12/09/16 10:47 - ID#60728
What should I make?
Last Modified: 12/09/16 02:25
11/30/16 11:57 - ID#60723
So far I've:
- Moved a lot of the concatted PHP views into more HTML-y templates
- Cleaned up some of the registration process and updated the confirmation process
- Removed dead code
- Given a controller to most of the views
I still want to pull out all of the inline styles and refactor the CSS into something useable, maybe with flexbox.
I also want to try out multimedia websockets for the Talkbox. And maybe add Schema.org descriptions for users and posts, so we can get structured data to crawlers.
Not that anyone is really posting - but there's something satisfying about cleaning up retro code. It's almost Zen, seeing how much code you can condense into the simplest few lines.
Last Modified: 12/01/16 01:06
10/13/15 01:23 - ID#60277
Some actually sound pretty cool. My favorite one is the bogo sort, even though it's basically impossible to actually sort data with it (bogo sort is randomly shuffling data and hoping it's suddenly sorted).
It's cool to see the processed visualized like this. Something makes me think I would have like data structures much better in school if we got to do things like this, considering no one ever needs to implement any sorting themselves.
This video is a much better comparison of different sorts. You can't hear the sounds they make, but you can see the differences in memory usage vs compute time (faster sorts take less time, while the more memory efficient algorithms have less colored elements selected at a time) They start with different arrangements of starting data.
On a different note, I found out today you can get a real computer science masters online for only $7,000 from Georgia Institute of Technology . After PEF reimbursements it would be almost $0 for me. You can also take the same classes for no credit for free. I am never giving a school money, but if you need a piece of paper kind of cool. Most subjects could be self taught and practiced/reviweed with Reddit and StackExchange, but having all a subject's info in one place and getting standard feedback on your projects is also useful.
Last Modified: 10/13/15 11:18
02/06/15 04:33 - ID#59822
A brogrammer is born
He had an issue converting files for import into Quickbooks - he had a qif file, from the personal version of quickbooks, and needed it to become an IIF file, for the accountant one. professor (e:paul) and I walked Terry through translating his logic into programming. There were a lot of small catches but after a few hours, (e:terry) had it down pretty good.
I think he could be an awesome programmer and I want him to learn more - I feel like it'd speed up a lot of his work and we could all work together.
Last Modified: 02/10/15 02:30
05/16/14 12:58 - ID#58984
Programming x in y
Learn X in Y Minutes
The weirdest language I've ever seen is on there. It's called brainfuck . Everything in brainfuck with only 8 commands is done by manipulating a pointer over a 30,000 cell array. The compiler for it can be only 200 bytes. Why does it exist? Keine Ahnung.
This, for example, will print out the letter A:
++++++ [ > ++++++++++ < - ] > +++++ .
Last Modified: 05/16/14 01:16
04/21/14 12:31 - ID#58928
Writing the initial version of the script was straight forward logic-wise, although I did have some trouble connecting to a Azure MSSQL server. After the database was changed to a MySQL database, it worked perfectly.
Then I sat down with Paul and we worked on making it object oriented, fully commented and documented, completely abstracted and reusable. It was really satisfying to take something simple like that and flesh it out fully. The auto-PHPdocs are really cool. I've gotten paid for programming jobs before but that was probably the cleanest job I've worked on.
I really want to work on more freelance type scripting jobs now that I have a better idea of how to setup a good workflow.
Last Modified: 04/21/14 12:32
02/26/14 02:00 - ID#58736
Programming and bitterness
Anyway I actually got coffee at spot. Lately I've liked the taste of coffee. I used to hate all bitter things like dry wines, hoppy beers and dark chocolate but for some reason in the past year or two it has been different. I guess I've either adjusted to them as I've had it more or my tastes have changed? Definitely had more of all these things with Paul and Terry. The sweet tooth has not gone away though.
Agave is now open where Blue Fin was. I really want to try it especially since its supposed to have a different menu than Don Tequila.
Last Modified: 02/26/14 10:21
02/14/14 01:07 - ID#58681
Anyway, it had been downloaded 448 times, but I never got any feedback. The other day I got an email from some Nigerian engineer thanking me for writing it.
Thanks a lot for this wonderful program I love it GOD bless you for taken out time calculations easy for designers let us have more of unified systems and way of alternating the % retained method
Abiakam Chidi Steven
Civil and Environmental Engineer @ GEOFINITE CONSTRUCTION
It's an awesome feeling to hear that someone actually used something I made. It motivates me to want to program more. I'm still learning tons about web development and PHP from (e:paul), so hopefully I can produce useful tools soon.
Last Modified: 02/14/14 03:24
01/15/14 11:50 - ID#58578
PHP meetup and Teen Wolf
I started watching Teen Wolf today. Really behind considering it is now in it's third season, but I have to catch up to watch with (e:paul) and (e:terry).
It's amazing, it makes me want to be a werewolf minus people hunting me. Not to mention all the guys in it are ridic attractive. The best part is I've found all the episodes either dubbed auf Deutsch or in English with German subtitles, so hopefully it'll be a good way to practice.
(e:xandra) thinks it sucks but I say she just isn't in the target teen girl/gay man demographic.
Last Modified: 01/17/14 09:56
12/26/13 12:58 - ID#58496
Arduino and WS2801 LEDs
Side note these LEDs outgas so bad they make me sick.
Last Modified: 12/26/13 10:03
- going out