AboutJust your friendly neighbourhood alcoholic lumberjack from Down Under ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Also the only person on earth that doesn't like Python apparently ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
SkillsJS, HTML, C#, CSS, MDL, GML, Java, Vala
Joined devRant on 5/5/2017
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Serious question here...
I understand alot of devs have had some pretty rough times but things aren't going too flash for me.
I personally know I'm just having a tough patch when it comes to luck but everything is just building up and up to the point it's effecting my personal life and even programming isn't helping...
Normally I will just build something completely random and not related to any 'main' project I have but now everytime I fire up the IDE I just loose all motivation and care for programming...
Just want to know if anyone can sort of recommend anything to just help me get back to working on shit and be sort of myself again and not this mopey me...12
So re-installed linux on my PC while I had the time only to discover that my windows installation had installed it's boot manager onto the linux installs hard drive... So of course it all got deleted and I can't access my windows partition because I can't get linux to create a bootable windows drive...
Today is just fucking great isn't it .-.10
Don't you fucking love when you go to a LAN, remember the PC, monitor, Xbox and even noodles... Yet still fucking forget your mouse and keyboard .-.27
What's it like being part of the FOSS community?
Well here's the average comment section on everything related to FOSS anything...
"Why would you use that, I use XYZ and it's so much better"
"Have you tried ditching that proprietary shit and go in favour with X because it's built by developers for developers"
Guys... I get it, but have you ever considered that the whole point of FOSS is freedom? So you know, freedom of speech, choice and opinion?3
So had to send my pixel 2 xl back to google under warranty (4th fucking pixel I've had, now on my 5th) and just got it back after 3 weeks Alan's after using a Nokia 6.1... Holy fuck this phone is fucking huge!!
It's really weird now looking at it thinking on how I was able to put up with such a large device... I feel shaken to my core...
(Side note, as I'm typing this; I just realised I had some repo changes in termux I didn't commit and some debug logs for something I I was working on left on the Nokia but I just did a factory reset... fuck!)9
Ladies and gentlemen... Can we please have a moment of silence for my PC which seems to be on her last legs...
CPU thermal throttling at 40 degrees celcius (CPU is on it's way out)
RAM is randomly having allocation errors
PSU isn't delivering optimal current
GPU only displays out of 2 DP ports
and for the very first time... Have had an SSD fail...
Pray for me people... Please18
"You're invited to our invite only webinar on mobile application and mobile user experience development"
Cool, good on me now fuck off with stupid fucking webinars!1
So for anyone else who uses Gamemaker studio 2... For the love of all that is holy get excited for the updates coming to GML!
Finally it looks like it's becoming more and more off a legitimate language with the addition of lightweight objects and inline methods...
Maybe people will start taking GML seriously and Gamemaker won't be considered a 'basic' engine anymore :-D
All can be found here: https://yoyogames.com/blog/514/...5
My brain: don't get your hopes up don't get your hopes up don't get your hopes up..
Yoyo games: *clears throat*2
To everyone who say's they won't release X for Y because Y isn't good at Z (For example, people who don't support games on Linux because Linux isn't as good at gaming compared to windows), go fuck yourself with the wide end of a rake...
Fuck me people piss me off with stupidity sometimes .-.
Thing's aren't going to evolve and get better if everyone just abandon's shit at the first fucking hurdle, remember when windows wasn't good at gaming compared to mac, well that fucking changed pretty quick didn't it...
(If anyone is curious how this came about, I'm am still holding hope for Gamemaker studio 2 to come to Linux but in the mean time though about running it's compiler through mono and building a front end to see if I can even do it but was talking to someone about it and they said I'm wasting my time because Linux is shit for games)6
Only now just realised I haven't had a drink in 3 weeks and even longer since I had an iced coffee... Guys I think I've discovered why my rants are down!!!
Time to go get fucking hammered and try to build the world!1
Alright got an idea I have for my game engine that I'd love some input on...
So the engine has emphasis on user made content and openness to that content (EG. open source dev tools and no licencing of art) but I also want to try and build a basic ecosystem with the engine and one way I'm doing it is with cross game mods (Take a mod from one game and drop it in another and it just works... Famous last words) but something I want to try is a companion app for the engine itself...
So it'll have a custom written save system baked in engine to make progress saving and the like simpler for the end user, thinking about building an app for smart watches and phones that would connect to the engine and actually back up and sync local saves to the app and vice versa as long as they have a connection (Hotspot your phone, bluetooth or wifi) but allow you to manage some data within the app by building a basic API to let devs show the user information about the save and the game by adding description, thumbnails to distinguish games and the like...
Just want opinions if it may be a good idea to invest some time into and if anyone has idea's that could make it better.6
Start my new job on April 1st (yes I know, I show up and get sacked on the spot as an April fools joke) and I'm hoping they are accommodating when it comes to operating systems but deep down I can already hear the windows xp boot sound .-.2
Dear people who leave bad reviews...
Do not use a review as a bug report, saying something crashes on your device and telling the developer to "fix this" isn't a review.
It is barely a bug report but a review is on quality, not individual issues .-.4
Wait... You mean to tell me that other programming languages that aren't python exist?!?!
Manager: Morning Alex, how are you?
My Brain: I'm fan-fucking-tastic, I've had 1 hour of sleep, hurt my back, feels like my tail bone is broken, struggling to walk, every piece of code I've written for the past 3 day's has been a complete waste of time and I'm at work...
Me actually: Good thanks .-.4
It is taking every fibre of my being to not buy a couple raspberry pi zeroW's and just mess around trying to build my own phone, software and all...
Also hard for me to not just buy any pi to just have sitting around 'incase' .-.17
So as much as I dislike stock Ubuntu... Just had a gander at screenshots of what 19.04 will look like and hot damn!!!
Actually is starting to take shape and become its own look other than you know.. stock gnome .-.6
I'm looking at replacing my Moto 360 gen 2 because I've given up hope of the gen 3 (even if I know things that I'm not allowed to share) and I'm looking at the ticwatch c2 but can't find any CPU comparisons between the SD 400 and SDW 2100...
I know the 2100 is essentially the 400 on a smaller manufacturing process but still...3
Decided to return to writing again and take yet another break from coding and decided to restart my book that I'm working on...
I swear coming up with variable names is fucking easier than working on the first chapter .-.24
So turns out android Q got the first Dev preview... Come on Google, you can turn material design 2.0 around and make it look and feel good, I believe in you!!!!
(Material design 2 is what I imagine Fisher price creating)
Would just like to give kudos to 343 for there work at bring halo to PC. They are actually being developers and not doing a rushed port with minimal tweaking...
It's great to see some Devs take pride in their work and not see it just as a quick job to rake in the money from fans...
Never thought I would give good credit to a Microsoft owned thing...
(I'm an Xbox gamer so i suppose I can't hate too much?)6
Just read an article stating you shouldn't buy windows 10 home and should buy pro instead because of 'potential performance increase' due to some of its 'added performance technology'...
Do I need to say more?11
Thanks Microsoft, thankyou for not grouping notifications on windows 10 when multiple come through from the same app at the same time...
Opened the mail app after having it disabled for a while and it slowly queued up over 120 notifications that came through one by fucking one...
Why can't you just detect there are tonnes of notifications and just send 1 saying there are notifications... ffs7
Anyone able to link me to some good reading material on compilers, interpreters, emulation and CPU design?
Keen to actually get some of this knowledge under my belt, don't mind if it requires a little investment as long as it isn't written in (fucking) python, preferably C if anyone knows of anything.
Thanks guys! :-D11