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Just finished The Curse of Monkey Island™ on GOG.com[^] (sorry, that's not meant to be an ad)
I've been wanting to play this one again for years, but the disc I have doesn't run on any PC I've had for the last ten years or so (may be the disc that's damaged).
I'd say it's still as enjoyable as it was when I was 11 years old, except it was better as my English improved and I got more of the jokes
Good old times!
*Walks away singing*
A pirate I was meant to be...
First game to hold my attension to be able to finish it, also I was not able to die in it (the usual out come of me playing). Is Guy Brushthreepwood immortal ? , the graphics used and old VGA driver that might not be compatible with modern video standards, hmmm...
The move is completed and we have learned....
In this company, there are two kinds of developers.
Those that came to work here after we still needed to collect technical books (AG After Google)
Those that worked here when we still needed to collect technical books. (BG Before Google)
..They are the ones with the 55 gallon disposal bins next to their cubes.
You'd be rather limited; tutorials on the internet do not undergo the same screening as most books do. On most topics, the stuff that you Google would be unordered and fragmented, with the scope being based on your personal understanding - you might skip a few rather important things.
That's how we ended up with VB6-forms that concatenate a string to form a query to check your password - people who are programming based on what tutorials they can Google
Bastard Programmer from Hell
If you can't read my code, try converting it here[^]
"If you just follow the bacon Eddy, wherever it leads you, then you won't have to think about politics." -- Some Bell.
HAve to agree - most online tutorials seems to be written by people who can't teach (or even communicate in some cases), and who don;t appear to know the subject in any detail. Many seem to have "working code" but no real idea why it works or how they got it.
Video tutorials on YouTube are the worst.
And sausages are the wurst.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
I can't agree more. Video in general is a bad medium for learning programming in my opinion. Re-reading a chapter or paragraph for better comprehension feels natural. Skipping back multiple times to find the exact time someone started talking about a topic is irritating at best. Not to even mention the content quality.
I'm not really a fan of writing in books, but occasionally a scribbled note has reduced the amount of kicking-myself over the years, particularly for technologies I don't use every year -- such as Perl and XSLT.
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