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Old 10-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #16
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Default Re: Autoduel the PC Game

Originally Posted by Tom H. View Post
You don't have to second guess too much. You can never really tell how alternate decisions really change things. The devil is always in the details.

I didn't find my software career all that fulfilling. It's more the luck and skill in navigating the opportunities.

Sure you may have had a more compelling skill set for the task of coding a new Car Wars, but the state-of-the-art and detailed skill sets are always changing.
As sad as I am to be saying this...amen.

I enjoy what I do enough to keep doing it...but if I had it to do all over again, I'd have gone into industrial automation instead of software. PLC, CNC, CAM, that sort of thing. If nothing else, I wouldn't be hamstrung by the "What you're looking for isn't in this book, it's too advanced" and "What you're looking for isn't in this book, any idiot knows how to do it and we won't waste time covering it here" conundrum.

I never learned how to do non-blocking input or native applications, at least not more so than "we're not going to teach you why or give you an idea of what's going on under the hood, just copy this snippet and trust us" thanks to just how close to home Abstruse Goose hits.

Great for a career bashing frameworks and websites, not great for really anything else in coding.
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