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Long story short, my mama fixed the printer!
Well, more like she did troubleshoot.
Needed to print something and printer didn’t light up. Did some basic troubleshooting but didn’t work. So assumed it’s spoiled and thought would just use softcopy since document isn’t that important.
When papa told mama abt it, she went ahead and troubleshoot/setup for me to print. Even printed out a test doc, lol.
Then she remarked, “u’ve been doing software, that’s why not so good with hardware hah!”
Proud child is proud. 💪🏿2
Named the wrapper script as CH<scritpname>.
Giggle every time I see the script.
CH is a short form of shit in my native language. If anyone asked me what it means I’ll say it’s Chief script. 🌚
(That’s right, its the script to deal with all the shitty code written by other ppl. May be I write shitty code as well. At least shits are separated.)
Had coffee in the late evening.
And can’t fall asleep till now.
Browsed fb for abit.
Saw someone shared some scary shit.
Shook to the core.
Opened dev rant.
Heart felt almost instantly at ease.
Thank u Devrant 😭4
Anyone knows about that one website for dev ops, with tech or edu.net or sth along that line? Url isn’t that long.
Found it through one rant and op seems to be writing a series of tut or articles for data structure.
Now can’t find it back. Greatly appreciate ur help.4
Ordered THE FAMOUS Paperlike screen protector. First mail got lost to abyss, and ended up having to wait for total of 3 months. Had high hopes but it’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAAADDD if not worse than any other cheap matte screen protector from Alixexpress. Aiz~12
I just learnt abt Stadia from Google!
They said “imagine a world where you don’t need expensive gaming hardware to play the next release.”
But my question is “will I need an expensive service to access that?”
Is it gonna be another Netflix thingy for game? For now I’m just thinking abt how much they’d charge for hosting the game on their server, wow.7
I asked for Razer blade 15 base model for work purpose, considering about Ethernet port and all... Then my boss ordered 2TB option. Should I have asked for advanced model from the start? 😕10
A little background of me. I’m a firm believer of knowledge is power, skill is practice and hard work. Especially for this field, it’s easier to self learn the skills or language these days without having to take loans or burn a huge hole in ur wallet and stuff. But i personally feel, it’s hard to follow an effective path of learning when the info is everywhere. So have to be careful with that. (that’s why I’m here to learn from experts, lurking around)
Sure, degree is just a paper or validation that this person has completed this and that. But doesn’t reflect their actual skill. Especially for this field where u can just show ur skills by making projects. If ur potential boss is impressed by ur skills, u are hired. BUT if ure in Singapore, they require u to have degree by law. No matter how skilled u are, u only get specific amount of salary within a preset range. The range goes by Diploma, Degree, Master, PhD. Etc. U will still get hired by a company if they like u, but won’t get more than a preset range.
I was contented with just my Diploma. But decided to get degree cuz I wanted to earn more. And now considering to go for ms, just cuz my current company gives sponsorship.
Aside from salary, I do think getting a degree in University is one of the important phases of the life, where ure working hard, trying to juggle different things. Also, u do get other perks being a uni students, like discount for books, get access to latest devices if the uni has.
But all in all, whatever floats ur boat, right.4
Quick question, is it bad to quit from a job when the project is not finished yet, especially in a startup company?
My reasoning for quitting, boss doesn’t really understand how game development usually works and mostly assuming every project will be same.
Following is my rant of background story for my question.
The incident triggered me wanting to leave is as below.
G = another guy from incubating center
B = boss
G: hey B, do u know this game studio is releasing this title soon. It’s a local company. Sounds cool.
Then they went to check the company profile. Found that the company has abt 40 staffs in total.
B: hey lunadev, do u know them? They have 40 people to make 2 titles. I think we’re the smallest company in the world that developing mobile games. Ha ha ha.
Me: oh, may be their project scope is complex. But I don’t think ours is the smallest company in the world making game. (We have 5 in total including him) there are others with only 2 ppl making games. (My sarcastic side took over me and said) I think we’re the only company in the world that has such small manpower with shortest deadline.
B: then how long do u think our timeline should be?
Me: abt 2 yrs? (Me considering all the artworks, features, testing time that we have to do)
B: urmmm I don’t think it’s that long. May be abt 6 months or a year at most?
G: ya, abt 6 months. Mobile games are not like desktop games or others so should be abt 6 months. Shouldn’t take that long.
Me: ... :)
Then I packed up my stuffs and left for the day. As for side note, boss designed the game himself and it took him 5 years to add complex features. And sometimes he will still come up to us and ask us to add that feature just cuz he was just inspired by another game he just played. Now can they tell us, this game can finish in 6 months? On what ground?
And another thing that he does gets on my nerve is that he plays game during office hours while the rest of us rushing for his project and campaign.
So, if I quit now, they’d still be in the middle of development. Oh and I’m the main programmer developing the game. So, erm.. Is it wrong?7
Why would anyone think if I’m having less emotion, I’m stress.
For. One. Last. Time!
I’m not stress. I know how to handle stress. Just that I’m emotionally affected by my relationship and thus showing less emotion.
*Inner me to boss and colleague. 😩2
My current idol is ScriptingObject : simple, lightweight, does job well without over complicate things (cuz simple is underrated) and leads independent life.
How do I don’t over complicate things?
Background: I’m currently working for a game with some base project. It alr has pretty complicated ai and some other system.
Today, I was asked by boss to help him set up a test environment for testing taking damage of a character.
First I tried to read up how the battle system and ai works in the base project. Figured, it’s overkill for this testing purpose.
Then, tried to use some plugin to automate the ai and movement. Make the enemy follow the target and stuff.
Alr spending half day, then suddenly realised all I need is just to make one script that takes damage on collision.
Why am I still a programmer? 😭6