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Well atleast you aren't alone .... happens with me all day everyday
Where's the dev part of this Rant? Please tell this to your parents or to a specialized physician... Thank you
ramisa9134yHey I really get this. My parents are/were the same - material goods in place of emotional affection. They would turn the wifi off at night (mind you, I was 20yo and they were doing that), and it would absolutely make things worse. My dad once trashed a laptop that I bought with my own money because I played video games (yet playing games was my one solace outside of studying).
You are not alone! There are people who understand. ❤
@BlueNutterFly i feel ya, i was raised in a home where they firmly believed thay, if you would play nintendo for more then one hour straight, my brains would explode...
It was 1999 , had to do my high school thesis, everyone had computers with a Pentium2 processor, riva tnt gpu or even the first nvidia cards.. Capable playing the first half-life game...
I had to do my thesis on an IBM ps2 286! Yes a 286!!! With the amazing capabilities of a 20mb hdd, yes you read that right, megabytes! Also 1 megabyte of ram... Over 4 slots of 256kbyte each dimm...
Now i make my living out of computers...and everytime they fuck up their computer... I point them out that their brains must have exploded from playing too much facebook and ask them 50€ for the fixing... And a decent meal...
The only thing this has to do with development is because of these things I'm finding myself unable to enjoy or do anything dev-related :(
I was super into video games as a kid. Still am. Spent a lot of time in front of a screen. Nothing against my parents, they're fantastic. My dad still plays video games.
The important thing for me was that we played games together a lot. If not together, then at least in the same room. And we built PCs together too.
If I ever become a parent, that's what I want to do. Whatever my kid is interested in, be involved.