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Nanook

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  1. Not motivated at all

    Do you have another hobby than coding? I used to code 16 hours a day.. first at work then when I got home.. I ended up getting burned out.. Then I bought a sailboat that I am refurbishing.. after not coding for a while I started getting back the interest for it.. get a hobby before you get burned out for real.. :)
  2. What Do You Think Of Micro Apartments ?

    Well.. This is my home :)  
  3. Making games when one is unwell

    Once you are out of the hole you're inn I am sure you will make some great stuff.. true artists are all a little messed up ;)
  4. Did I begin learning late?

    I started when I was 25.. Studied for 3 1/2 years and have now worked for Cisco for 4 years.   Its never too late. Never let anyone push you down like that. Its just them showing their insecurities. Don't let it affect you. If programming is a passion for you you'll get good at it, just give it time :)
  5. How did you learn C++?

    I haven't learend C++ yet, but I first read accelerated C++ about 10 years ago.. After that I've read lots of C++ and programming books, got a computer science degree and have been working with C++ for 4 years now.. I'm also reading lots of articles.. Thats the great thing about it, always something new to learn :)
  6. Hobbies for game developers

    I used to be a snowboard bum.. I had a real good balance between computers and real life then. but then I had a back injury so I haven't been able to snowboard for about 3 years now. I had surgery in January a year ago and still have some hope that I might get back to it.. The last years I've been stuck too much in front of the computer, but I broke up with my ex, sold the apartment and bought a cheap sailboat in July so things are getting better. Since that I've been working hard on refurbishing it to a level where I now can move into it. Now I can live cheaply, go sailing, work on the boat, work on my hobby project and get some better balance in life.. One day I'll be cruising the world in my boat and making games. :) I'm also getting back into yoga now. :) Its really important for me to have a life away from technology as well. It makes me more productive when I do sit down.
  7. Mars-One

    Congratz!   Lets hope they don't pick people that are prone to fight with each other like in other reality shows :p It's probably really interesting and I doubt you'll have time to be bored, but it will probably be times when its really hard to cope though.   Lots of meditation, exercise and healthy foods!   I think internet with 4+ minute ping would have given me a early heart attack though, I struggle already with a couple of seconds :p
  8. You are approaching programming the wrong way. Start by getting yourself some books on C++ and follow their advice. Start programming some simple games. Read more. Then when you start making more advanced games it might be natural to think of these kind of optimization (It probably wont be necessary though). By that time your Celeron CPU will be dead.   People on here have a lot of experience so do yourself a favor and listen to their advice.
  9. End of year gas bagging

    I was gonna say the same as MARS_999. Really inspiring   And I love the dude on the raft :)
  10. lua vs v8

    Thats a good point..   Think I'm gonna go for LuaJIT and use FFI..
  11. lua vs v8

    Yes lightweight and speed is a pro for luajit, but for script code that shouldn't be run too often anyways the performance shouldn't be a problem should it?   How much more memory does V8 actually use? Does it really matter on todays hardware, even on mobile?
  12. lua vs v8

    Does it make sense to use stuff like node.js in the scripts to write a server all in js? I've never used node.js before so not sure how it would work, but a friend of mine said that could work? 
  13. lua vs v8

    I've been googling a bit the last days too. I like the syntax better for js than lua. That might be because I use abit of js at work though? :p Performance shouldn't be that cruisal for a scripting language so I don't think I will base my decission on that.   I found this link: http://www.moddb.com/games/rogue-reborn/news/rogue-reborn-googles-v8-and-implementation
  14. I'm been working on a engine for about 3 years, but had a break from it for some months now. Diving back into it now and I'm going to embed some scripting language for it. I thought I had decided on JavaScript with V8, but now I'm thinking maybe I want to use Lua instead. I'm having trouble making up my mind.   I'm intrested to hear from people using either of them and why you chose the one you did. Does someone know of some engines that uses either of them that I can look at some examples on how it used?    
  15. You probably want to give the material to a high level renderer that will bind your material using your graphics device (low level renderer that communicates with dx11, dx9, opengl or whatever)   Mesh and material would be high level stuff while your low level renderer would work with stuff like vbos and textures
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