed so badly that there’s no way anyone wants to touch any of it because one light breath will make it all fall over like a Jenga tower.
What “can’t” almost never means is its literal meaning. A programmer almost always can, so when one says “can’t,” it becomes incumbent on us to translate.
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2017, 11:43:22 PM »

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Making a game is more fun than making accounting software.
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2017, 06:19:51 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 05:09:57 PM »
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"Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day;
teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime." - David Leinweber
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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 03:54:25 PM »
If money is lost, nothing is lost

If health is lost, something is lost

But if character is lost,
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8 bits are lost!
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2018, 01:28:16 AM »
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If you’re able to make a bit of software that enables a zombie to wander through a town searching for fresh brains, then you should be able to make a toaster oven do the same and reuse the same code for both.

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« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 06:17:14 PM »

I think every company needs to make the decision to either invest significantly more in tools, or just not bother.

That applies to everything. It's not only for the 3d editor used to build your levels, but it's your build system, and it's your programming language, it's your production pipeline, it's the DCC tools you use, all of that.

Tools are supposed to have a multiplying impact on productivity, and when you find that they have a dividing impact on productivity, get the hell out.

- Tim Sweeney, creator of the UnrealEd game engine/editor
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Re: Gems ...
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2018, 08:48:20 PM »
Quote from: Penny de Byl ; How to Program Voxel Worlds .....

I saw a great quote the other day:

If it doesn't work,
it doesn't matter
how fast it doesn't work


and this is kind of my coding philosophy.


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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2023, 05:45:19 PM »
This thread popped up in a search result.

I'd forgotten all about some of these "Gems"
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