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Of the houses, I only get to decorate one of them.
I'm thinking... ugly sweater on one side and stylized "PI" symbol on the other (I work with the OSISoft PI system, so it's an inside joke that my wife understands)
I think he was not wearing the glasses and thought we were in the soapbox
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I really want to make something.I'm bored, I have not touched any code for 6 months and as a bonus, it looks good to employers to have side projects (supposedly) The problem is, I can't find and commit to an idea. I want to make something practical. Sure, I could make a clone of something or make yet another boring todo list, but what's the point. Employers aren't going to care that you built a clone of (insert something here) that has 0 active users and just sits in a Github repo. I've also tried the whole "make something you would use" and wind up finding out someone has already done it and better than I could do it.
There is a book by Livingston about the early PC industry. I lived through it all CP/M, DOS, Windows. None of those guys had anything but brains and the gall to think they had something great. So they found contacts. You'll find Marketing is ever elusive to us Dev types. We just don't understand it. Money you can always use as an excuse. Get on one of the freelance programming sites. Since you don't care about monetary concerns do those tasks. If you want exposure, join an open source project that tickles your fancy. There are over a million of them out there and they need the help. As far as "its been done before". The cell market was already done when Steve Jobs flipped it on its head. Also he flipped the music industry on its head with the dollar a song model. They all made massive money from this new scheme. Good Luck.
we'd be working from the Workbench on an Amiga computer
It was good in it's day
Eddy Vluggen wrote:
a decent crossplatform SQL editor
Have you tried DataGrip from JetBrains?
Ah, I see you have the machine that goes ping. This is my favorite. You see we lease it back from the company we sold it to and that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.
Care to explain why? I'm generally very happy with JetBrains products. I use ReSharper on a daily basis for 8 years now, and I also often use IntelliJ, Data Grip, PHP Storm and PyCharm. In a previous company, we used YouTrack.
And with the exception of YouTrack (it still needs to mature a bit), everything else is awesome.
I'm very curious to know with which of their product were you so disappointed that you avoid them just by hearing the company name.
Decide on a project that interests you, even if there isn't necessarily a 'need' for it by others.
Two projects I plan to complete are:
First, a .NET based clone of a game I wrote back in high school on a Commodore PET - the game was, by nature of the platform, keyboard based. Now, I have other input options - mouse based with button to click instead of keyboard commands; better graphic options, possibly even sound (but, considering me, I doubt it)
Second: a platform to track dependencies - forward and backwards from a starting point; that means I need to have an input mechanism, a search mechanism and a reporting mechanism. I've toyed with the idea of having a graphical representation of the output and being able to limit (or not) the number of predecessor and successors to an item.
I'm doing some really cool things with FlowSharpCode (which is now actually merged into FlowSharp) and of course there's a large TODO list (see Issues section) in FlowSharp itself.
Projourn (sorry, no public link), a project journaling web app (much like a blog, but also different.) Some initial work has been done, including REST services and a WinForm client to play around with prototyping.