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Tutorial Doctor's Journal

Your game is a dime a dozen

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 03 February 2014 · 541 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...

I'll always be a novice

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 31 January 2014 · 427 views
novice, noob, beginner
I always consider myself a novice at things, because I am always learning new things, and always assume my understanding or skill level is always inferior to the many possible advancements I could make in the future.

So I have been calling myself a beginner in computer programming, though that may not be entirely true, but I know that my skill set is inf...

Gonna try out Mind Mapping

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 30 January 2014 · 393 views
mind, mapping, idea, sketch and 1 more...
So, I had been browsing a good app to help me make an outline, couldn't find one. Passed over a few mind mapping apps, but they looked like high school projects I had to do.

Fast forward a few months, and I am literally making a mind map to record my ideas, but not considering that I am using what I thought was useless to do it.

So I sorta re-discovered...

Programmers talk "Alien"

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 29 January 2014 · 545 views
programmer, langauge, hard
A little frustrated because just browsing through forum posts on any programming website full of competent programmers sounds like alien talk.

I mean, do you really have to abbreviate english? See so many topics that sound like the person is speaking in a broken english-like JAVA.You don't use terminology that requires specific knowledge when you are ma...

Programming Cause and Effect.

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 21 January 2014 · 432 views
boolean., cause, effect and 2 more...
So, it is sunny outside, and that makes you happy , so you go outside to play . But then, it starts raining which makes it rainy , and that causes you to be sad . So, you decide to go to sleep .

I sat down today and thought of a way to program cause and effect. I came up with this notation:(initCondtion, initState, initBehavior) + Action = (deltaState,...

I finally realize how important planning is.

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 19 January 2014 · 333 views
plan, important, produce
So, I am the type to work by trial and error, usually. I get stuff done, sometimes.

However, every time I sit down, gather my thoughts and type out a plan, it seems I have more control over the processes I take to accomplish something.

You know how in the PC version of the Sims you can record footage and compose it into a video? Well, I was making a f...

Why am I making a game anyway?

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 17 January 2014 · 402 views
game, industry
Am I trying to change the world? Am I trying to create something I will play every day of my life to pass time? Am I trying to make money from it?

Most games today are temporary games and have no real value. So why am I even thinking about making a game with the hope of potentially making "a" sell? So much goes into them, and if I want it to have any sor...

Games are good social pastime.

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 17 January 2014 · 331 views
game, social, interaction
I had a eureka!

So, a friend and I were bored, and we were wondering what we could do together to not be bored. We could have talked, or we could have watched a movie, or we could have listened to music etc. But we wanted to have fun without having to go out somewhere and spend money.

Well, we played a game!

Games are a good social pastime. And I think...

I don't ask for help with my code unless I really need it.

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 13 January 2014 · 431 views
help, question, code
I see a lot of people asking for help with their code. And in some posts I wonder if they actually searched for the answer.

I don't ask for help with my code unless I really need it. It helps me to learn. I think I come to this site too often as it is when I should be working on something. Yes, it is convenient that we can come here and get help from so...

Artificial Intelligence Ideas

Posted by Tutorial Doctor, 10 January 2014 · 371 views
ai, artificial, intelligence and 1 more...
So, I have been looking at a lecture course on itunes U called "CPSC 689- Introduction to AI Robotics," by Texas A&M University.

Why? Well, i was trying to get a little more info on how artificial intelligence is done by the actually smart people to apply it to my mission to program the 5 senses. I just got an idea for how to proceed from the 3rd vid...

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