Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

dejanzie wrote:
Prederick wrote:

Goddammit YouTube.

I watched two, yes two Markiplier videos.

Please stop recommending me 600,000 more Markiplier videos.

So if I understand correctly, it only takes viewing two Markiplier videos and I will never get recommended "why feminism is destroying masculinity" and effin' Ricky Gervais again?

I'll take it!

Or. OR. AGDQ speed running videos.

There are a few ways you can tell YouTube to stop recommending you certain things, as well as some browser extensions. Here's an article.

I can't wait to come back from paternity leave and use Ripley's "Did IQs suddenly drop while I was away?" line at work.

Mixolyde wrote:

I can't wait to come back from paternity leave and use Ripley's "Did IQs suddenly drop while I was away?" line at work.

Nice.

I was having an outdoor painting session with students at a village with a lovely sandstone church. There is a sundial in the grounds with a beautiful verdigris dial. Looking at it I saw the sundial was dedicated to a church warden in 1723. "Seventeen twenty three," I said.
One of my students replied, "Well, that's the wrong time."

Higgledy wrote:

I was having an outdoor painting session with students at a village with a lovely sandstone church. There is a sundial in the grounds with a beautiful verdigris dial. Looking at it I saw the sundial was dedicated to a church warden in 1723. "Seventeen twenty three," I said.
One of my students replied, "Well, that's the wrong time."

I would have made them stay after class until I was right, dammit.

Every now and then I'll watch a War Thunder video on YouTube and think I want to play the game, but then I'll play it and be reminded that if I actually want access to anything other than the entry-level stuff right now, I need to either play the game like it's my job for several weeks, or give the company $500.

I watched Promising Young Woman last night. I realized at the end that the two worst characters (arguably) were played by men who also both played characters that dated Veronica Mars. I don't know if that means anything.

I mean the Veronica Mars connection specifically. I get that Emerald Fennell hired actors that often play the "Nice Guy" characters like Adam Brody and McLovin.

Trying (and eventually succeeding) to make a sprite face the right walking direction in a 3D environment in the Godot engine reminded me that, despite doing pretty well in trigonometry back in high school, I have not touched any of it in the intervening 25 years, and that I definitely need a refresher.

I think my solution is pretty good though, and seems to work really well!

Godot definitely has its rough spots still.
I tried to do a basic import of a 3d model and have it face the mouse pointer in lieu of implementing click/move. I got it working after several attempts of trying to find the right axis to align to in the modeler(Y up). I deemed it close enough when I got it working in Godot with just the model upside down.

In this specific case, the problem was the developer, not Godot My experience with the engine has been pretty positive so far. I find it fairly well documented, and I haven't had that many issues finding the information I need to do what I want. Then again, I'm just starting to dip my toe in 3D, so things could go south at any point.

For what it's worth, I think the FBX importer was completely rewritten recently (I think it was included starting with version 3.2.4), so things might be better now.

Yeah, I really don't think there's ever been a robust painless solution for getting 3D models from arbitrary sources into arbitrary engines. When it works it's always time to rejoice.

On sprites in 3D, I went down a big rathole once trying to get sprite projectiles to look good from various angles. I eventually got it working but it was pretty painful, all them cross products and quaternions.

For what it's worth, I think the FBX importer was completely rewritten recently

Sweet!

bobbywatson wrote:

In this specific case, the problem was the developer, not Godot

Spent a lot of time waiting for updates?

Prederick wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:

In this specific case, the problem was the developer, not Godot

Spent a lot of time waiting for updates?

By "Developer", I meant me

bobbywatson wrote:
Prederick wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:

In this specific case, the problem was the developer, not Godot

Spent a lot of time waiting for updates?

By "Developer", I meant me :)

Prederick was making a literary joke. FWIW it got a chuckle from me.

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RawkGWJ wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:
Prederick wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:

In this specific case, the problem was the developer, not Godot

Spent a lot of time waiting for updates?

By "Developer", I meant me :)

Prederick was making a literary joke. FWIW it got a chuckle from me. :)

Unfortunately it flew right over my head

Remember to use the completely bullsh*t term "software engineer" when talking about yourself. It sounds smarter and only we know the truth.

RawkGWJ wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:
Prederick wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:

In this specific case, the problem was the developer, not Godot

Spent a lot of time waiting for updates?

By "Developer", I meant me :)

Prederick was making a literary joke. FWIW it got a chuckle from me. :)

Oh, « Godot », Samuel Beckett, I finally got it

Mixolyde wrote:

Remember to use the completely bullsh*t term "software engineer" when talking about yourself. It sounds smarter and only we know the truth.

Not always bullsh*t.

Computer and software engineering have been designated as disciplines of professional engineering since 1988 and 1999, and fall within the definition of professional engineering in the Professional Governance Act. Currently, there are over 700 professional engineer and engineer-in-training members who are working in software engineering in BC. They work across all industries, including aerospace, manufacturing, mining, transportation, telecommunication, finance, government, and education.

Differences between Canada and the U.S. or foreign jurisdictions can sometimes lead to confusion about registration obligations. In British Columbia, anyone who practises software engineering, or who uses the title “software engineer” (or a similar title that implies that they are a software engineer, like “firmware engineer”, “mobile app engineer”, etc.), must be registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Regulation of Software Engineering in BC

muttonchop wrote:
In British Columbia, anyone who practises software engineering, or who uses the title “software engineer” (or a similar title that implies that they are a software engineer, like “firmware engineer”, “mobile app engineer”, etc.), must be registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Regulation of Software Engineering in BC

Also true in my home province of Québec. Not sure about Ontario (where I live now).

Margaret Hamilton wrote:

When I first came up with the term, no one had heard of it before, at least in our world. It was an ongoing joke for a long time. They liked to kid me about my radical ideas. It was a memorable day when one of the most respected hardware gurus explained to everyone in a meeting that he agreed with me that the process of building software should also be considered an engineering discipline, just like with hardware. Not because of his acceptance of the new "term" per se, but because we had earned his and the acceptance of the others in the room as being in an engineering field in its own right.

ha ha what a stupid idiot she must be

If it was treated like an actual discipline, maybe folks would be taught how to test properly…

What's a test?

bobbywatson wrote:

What's a test?

It's that thing really good programmers do to make their programs completely free of bugs.

Duh!

fenomas wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:

What's a test?

It's that thing really good programmers do to make their programs obviously don’t need to do because their code is completely free of bugs.

Duh!

…sigh.

The planets in a garden appear to grow slowly until you find yourself in charge of keeping them in check and then they seem to shoot up and out like rockets.

Higgledy wrote:

The planets in a garden appear to grow slowly until you find yourself in charge of keeping them in check and then they seem to shoot up and out like rockets.

Uranus is growing like crazy.

When it comes to plants, my brief experience gardening can be summarized thusly: