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Comment: Typing speed (editor speed) gives freedom. (Score 1) 545

by knubo (#34667142) Attached to: Does Typing Speed Really Matter For Programmers?

I think it matters a lot. Here is my thoughts about typing speed:

- Speed is good, but think first, program second.
- If you can get what is in your head down into your editor faster, you will get quicker feedback on your code. You can then try out more stuff in a shorter timespan.
- Not all of your code will be rocket science. A lot of code is and will be boilerplate code and the faster you get to get it down and out of the way the better.
- If you don't have quick editor speed you probably don't know your editor and you end up doing stuff you should not have done. (your editor should)
- You should document your code, maybe on a concept level (on an wiki or something similar). Then you need to write and if you don't type fast you'll use forever on this.

Comment: Do audio only (Score 1) 3

by knubo (#31843216) Attached to: Baby Monitors for Geeks?

Do yourself a favour and go for audio only. You need the time off when they are sleeping to gather your strength. You'll get to see them for the rest of their lives - go sit by their beds for a while if you want to see them sleep.

Constant watching and thinking, is she breathing, that position looks painful, etc is probably just stressful. If anything is wrong, they do conplain, using audio :)

(There are tools for monitoring breathing if you really are conserned with those aspects)

KEB, father of two.

First Person Shooters (Games)

Team Fortress 2 SDK Update Includes Source Files For 10 Maps 52

Posted by Soulskill
from the have-at-it dept.
Valve recently announced on the Team Fortress 2 blog that they are releasing the source files to 10 of the game's maps, making it much easier for fans to customize them. They also said they'd be releasing more source files for maps and models in the future. "Here's the list of maps that are included in the update: Lumberyard, Ravine, Badlands, Dustbowl, Granary, Gravelpit, 2Fort, Badwater, Goldrush, and Hydro. For the beginner map makers out there, we hope this gives you an easier entry point by allowing you to alter or edit an existing map, as opposed to being forced to start from scratch. ... We also hope that it'll reduce the amount of confusion around the game logic and entity setup required for the various TF game modes."
The Almighty Buck

Surprisingly Few People Collect On GTA Hot Coffee 343

Posted by samzenpus
from the simulated-murder-is-fine-but-simulated-boobs-will-warp-you dept.
Relin writes "Out of the millions eligible, less than 3,000 have come forward to collect their money in the 'Hot Coffee' settlement. While the plaintiffs' lawyer is surprised by the development, Theodore Frank of the Legal Center for the Public Interest at the American Enterprise Institute seems convinced that the lawsuit was 'meritless' and will result in no payment for the legal counsel opposing Take-Two."

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