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Member Since 10 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Oct 23 2014 02:27 PM

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In Topic: Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)

16 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

I know what you mean, BHXSpecter, it does feel like we've lost a family member. 

When I found out, I almost cried too, because I've grown up watching his movies as they've come out (well, a good chunk of the later work he did). My favorites are Hook, Dead Poet's Society, Patch Adams, Jumanji... oh hell, they're all good, even Flubber! 

He will be sorely missed. :(

In Topic: How long before you forget (programming)

25 June 2014 - 06:58 PM


Just look back in old code once in a while.

And cringe.


I don't think I've ever looked back at code I wrote more than 6 months ago and not thought "Damn, whoever thought that was a good idea?"


When I will look back at code I wrote 6+ months ago, I always cringe! It's funny how that happens, because while you're working on that current project, everything seems like a good idea, then when you come back to it, you realize how you can improve it, and suddenly your original idea looks like crap compared to what you've just come up with!

Anyway, back on topic, I've been programming on and off again for the better part of a decade, and usually I just forget syntax, or how exactly a built-in function works, but not the actual ideas of programming itself. It is a bit like riding a bike - when you don't do it for a while, it might take you a minute or two to remember which gears worked best for you, but after a little time you fall right back into it, almost as if you never had stopped!

In Topic: Your first game / programming project?

19 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

The first thing I ever worked on was a cylinder jumping around on boxes. Actually, I didn't even make it from scratch, I just tweaked and added things to existing examples:


Years later, I turned it into something that looked awful:



Holy hell Comet, I recognize those boxes and that cylinder from one of the DB examples, I think! Gosh, that was ages ago...

That next thing is rather... well, it's kind of terrifying. :P

My first "official" project would have been my game "Coins Galore", for an event over on the TGC Forums. I never quite finished it, but I did learn a LOT in the process of making it. It helped spawn my interest in visual level editors, as well. 

In Topic: Is your IDE hot or not?

19 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

I'm rather fond of the color scheme I came up with for PyCharm.


Took me a day and a half to find color combinations I liked. rolleyes.gif

In Topic: Markov Chain trained on King Jame's Bible and Programming Books

28 February 2014 - 10:52 AM

There are freakin' hilarious!

I have a feeling this will spawn a new programming language - perhaps "Holy Code" or some such, where the syntax will look very similar to what people have already posted. :P

Gotta love custom #defines!