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2:10 AM
I did play a lot of colonization too :) always on the easy level :P
 
2:34 AM
@AlexandreVaillancourt What game is that?
nvm
Googled it. Took less time than asking did =[
 
Was a good game :)
The 'remake' with the engine of civ 4 was too hard, IMHO
 
I think I was playing Amazon Trail during that time frame.
Man I thought making games was hard.
Working with WordPress is a PITA
 
haha lol yeah.
I used to be a web dev
 
ohh nice
Have you ever worked with the Goggle Calendar API?
 
What's nice about it is that it's no longer my job :)
Nope; that's what you're trying to set up with wordpress?
 
2:44 AM
@AlexandreVaillancourt I'd quit my job in a heartbeat for a webdev position
I'd even do frontend
 
Hehe :P
But yeah, it's ok ;)
 
@AlexandreVaillancourt I am helping out an organization I am involved with. They rent out their space. Their website has the event schedule from an embedded Google calendar and I want users to be able to interact with it. But it's read only.
 
I had a colleague back in the day who enjoyed doing accounting form related development.
Maybe you kind of have to have the interaction done through an authorized user?
 
Well I have very limited dev experience and none professionally but I know myself. I need variety. Constantly. I have my whole life. I doubt it will change with a career change.
Well I don't want them to create an event
I want to generate a form for them to request the date
Using the calendar is meant to constrain the user to picking from only available dates.
 
And you can't get the dates?
 
2:52 AM
Not programmatically. Well at least I haven't figured out how to do it yet.
 
I'd say "keep on digging" :P
 
OF course
 
80% of my job... ;)
 
I believe it
Just explaining it to you has helped me solidify in my head what Im actually trying to accomplish so thank for the rubberducking
 
Haha /me points the 3rd tag of this room ;P
@bruglesco "Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from doing what you thought you couldn't do"
 
3:02 AM
Oh I was just saying that I like change
But I always appreciate the motivation.
 
Is there a pattern to when you like the change to happen?
 
about 1.5 years
 
Ok, it's time based, cool!
 
maybe? It's been consistent in my current industry but that might just be because many of the variables were similar.
I think a lot of it is once I become proficient with something I like to move on.
 
Oh, ok, looks like you get bored when it becomes routine?
 
3:09 AM
yes.
I think that's the meat of it.
 
Reminds me of a summer job I had: forklift truck operator for a beer company. The job was ok. But I met some guys that really looked depressed and/or dead inside.
 
See. Driving a forklift sounds super fun. But realistically probably only for about a month.
 
Some of my colleagues had been working there for some time (10 years) and were this close to have their permanent contract, with all the benefits that come with it. But they were we're screwed. "I had that as a summer job at first. I have a bachelor's degree in engineering. Do I spend the rest of my life with that big cash in 2 years, or do I start all over again from the bottom?"..
Yeah, for the summer it was nice. Night shift. Lines broke down once in a while, and no one was really in a hurry to fix it, so it happened often that we sat by one of the garage door just enjoying the mild night temperature.
 
I feel like I can find constant variety and learning material in this field. That's part of the reason I want to do it.
How long ago was the forklift gig?
 
@bruglesco In what field?
@bruglesco errr... 15+ years ago?
 
3:21 AM
@AlexandreVaillancourt Software. The one I'm trying to get into.
 
Oh. Yeah. It's infinite ;)
 
Well then wish me luck on this website. (The calendar is only the first of many things I am planning to do for them)
 
Good luck ;)
If it stalls for too long, try to tackle something else and come back to it at a later time.
Helps clear your mind and take a new look at it.
 
@AlexandreVaillancourt Good advice. I find that does help sometimes.
 
3:38 AM
Fixing bugs in open-source software is interesting.
 
Oh yeah?
 
Yeah. You use the tool, and you realize that it does not give the expected result. Quick look at it to understand why, and BAM, you realize you're fixing the bug.
I'll try and see if I can create a pull request for the original repo
(not tonight, though, because it's late)
 
What tool?
 
I'm off to bed now :) Good night!
 
4:00 AM
Good Night
 
 
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Q: Should this very old question with many upvotes as well as upvoted answers be closed as "too broad"?

Tim HoltSee Strategies to Defeat Memory Editors for Cheating - Desktop Games Fine question, lots of interest, but closed after 8 years as "too broad". Is that the right action? Also, it did get edited recently, yet the editor fails to even correct a dead link where the OP posts a link to their discove...

 
 
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nwp
11:39 AM
> cppclean finds the following:
Classes with virtual methods, no virtual destructor, and no bases
I wonder why tools do that. There is nothing wrong with such classes.
 
11:55 AM
Strong opinions?
Like how JSLint was made based on the opinions of the dude who wrote it, many of which were actually good ideas but some of which not everyone agreed with.
Alternately there might actually be something wrong with those classes that we're unaware of.
 
nwp
I'm aware of the issue. The virtual functions mean that inheriting from the class is intended. If you then dynamically allocate a derived object, pass a pointer to base and delete it it's UB because no virtual destructor.
But passing around raw owning pointers should never be done. Instead you pass, say, a reference to a base around without implicitly passing ownership and you end up deleting the derived object directly which is fine.
So arguably this defends against one of the many issues you get when doing it wrong while prohibiting doing it right.
 
 
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2:58 PM
In Unity (I'm on MacOS), how do you fix the move tool so that everything moves by 1.0?
 
@JohnnyApplesauce check google for stuff like this
 

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