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dwarfsoft

Member Since 04 Jun 2000
Offline Last Active Nov 12 2014 03:47 AM

#4762065 Classical Music makes me eerily productive

Posted by dwarfsoft on 20 January 2011 - 04:12 PM

Yae, but also Heavy Metal, or Techno makes me eerily productive too... or maybe it's just music in general... :/


#4759769 Kindle text books :S

Posted by dwarfsoft on 16 January 2011 - 02:49 PM

While I personally haven't gone with Kindle versions (other members of my family are using Kindle and loving it) I have bought a few ebooks, in either PDF or ePub format. These books have bee absolutely fantastic due to the price and distribution. Once I buy it I can start reading immediately (which is what I had to do for the "XNA Game Studio 3.0 Unleashed" book required for the XNA 4.0 Workshop). Reading a lot off a screen does strain your eyes, but after some time you adjust to it. If you do have a Kindle then it would be less eye strain but you would have to deal with black/white/greyscale images (pretty sure there is no colour e-ink screens out there in the wild as yet). I've read most of the MSPress Server management books this way as well, and they are pretty good.

PDF's are good for preserving formatting the way it was displayed in the original book. ePubs are good for use on different reading devices as it can modify the formatting to fit widths and heights much more easily. I love ebooks and have a rather large library of them now. I do also buy a lot of dead tree books because there is just no getting away from the tactile and sensory experience of a good book.


#4759481 The Epic Thread Of Awesomeness

Posted by dwarfsoft on 15 January 2011 - 07:19 PM

I only have one thing and it's the most awesome thing there is! Women!Posted ImagePosted Image

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Until you marry one.


#4759353 The Epic Thread Of Awesomeness

Posted by dwarfsoft on 15 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

- COMPUTER GAMES!
- PROGRAMMING COMPUTER GAMES!


#4758550 What Does Everyone Think About The New Site Layout?

Posted by dwarfsoft on 13 January 2011 - 05:04 PM

Ah that's what that "whatever it is" is for :D
okay, fair game. Maybe make the clickable img a little bigger and get rid of the redundant user info.
Personally I don't care so much about the time the ajax request takes.

But I vote for putting the username directly on top of the avatar pic and displaying reputation.:P


Agreed. Reputation, although linked only to a user, does provide a quick check against whether the user is LIKELY to be providing useful content or just trolling. I understand that moving toward a content rated system is better for finding relevant information and answers, but reputation is far more useful for effectively dealing with troublemakers (ie, some users will identify the low rep and ignore a troll instead of biting on their troll-bait). It also provides a way of garnering trust in content that has not yet been rated up.


#4755904 "Game devs should avoid forums." WHAAAA?

Posted by dwarfsoft on 06 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Seems to be fairly good advice. When the forums are less populated, and there is far more signal than noise, you can culture a good fan base by interacting in the forums. Once the community grows you end up with far too many trolls and louts that simply do not have the ability to think before posting. At this point it's best to just stay out of their way, for your own sanity and the good of the community.


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