[svlug] Linus on KDE versus GNOME
scott at doubleu.com
Wed Dec 14 10:08:40 PST 2005
That's two messages where I responded directly to you, and you
responded to the mailing list. Something to file away for future
reference: When people send email to _you_ then you need to ask
permission before forwarding them on to mailing lists.
On 12/14/05, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/13/05, Scott Hess <scott at doubleu.com> wrote:
> > On 12/13/05, lordSauron <lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > My speciality is banking on the idea that there's always going to be
> > > some stupid kid that is pathetically dependent on video games. I also
> > > plan on making more useful bits of software as well, but right now I'm
> > > focusing on video games.
> > Video games aren't a specialty - you need to know a little (or lot) of
> > _everything_ to write video games. Often you need to write
> > meta-tools, so you need parsing and compiler knowledge. Lots of
> > databasey things, especially if you're going to support network
> > multiplayer or persistent worlds. Of course, networking stuff all
> > over the place, threading issues, and graphics graphics graphics.
> Yes, there are many things that are smashed together in really odd
> ways in video games. However, the art of making them all work
> together without WWIII going on internally really takes some talent
> (or so I'm told, and rapidly finding out.)
> I picked Linux as a development platform since it's really stable and
> I don't want to be fighting the OS' instability <cough>windows</cough>
> while trying to solve my own program's instability issues. From there
> I can port it to Mac and Windows or even Solaris if I have a lot of
> spare time and someone from Sun pays me a nice wad of cash.
> > > > Eh, I'm rambling. And I ain't even that old!
> > >
> > > How old are you? I'm only 15.8 and I ramble on all the time like some
> > > ancient artefact from the days of CP/M (I read too many books, a mi
> > > amigos y familia).
> > 36 and counting, but nobody knows how old you are on the Internet.
> > [Well, unless they search Deja News ... err, Google Groups :-).]
> > I'm jealous of what you have to work with, these days. When I was 16,
> > I was reduced to stuff like writing systems in 6502 assembly longhand
> > on paper, then debugging them on paper, because I had far more free
> > time than computer time. Ick ick ick.
> Yeah, but you were there for it to all get bigger. You had a chance
> to learn it as it happened. I just get thrown into a cateract in the
> river of life; you got thrown into a small stream.
> > > PS: pardon my spanish, it ain't that good, but it's better than a
> > > sharp stick in the eye!
> > I know only Spanish phrases such as "jumbo carne asada burrito with
> > pinto beans, wet", and that is all :-).
> In school we call that "Spanglish" : )
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