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For a while Houdini used a trap door in every show he did - but it was just a stage he was going through.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
I've been quite displeased with VS since 2008. Now I didn't try 2010 but have an install 2015 I use every year or so. There just seems to be an ever-increasing amount of "Stuff" that is peripheral to the code. Something unsavory about the evolution of VS.
All Visual Studio's have had their issues so far.
My first was 2008 (I think, only for a few months), which was fine, but quickly felt limited when I started using VS 2010, especially with regards to data tools like Entity Framework.
I even did some work in 2005, but only on older projects, which felt outdated to say the least.
I think it was 2012 (or 2013?) and 2015 that felt very screamy WITH ALL CAPS, but they did their job.
I've been on 2019 since 2019 and it's fine, probably a matter of getting used to.
Going back isn't really an option if you're doing any modern web and cloud development because the tools simply aren't there in earlier versions.
ALL have given me headaches with projects that suddenly won't build, or projects that build, but are still giving me errors.
Weirdo seeks the similarly motivated to engage in building a better mousetrap - a very niche mousetrap running on hardware you probably don't even have want.
spelunking through the ESP-IDF
using google translate on chinese technical documentation, and then coding against what i get back
writing random missives on the code project lounge
writing code that gives @SanderRossel fits
Turn offs include
holy rolling (unless it's about a technology i also holy roll about)
caring too much about standards (we take a buddhist approach to coding standards in *this* house - *blows nose on robes* - don't get too attached to anything)
avoiding the undocumented parts
But if anyone wants to help come up with a better way to do FAT32 on an ESP32, and wrap or improve the IDF in general i'll be over here, trying to learn Mandarin.
A politician or political commentator in the UK (I forget who) recently said "why do we teach kids French in school; it would be far more useful to teach them Japanese". As far as I can see, learning Mandarin would be the better alternative.
1: He didn't pronounce the semi-colon. I added that for the sake of efficient paraphrasing.
When in Paris I found that if I asked anyone if they spoke English they would say, "non" and look disgustedly at me as if to say, "Why don't you speak French, you English Pig?"
So then I would start speaking French to them, thanks to my excellent English education!
Immediately, they remembered that they did, in fact, speak English (probably due to their French education) and refused to speak to me in anything but English - still looking at me disgustedly as if to say, "Stop butchering my language, you English Pig!"
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.