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Member Since 11 Nov 2004
Online Last Active Today, 02:48 PM

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In Topic: Best language to start programming in?

02 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

I recommend Unity! You can get a lot done without any programming at all, but once you learn some programming, it won't hold you back. It's very powerful. It also supports several different languages, so if you don't like one, you can easily switch.

In Topic: Ooops... XNA is dead?!.

30 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

I would switch to Linux in a heartbeat before going to Apple. Actually, even if all computers in the world except for Apples were to stop working, I would start a new career before switching to Apple.

Jeez, that's a little harsh. What about the fact that almost everything that runs on Linux also runs on OS X and that they're practically interchangeable? And what about Clang and other cool Apple things?

Also, you'll go broke targeting Linux. There's no market there.

Now, once Steam releases on Linux... I don't think there will be a huge stampede to Linux, but it could be a pretty monumental shift.

In Topic: Separate Functions to Compress From Memory and From a File

28 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

You're right. I'm going to drop support for all of these features, remove several modules of my libraries, and use all features that aren't supported on all of the platforms I own. I was waiting for when the first "abandon the project" post would appear.

I apologize, my sarcasm was completely unnecessary. (Don't post at 12:36am, kids.) I don't think you should abandon the project, I guess I was just echoing mhagain's thought that it really becomes a management decision as to whether it's worthwhile to support an edge case like this. I just had a hard time imagining a use case for this. That's all.

In Topic: Separate Functions to Compress From Memory and From a File

27 November 2012 - 11:36 PM

How do I do memory mapping for an encrypted file stream in an archive through the OS?

Let me get this straight. You want to use your compression algorithm on an encrypted 2Gb file inside another compressed archive?

I can only assume that you're writing some kind of library that has to account for literally every possibility.

In an attempt to be at least somewhat useful, let me just recommend that you not try to re-invent the wheel. These problems have been solved at a lower level and to a higher degree of efficiency than you or I can likely achieve.

In Topic: What country in is best/cheapest for developers?

24 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Just be like Jason Rohrer. Dude lives on $14,000 a year. Here's a super interesting article about him.