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Has anyone had any experience with the new Pinebook Pro?
Thinking of getting one as well as the Pinephone and Pinetime to build a mini ecosystem of sorts, just wanting to know if anyone can give any tips on the performance?3
Building turn based enemy AI for a strategy game can go fuck itself...
I'm normally able to work out other forms of AI but as soon as I try to work out how to build AI for TBS, I just seem to have my brain exit my body....
I've been at this for fucking hours and have no idea what the fuck I'm doing .-.7
Has anyone had experience with taking a 2009 MacBook Pro apart?
About to give mine a new lease on life by replacing thermal paste and battery but probably going to replace the wireless and Bluetooth card (with a working one) but noticed it is installed on the underside of the screen hinge (because that's a logical place other than connected to the main motherboard), just wanting to know if anyone can give recommendations to avoid fucking it irreversibly...7
You know you're bored when you boot up a random arch iso and just start seeing how fast you can break an install .-.4
So I work for an ISP in the customer support center and we use slack for communication... As you can tell by my starred channels; we do plenty of work...
(Yes, potato is dedicated to nothing but potato)8
Sick of seeing the 'proprietory is the devil' fucking argument, I'm super keen for the pine phone and to a lesser extent the librem 5 but seeing people already boycott them because they still use some proprietary libraries and components...
Who gives a fuck, yes open source is better for those who love to tinker and learn the inner workings but there is nothing wrong with using proprietary software on one of these devices.
It's the same toxic shit as 'microsoft bad, Linux good' and we really need less of it around7
So went to start working on a side project (Didn't try to take my finger off this time) and then suddently windows hits me with my kryptonite...
'Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has been installed'3
So after exactly 30 minutes of building a basic interpreter (yes I'm back on the interpreter wagon) in python, I have once again come to the conclusion that python can go fuck itself with its backwards and inconsistent syntax with needlessly over worked and backwards data structures...
Would rather work in fucking COBOL at this stage...3
Me: hmmmm it's a pain in the ass building my program and having to rebuild it everytime I want to swap to my Chromebook (going from x86 to ARM64), I really wish they could develop an OS that is essentially a VM so you would compile once and have the OS' VM later do the heavy lifting
My brain: hey Alex, that sounds like a great idea, you deserve a coffee for that!
Me: yes I do... Wait... Coffee... Cup of jo... Java.... WAIT! This sounds like what Java was intended to be!!!!!
My brain: oh dear god... Time to fucking bury this thought to never be discussed again!!!!!
What's the lesson to learn here? If it looks like Java, sounds like Java and acts like Java, beat it over the head and bury it 6 feet down :-37
So I was in a great mood and decided 'fuck it let's try making something, have a couple beers, make some taco's and break out the old coder lxmcf'...
Started cutting lettuce and then BAM! Cut a large chunk of my left index finger off...
So now I am unable to type properly because my finger is making me angry with pain, guess that's what I get for wanting to get back into programming9
Yes I know this is more of a stack overflow question but no one seems to have asked it and not going to waste time getting downvoted and having my account banned for not knowing something again .-.
Just wanting to know if anyone is able to recommend some libraries that would be useful for making mobile Linux apps with GTK?
Preferably ones that will interface with Vala as I'm wanting to build a mini ecosystem of apps for the pine phone to interface with Elementary OS?
Friend: Do you think you could make an app that does X?
Me: Yes but I'm not an app developer so haven't had much experience with app design so might take a while
Also friend: What sort of programmer are you? It's basic shit
My friends don't seem to understand that the programming loop for game development (Mostly background asset management) and app development is like trying to ask why a bull and a bull frog won't breed...Yes they both have bull in the name but they are 2 fucking different cunting things...8
'Great repository names are short and memorable'
- Github, 2019
Now... Are you trying to tell me that super-duper-engine is shorter and more memorable than Gterm... Github... Pls8
Yes I'm a developer who is programming in public, no that does not mean you can keep learning over and looking at my fucking screen10
G'day lads and lass',
Just jumping in as I seem to have been inactive for a few weeks and thought I'd update those who care, things have sort of taken a steep fall down when it comes to programming, seem to have fallen into a bit of a depression with it as every time I get the urge to do anything, by the time I actually start; I've already just lost interest and have no motivation anymore, so in light I'm taking another break from most things dev related (Might start some super minor and bullshit projects that'll probably be abandoned on github after like 5 commits)
But on the other side things have never been better, just about to finalise purchasing a block of land start building my first house with my fiance and my job has been secured after 6 months of probation, starting to gain traction with starting up my food business and seem to have a lot less 'real life' stress on my shoulders.
That being said I probably will still browse dev rant on the occasion but don't expect anymore half assed rants from me for a fair while..
Plan on throwing some of my already abandoned projects on github for anyone who might want to start picking up the pieces and finish what I never could.
(Don't worry Jilano, I'll never stop wearing the flanny and will still always have a beer in one hand, I'm not going anywhere mate)2
On a scale of 1-10, how lazy are you when it comes to prototype code?
Me, well I'm a 'fuck it lets just wildcard anything that is a child of a GLib objects'
Don't be like me kids...
EDIT: Yes i know it should have been an override void5
Me: ugh I really hate the lack of graphics performance in virtual box and not a fan of how CPU hungry VMware can get... Fuck it let's try gnome boxes
Also me: *spends 4 hours diagnosing issues with gnome boxes and Ubuntu 18.04 based distros*
But so far... Worth it. Seems pretty damn good so far2
Has anyone ever just completely forgotten literally everything about how a language works?
I use to be fairly good at Vala as and now I can't even remember how to load fucking CSS or use inline CSS .-.4
Been a while since I asked one of these questions, decided it's about time to bring them back, so what was everyones latest 'fuck it' moment, whether it was an 'ill do it myself' or a 'fuck this shit' moment...
Currently I am going through a fuck it moment, sick of complaining that GameMaker is not available on Linux, so I'm jumping head in and building an IDE that will hopefully use mono to run the GMS compiler... Despite me having barely any major knowledge in the language I'm using nor the knowledge to easily build a code editor on its own...1
Nothing scarier than realising you have made a tonne of changes to your repo as of yesterday and the last commit was 4 days ago... Pray for me2
Just realised I've been looking for an x86 based laptop to install Linux on just for around the house...
Been looking at buying a brand new one and only now just remembered I have an old 2009 MBP...
Let's break out the elementary OS USB and breathe some life in this baby!1
Wanted to jump back into UB Ports after my old Nexus 5 decided to leak battery acid everywhere .-.
Thought I would try and find another Nexus 5, apparently the only functional ones are going to cost me $300 AUD, that's a no go...
Ok let's look for a one plus one, better hardware and may be better to find anyway, nope not a single one plus one online....
Short things short, if anyone can find either of these phones for reasonable prices (AUD) you know who to contact .-.
(I've been searching for 2 hours now and have nothing)2
Mini rant ahead:
So just wanted to get something off of my chest in relation to something that continues to prop up constantly in the OSS community.
OSS is not better than proprietary software and proprietary software is not greater than OSS.
Sick of seeing people complain when they see someone using proprietary software like google chrome and the like in comparison to open source alternatives.
We understand that the freedom offered by OSS is clearly better but we should not 'hate' or 'actively avoid' proprietary software.
Key example for me personally is that I use Gamemaker Studio 2 to develop my games and the amount of people who keep negatively branding that choice and tell me to use Godot because it is 'better' and 'open source'
People just really need to respect other peoples choices, if you have something to say on the matter when you see someone using something you may not agree with, sure say your opinion, but don't defend it and go on the attack because other people use differently licensed software.
* And end scene *28