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Teach him how to play Minecraft and burn all his stuff with lava.
Gardening is a golden opportunity, hear me out.
Measure/track everything; plot size, water used, number of seeds (estimate), weather conditions.
Model in software (custom that you build)
Plants grow and mature at a fixed rate, nothing you can do to make it faster
Track harvest and research methods to improve bounty, code into software (tracking high in hot days, increase water by X)
Now you have experience of writing software, you are doing something outside, and you and Dad have a common goal.
@Root @theKarlisK there are a non zero amount of people who have no connection with their children but are emotionally stunted so that they cannot bond with their child so they grasp at anything they can in order to form that bond before they die.
There was a song by Harry Chapin about it https://youtu.be/KUwjNBjqR-c
@bkwilliams I once suggested writing software but he thinks that my hard work learning to code is a waste. Wants me to be like him and do manual work.
The only thing he wants from me is that I'm self sustained, but I can't be because I'm still in uni (but I'm going to make sure I'm going to get my own house at the end of next school year). My mother tricked me into staying here and now I regret it deeply.
My father promised that if i get a job, he will keep the Internet as it is but he broke that promise by getting rid of the contract and making me fend for myself using LTE. I'd set up my own Internet but the set up cost is too high for now.
@theKarlisK my dad literally doesn't give a shit about any of my hobbies. He doesn't try and understand. He's never spoken to me. He just comes up to me and demands I do things. Kinda like a dictatorship.
@Root I feel your pain my dude. My is definitely the latter.
@theKarlisK I'm jealous of people with dads that are actually parents. My girlfriend's dad helps her, talks to her and is a really cool dude. I've spent considerable amount of time at her house to know this.
@bkwilliams and well, maybe that's it. I keep threatening that I'm going to move far far away, and they keep grasping harder and harder. When I'm finally independent, I'm not going to talk to them for years.
Dads a farmer ?
I hear that because farmers kids are leaving the industry that it struggles to produce enough for everyone to eat.
I'm reminded of a friend of mine who brought the internet to his village so the farmers could look online and get a better price for their crops as local middlemen was offering them prices far below the market rates and they used to take them.
I wonder if via the internet you could find out a more profitable crop he could grow..
I reckon automation is the future of farming, to solve the labour problem.
Being back with parents I also spent a couple of months landscaping the garden.
Which involved moving lots of earth around so it went from hilly to flat.
Who doesn't love moving tons of dirt with nothing more than a bucket and shovel.. :-)
Hopefully when we move, we'll get a JCB and mum can drive it !
She used to drive tractors..
When I say moving tons of dirt, what I really mean is, tons of stones with some dirt in there someplace, that is almost as tough as concrete !
I had to use a crowbar to soften up the ground first before I could shovel it..
I'm too old for this shit !
They viewed computers as toys I was playing with, wanted me to get a real man's job, like lumberjack.
Did I mention I had to buy my own axe out of pocket money to chop firewood with !
Yes, lots of pressure to spend countless hours outside in all weathers.
Is why I keep leaving home !
They have mellowed slightly with age, computers are no longer considered toys, and I don't often have to shovel shit anymore..
And I've moved on from simple donkey work to tasks like, fitted wardrobes, kitchens, bathrooms, etc..
This is why I'm planning on a vehicle with solar panels so I can charge a laptop if I find myself in a similar situation again.
Perhaps even a small wind turbine..
Though I hear Visual Studio doesn't like working offline...
(e.g. if you don't use VS for 20 days, then you'll get a stale license when you start next time)
Anyone know how to ?
FX [ Amused look. ]
Actually I rather like BASIC, all that waiting around for compilers to do their thing..
The book I took with me was this one:
I remember finding lots of bugs in it !
I hear Python is like today's modern version of BASIC, but the last time I looked at it, it had so many bugs !
Is it more fixed these days that I don't have to find a fix for every line of code I write ?
I did have a little play the other day with it, and didn't break anything. :-)
In my quest to find an offline version of Alexa.
-AJ-2446dMan this thread is deep. Makes me feel lucky that I never grew up with my ‘father’.
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