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Comment: Almost all software has bad documentation (Score 1) 244

by sad_ (#49696521) Attached to: RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading

Ever used enterprise software? Horrible horrible documentation most of the time, perhaps done on purpose to 'promote' their training courses.
User software (for the user friendly windows & mac), most of the time you have to figure it out yourself.
And the list goes on and on... ofcourse there are examples of good documentation in any type of software too. The point i'm trying to make is that the documentation quality problem affects all types of software.

Comment: Re:Old guy here - pixel art reminds me of bad game (Score 1) 175

by sad_ (#49680163) Attached to: The Decline of Pixel Art

But he's not referencing those early 8bit grfx, but rather the good old time of big shiny colourful 16bit pixel art (amiga, snes, genesis/megadrive, etc).
Just look at some of those games and tell me they look bad or that you can't figure out what the sprite looks like, these are nothing like the grafics you get on an Atari 2600.

Comment: Re:Accepting a story from Florian Meuller? (Score 1) 110

OpenTech was set up as an independent org that could work with open source without the fear of "contaminating" MS proper - remember, this was back when Ballmer with his "GPL is a virus" notions was still around, and lawyers were super-paranoid about people copy/pasting some code snippet and inadvertently exposing the code to some OSS license, or a patent claim or something like that. They were even more paranoid when people wanted to contribute something upstream

and it is sadly still like this in many many companies.

Comment: Re:OSX (Score 1) 196

by sad_ (#49353011) Attached to: GNOME 3.16 Released

What about visual clues? The release notes say 'it unclutters your window and you can focus on the content", but i now no longer get a visual clue the window is actually scrollable.

So the solution is to always use your mousewheel quickly once, just to find out if the window is scrollable or not.

It escapes me on how this is a better solution and impoves my focus on the content.

Comment: Speculation (Score 1) 68

by sad_ (#49318929) Attached to: Nintendo To Announce Virtual Boy 2

Site i never heard of knows about next Nintendo console, right.

And they are wrong, because the home consoles nintendo make are excellent for multiplayer games (mario cart/party, even the new mario world etc). That wouldn't work so well with VR, which is more of a single player activity right now (unless you go online, but then you are still alone in your room).

Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine