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  1. Jun 2021
  2. May 2021
    1. In real life I ride a Ninja, the last in a line of many bikes over more than forty-five years. However, within this game I've apparently never ridden a sport bike. Or any motorcycle. Or a bicycle. Or watched people ride. Or walked upright. I'm playing with a Thrustmaster joystick, but frankly I might as well be controlling the bike with a Ouija board. If I can not hit a wall, it's a personal victory. Personal victories do not occur often. Instead of the feeling that I'm controlling an exquisitely balanced, steep fork angle sport bike, or even a full dress Harley with an enormously fat passenger and two flat tires, I feel like I'm controlling a rocket-powered lawnmower with several missing tires. Perhaps towing a couple trailers connected with springs. Dying fish don't flop around like me. In forty minutes I've not come close to anything resembling control, much less fun, and I've hit my limit on time I'm willing to throw at it. Wasted money for me; time to acknowledge my mistake, uninstall and get on with my life.
    1. Using unfinished software to build an app that will be seen by millions of people is a risk, and in general I don't recommend it. But it has enabled us to develop the app much faster, and has made the framework itself much stronger than it otherwise would be.
    1. Without links, the World Wide Web would be more appropriately called the World Wide Set Of Unrelated Pages, or, incidentally, WWSOUP.
    1. I used to pull stunts like this all the time as soon as tables came. Really ugly, and may seriously embarrass any validator you run it trough: overlapping table cells. Works in most browsers though and even without css.
    1. Anyway it's difficult to write too much about the game because it crashes on launch. Broken games don't get thumbs up. I have a dream that one day I'll play an indie game where they bothered testing it. Either way, don't buy broken games. Impossible to recommend.
  3. Apr 2021
    1. This game gives me anger issues when i can't complete a level. And doing that over and over again is not good for your health. If you like having anger issues get the game.
    1. Sustainable DistributionGavin uses an electric scooter to transport the games to the drop off points. He would use his electric bike but he is nervous of someone nicking it when He is in the post office. Gavin has a plant based diet. The diet reduces his carbon footprint and his emissions, which his wife is very happy about.
    2. Environmentally friendly factoriesGavin uses the Cubiko Games workshop ‘factory’. Yes, it is a bit cold in the winter but, hey, I built it myself. Transporting goods from the ‘factory’ is very economical, it is about 20 metres from the factory to Gavins house via the garden. The worker in the ‘factory’ (Gavin) is committed to looking after the environment and tries his best to use every piece of wood to the best of his ability. The working conditions are great. (Flexi-time, unlimited food and drink breaks). No child labour. (Samuel sometimes ventures into the factory but we don’t put him to work).
    1. Bugs The man page is longer than the program.

      I assume "the program" is referring to this file:

      https://core.tcl-lang.org/expect/file?name=example/unbuffer&ci=trunk

      , which compared to the source for man page, is in fact much smaller (about 1/2 the length).

    1. Dry humor is a delivery technique. As such, it shouldn't be confused with specific types of humor or with sarcasm. Sarcasm is delivered without humor because it's generally not funny but intended to mock or convey contempt. Dry humor pertains to something funny.
    1. Certainly, if for some reason Python doesn't suit you either you can install, let us say, PHP language. Well, I think you realize that the searching of suitable solution can go on for a long time and may be only MS Visual Basic will be lacking in the list of results. So, I believe the time has already approached to put it all aside and come to to the Point.
    1. If you'll sell it in the U.S. for less than 3948098 dollars, I'll pre-order. I've been wanting this game for quite a long time.I've got a copy of Fjords, I guess I should list it on the marketplace for 3948097 dollars.Only if you want to get rid of it for such a ridiculously low price!
    1. If you want to know how your Parents/Grandparents raced before you are born or if you just want to make a travel back to good old Times before you got Children then this is absolutly for you.
    1. Use a Bobcat to smooth a lawn that mirrors a minefield Though a bit pricey to hire, a Bobcat is perhaps the best weapon to deploy on a large, groove-ridden yard (the type resembling a battlefield).
    1. Playing the game reminds me of when Han Solo has to maneuver in an asteroid field and C3PO says "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!"
    1. I'll tell you my intention right away, because the language difference between us may offend you. For those things I don't understand, I apologize in advance (if you don't need my apology and feel that my apology is offensive to you, I firmly withdraw my apology).
  4. Mar 2021
    1. To the consternation of some users, 3.x employed Unicode variable names such as λ, φ, τ and π for a concise representation of mathematical operations. A downside of this approach was that a SyntaxError would occur if you loaded the non-minified D3 using ISO-8859-1 instead of UTF-8. 3.x also used Unicode string literals, such as the SI-prefix µ for 1e-6. 4.0 uses only ASCII variable names and ASCII string literals (see rollup-plugin-ascii), avoiding encoding problems.
    1. Spending an hour digging through bins in a record store is one of my favorite ways to clear my head. And then spend too much money.
    2. Designing and writing code get me money so I can have food so they get a lot of my attention.
    3. I get asked a lot which I want to do more; design or write code? I answer, “yes.”
    1. Why Kickstarter? Where else am I going to get the money to manufacture my game? No seriously, if you have a better place I can get this kind of money, please send me a message and I will do that immediately.
    2. Here is a pic of me "hard at work" (aka pretending to work while getting photographed)
    1. This is my absolute favorite feature ever and the official reason for (re-)writing Trailblazer 2.1. It makes me happy every time I use it.
    1. Using this interface empowers you to fully take control of the flow™.
    2. Do not fear those syntactical finesses unfamiliar to you, young padawan.
    1. If you get this game for some reason, it's worth mucking around in for 20 minutes or so, but you probably shouldn't buy this on purpose.
  5. Feb 2021
    1. Apologies: it's hyperbole. The parent site has a bunch of "spend x to get one of y Steam games" deals, which is what I was referring to. it was not meant literally. Just an attempt to build common ground with the poster who was talking about gambling and fomo.I thought they were referencing the larger site, so I wanted to acknowledge that so I didn't come off as dismissive of their concerns.Which turned out to be entirely separate concerns! Obviating the reason for the comment in the first place.Anyway, sorry for the short novel. But that's the danger of pithy one-liners: assumed context for the poster can be entirely lost in translation.Thanks for coming to my public apology press release?
    1. step :charge_creditcard, Output(:failure) => End(:success) end This reconnects both outputs to the same end, always ending in a - desirable, yet unrealistic - successful state.
    1. So, whenever you hear the medieval argument “Trailblazer is just a nasty DSL!”, forgive your opponent, you now know better. The entire framework is based on small, clean Ruby structures that can be executed programmatically.
    2. To tell you the truth, the new tracing feature was the original reason why I decided to write 2.1 and make you sit and wait in agony for years. Nevertheless, tracing is simply blowing my mind. I can’t count how many hours and angering rushs of adrenaline I’ve saved since the introduction of the wtf? method and its helpful higher-level stack trace.
    3. To make it short: we returned to the Rails Way™, lowering our heads in shame, and adhere to the Rails file and class naming structure for operations.
    1. If you ask my former students, they will tell you that as a teacher, my goal is to do nothing. I dream of the day when I can sit at my desk, feet propped up, reading a book, while the classroom bursts with activity and learning around me.
    1. The golden standard I suppose is set by the rhyme: There is a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza. Of course, fixing it requires the use of the bucket at some stage, and so the loop closes.
    1. Some people believed I argued that object orientation is bad simply because extends has problems, as if the two concepts are equivalent. That's certainly not what I thought I said, so let me clarify some meta-issues.

      first sighting: meta-issue 

    1. {'good': ['API objects', 'structured data', 'data sources', 'filtering and operations'],'improvement areas for v2': ['AWS deployment images too small', 'not setting up the data sources in aws that it talked up','not enough numpy','no deep learning yo','drop or shorten up the kitchen analogy, we get what distributed computing is'],'realization: "out of the box functionality won't be much help for real life... have to get weird w delayed objects"}
    1. Remember the helpful old man in the original Zelda for NES: "It's dangerous to go alone, take this [sword]" ? Well, TMF's tagline would be: "It's dangerous to go alone. Off you go, alone. Be careful, I guess."
    1. The blog A Life Of Productivity uses double opt-ins to make sure that people signing up for the email newsletter really want to read it. If a site visitor was somehow subscribed by accident, the subscription won’t go through unless they click the verification button sent to their email address.<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-32479" src="https://www.convinceandconvert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/A-Life-of-Productivity.jpg" alt="A Life of Productivity" width="724" height="549" />
    1. This is not a game.It's just a thing.It's nothing to do with cash.Luckily, it's free.Don't pay a dime in this.it's not a game.It's just... more.It's just more.Not in a good way.Nor in a bad way.Sometimes more is just more.This is more. More snore.Is it a good snooze?You decide.I recommend you decide for yourself.After you give it a try.It's free.A free what though?This is not a game.
    1. hilarious sarcasm

    2. So what’s the point in a post like this? Is it just me pointing and saying “ha, you’re a sucker!”.No, not at all. (Well, it was to start with, but then I realised I’m a sucker too, so I changed my tune.)
    3. I have a Content Security Policy!Oh, do you now.And did somebody tell you that this would prevent malicious code from sending data off to some dastardly domain? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the following four lines of code will glide right through even the strictest content security policy.
    1. Who cares if the game is old? Old games are also loved, you cant hate on a game thats older than you. I'm saying this to those 10 year olds who disliked the game just for being ''old'' I hate how people are nowadays.

      agree

  6. Jan 2021
    1. Slackmojis is made by some random dude in Brooklyn. He doesn't work for Slack, isn't paid by Slack, he just thinks Slack is pretty cool. Super Official Lawyer Talk: Slackmojis is not created by, affiliated with, or supported by Slack Technologies, Inc.
    1. Please don't thank me! ;-) If this answer did help, just click the little grey ☑ at the left of this text right now turning it into beautiful green. If you do not like the answer, click on the little grey down-arrow below the number, and if you really like the answer, click on the little grey ☑ and the little up-arrow... If you have any further questions, just ask another one! ;-)

      How would you even describe this comment?

      "just doing my job"? but he is (I assume) answering to be nice not because it's his job

      "I won't take it personally"? vote my answer up or down, whichever you please

      impartial, dispassionate, and objective, perhaps? "just the facts, ma'am"


      Separately, what is the "Please don't thank me!" for? Is it that politeness? False modesty? Genuine modesty? Or is it rude? Why not allow someone to thank you??

    1. The plot is so thin that, if it is ever discovered, will revolutionalize the world of particle physics.
    1. Great, I can use vw to scale text so it doesn't look puny on a desktop! Perfect... Oh. Huh, now the text is too small to read when viewed on a phone. Okay, well I can just use "max(x,y)" to make sure it doesn't get shrunk beyond a minimum size. Perfect... Oh. Hmm. Looks like "max" isn't supported properly by Chrome. Okay, well guess I'll just use "px" again.
    1. Do Not Disturb Get rid of any and all notifications for however long you like. Cast out ye heathens, for there is many a work to be done!
    1. Think about how native apps work in your favorite desktop operating system. Er, no, not that one. Think about your favorite popular desktop operating system.
    2. As programmers, we sometimes have to work on tricky stuff, but then we say, “Well, it’s not rocket science.” But Service Workers are rocket science.
    3. Oh, silly me, that won’t work. We can’t update index.html at all, so we certainly can’t remove the call to register!
    1. “So, what do you do then?” “Oh, I’m the LocalStorage” he replied, shuffling uncomfortably. “I provide a scripting interface for text storage maintained across pages and browser sessions.”
    1. For more details please also read about our Security Goals & Threat Model. Please, read it. Like, really.
  7. Dec 2020
    1. For some interpretations of this dengerous oxygen deprivation, you can stop now. Support has been added to both babl and GEGL to handle CMYK images - which can be be used and tested on the commandline - and used in the experimental alternative GUIs for GEGL that are in git. If someone hooks this code up to GIMP I will be diverting some more of my already thinly stretched attention back to the CMYK code in babl and GEGL to make it fast as well. :)
    1. Governed under a Temporary Benevolent Dictatorship (TBD)

      first sighting: Temporary Benevolent Dictatorship

    1. I just found out that I already commented on this previously, it just goes to show how long I'm waiting for this feature.
    1. U is seldom useful in practice, but is often accidentally pressed instead of u, so it is good to know about.
  8. Nov 2020
    1. The stuff below here is temporary to help keep track of things while organization work is ongoing. Pay it no mind.
    1. You can’t really build interfaces without buttons; they deserve more attention that they often get (poor dears).
    2. Rounded buttons look horrible stacked. Every time you stack rounded buttons a UI Designer cries.
    1. as a man who likes to go to bed early, at 10 p.m. on the night of 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush was complaining that he needed to get to sleep.

      jeez. i have something in common which george w.bush.

    1. Paper can have a color, allowing you to construct fancy school projects with the colored paper and glue sticks.
    2. By adding the square property, the paper gains sharper corners and can be used to intimidate foes.
  9. Oct 2020
    1. "We should try to find a replacement for omgwtfssl, which is currently used to generate self-signed certificates. The name is inappropriate and unprofessional."
    1. I see this all around me. People are fixated on careers, hobbies (FOMO), spread thin by family obligations and errands. The truth is, happiness does not derive from these things. This "busyness" is an invention. Life is simple, and happiness actually derives from having cats.

      Why life can't be simpler? :D

    1. Pony pureness, really? While polyfills are naughty, ponyfills are pure, just like ponies.
    1. For years, I’ve shared with friends and clients what I call the bunny theory of code. The theory is that code multiplies when you’re not looking, not unlike bunnies that tend to multiply when you’re not looking.
  10. Sep 2020
    1. Spending more time looking for a solution rather than thinking about it.

      Stack Overflow Antipattern:

      1. Encounter a problem you can’t immediately solve
      2. Google the problem
      3. Find a seemingly-satisfying solution (usually on Stack Overflow)
      4. Copy-paste the solution and test it out
      5. If it works, move on; otherwise, go back to step 2.
    1. I mean, it's not that bad and it's certainly not much of a runtime cost (especially since it'd only affect components which actually use it -- thanks disappearing framework!).

      "disappearing framework"

    2. I haven't actually tested this yet, but I feel like there's a good 60% chance it might work
    1. We all got excited and impatient as the time drew near for the appearance of this renowned and capable character.

      I love how, on only Mr. Franklin's word, Betteredge goes straight into hyperbole.

    2. When my spirits are bad–Robinson Crusoe. When I want advice–Robinson Crusoe. In past times when my wife plagued me; in present times when I have had a drop too much–Robinson Crusoe. I have worn out six stout Robinson Crusoes with hard work in my service. On my lady’s last birthday she gave me a seventh. I took a drop too much on the strength of it; and Robinson Crusoe put me right again. Price four shillings and sixpence, bound in blue, with a picture into the bargain.

      This is funny! I wonder how this mans obsession will pay off, and whether or not you would have had to read Robinson Crusoe, or been an English citizen in the 19th century to 'get the joke.'

    1. And because it's real CSS, rather than some camelCased quotes-everywhere impostor, we can take advantage of the 'tweak in devtools, paste back into our source code' workflow, which I personally couldn't live without.
    2. It gets worse when you're working on a team. No-one dares touch styles authored by someone else, because it's often unclear what they're doing, what markup they apply to, and what disasters will unfold if you remove them. The consequence of all this is the append-only stylesheet. There's no way of knowing which code can safely be removed, so it's common to undo some existing style with another, more specific style — even on relatively small projects.
    1. If you copy an entire article from this site and republish it on your own site like you wrote it, that’s a little uncool. I won’t be mad at you for stealing, I just think you’re better than that and want to see you do better. I’m not going to come after you though. I’d rather play ball with my dog. The only time I’ll be mad at you is if you go out of your way to try and hurt me somehow. And again I probably won’t even be mad, just sad. Unless I’m having a bad day too, in which case I apologize in advance for my snarky replies.
    1. I’ve seen some version of this conversation happen more times than I can remember. And someone will always say ‘it’s because you’re too used to thinking in the old way, you just need to start thinking in hooks’.

      But after seeing a lot of really bad hooks code, I’m starting to think it’s not that simple — that there’s something deeper going on.

    1. Draw the rest of the owl

      Alluding to connect-the-dot or similar "learning drawing" pictures for kids...

    1. Severity Umm going to be honest, I like this bug, because it actually makes my live search function work a bit better, but hey, I'm an honest guy.
    1. It turns out that during a meeting, he asked them how long it would take to remove staff cars from the lot and start digging the first hole for the Boring Company tunnel. The answer: two weeks. Musk asked why, and when he gathered the necessary information, he concluded, “Let’s get started today and see what’s the biggest hole we can dig between now and Sunday afternoon, running 24 hours a day.” Within three hours, the cars were gone and there was a hole in the ground.

      The way Elon Musks motivates his employees

  11. Aug 2020