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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby tombombodil » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:29 am

clintmemo wrote:
tombombodil wrote:
okeefe wrote:
tombombodil wrote:I want to make a petition to change the spelling of every English word to the phonetic spelling complete with all the symbols etc. and teach kids the phonetic indicators in school.


ɪts nɒt ə gʊd aɪˈdɪə.


I think you just proved that it would be AWESOME



Say it aloud to see what you need to do.
Say it allowed two sea what you kneed too due.

seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː duː.
seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː djuː.


I need not repeat myself as the evidence of awesomeness is plentiful :mrgreen:

Please do note that many things are both awesome and not good :lol:
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Ikoma » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:16 pm

clintmemo wrote:Say it aloud to see what you need to do.
Say it allowed two sea what you kneed too due.

seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː duː.
seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː djuː.


Please allow me to add to the confusion...

Say it allowed two sea what ewe kneed too due.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby Azhrei Vep » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:50 pm

Ikoma wrote:
clintmemo wrote:Say it aloud to see what you need to do.
Say it allowed two sea what you kneed too due.

seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː duː.
seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː djuː.


Please allow me to add to the confusion...

Say it allowed two sea what ewe kneed too due.


Sae it Alowd tu se wut yu need tu du.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:50 am

Ikoma wrote:
clintmemo wrote:Say it aloud to see what you need to do.
Say it allowed two sea what you kneed too due.

seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː duː.
seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː djuː.


Please allow me to add to the confusion...

Say it allowed two sea what ewe kneed too due.


Excellent.

seɪ ɪt əˈlaʊd tuː siː wɒt juː niːd tuː djuː.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 am

I tried one of the those weighted blankets I've heard so much about.

Instant nap.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:35 pm

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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby tombombodil » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:18 pm

I really don't consider myself a particularly knowledgeable developer. Smart? Sure I guess, my grades indicate that pretty clearly, but being smart doesn't make you inherently good at anything and it certainly doesn't make you knowledgeable.

But interacting with my peers and slightly less than peers has made me realize that many people know even less than I do about a lot of things. I never thought I'd be the go to guru on ANYTHING at this point in my career, let alone stuff that I'd consider pretty fundamental development know-how.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:34 am

tombombodil wrote:I really don't consider myself a particularly knowledgeable developer. Smart? Sure I guess, my grades indicate that pretty clearly, but being smart doesn't make you inherently good at anything and it certainly doesn't make you knowledgeable.

But interacting with my peers and slightly less than peers has made me realize that many people know even less than I do about a lot of things. I never thought I'd be the go to guru on ANYTHING at this point in my career, let alone stuff that I'd consider pretty fundamental development know-how.


Over a career (I started a career as a developer, I think, in 1988), you end up doing the same thing over and over again. You develop a technique and, if it works, you keep using it. Constantly doing things generally crowds out the time needed to learn new things or better ways to do the things you already do. It's only when faced with either a new problem or a situation where your tried and true method won't work that you actually have to go out a learn something.

When I got out of school and went into the work place, I found LOTS of people that didn't understand things that I thought were basic (like why this loop is faster than that loop). It's just because they never had to know it before.

My favorite memory like that was from about 1989 when these older mainframe guys could not figure out why their letter would never print correctly when they switched from a mono spaced font to a proportional spaced font. I told them what the issue was and they looked at me like I was speaking Klingon. I think they spent a week on it and gave up.
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby N00b13 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:32 am

SCP and creative commons in general need help. Some months ago a random individual trademarked SCP and their logo. Not only is this bad for lovers of creepy pasta but blatantly ignoring the terms of creative commons set a bad president. They are making a legal fund to fight the fraud. It sits currently at 3x their goal but probably only 75% or less of what they will need to pay to protect the works.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/scp-legal-funds?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet
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Re: Random Forum Thoughts.

Postby clintmemo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:12 am

Total random gibberish:

I have a tendency to visualize, or really diagram, things in my head when I think about them.
We are all familiar with a clock face to represent the time of day. My brain uses a similar diagram to represent larger scales of time.
A week is represented by a ring of 7 blobs, one blob per day of the week. But the ring isn't round and the blobs are not all the same size and shape. The week days are small circles that form a tall arch (like the St Louis arch) with Monday on the bottom left, Friday on the bottom right and Wednesday at the peak. Saturday and Sunday are bigger, flatter blobs that sit underneath, connecting Friday to Monday.
As time passes, you travel the circle clockwise.

A calendar year is represented by a ring of circles, one per month, like a clock face but they are positioned between where the numbers on a clock are positioned. So straight up is between January and December. However, you travel around the ring counterclockwise, so January is left of top-center and December is right of top-center.
Furthermore, my brain often visualizes this not from a top-down perspective but from a 1st person perspective but maybe higher up. Imagine a helicopter flying at 50 feet, following a race car around a circular race track - always turning left.

Weirdly, there is no visualization for a single month.


Does anyone else's brain do these types of things?
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