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Tutorial Doctor's Journal

Good help is VERY hard to find.

Posted by , 26 February 2014 - - - - - - · 811 views
I know a lot of people can relate. I see it on health sites and on programming sites, and on every single forum.

Someone is in dire need of help and you get all these extremely annoying replies.

Some guy thinks it is absurd to ever need help and says, "google it."

Another thinks that they can solve everything and knows nothing, and gives you a wild goose chase.

Another knows what they are talking about, but try to get you hooked on a $10 package.

And there is that one person out of a trillion who actually knows what they are talking about, who is patient enough to take time out and make it simple for you, and give you good, solid advice. Your response? THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU SO MUCH! JUST WHAT I NEEDED!

I'll be flying solo.

Now it's time to DO IT!(start programming)

Posted by , 26 February 2014 - - - - - - · 748 views

Okay, I have made a lot of inquiries, but I haven't been programming a lot. Just been gathering information I thought would be useful. That's why I have been posting the topics I have. Rather than post "help with my homework) posts, I have been posting discussion topics. Trying to feel out the industry.

So I am going to use this site from now till whenever as a reference site. I might chime in every once in a while to get feedback.

I think I will work on that senses system first,

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name...

Posted by , 13 February 2014 - - - - - - · 874 views
forum, community
So, when I am on this site, I am a total noob, but on this other site they think I am a genius. hehe.

I like being right in-between though. I can learn from the best and brightest and take what I learn, decipher it, make it simple, and share it with the common folk. And we all know I am one of the "common folk."

I am on a new path, one that I think will really be the future of programming, so I am investing some time into seeing how that works out.

This node-based programming is a phenomena that I think will change programming. Yes, perhaps in the past it was irrelevant and such, but I have met some people who are implementing it (and very well). If it doesn't change general programming, it will at least affect game programming.

It's something old yet new, and it is exciting to be a part of something that is not so popular before it gets popular, and to tell you the truth, I have a knack for that sort of thing:

Apps (I called single task programs)
Augmented reality (not as big yet, but it is used on professional levels whether people know it or not)
3D printing (Yeah, saw it at SIGGRAPH a long time ago).
Geodesic domes (old but new)

The list goes on.

Albert Einstein thought like me

Posted by , 09 February 2014 - - - - - - · 702 views
Einstein, Albert, thinking
I have always had thus idea, that if you can't mask something easy for a little child to understand, you reall can't teach.

Today I found a quote by Albert Einstein;

“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
― Albert Einstein

The other day, I was thinking how easy it is to have complex information, but how hard it is to make that information easy to understand for the layman.

Lots of people who have years of accomplishment make tutorials on their field of study, but little to none actually can teach well.

It's easy to have knowledge, but it takes a profound sense of understanding to convey it in an easy to grasp way.


“One should use common words to say uncommon things”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
― Isaac Newton

“I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.”
― Albert Einstein

“..things are never as complicated as they seem. It is only our arrogance that prompts us to find unnecessarily complicated answers to simple problems.”
― Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

“Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.”
― Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.”
― Edsger Wybe DIJKSTRA

The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.”
― Criss Jami

Your game is a dime a dozen

Posted by , 03 February 2014 - - - - - - · 903 views
Unique, game
Found this definition:

A dime is a small amount of money. A dozen is 12 items.
When something or someone is described as being a dime a dozen it literally means that you can get lots of them for a small amount of money. - ie There are plenty more like them about. (the person or item is not unique.)

How does this make me feel?

Like crap.

How does one handle this statement, because it does seem to be true.

If I'm going to make games, I'd have make unique ones.

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