The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.
Instead of a floppy disk, I once wrote an app that used the standard Windows hard drive icon, overlaid with an arrow pointing down to the drive to represent Save...and another icon with an arrow pointing up instead, away from the drive, for Load.
And so my graphics designer career came to an end. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
I always think something, but actually it was a little embarrassing to say it until recently, because it sounds like a bad joke of teens or their dream.
Therefore - in advance and to my defense - is to mention that my SF-Con is a very long time ago, and I (hopefully) with my 40+ already arrived in life.
Especially after the appearance of Windows 10 and its UI appearance, I increasingly recognize a special trend and change with a certain similarity of the UI to the good old ST TNG.
Looking back at the past 20 years and the current direction, first the good old fold-out phone, then iPhones, pads, and other mobile devices. In addition, then a little loose connection with Linux, and the growing storm clouds, whereby a certain weakening of the desktops in the direction of mainframes is tried.
So also in now relatively flat and now universally expectant UI, which should now get more and more tabs.
Maybe someday our dear windows will disappear completely.
Something about which we often break our head:
"In the name of the Compiler, the Stack, and the Bug-Free Code. Amen."
Yeah, when was the last time you saw a 20 year old web-developer worrying about anything else, other than what flavor of fashionable tech they're using? Who cares if you have a 5% contrast between the grey background and the grey text? Who care about 25 MB for the landing page. Who cares about the fact that a core-i7 at 5 GHz still can't run your page responsively, let alone fluidly.
Native development is only a tiny bit less worse, because they can't just import a magic 300 MB library to show a button.
PS: I add and test accessibility features to all the apps I make, even though I never use them. Why? Because I make apps for users, not for store ratings.
My biggest peeve with latest designs is the missing Apply/OK buttons in windows 10. Once you change something there used to be an OK button that gives you an immediate confirmation that what you have done is actually applied. These days you make some changes and there is no buttons to confirm and it makes me confuse did it work or not and then most of the time I go back to same screen just to be sure.
Some designer ( Self proclaimed artist ! ) is getting paid a million bucks somewhere to come up with such a stupid design.
Zen and the art of software maintenance : rm -rf *
Maths is like love : a simple idea but it can get complicated.
That's actually very easy. Under the new paradigm, there's no such thing as "apply". Apps aren't databases with commits, if you change a font size or enable a background service, everything should be completely dealt in the background. Think of the WiFi on/off button in your smartphone. You don't change the wifi to off and then press apply: you turn it off and wait for the darn thing to actually turn off, which is relayed by the button changing color, indicating status.
A fine band, very popular here in Chicago. They had a unique almost midwestern sound that appealed to me. 'Behind the Wall of Sleep' a great song, sadly applies today.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
OK, so years ago, I was a huge fan of the original Gran Turismo game and owned it on a PS2, played the hell out of it and enjoyed it immensely. At the time it was a big expenditure for me (50 EUR for the game, 300 EUR for the console) but it was worth every penny.
Now just this month, wandering around my local shop/warehouse, I spotted the PS4 running Gran Turismo Sport in demo mode, and started slavering. I can't stop thinking about it, it looks awesome and I'm getting nostalgia in the worst way. I have this tradition of buying myself one utterly useless and completely luxurious thing/toy on Christmas (within reason), so I'm seriously considering investing in a PS4. My question is: should I stick with a PS4 slim for a couple hundred bucks? Or spring for the PS4 with its 4k display, massive processing power etc?
The price difference is pretty steep... I can get a reconditioned PS4 here for around 200 CHF, and a new PS4 Pro is more like 379 CHF.
The dude in the shop reckons I HAVE to go for the PS4 Pro, but then he would, wouldn't he. I'm wondering if there is a worthwhile and noticeable difference in rendering speed. I already have a 4K TV, and my eyesight is thankfully still very keen. So I would notice a real difference.
I am also considering investing in the VR headset, which looks badass, and hell, I might even go for the full experience with a flightstick for flight sims, a wheel and pedals. Always had a secret desire to have a fully kitted out ManCave. If I do that though I'm gonna be running up a bill of close to 1000 CHF for my little Geek Paradise. On the other hand, it will definitely keep me at home, out of the pub, I'll save on food because I'll probably never leave the flat, or eat, or sleep again...
I can afford it, so it's more a question of "You can, but you probably shouldn't..."
Anyone have any experience with the difference between the Ps4 and Ps4 Pro?
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.