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Servant of the Lord

Member Since 24 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2016 09:42 AM

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In Topic: When you realize how dumb a bug is...

18 October 2016 - 06:15 PM

Many times I talk to my friend about what I programmed and what it does (or doesn't because of a bug) just in the sake of telling someone what I did "today" even when my friend has no clue about any sort of programming.


That's sometimes called "rubber ducking", because some people use a rubber duck or a portrait of a famous computer scientist like Donald Knuth of John Carmack to "explain the problem to".

In Topic: When you realize how dumb a bug is...

15 October 2016 - 10:52 AM

Like an artist becomes "blind" to his work and can't see the mistake when others can. That happens sometimes to me, can't see the mistake in my own code when I've been working on it hours and hours straight.


An artist trick is to hang your painting on a wall somewhere where you'll see it by accident before you remember it's there, and it'll let you take in the whole picture for a moment before you get into "artist mode".


I wonder what an equivalent programmer trick might be? Maybe it'd help if there was a switch in the IDE that swapped to a different color-style and a different spacing/curly-bracket style, (and maybe randomize the variable names to animal names ("tiger = 27", "aardvark = (panda - dragon);"), so you temporarily feel like you're reading someone else's code. Hit the switch, go for a ten-minute jog, come back and read "Bob's function" which you have to learn fresh.

In Topic: Running both server and client on one PC causes lag despite ping < 1 ms.

15 October 2016 - 10:30 AM

Seems enough for now. I hope there aren't any floating point errors that can accumulate and mess up my timers with time.



(the article the image is taken from - interesting read, but the war isn't over yet)

In Topic: Bulk key purchase price

13 October 2016 - 03:49 PM

Thanks all! It's a reputable site (not a reseller) that works like a bundle, and has featured titles such as DX:HR, Alien Isolation, Wolfenstein New Order etc.


That just means they got a hold of several Steam keys for those games, not that the developers/publishers of those games are willing to work with them.




They're responding with how much marketing and buzz it will do but... I don't know, I was part of some small give aways and one bundle so far and can't quite say I noticed much of an impact, viability-wise


Some developers even in big bundles like Humble Bundle claim they didn't get any significant exposure boost (but that the cut of Humble Bundle profits can be nice).


If a random internet user wanted to buy N copies of your game ("to sell on ebay!"), what price would you offer him?

What minimum quantity of keys would you make them buy before getting a slightly better discount?

In Topic: Play Station VR

13 October 2016 - 03:33 PM

In terms of specs, it's lower resolution than Vive/Rift, but with better lenses which make better use of that resolution.


What do you mean by 'better lenses'? The screen has richer colors or better refresh rates, or does the screen curve in a superior way?