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  • The Sad Death of NDoc

    littleguru wrote:
    Why removing the project? I don't understand that... He should let it there as it is and that's it...

    NDoc was/is great, but if you publish an open source thing you can't expect yourself being rich at the end.

    He's not removing the project, but removing his admin role in the project, I think.

  • 3rd birthday as c9 member :)

    Happy Birthday. Smiley

  • are you sure you're going to Redmond when you die?

    W3bbo wrote:

    Off-topic, but speaking of faries, ever wondered how the washing-up liquid gets made?

    What is this? :O

  • The Sad Death of NDoc

    I sympathise with the guy too.

    A few friends and I have worked on some freely distributable games, but we're luckier. At least most people(except a few trolls, which is inevitable. But when trolls appears that complains we should put all our time to the work, other community members come out and counter back for us, and our team members can just ignore them) from our community recognized our effort, praised our works and (most importantly) tolarated our bugs. Tongue Out

    Their support makes all our efforts put there worthwhile. Big Smile

    Harlequin wrote:
    Minimum allowable donation.....doesn't that kind of go against what open source stands for?

    Open source projects are... open source. Although most people do release those project free(no money), the God doesn't forbid the author to make some money there, where donation is a common form.

    And I should say, $5 for a package of this quality is not expensive if you think about it... even those "rubbish quality" games charged much higher then this.

    TimP wrote:
    If you go into open source development for the money, you're probably doing it for the wrong reason. That's not to say that developers don't deserve to be compensated (they do), but you can't flat out expect it to happen.

    Yes. But the real point is, I won't expect any of my volunteered efforts to bring troubles to me. The one(s) who mail-bombed the author is just plain unacceptable.

  • VS2003 project build file security weirdness

    How about running "cacls <xml filename> /e /g Administrators:f" first, then use "cacls <xml filename>/e /r Administrators" when done?

    EDIT: I overlooked that you've tried that already... :O

  • More WGA/​Activation woes...

    blowdart wrote:
    Rossj wrote:
    Time is money. Apparently.

    Well of course it is, which is why the reasoning that "Linux is free" is rather bogus. It's free at the point of sale, but unless you consider yourself worthless it still costs in installation and configuration time

    But considering those company will have to hire people to maintain the server even if it's a Windows one, the cost is there anyway. Tongue Out

  • Suffering the Interview

    jason818_253.33 wrote:
    Pace wrote:really interesting post Jason but geez how about a paragraph or two!

    yea, a little long maybe. but beleave me, that is the short version.

    I think he is asking you to break the long paragraph into one or two actually... interesting post through... Smiley

  • What a mouse!


    So the wired version works with Windows.

  • Disconnected from Reality - Personal Thread

    brentnewbury wrote:
    I would definately not suggest you ignore the diagnosis of a professional as some people have suggested. None of us here, that I'm aware of, are qualified to give you any form of professional medical advice.

    If you do not agree, or doubt a professional opinion, you are always entitled to a second. I would suggest you take that offer. If only to be certain.

    I'm partially agree with you on this.

    While they certainly know better than most of us, I seriously doubt any of the psycologists will suggest anything more than keep stimulating the child and let her body heal herself. There's no real "magical medicine" that can cure brain injuries, as Cyber's doctor suggest it could be. But given there's no immediate danger to his daughter, I doubt the doctor would suggest an operation to remove the blood clot if it's there, because it's too risky, and no necessarily help recovering.

    So my suggestion would be to keep stimulating his daughter with new objects, as recent studies suggest new neutron cells will be produced when people is keep stimulated by new experiences, and in hope that one day it'd be enough to cure her. (Disclaimer: I'm not psycologist, but these are just ideas in my mind. I could be misleading. So agreed it's best to do what your psycologist told you to do.)

  • Who Taught You?

    jsampsonPC wrote:
    He ended up "using" my abilities to better his class. He would "invite" me to teach the class for the week. And of course at that time I was just a kid, and public speakign was difficult! He was making me teach the rest of the class HTML. I mean, I had to walk around and instruct my friends and foes. My teammates from the wrestling team were there, I had to teach them. The "Hot" girls were there, and  had to teach them. Understand the pressure!

    Oh, the same here. I was invited to teach my Java lessons (the doctor origionally planned to teach C++ that she knows, but my department wanted her to teach us Java that she don't know, so it's not exactly the fault of her... However, I just learnt Java for a month in that time, so I'm not exactly better either... Tongue Out ). And... where are the "hot girls" in my lesson?  [C]

    For me, my uncle is a degree holder of Computer Science. When he graduates (I'm 10 at that time, my father is about 10 years older than him), he brought us a new computer(286XT, 4 MB RAM, 200MB HDD) and a few games. We(my brother and I) play the games, and one day, we discovered the ROM BASIC(We're told to insert the floppy disk to boot... but that day we forgotten to lock the drive door). My brother have no interest in it, but I'm attracted and started learning it. There's plenty of books in the public library here. Then I started to feel insufficient and started reading English books(I use Chinese natively, but at that time, reading Chinese books for computing means you're reading something from almost 4 years ago)
    So by the age of 12, I started learning assembly language, and by 15, I started learning OOP. One of my brother's friend is also computer fans, his could produce excellent 3D animations at the age of 486s. I was very admire of him. He wrote a few game at that time and won a few competitions. Sadly he decided to abordon his skills and focus in fine art.

    When studying Higher Diploma in the university, I reached out some friends in the student union's BBS. The admin of the system is one of the earliest Linuxer. This is one of the "forces" that brought me to Linux. The BBS is still functioning, but have become a chatroom for alumni only.

    For the actually reason of learning *nix, in the programming lesson(I'm a Maths. student but still have to learn programming) we origionally are required to use Visual Studio to learn C++, but for some reason I forgot the IDEs of everyone cannot start. So the tutor immediately changed the plan and told us to program on the acedemic cluster - a solaris server running SunOS 5. That brought me to the world of *nux, vi and pico.

    At that time, games are forbitten to be installed in the computer lab, but there's rarely anyone in the lab of solaris workstations. I must admit I've enjoyed a good time playing freeciv in XWindow. The longer I stay there, the bonding between me and *nix increases, so in the final year, my programming project is also hold on there.

    I also found the university library valuable, there's plenty of books I was out of reach otherwise and I spent much time there reading books and journals. The later decision on implementing LAN across everywhere in the library made my life easier there too (I could reading while reaching people online then).

    That concludes my earlier life in computing. Smiley