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SkillsGamemaker Language 2 & Java; Web, game and mod developer. Studying cybersecurity and recovering computers
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Coding on Windows Notepad is a big no-no and isn't efficient at all, and it burns the eyes. It's only meant for .txt (raw text) files.
Notepad++, however, I'll give the professor a participation award. Anything is better than straight-up Notepad.
@zlice Definitely, what's a good Linux distro that has relatively good .exe support for gaming and GUI that isn't Chrome OS? I have a rig built for both gaming and workstations, but don't know what is compatible with my motherboard and/or hardware so that the graphic. It also needs to support a UGEE drawing tablet.
I've been investing into getting a second internal SSD for Linux just so I don't have another forced Windows Upgrade. I was looking into Windows 10 Workstation for my next build, if I can not get a Linux-compatible PC.
NVIDIA GTX 1660, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, Ryzen 5 2600 hexacore CPU, ASUS PRIME A320M-K (mobo), Ugee 1910B Drawing Tablet (Monitor)
I never start my questions with "hi" or "hello" or whatever, I always apologize if I'm interrupting them first thing, and state my question in the same message, as say "You don't have to immediately respond" if it's not urgent.
That's how to speak to other devs without getting immediately blocked or ignored.
Isn't Comic Sans actually one of the only few dyslexia friendly fonts that comes with most systems?
People shit on it too much.
What the fuck
Push to master
Release on Friday
Wake up to the next day
800+ notifs screaming
For me to start fixing
@kiki Can back you up here, I get muscle spasms in my limbs 24/7.
I've found that pointing to a spot on a piece of printer paper instead of the screen works just as well without being rude to colleagues.
@sariel Yeah I like my OS to be offline. I want it to work off of the grid, especially when the company's router goes rogue on us (we've been cyberattacked twice in the past 3 years)
I want my programs to work offline. Sometimes offline is better.
If they disabled the HOSTS file functionally, don't tell me about it. I will absolutely go mad, I use that file to block ads and analytics BS in video games... Games that I paid for...
I will not let go of Windows 10, never move to Windows 11, and will move to Linux when my current PC's hardware decides to retire. I have a death grip on W10 to keep the offline functionality and whatever accessibility features that weren't in W7 (Yes, I'm disabled: HoH, nearsighted and photosensitive).
@sariel Technically speaking, it was the hardware components that caused the client's bulk of the issues. The terminal would boot up, but it would get stuck halfway through.
My client's PC was pre-built and looking into the RAM and SSD, found that they did not communicate well with Linux/Unix. Manufacturer warned the same thing, and that the client voided the warranty by modifying what OS was installed on the system.
Client was lucky I knew how to fix his specific BIOS's boot records even though he gave me the wrong model ID. My client even admitted he didn't exactly know what he was doing, so that says a lot.
A valuable lesson was learned: don't mess with the OS the PC came with. The chances of success is not 100%.
@joewilliams007 Upgrading/changing an OS is the last thing you'd want to do with your PC. A client of mine tried to put Arch Linux on his gaming laptop and deleted Windows 10 because he was obsessed with Linux. The distro quickly broke down and I had to reinstall W10 and every single driver that was supposed to come with the prebuilt for him.
I had a similar nightmare scenario where I used to have a prebuilt Windows 7 computer just getting Manifest Destiny'd by Windows 10 overnight without my consent, and things only went downhill from there.
Also, I tried Linux, but no distro seems to be compatible with my GPU, RAM, and possibly MoBo. I was almost hospitalized by a Linux distro that caused me to have a seizure due to the flashing rendering glitches.
Some things should just be left as they are, and seeing this is absolutely a blessing:
Refurbished iPhone 6s. Don't need much honestly if I can talk in the company's community Discord servers and text/call employees & friends when I'm out of my office, I'm good. It's lasted me a good 5 years and is still going strong.
Want a talented programmer but there are none in your area? Look at someone who just modded your software and hire them.
I bet Terraria's dev team is having the time of their lives after hiring the guy who pretty much founded both Modded Minecraft and Terraria.
"We have an unstable branch, push commits there," then proceeds to forget it exists the next hour.
Skipped it, XP straight to Win7. Remained blissfully unaware until someone reminded me it was a thing and then I realized that there's probably going to be a person out there, somewhere in the world, using it, and they'll get a software bug on it with my programs.
Backwards compatibility will be a nightmare.
Looks like someone forgot what modularity is.