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Shaz

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My dad passed away last night, after years of battling increasing health issues. Glad I got to spend time alone with him yesterday. Dec 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM

    1. Shaz
      Shaz
      My dad passed away last night, after years of battling increasing health issues. Glad I got to spend time alone with him yesterday.
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      2. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        I'm so, so sorry to hear it, Shaz. :( Everything he taught you, and everything he inspired in you, is his legacy - and you're a really good one. Take good care of your family, and let them take care of you.
        Dec 15, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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      3. ImaginaryVillain
        ImaginaryVillain
        The hardest moment I ever felt was first realizing I'd never see my dad again. Super sorry to hear you have to experience that, but I'm glad you got to spend his last day with him. Treasure those moments, remember the good times, and you're a better person than I am if you're willing to help people while recovering from that.
        Dec 15, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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      4. Ms Littlefish
        Ms Littlefish
        Hugs for you, Shaz. Take your time, take care of yourself. The world just changed for you. My thoughts are with you.
        Dec 15, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    2. Shaz
      Shaz
      TFW you get something "that works" but think "I can do better" so you poke and prod and tweak, and it DOES do better! Then you repeat it.
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      2. ImaginaryVillain
        ImaginaryVillain
        The worst part is, it's just way too much fun going down the whole "I can do it better" rabbit hole. It's way more seductive to my attention than paltry things like mapping, story or balancing. XD
        Dec 14, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        Yes. Yes, it is :)
        Dec 14, 2019 at 10:10 AM
      4. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        I'm currently suffering from this syndrome. I feel personally attacked.
        Dec 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    3. Shaz
      Shaz
      A day and a half, then I get to spend a week at home doing whatever-I-want. Then a whole bunch of public holidays interspersed with work.
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      2. Shaz
        Shaz
        You would be right if you assumed I am now counting in hours.
        Dec 12, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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      3. Lemonrice
        Lemonrice
        how wonderful! I hope you can find some relaxation. (I usually cramp so much stuff I want to do into these days that it's not relaxing at all xD)
        Dec 12, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    4. Sulik12345
      Sulik12345
      Hey shaz, was wondering if you work on private projects? Is there a way to message on this platform in private? Thanks in advance
      1. Shaz
        Shaz
        You can send private messages to people. I do not work on private projects though. Too many things to do, not enough time.
        Nov 24, 2019
    5. Shaz
      Shaz
      Ooh, C64 is coming back! Want!!!
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      3. ImaginaryVillain
        ImaginaryVillain
        Nah don't be sad, I was only around 7-8 at the time and I can't begin to tell you how excited we were to finally get it to do something. Honestly it wasn't till days later that we realized we broke it, but before that we were celebrating our victory. It's a weirdly fond memory.

        Anyway you should definitely make a game on it. It's worth it for the nostalgia factor alone.
        Nov 14, 2019
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      4. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        Haha now that takes me back. My uncle got one from work and boy were we amazed by it xD
        Nov 14, 2019
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      5. The Mighty Palm
        The Mighty Palm
        All this time later and the Commodore still hasn't been promoted to Rear Admiral.
        Nov 14, 2019
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    6. Shaz
      Shaz
      So tired, but don't want to go to bed. This must be how my son felt when he was 6mths old. Wonder if I can cope the way he did - crying ...
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      2. Zanckst
        Zanckst
        Shaz, why don't you take brief nap on the couch stead, to relieve some of the fatigue, while not losing focus on what you want to be done.
        Oct 9, 2019
      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        haha - it was my bedtime ... if I napped on the couch I'd wake up still there in the early hours :D
        Oct 10, 2019
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      4. Marquise*
        Marquise*
        Hope you caught on your sleep cycle now.
        Oct 14, 2019
    7. Shaz
      Shaz
      Nearing brain-dead. Do I do another 3 hours (plus stopping/debugging) of Java tutorials, or go play the newest Dark Parables?
      1. standardplayer
        standardplayer
        Dark Parables and the 3-hour work session are red herrings. You make a sandwich and watch tv. Cracked Black pepper turkey, pepperjack cheese and spicy mustard. Toasted everything bagel. Then you sleep.
        Oct 7, 2019
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    8. Psykan
      Psykan
      Hello Shaz how i made a new post in the forum plz
      1. Ms Littlefish
        Ms Littlefish
        Go to the sub forum you want to post in and click on "post new thread" in the upper right hand corner.
        Sep 29, 2019
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    9. Shaz
      Shaz
      Me and CaveOfProgramming.com, settled in for a (hopefully rainy) afternoon of Java! If you need programming tutorials, check this guy out.
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    10. Shaz
      Shaz
      Hosting provider wants me to pay $300US (~$400AU) for another year of service, but are offering the same package to newbies for < $100US
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      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        LOL - except I have the same domain name :D
        Sep 21, 2019
      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        They do the same thing in the US. I can get internet for $29.99/mo if I'm new, $70/mo though after a year. No loyalty benefits whatsoever.
        Sep 21, 2019
      5. Shaz
        Shaz
        doesn't entice people to hang around, does it?
        Sep 22, 2019
    11. Shaz
      Shaz
      Today 5 managers in my department were made redundant. That's > 5% of our department.
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      2. Poryg
        Poryg
        The protagonist had been the sole system admin for 5 years and it worked all fine. He had been asking for more people, but the CEOs always declined. Well, a new CEO came, fresh and young blood. He took duties off the admin one by one. Then one day he told him to train a new guy in 14 days. Which was far from enough time to make him understand the complex system.
        Sep 19, 2019
      3. Poryg
        Poryg
        After these 14 days the protagonist was told to delete his credentials from the system and was fired. However, these credentials had been running important background tasks, so it crashed the entire system. The company lost customers and credibility as a result and was forced to hire a 3rd party to develop a new system... That was buggy as hell.
        Sep 19, 2019
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      4. Poryg
        Poryg
        The company never recovered from it and was forced into bankrupcy.
        Sep 19, 2019
    12. Shaz
      Shaz
      Learning Java. Wish I could find a video tutorial that just covered the things I don't already know from nearly 30 years of programming.
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      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        How about just reading documentation? That is what I usually do. Throw away tutorial and just read the docs. Then if I don't know anything about it, I seek for the tutorial.
        Sep 15, 2019
      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        @Wavelength the things I need to know are pretty basic - how to combine multiple source files into a single project, how to compile, how to create a windows application project with GUI.
        Sep 16, 2019
      5. Shaz
        Shaz
        @TheoAllen people have different learning styles - I do much better watching videos and being hands-on than reading something. I went through the Oracle documentation/tutorials and they're good, but they leave massive gaps.
        Sep 16, 2019
    13. Qazzio
      Qazzio
      hello by any chance could i ask you a question?
      1. Kes
        Kes
        This is the second person you have asked this. Status Updates are not to be used to ask Support questions, and certainly not to ask multiple people.
        Sep 10, 2019
      2. Shaz
        Shaz
        Please start a thread in the forum with your question. There is no reason to ask just one or two specific people.
        Sep 10, 2019
    14. Shaz
      Shaz
      Hello, Java - at last we meet! (I am very bored, so ...)
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      3. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Sep 9, 2019
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      4. gstv87
        gstv87
        learn programming, not coding.
        that'd solve your problems.
        Sep 9, 2019
      5. TheoAllen
        TheoAllen
        Nah, programming skill is divided into two things:
        - Logic skill
        - Knowing the library/syntax

        you can't ignore either of them.
        Sep 9, 2019
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    15. Shaz
      Shaz
      The weekend starts tomorrow and the book I'm waiting for is half an hour away. Won't be delivered until Monday :(
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      2. Shaz
        Shaz
        I would if I could :)
        Aug 30, 2019
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      3. samkfj
        samkfj
        Aww that's terrible... -_-
        Aug 30, 2019
      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Break in and search for your delivery all sneaksy. Don't forget to listen to the Mission Impossible theme while doing it. :p
        Aug 30, 2019
    16. Shaz
      Shaz
      I also got an email today from the IRS via a .de email address, telling me I was eligible for a tax refund. I work and pay tax in Australia.
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        These scams still fool a lot of people. I do like watching those scam baiting videos on YouTube, though.
        Aug 29, 2019
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      3. Shaz
        Shaz
        lol @Benny Jackdaw ... I kinda know that ;) The post was to amuse people with the absolutely awful job they did at hiding the fact that it's a scam.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        Sometimes I feel like replying and telling them all the stupid things they did that give it away, but then I think there are still some people who would be fooled, so I don't want to show them how to sound more legit and fool even more people.
        Aug 30, 2019
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    17. Shaz
      Shaz
      Me: Please tell me how to delete all my game progress and start over from level 1
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      3. Kes
        Kes
        Do I detect a slight note of despair in there?
        Aug 29, 2019
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      4. Shaz
        Shaz
        I don't know @Kes. My actual request included the name of the game, my device and OS. There must be something really obvious that I left out, but I just can't put my finger on it.
        This is after getting an auto response saying I'd be hearing from them within 48 hours, then waiting a week before they replied.
        Aug 29, 2019
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      5. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        "Have you tried turning your computer off and on again?"
        Aug 29, 2019
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    18. Shaz
      Shaz
      Me: "Can I spend $150 on this hobby thing?" Him: "It's okay, if I can buy a program for $20?" Sounds like a fair deal to me!
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    19. Shaz
      Shaz
      Folks, post on the forum to ask for help. Don't PM a dozen people in a big group conversation. I am LESS likely to help you if you do that.
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      2. Sharm
        Sharm
        Probably.
        May 23, 2019
      3. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        They see you as helpful, so they think you are the go to Dragon. Well, it could be worse. You could be @Andar . Imagine how many whispers he recieves.
        May 24, 2019
      4. Andar
        Andar
        not many luckyly because I usually send them back to the forum as well
        May 24, 2019
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    20. Shaz
      Shaz
      2 days of work, 5 days off. That's my kind of work week. Pity it happens so rarely :( Gonna be a tough 2 days though.
      1. Sharm
        Sharm
        Ooh, one of those really dense days where you work two shifts in a row or something? That does sound pretty tough. Still, 5 days off does sound very pleasant. You can do quite a bit in 5 days, even if it's a lot of goofing off.
        Mar 25, 2019
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      2. Bonkers
        Bonkers
        Maybe sure you bring snacks so you can keep going.
        Mar 25, 2019
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      3. Sauteed_Onion
        Sauteed_Onion
        I've had a tough couple days in a row, looking forward to my down time though!
        Mar 25, 2019
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