Aboutthe kind of person who reflexively tests the limits of the username inputbox but misspells his intended name in the process...
Skillsc#, unity3d, blender, and then php, sql, j, js and rest of that crap pile
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@athlon that's not a challenge, that's a consequence of a past oversight :-P
@Salzian best was when i was trying to look up how to do something in unreal engine.
the official documentation said something like "you can simply set it in the menu"
didn't say which menu, in what window, and how do i open it.
turned out it was a menu in a window which opens from a ... button in a 40row property table in a tab that appears in the main property window only if you select a specific component from the scene objects hierarchy.
"our engine has BUTTONS FOR EVERYTHING, so it's so darn easy that even nonprogrammers can make complete games in it!"
@darthkebab actually, that's the first time i had no issue reading a ternary expression containing more than one word on either side
as in, www?
nah, a large portion of internet in general is a fuckin mess, since it was built on completely unsecure, encoding-dependent, stateless protocols designed to exchange static data, and all of the "advancements" since then have just been equally shortsighted bandaids to force it to handle the precise absolute opposite of what it was intended for.
the video needs about 20thousand more explosions to actually fit the music
in other words, "let's pretend you didn't do thia obvious stupid mistake, so that you're not ashamed to fix it"
yup, good strategy
The part of the computer that you can obliterate in a few keystrokes if it pisses you off enough.
@Jilano your shortening missed the point:
Cloud means someone ELSE'S computer(s).
also many templates are written like crap.
or the CMS itself uses some modular template system where each plugin has templates for its own bits, and when you pile enough plugins on top of each other (e. g. menu containing popup submenus containing crossfading preview images), the result of them automatically nesting their templates is... precisely as bad as it sounds.
i have never tried Kotlin, but if it's painless android/mobile development you're after, then i can highly recommend Flutter
@cst1992 i have never encountered a (modern) city builder that would be consistently challenging. they usually have two challenging phases - the beginning, until you learn the basics of the systems which enables you to stay in the green, and then late-game when you need to learn how to solve the issues in large cities (usually traffic). besides these two phases, i think it's more like making a model railway: you just make a city you like, and enjoy seeing it growing.
...but you don't need documentation if it's easy to set up and use!
i switched from chrome to firefox at the start of this year because after i had my laptop stolen i needed to work on hp620 which explained to me very clearly that firefox is about 4 to 8 times less resource-hungry than chrome.
i've been on an actual computer for a week now, and i kept using firefox, because those months on hp620 made me pretty much hate chrome, and appreciate a degree of SANE coding which results in programs that DON'T assume you've got a dedicated server rack just to run a single instance of them.
no, that's equality as defined and required by feminism
there's a site with a pretty comprehensive comparison table of how long each of the common methods take, how painful it is, and how certain it is to do the job.
i usually link it when i'm responding to this kind of question when i can be reasonably sure the person who asked isn't actually going to try.
i learned about it to be a named antipattern, at least in my country. we call it "the bird cannon" (cannon to shoot sparrows, in literal translation).
i've always wondered if it has a proper colloquial name in english too...
... are you aware you have just outed yourself as that obnoxious thirdparty API guy most of us have complained about on this site at least once?
same as any time when someone. complains about men keeping women down. that was the whole point of how and why my comment was sarcastic.
1. cut the power cable altogether.
2. increase the power levels in the cirquit to create electric arc
3. tesla coil speaker!
that sounds like a huge progress. like you finally got your house's front door unstuck and open, to see the freshly carpet-bombed city outside =D.
(jk, you fixing the compile error uncovered single other error that cascaded down, we allknow it's most likely that)
depends on what i'm doing.
some easy many times before done thing in relative isolation from most other stuff? can be even 100% writing because i manage the thinking fully in parallel as there isn't much of it.
some actually interesting challenging thing with numerous future implications for how the whole system is built?
sometimes i step away from thr computer and just draw and think and then delete previous 2 hours of work and start typing over, when i get back, and sometimes this repeats several times until i arrive at a solution/approach that clicks, and then i'm back to the first mode.
in c# i can just leave an astral instance of myself standing inside, watching the function, waiting for it to continue, while my actual self hops one callstack level up and does whatever it wants/needs to do in the meantime.
no need for promises if the function will yield under my watchful stare, sooner or later.
p. s. how incredibly weird the word yield. i've tried three spellings and none of them looks right while any of them might be =D
"i just want to understand this"
there's your problem.
@Condor oh, and what absolutely fascinates me is Jonathan Blow's programming streams: running vim (i think) on Windows, in some console emulator or something, using it for coding, while having VS open in the background all the time, switching to it only to compile and run the code.
to me, it's the best piece of absurdist humor.
@Condor btw, funny thing, in my native language, you'd pronounce "q!" basically the same way as spanish "qué?!"
so i always imagine people exiting vim right after starting it, audibly exclaiming "qué!?", as in "why the hell did i launch this thing?!" O:-)
@Fast-Nop (imagine the "you can't be... if..." meme)
you can't be exclusionary or a racist, if you exclude the race you're excluding, from the list of actual races... ;)
@tenCharacters actually, this is probably the only context where preference for those hybrid platforms/web ecosystem in general seems reasonable
...but isn't any use of vim being "blind in the dark"?
... sorry, i couldn't help myself =D
1. experience and knowledge, meaning how many times you fucked up/wasted time and how much you remember about why and how to avoid it in the future
2. the ability to evaluate own level of experience and knowledge
3. the ability to know when asking someone else just wastes their time, vs when not asking someone else just wastes your/everybody's time.
that's the poetic answer. the practical one is: when everyone is asking you for advice, and you have nobody you can ask for advice, you're a senior, IN THAT SPECIFIC PLACE/AREA/CONTEXT.
who needs to be consistent, or correct, when you've got Java?